Welcome to Vaucluse Little School. Our long day care centre and pre-school is a privately owned business in Watsons Bay on the outskirts of Sydney.

The goal of our long day care centre and pre-school in Vaucluse is to provide a positive, safe environment where young children can develop and have their budding talents nurtured wherever they may lie.

Our Watsons Bay childcare centre is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm 51 weeks per year and caters for children 2 - 6 years in the Sydney area.

We service Double Bay, Dover Heights, Rose Bay, Bondi, Watsons Bay and surrounds

Services offered include:

> Long Day Care
> Pre-school program

Philosophy

"At Vaucluse Little School we believe that childhood is a unique and valuable stage of life."

We are committed to the care and overall development of each and every child who comes through our Vaucluse childcare centre and pre-school.

Our aims and beliefs are as follows:

> To build and foster each child's self-esteem by developing strong feelings of self worth
> The best way for children to learn is through experience and making their own choices. We recognise every child is an individual, with their own abilities, interests and needs.
> Play is one of the best ways to nurture and cultivate cooperation, empathy, motivation and unbiased attitudes.
> We encourage self-expression and thoughtful communication.
> To cultivate the potential of each child through providing a loving, secure, and stable environment which an extension of the home.
> That each Sydney family is important and we aim to support parents in the care and upbringing of their children
> To encourage parents to participate in the long day care centre program according to their own needs interests and opportunities
> To facilitate knowledge and participation in the local Watsons Bay community and use of its facilities, so children become confident in their environment.
> To employ childcare professionals who truly understand the emotional and developmental needs of young children and encourage them to extend their skills.
> Staff who are sensitive, caring and dedicated to the welfare of children and parents who frequent the centre.
> To provide a positive workspace and good working conditions for our staff
> To maintain high standards of hygiene and care
> To provide children with a wholesome, nutritious and balanced diet
> At Vaucluse Little School, we feel effective communication is the bedrock of a happy childcare centre.

Age Groups

> 2 – 3 years (14 children maximum)
> 3 – 5 years (10 children maximum)

Staff Qualifications

In 2014, new government legislation was introduced which requires all professional working with children to have formal qualifications. At our long day care centre and pre-school in Watsons Bay, we have long shared the government's attitude to professionalism in this area of education.

We take pride in our staff of highly qualified and experienced childcare educators who are wholly dedicated to the wellbeing of the centre's children.