See how we’re inspiring learning for life atThe Ridge Early Learning Centre (Barden Ridge). Our long day care and early educationcentreprovides child care in Barden Ridgethat is perfect for families living or commuting through Barden Ridge or nearby suburbs Bangor, Menai, and Sutherland.Our centre backs onto surrounded bushland and is located in a quiet residential area nearby bus stations for easy public transport access.
Our centre is proud to have received Exceeding the National Quality Standard. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important outcomes for children’s learning and development.
As soon as you walk into our Barden Ridge child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to discover and learn. Our adventure-filled playgrounds feature sandpits, gardens, slides, cubby houses and play equipment to engage all the senses.
We ensure children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.
Our indoor spaces invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers.
You will never need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Nutritious meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.
Every day is a different learning journey at our Barden Ridge child care centre. Your child will have access to engaging specialised programs, including sport and a music and movement program. For an additional fee we offer other unique experiences throughout the year. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program.
Our educators and children venture out on excursions to our local community visiting the library, aged care centre, parks, Woolworths Menai, and more. We welcome special guests and community members to the centre based on the children's interests. These visits include police, fire, dentist, school photos and optometrist visits. We also have various dance schools come in and perform as well as other experiences such as responsible pet ownership throughout the year.
Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments.
As members of our Early Learning Services community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 413 885 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.