About Imagine Early Learning & Childcare Garden Suburb Imagine Garden Suburb has been designed by award winning architects in close consultation with early childhood professionals to ensure optimum learning environments for children from birth to school age. About Us Our daycare centre caters for children aged six weeks to five years, between 7 am-6 pm weekdays. It has three distinct wings, each with specifically designed features to provide nurturing care and education for children in each age group (Babies, Toddlers and Preschool age children). Each room environment is specifically planned to for the different age groups, including areas to explore, create, rest and relax. Our spaces are beautifully designed with floor to ceiling windows to allow natural light into the rooms, wooden furniture to give the centre a comfortable home like feel. The outdoor play areas have been designed to retain much of the natural elements including large mature trees and gentle slopes. Imagine Garden Suburb implements sustainable practices wherever possible. Our educators consistently involve children in recycling, worm gardens to compost our fruit and vegetable scraps and the use of recycled materials in our programs and practice. Our service promotoes awareness of our impact on the environment and does its best to promote water and energy efficiency (for example by using water-saving taps and turning lights off when not needed during the day). Our team are caring, warm and passionate about the roles which they undertake in providing education and care for the children. They develop meaningful relationships with children and ensure that mutually trusting relationships with families are maintained. We employ a qualified cook on-site who produces beautiful food that is always healthy and cooked freshly each day. The Early Years Learning Framework places strong emphasis on the importance and value of daily outdoor experiences for children’s learning and development. As a fundamental part of our programs, our team believe that children gain a lot from being able to explore their outdoor environment and therefore allow lots of loose parts as resources to promote imaginative and constructive play. WHAT WE PROVIDE Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea State of the art facilities Natural environment to allow children to engage with nature. We have mud-kitchens, dry creek, rocks, vegetable and herb gardens, trees, shrubs, sand, water, digging patch, pet rabbit, composting bins, labyrinth, recycling bins and much more. Calm and tranquil cot-rooms for babies Temperature controlled premises Security access through Pin-Code entry Qualified and Experienced staff Play-based educational programs facilitating learning and development Innovative transition to school programs (pre-kinder programs) delivered by university qualified Early Childhood Teachers and Diploma qualified Educators. A Primary caregiver approach for Nursery and Toddler aged children StoryPark: A secure digital communication app that provides families updates on their child’s wellbeing and progress in real time. We place a strong emphasis on nurturing children’s innate curiosity and sense of wonder. We aim to “show them all the beauty they possess inside and to give them a sense of pride” (Whitney Houston). Watch this video to get a snapshot of our philosophy in action.