A range of childcare options catering for children aged from 6 weeks to 12 years are provided to families throughout the Huon Valley.
A strategic focus on the provision of quality, sustainable and flexible childcare has seen Huon Valley Children’s Services establish a reputation as an industry leader.
A service which recognises the diversity of families in the Huon Valley and which supports each family unit with quality choices
The Huon Valley Council Children’s Services program exists to provide care, learning and support services for the benefit of the child, the family and the community.
Our service philosophy
Huon Valley Council Children’s Services acknowledges that the formation of a partnership between the service and each child’s family is central to providing quality education and care. The family is the most important influence in a child’s life. The family is their first and most influential teacher and is the primary source of information about their child. Strong linkages between education and care and home are imperative to positive outcomes.
Huon Valley Council’s Childrens Services supports a play-based curriculum that supports self-motivated learning, problem solving, social skill development, creativity and curiosity. We acknowledge that the curriculum involves everything in the education and care environment from the materials and support provided to each interaction of another.
We believe that good early and middle years educators carefully observe children and respond by providing opportunities to extend their learning while ensuring that there is continuity and progression in the experiences offered.
Play involves diversity and choice. Over-regimentation in planning and instruction limits children’s opportunities to develop self-discipline and responsibility. With rigid rules and simple unchangeable right answers.
Play has a high degree of self-motivation, free choice and spontaneity. The child is focused more on the process of playing than the end product, so the play may flow in various direction as it takes place rather than follow a plan that must be strictly adhered to.
Educators plan for children to explore independently, to discover, and to learn by applying the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework and/or the Framework for School Age Care to their work.
Bookings and more information
Bookings can be made by phoning Children’s Services office on 6264 0333. At the time of your first booking you will need to allow time for your family enrolment. It takes about 30 minutes and allows us to exchange information to allow for you and your children to settle into the program smoothly.
Please bring along your child or children to the enrolment so that you both can see and talk about what is offered at our centre. We encourage a settle program for you and your child as they commence care, please speak to the staff to find out more.
There is a family enrolment fee of $30 to enrol with the service and we will also require a copy of the enrolling child’s or children’s immunisation details.
Childrens Services Booking EnquiryPlease complete details or phone 03 6264 0333
Staff training and development
A strong commitment to ongoing staff training and development is demonstrated with regular development sessions delivered onsite to the staff. Each staff member has a professional and personal development plan in place which is reviewed on an annual basis.
We are a flexible and understanding workplace, supporting our staff to balance work, home, study and family commitments. Accredited training and traineeships are offered onsite.