Glen Dhu has been rated as "Exceeding National Quality Standard"
Our service has been rated against the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood and Care and School Aged Care, and our rating have been awarded in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011.
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Hours of Operation:
The service is open from 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday (Closed on Public Holidays)
We offer a FULL DAY SESSION & multiple child/day discounts
Our Educational Leader is an experienced educator whom is appointed to lead the development and implementation of the educational curriculum. They have a thorough understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and has many years of experience working in the early childhood sector. They are able to guide and support our educators in their planning and reflection, as well as mentor colleagues in their implementation of pedagogical practices.
Our Educators are carefully selected for their qualifications, skills, experience and their genuine commitment to providing the highest possible quality of education and care for children at our service. Educators show a commitment to high quality early childhood education and care which values and supports the principals of the Australian Early Childhood Code of Ethics.
We offer Traineeships as we believe that it is important to offer the early childhood sector, a training environment of high standards and quality practices under the supervision of experienced leaders and educators. We offer 2-3 traineeships per year for suitable applicants, who share our core values and principles.
Our Families are welcomed into the service in through a parent/family help role, to work with their children, supporting our curriculum, as well as sharing their knowledge, skills and experience with us.
The service is run by Owner/Director – Mel Reid, who is the Approved Provider.
The centre was established in 1993 and operated as “Glen Dhu Play Centre” providing a Play Centre and Playgroup program for children 3-5 years. In 2001, the centre was purchased by Mel Reid who continued to operate the centre under a Play Centre Format.
In February 2002, the centre was renamed “The Glen Dhu Child Care Centre” with the purpose of providing full-time care for children 2-7 years.
In January 2008, we expanded our centre to include a new room to accommodate children under 12 months old, and a new name change saw the centre being called “Glen Dhu Children’s Services”. A grand opening was held in 2009.
In January 2014, we embraced the new National Quality Framework ratio regulations and employed a highly qualified Early Childhood Teacher, and re-established our Early Learning Program for children 3-5. This program focuses on providing children with the knowledge and skills to support an ease their transition to the next stage of their learning, Kindergarten.
In 2016, our service was assessed by the national assessment and rating system, and we are very proud to announce that we were assessed at the highest level of “Exceeding National Quality Standards”. This rating gives us a 3-year license as an Educational and Care Service. A fantastic effort by my amazing team of educators.