enrolments

faqs

  • when can i visit the centres?

    Every term we hold an Open Evening at our Bambini Early Learning Centres. Families enquiring and who are on our waitlist are emailed about these nights.

  • what if my child has anaphylaxis, allergies or special dietary requirements?

    Bambini Early Learning Centres aim to be a nut free zone. Our cooks cater for all dietary requirements, vegetarian and vegan for example. We take all dietary requirements very seriously. All educators have a Level 2 First Aid Certificate and are trained in anaphylaxis management and the administration of adrenalin auto-injection devices. Bambini Early Learning Centres have a comprehensive Food Safety Policy and our cooks are Food Safety Supervisors. All educators have a Food Handlers Certificate.

  • what happens if my child does not like the meal that is on the menu for that day?

    We believe that children learn best when in groups of peers, we use this strategy with vegetables and other foods as well. Our centres celebrate the importance of food and sharing meals together. Our cooks are important members of our team and we have designed our open kitchens to allow children access to communicate and interact with them every day. Building these relationships, hopefully improves the chances of the children trying new tastes and textures.

    Often what they don’t eat at home they will eat at Bambini. We also encourage the children to have a taste of new and different foods. In extreme circumstances a meeting is held with the families to discuss your child’s nutritional needs.

  • can we bring a birthday cake to celebrate our child’s birthday?

    Yes, provided it is purchased from a shop (commercial kitchen) and is in its original packaging which contains a list of ingredients. No birthday cakes can contain nuts.

    You will need to give the cake to our cooks on arrival to Bambini so it can be stored correctly. Birthday cakes are generally served to the children with afternoon tea.

  • can we bring our own food?

    No, at Bambini Early Learning Centres we supply all food. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and supper are all prepared by our fabulous cooks. Due to Food Safety Regulations and our comprehensive food safety program in place families are not permitted to bring any food into our Centres. This helps to maintain our high standards and ensures our Centres remain ‘nut free zones’.

  • what is your centre’s curriculum based on?

    Bambini Early Learning Centres curriculums are play-based, emergent learning curriculums and embrace the philosophy of Reggio Emilia. Our educators are constantly updating their programs based on the children’s interests. We also embrace the Victorian and National Early Years Learning Frameworks.

  • what are your age groups?

    At our Bambini Early Learning centres we group children based on their ages and according to current regulations on child to educator ratios. We believe that children learn best when they are surrounded by peers of similar ages and stages of development and growth.

    Age groups from 3 months to 12 months are placed in rooms accommodating 8 children and 2 educators. From 12 months to 36 months, room sizes could accommodate 8 to 12 children with a maximum of three educators per room.

    Our 3 and 4 year old age groups are designated to rooms which could accommodate a minimum of 10 children to a maximum of 20 children with two educators.

  • are there any vacancies?

    We do have limited vacancies at times during the year. Please call 1300 945 745 or email enrolments@nurtureelc.com.au

  • is there a minimum number of days my child is required to attend?

    Yes, at all our Bambini Early Learning Centres we recommend two days as a minimum as we believe your child will gain the most out of our programs and build strong relationships with our educators and the other children in their group.

  • do you have a funded four year old kindergarten program at your centres with a qualified kindergarten teacher?

    Yes, at our Bambini Early Learning Centres we have a funded four year old kindergarten program and employ a kindergarten teacher who holds a Bachelor of Education. Our Kindergarten programs are the same as a council run kindergartens and private schools. The difference is we operate from 7.30am to 6pm (Markville 6.30am – 6.30pm) Monday to Friday and are open 50 weeks a year and open all school holidays catering to all family and work situations.