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 well being. Our environments are welcoming spaces where children can move between a variety of experiences at their own pace, guided by their own interests.
At Banjora we provide a caring, educational, and inclusive program that supports the rights of the child and is focused on the diverse needs of children, families, and our community. We believe that respectful relationships are necessary to ensure that children, families, and educators feel a sense of belonging and security.
We are confident in children’s ability to learn through play by making decisions, taking risks, experimenting, and exploring the environment. These beliefs are supported further by our values:
Educators recognise the significance of our role in the lives of children. We are advocates not only for children and families but for the importance of the Early Childhood profession. We work reciprocally with colleagues as well as families, children, and the wider community to provide quality programs and learning opportunities.
We believe that children learn best through play-based opportunities, which allow them to explore and develop their skills and abilities alongside peers and educators. We provide a range of environments and play spaces that are inviting and welcoming and can be adapted to suit the needs and interests of all children.
Children are capable
We recognise that we are educating and caring for the whole child. We allow children to “be” themselves, recognising their differences as strengths and taking a holistic approach to further their development at their own pace. We aim to build on the independence skills of children throughout the early years to develop their social and emotional intelligence and resilience.
We believe that all cultures deserve respect and understanding.
We acknowledge and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples, paying respect to the Wiradjuri people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we play and learn. We are committed to promoting a shared understanding and respect for the first peoples of our land.
We strive to foster environmentally sustainable practices through an awareness of caring for and enjoying our natural and built environments.
Our environments are proudly inspired by nature allowing children to connect and develop respect for the natural world.
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
- Our large outdoor play environments provide children with opportunities to care for the environment, develop their risk skills and enjoy being outside in a space with lots of trees for shade.
- We like to take the children on excursions. These may occur in our local community, visiting the nearby supermarket or local parks. On other occasions we like to visit the wider Albury community with visits to the Library, Botanic Gardens for example.
How to Enrol
Bookings and enrolment for Banjora are managed online through My Family Lounge (MFL). Existing Banjora families can log in and update their child's enrolment details and request future bookings.
New families who are interested in care at Banjora should contact us on 02 6043 5855.
Existing Banjora families will have received their login details via email. Please contact us if you need these details re-issued.
Log into your My Family Lounge account where you can update enrolment details and request future bookings for your child/children.
For any booking requests submitted, Banjora will review your request, and when a place becomes available, will email you an offer.
Visit My Family Lounge to see how this parent portal will benefit you plus step by step videos on how to use it.
If you need more information or would like a tour please contact us
Monday - Friday
6:45 am - 5:45 pm
Phone: 02 6043 5855
Visit us: Banjora Children's Centre. 30 Cardo Drive Springdale Heights Albury