The role of activity in development of the preschool child

Long Day Care has been caring and educating children in Hawkesbury Heights, Winmalee and The role of activity in development of the preschool child area since 1994. We are open from 7:00AM to 6:30PM Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year.

Run by a former practicing midwife as well as a family health nurse, Mellissa Amirilayeghi has the knowledge and experience in ensuring your loved ones receive the best possible care and education during their stay at Lizzards. As an added convenience, Lizzards also provides healthy, nutritious meals for all children. Meals are prepared and cooked on site daily. Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity.

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world. Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing. Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners. Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators. Here at Lizzards we value the importance of learning through play where we believe young children learn best through their play experiences.

Play also highlights children’s interests, both individual and peer interests, with these interests respectfully acknowledged and investigated further. Along with valuing the importance of play, we also believe in the providing children with an educational program that offers skills such as learning about phonics, numerals and meaningful, purposeful activities to build children’s academic skills. Our educational programs reflect this along with the principals and practices of the National Early Years Learning Framework which guides our educational and care programs. Children enjoy some quality outdoor time with educators. Children are encouraged to sing and dance to promote exercise and movement. All lunches are prepared fresh on site daily.

Our menu is nutritious and yummy! Teachers and educators eat the same meal that is served to the kids to encourage healthy eating. Children benefit greatly for some quiet time. Free play is encouraged to allow children to explore, learn and socialise amongst their peers. If your child attends Lizzards Preschool on a day that falls on a public holiday, you will have the option to take up another day of care for free during the year. In order to receive your make up day you will need to advise staff of which day you would like your child to attend preschool, staff will then check to make sure we have a space available for that day. It takes next to no time to register.