The Curtin University Early Childhood Centre provides nurturing, learning-focused programs based on play for the children of Curtin students, staff and the wider community.
Located at Curtin Perth, we cater for children five years old and under.
Enrolling your child
Follow these steps to enrol your child.
Fees and charges
Information about the fees associated with the centre.
Policies and procedures
Find out about our policies, procedures and philosophy.
Health and hygiene
A health and hygiene focus is extremely important to the care of the children, especially when in group care. Good food nutrition and acknowledgement of dietary requirements are provided by a full-time chef, with children encouraged to try different foods.
Health and hygiene
Educators are vigilant with their hygiene standards and encourage the children to practice good hygiene. The centre follows the Western Australian Department of Health Communicable Disease Guidelines and the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Staying Healthy in Childcare when there is an outbreak of a communicable disease.
What sets us apart
Our centre is the first to achieve an Exceeding rating in all seven Quality Areas according to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
National Quality Standard
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services in Australia. The NQS includes 7 quality areas that are important outcomes for children.
Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice
Quality Area 2 – Children’s health and safety
Quality Area 3 – Physical environment
Quality Area 4 – Staffing arrangements
Quality Area 5 – Relationships with children
Quality Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Quality Area 7 – Governance and leadership
Partnering with parents
The centre values its partnership with parents who place their children in its care.
We encourage the regular exchange of information about the children so that the care and education provided can be tailored to each child’s strengths and interests.
A centre for everyone
Research has stated that a child’s development is closely linked to the quality of their experiences and relationships with others.
As the centre is situated on a university campus, the children who attend often come from very different cultural backgrounds that enrich the program. An inclusive approach is provided for all the children who attend the centre.
Providing routine and developing independence
Although there are limitations that are associated with group care, the nurseries provide specialised individual care around the daily routines of feeding, sleeping and nappy times for the children.
Developing independence and self esteem are at the core of the centre’s program together with building curiosity, accepting challenges and problem solving skills.
Continuity of care
The centre aims to keep groups of children together for the year, moving children as a group when they change rooms at the beginning of each year.
At present, we also try to move a familiar educator from their group up with the children to their new environment, providing continuity of care that is important in providing security to children.
Get in touch
If you have any questions, contact us at +61 8 9266 7459 or via email email@example.com.