Welcome to Westernport Child
Care Centre & Kindergarten.
We would like to welcome your family to the Westernport Child Care Centre &
Westernport Child Care Centre & Kindergarten is a family owned business which
has been in operation for 24 years.
Our Teams have a wealth of experience in the planning and delivery of child care
services and we look very much forward to caring for and educating your children.
Here at Westernport Childcare we strive to provide a high quality of care and educational programs. We offer funded kindergarten programs at our centre along with opportunities for the children to participate in music and movement programs, perceptual motor programs, environmental awareness and several incursion throughout the year.
We participate in the National Quality Standards and are continually revising our practices to ensure we maintain current and accurate records, policies and procedures.
Our educators have extensive experience in children's services and come from varying backgrounds. Our staff are very important to us and participate in
professional development workshops throughout the year, which ensures that they are providing an up to date service to your family.
Educator's photographs and qualifications can be located in the foyer of the centre.
Please dont hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions or would like a tour of one of our centres.
Top left Cranbourne, Top right Hastings, Bottom left Koo Wee Rup and botton right Lang Lang
Solar Power for the Hastings Centre, joining Cranbourne and Koo Wee Rup with large capacity systems.
2016 has marked 20 years since Westernport Child Care Centre first opened its Hastings doors for the first time.
Josephine and Gerry Giacco starting what we are all part of today, only back then the Hastings centre alone was a massive achievement.
The environment we as a society are leaving for our children’s children is not looking so good.
Global warming is a real threat to us all so we work hard at encouraging sustainability in the centres that includes the children’s participation, hoping that they will one day lead a revolution in protecting our planet.
In an attempt to inspire others we have embarked on a very ambitious goal of reducing our reliance in fossil fuels as soon as possible.
We installed solar power to our Cranbourne and Koo Wee Rup centre in 2017.
The solar systems have proved significant enough to provide enough power to run the service without using power from the grid during normal daylight hours, and on weekends we generate CLEAN power back into the grid for others to use.
From the end of this week our Hastings service will completed too, so we are well on our way to reaching our targets.
On our calculations we anticipate we have and will reduce power consumption by as much as 70%.
This will (in tonnes) reduce our greenhouse emissions by 63 ton per year or 1,260 ton over the next 20 years.
We plan to if all goes well all our centre will be solar powered by the end of this year only using grid power as a last resort.
Westernport Child Care Centre and Kindergarten statement of commitment to child safety
Westernport Child Care Centre and Kindergarten is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Westernport Child Care Centre and Kindergarten has zero tolerance for child abuse. Westernport Child Care Centre and Kindergarten is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability. Every person involved in Westernport Child Care Centre and Kindergarten has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
For further details please see our ‘Child Protection and Safety Policy’ and accompanying information documents.