Banjora Children's Centre
Banjora Children's Centre is a not-for-profit 50-place long day care centre established in 1985. We educate and caring for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
We operate 50 weeks of the year and are closed for public holidays.
How we work
We are committed to providing high-quality education and care for children, and believe that to do this we also need to be continually improving our practices. The National Quality Framework gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our practices and be assessed to ensure that we are providing high-quality services.
Belonging, Being and Becoming
The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, informs the development of our programs to enhance each child's learning and development. Our programs are designed to enable children to learn through play - interacting with peers and educators to extend their learning, encounter new ideas and challenge their thinking.
Our educators are skilled in extending children's learning through intentional teaching, responding to spontaneous events and taking a holistic approach to learning and wellbeing. Our environments are welcoming spaces where children can move between a variety of experiences at their own pace, guided by their own interests.
Our philosophy guides our daily practices.
At Banjora we are committed to providing a sustainable environment and educational opportunities. We encourage children to be involved in nature through our outdoor play area where they can run on real grass, plant and harvest their own vegetables, and explore the natural environment. We have a worm farm and compost bin to minimise the waste that we put into landfill and encourage children to be involved in recycling waste at the centre.
Read our philosophy here.
What we offer
- Nutritious and balanced meals - morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- An extensive school-readiness program
- Play-based developmental programs based on children's individual and group needs and their interests and strengths
- Qualified and experienced educators, with all permanent educators trained in first aid
- All nappies and wipes
We encourage all families interested in visiting Banjora to call ahead to organise a time for a tour of the service. To apply for the Banjora waiting list you can download the form or call 02 6043 5855 to have a form sent to you.
Banjora Children's Centre
30 Cardo Drive, Springdale Heights
T 02 6043 5855
Operating hours: 6.45am to 5.45pm, Monday to Friday
Note: Families eligible for Child Care Benefit (CCB), can have their fees reduced at the centre. Families may also be eligible for Child Care Rebate (CCR), which is based on a work/study test. To check your eligibility for CCB and CCR, call the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 between 8am and 8pm.