Where Happier, Smarter and Safer Children Grow Through Excellence in Child Care Education

  • 08 6192 0111
  • southernriver@leapstartchildcare.com.au
  • 233 Southern River Rd, Southern River, WA, 6110

Knowledgeable and Skilled Early Childhood Professionals

Our Commitment to providing the best-qualified staff to make your child’s early education fun and exciting is paramount.

To accomplish this, we use a very stringent selection process before employing our staff. Yes, formal qualifications are important, and all our staff exceed the minimum requirements as outlined in the National Quality Standards (NQS). Some childcare centres select staff based on the minimum requirement (Diploma and Certificate III), whereas we choose our Early Childhood Teachers based on candidates possessing above the minimum requirements.

That said, we look for the right person who complements the team, not the most qualified. We firmly believe great people with great qualifications are the key to quality staff.

Qualified Early Childhood Teachers

We employ more Early Childhood Teachers than required by law, to guarantee a higher teacher/student ratio. This means every child gets to participate in every fun and educational experience we offer, and no one misses out.

Naturally, we follow both the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the WA Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines. The great advantage of this is that our teachers are specialists focused on these age groups, unlike what happens in other centres where teachers multi-task across age groups. We believe this gives your child the best chance to succeed.

Our teachers are also culturally competent and respect multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing, and living so every child feels included in all activities. Leap Start Early Learning Child Care Southern River celebrates the benefits of the diversity of our children’s families and ensures our staff can understand and honour differences.

Our diverse and multicultural staff speak at least 14 different languages including German, English, Mandarin, Urdu, Arabic, Filipino, Khmer, Punjabi, Hindi, Maori, Cantonese, Indonesian, Tagalo, and Farsi, making transitions for children with English as a second language easier and more inclusive.

We collaborate closely with many agencies and government organisations to ensure each child’s individual and additional needs can be met in a supportive environment.

We always seek ways to continuously improve the quality of education and care provided. As well as the standard health and safety procedure training and criminal background checks for all personnel, our staff program requires them to undertake regular in-house training so you can be confident when you drop your child off, they receive the best love and care money can buy.

Knowing the important correlation between a child’s ability to learn, and feeling safe, nurtured, and happy, our competent Early Childhood professionals work diligently to build warm and reciprocal relationships as the foundation for your child’s educational development.

To give our staff some time away from the children, our Childcare Educators have a dedicated staff room, only accessed via a staff key card. Here they have their own lockers, fridge, dishwasher, and toilet facilities. Our staff also enjoy a spacious 11-desk office plus a Director’s and Educational Leaders’ offices.

Our Director, Assistant Director, and Educational Leader are full-time off the floor. This allows them to focus 100% on leading, training, and guiding the team, ensuring the highest standard of pedagogy and adherence to our philosophy, Code of Ethics, and the convention on the right of the Child.

It is another example of why Leap Start Early Learning Child Care Southern River is the smart choice for parents who want to guarantee their children the best start to their education.

Yes, we strive for excellence at all times and seek the very best in quality assurance and care centre standards.

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