We are located in the heart of Adelaide's West End precinct, easily accessed via public transport. Open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm (admin hours 9.00am – 5.00pm), we are passionate about providing quality long day care and pre-school (kindergarten) services for children from six weeks to school age.
At City West, we believe that as the magical years of early childhood are respected and honoured, children build a strong sense of self, which they take with them far beyond their early childhood years. Yet, most importantly, at the heart of the program is our desire to nurture in our children kindness, empathy and sensitivity for their fellow human beings.
We respect every educator's integrity as a mentor, coach, theorist, researcher and co-collaborator in their own, each other's and every child's learning journey.
We believe that children have the potential, and the right to live in a welcoming environment where they can learn, play, explore, communicate and establish meaningful relationships.
It is through our own pedagogical philosophy and continuous reflective practice, that we provide exceptional and diverse education and care programs for our families.
Every educator at City West is on a lifelong learning journey and we guide, empower and support each other to embrace this journey to become powerful and reflective educators. They are empowered to be advocates for children and ensure their voice is expressed within the organisation and beyond.
Access to a nearby community garden allows children to enjoy time outdoors, exploring the natural world and learning firsthand about growing food and plants, as well as learning about the community surrounding them.
We are excited to embark on establishing City West's very own adventure play area. This area will provide children with a multitude of loose parts and natural materials to engage in open-ended and creative play and exploration, experience risk and challenging play. “Risk-taking is an essential part of children’s play. Managing that risk is the key to providing opportunities that support growth and development and keep children safe from unreasonable risk and injury. The balancing of these two is vital for our children’s health and development. (Allen and Rapee, 2005 cited in Sanseter, E. and Kennair, L. 2011)Everyday life is full of risks and challenges and children need opportunities to develop the skills associated with managing risk and making informed judgements about risks from a very young age.Risky play helps to develop important life skill learnings such as:
Our qualified, experienced and caring staff provide individual care and attention. This is led by a Curriculum Coordinator who offers a wealth of experience in early childhood development.
To arrange a time to visit your local TAFE SA Child Care Centre, call between 9am and 5pm from Monday through to Friday. You can also complete and submit the form below and we’ll follow up with you within a day or two.
City West Child Care Centre222 - 228 Waymouth StreetAdelaide SA 5000 Australia
Phone: 8417 4200Email: City West Child Care Centre
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Freecall 1800 882 661