Sunshine Child Care Centre is Rockingham’s longest operating childcare centre.
Licensed to provide education and care for 51 children aged between birth and 12 years of age in Shoalwater, and 52 school-aged children for out of school hours and vacation care times. We take pride in our proven longevity of qualified professionals retention, which has enabled many families to build strong relationships with our educational team over many years.
Our program is coordinated by a four year trained and qualified, Early Childhood Teacher who is registered with the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia – giving you piece of mind that the educational program reflects current Western Australian curriculum guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework; promotes socially focussed, play-based inquiry learning opportunities for your child; and assists children and families when transitioning to formal schooling through our centre’s professional networking structure and school readiness program.
Our centre also offers enrolment for children diagnosed with medical conditions and/or disability and including those with additional support needs. Our educational team works in conjunction with families, medical professionals, nationally approved Inclusion Support Agency (provided through Communicare Inc.) and the Rockingham/Kwinana Early Intervention Agency to support your child to participate in the centre’s program within the scope of their ability and needs.
To ensure the inclusion, health and safety of all enrolled children special conditions apply for enrolment of children with higher support needs. Speak to one of our friendly team members when first inquiring or during your orientation interview about how we can best support your child’s needs.
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We have listed a few of our most commonly received questions from clients below. If you have an additional question, please feel free to contact us today to assist.
Please note that we are unable to give definitive advice or information and any information provided is offered in good faith and may differ between various family circumstances.
The Australian Government – Department of Human Services website has a plethora of information to assist parents to clarify what entitlements they are eligible to receive to assist with childcare fees. Please follow the link below to learn more…
We employ various strategies to provide you with information about your child’s learning and participation when in attendance. We actively engage with parents in person, via phone, via email and also through Seesaw (our chosen parent communication software – follow the link below to find out more about Seesaw). We also create visible learning displays within the childcare centre. These displays offer families, children and educators the opportunity to observe, reflect upon and provide comments/suggestions about the children’s learning and participation that has occurred as part of our ongoing projects strategy.
If you are at all concerned or simply interested in more information about your child’s learning and participation, feel free to communicate such with our educational team at any convenient time. We always endeavour to respond as soon as possible. If you feel a more in depth discussion is needed, we also offer parent meetings and/or 3-way parent/child/educator meetings to support an environment of ongoing communication between all stakeholders of a child’s learning and participation. Due to the educational team’s need to ensure time can be scheduled away from the supervision spaces of enrolled children, these meeting are by appointment only.
Our Grievance Policy and Procedure is available for families to review in the policy and procedures file located in the service foyer.
In short, we encourage families to discuss their concerns directly with the team member concerned or one of our certified supervisors. If the mater remains unresolved, parents are welcome to escalate their concerns to the Director of Operations in person, via phone, email or letter.
If the matter is of an urgent health and safety concern, or when you feel an impartial third party is needed to support the resolution of your concerns, parents are also welcome to contact the Department of Families and Communities – Education and Care Regulatory Unit. Follow the link below for their details…