Mobile Child Care

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Mobile Child Care is...

An early years educational and care service designed to provide high quality child care within Corangamite Shires rural communities. Visiting Port Campbell, Ecklin, Glenormiston, Derrinallum, Lismore and Skipton, along with After Kindergarten/School Care in Timboon and Terang. The services offer supportive early learning programs for children and families at Community Halls, Kindergartens and Community Recreation Reserve facilities. 

A team of qualified and experienced Educators provide a place of exploration, discovery, creativity and learning. We value the inclusion of natural materials, dramatic play, social engagement, sensory awareness and respect for self, others and the children’s environment.

For further information regarding Mobile Child Care service, please contact us via email familychildrenservices@corangamite.vic.gov.au or phone on 03 5593 7100.

Service Philosophy

Our Vision

We strive for a shared vision with children, families and the community. Children’s potential is limitless and success is shown through wonder, curiosity, fun and learning.

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs are reflected through a holistic approach to practice within the early years of children’s lives. We believe confidence in educator abilities and capacity enhances children’s opportunities through flexibility, freedom, choice and time. We believe strong relationships and rich learning environments enable children to create meaningful, trusting connections through which they can grow and thrive. We believe in commitment to learning environments where children meet and have the opportunity to socialise, explore, express their self-identities and be happy. We believe equity to be an expectation, and that social interaction and partnership are strengths for inclusion. We believe reflection continually informs knowledge development, capabilities and future goals.

Our Foundations

Our foundations reflect the Corangamite Shire Council Vision ‘we strive for a connected and thriving community’, the National Standards and recognised early year’s frameworks as guiding frameworks and standards for educator pedagogy and curriculum decision making, professional practice and learning outcomes for children. An organisational Code of Conduct and the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics reinforce expectations and accountability. As educators we recognise strengths and opportunity for quality improvement pathways and achievable outcomes for children, families, community and Corangamite Shire.

As a foundation our world is an inspiration for lifelong learning; science, communication, Arts, physical engagement, literacy, mathematics and technology.

Our Place

Our place is where we are in this moment. Creating a welcoming and safe meeting place, accessible for children, families and the community is highly valued. We acknowledge the first people of our place and share the strong connection. We recognise how diversity enriches our place and we invite shared ownership.

Our Environment

We recognise the environment and its importance of adventure and discovering through play, and are committed to a learning environment that is nurturing and caring. Sustainable and natural environments are valued for indoor and outdoor learning and participation. Our environment is inclusive and respectful of the wider community and our place in the world.

Our Communities

Our Communities relates to Our Vision, Our Beliefs, Our Foundations, Our Place and Our Environment, and we:

  • Acknowledge belonging to communities and the traditional connection to Country and history.
  • Value inclusive and collaborate practice with all stakeholders; community members, parents, families and Council.
  • Take pride and acknowledge team strength, team work, skills, resourcefulness and abilities to source local knowledge.
  • Utilise the extended community contacts and connections for meaningful learning experiences; incursions, excursions, arts, music, celebration, cooking and through the physical environment.
  • Consider open ended outcomes for play, interpreting individuality and appreciate what community is for children.
  • Recognise diversity of communities and the continuum of change and its influence for education and care practice.
  • Strive to provide the families within our communities with welcoming and respectful partnerships that build meaningful and trustful relationships, fostering cultural connection and recognition.

 

What do you need to know?

Mobile Child Care works within each setting to recognise, appreciate and reflect the culture of family and the community.

The learning program flows from the interests, strengths and learning styles of the children. A snapshot of the children’s day is captured within Daily Journals and Learning Stories, the programming cycle reflects individual and group learning, participation and inquiry. The service uses the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework are guiding frameworks  

Who will be caring for my child?

The educators at Mobile Child Care have all completed relevant qualifications to their position and role - Diploma of Children’s Services and Certificate III in Children’s Service, First Aid, Anaphylaxis Management, Asthma Management and Protecting Children - Mandatory Reporting and other obligations.

Orientation

Supporting the positive introduction to the Mobile Child Care Service, working in partnership with families in a care environment which is reflective of family and supportive of family practices and goals.

Here are two links that will help you understand a little more. 

Locations, session days and times

 Venue  Day  Contact no.
 Skipton  Every Monday & Friday, 9 am - 3.30 pm       0448 481 261
 Ecklin Hall  Every Thursday & Friday, 10 am - 3 pm  0407 818 506
 Port Campbell
 Recreation Reserve
 Every Thursday & Friday, 10 am - 3 pm  0428 380 678
 Glenormiston Hall  Every Tuesday, 10 am - 3 pm  0428 380 678
 Derrinallum Kindergarten  Every Wednesday & Thursday, 9 am - 4.30 pm
 Terms 1 & 2
 0427 813 772
 Lismore Kindergarten  Every Wednesday & Thursday, 9 am - 4.30 pm
 Terms 3 & 4
 0427 813 772
 Timboon Kindergarten  Monday - Friday, 1.45 pm - 5.30 pm
 School terms
0419 842 203
 Terang Kindergarten  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 1.45 pm - 6 pm
 School terms
 0447 430 940 

Notes:

  • Family’s annual adjusted taxable income will determine the fee subsidy they are eligible for.
  • The number of hours of subsidised care families can access, will be determined by an activity test.
  • Fees will apply to all booked days, including absent days e.g. sick days, family holidays (fees will not be charged for public holidays or planned/unplanned service closure.

How do I apply?

Please contact the Mobile Child Care Coordinator via email familychildrenservices@corangamite.vic.gov.au or you can call us on 03 5593 7100.

What do I need to bring?

  • Nutritional packed lunch, including a piece of fruit/vegetable for shared snack.  Here are a couple of useful links that will give you tips of what to include in the lunchboxes. Healthy food for babies and toddlers and Health food for preschoolers
  • Water bottle & water
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun hat / Coat, boots - dependent on weather
  • Nappies (3 minimum)
  • Comforter, if needed