We believe all people should have the opportunity to grow in Mind, Body and Spirit.
Our Philosophy is based on the inherent value that each child as an individual should have the right to play in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Our service, its management and Educators support each child’s right to learn through play.
We aim to provide all children with the opportunity to engage in play with their peers by offering both programmed and free play experiences which are fun, meaningful and challenging, based on children’s knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests.
Our emphasis is on a collaborative partnership with Educators, Management, Children, Families, School and the wider Community.
To offer a flexible program that responds to the care and recreational needs of all children.
To provide a caring environment that is accepting of diversity, is complementary to a child’s home and school life and creates a sense of freedom, trust and security.
To ensure that the program accurately reflects the needs of all children, families and the wider community.
To foster the development of each child’s self-esteem and pride in his or her cultural heritage.
To encourage children to be active, enthusiastic and creative explorers of their environment.
To encourage and support individual children to express themselves creatively.
Connect with Us
Metella Road Out of School Hours Child Care Centre is located at Metella Road Public School Toongabbie. Our service is a community based, non-profit centre run by a voluntary management committee made up of the families who use the centre. The management committee oversee the running of the centre and employs staff to perform administration and provide quality Educators to care for the children.
We provide all children with the opportunity to engage in play with their peers by offering both programmed and free play experiences which are fun, meaningful and challenging.
Child’s ideas and interests form the basis of the program. The program offers a wide range of stimulating activities.
We provide Before and After School Care during the school term as well as Vacation Care during the school holiday periods.
Our service was approved 18th January 2013 under section 48, Children (Education and Care Services) National Law (NSW). The service is approved to provide education and care to a maximum of 165 children.
Service approval number: SE-00011843
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY
Metella Road Out of School Hours Childcare is committed to child safety.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff & families.
We are committed to the safety, participation, and empowerment of all children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
Metella Road Out of School Hours Childcare is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
Metella Road Out of School Hours Childcare has robust human resources and recruitment practices to reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing board members, staff and volunteers.
Metella Road Out of School Hours Childcare is committed to regularly training and educating our board members, staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We have specific policies and procedures in place that support our board members, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.