About us

About Us

Our Childcare Centre is the longest running child-care service in the Albury-Wodonga area (over 50 years).  We are a not-for-profit, community-based organisation managed by a committee of volunteer parents.

We view childhood as a unique and valuable stage of life.  We are fully committed to the individual care and overall development of each child, in partnership with the family.

Albury Occasional Childcare and Early Learning Centre (AOCELC) is a multi-aged group facility catering for 29 children, including babies (from 6 weeks), toddlers and pre-schoolers.

We are an Australian Government approved child care centre.  Families whom are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) can utilize this benefit to reduce the fees they pay for the care of their child.

Albury Occasional Childcare Centre

Our Principles

Ethical - Recognising the position of trust we hold in building relationships with children, families, colleagues and the community, advocating for the rights of all.

Knowledgeable - Being qualified, experienced and well resourced with a sound understanding of all that supports the Early Childhood profession, including families, colleagues and the community.

Respectful – We respect each individual’s ideas, opinions, skills and contributions to work collaboratively in creating a supportive and welcoming environment for children and their families.

Dedicated - We are positive and passionate about the care we provide to children, our centre’s philosophy and our community.

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Our Educational Programs are Unique for Each Child

5 Learning Goals

Our Program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework (as developed collaboratively by the Australian State and Territory governments in 2010) which considers the frameworks’ five learning goals.

These goals assist children to develop;

  • A strong sense of their identity
  • Connections with their world
  • A strong sense of well being
  • Confidence and involvement in their learning; and
  • Effective communication skills.

Inclusive Education and Development with See Saw App

We document children’s learning and development through an app called See Saw.  The app provides Educators with the opportunity to develop digital portfolios for the children who attend our service.  The digital portfolios will record snap shots and written observations of your child’s developmental progress and play alongside their peers.  It also provides a portal for announcements and curriculum up-dates.  Families will be provided with secure log-in codes, where (like Facebook) you will see posted feeds related to your child’s day in care.  Families will be able to comment on posts, add suggestions and may provide feedback through the portal.

We will also work on a project book with children where we will share the documentation we do WITH and FOR your children.  We will be working collaboratively with the children, each child contributing in a way that is meaningful to them.  The children have ownership of their Project Book; they cut out and glue pictures of artifacts, draw and make remarks.

Educators analyse, reflect and celebrate all children’s contributions.  The Project Book will be used as evidence of their process (journey) and to demonstrate the progression of your child’s thinking, learning and development over time.

Fully equipped, not for profit Childcare Centre

Albury Occasional Childcare & Early Learning Centre is the perfect daycare choice for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Hours

Monday 8am – 6pm
Tuesday 8am – 6pm
Wednesday 8am – 6pm
Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
Weekends Closed

Contacts

Email

admin@alburychildcare.com.au

Phone

Call (02) 6021 6545

Address
469 Ebden Street
Albury NSW 2640