At Open Arms we strive to create a relaxed, trusting, and caring atmosphere where children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships, and grow in confidence, independence, and respect for themselves and others.
Our staff team is made up of diverse and creative people with a passion for teaching, a penchant for learning and an interest for building a strong community with the families at the centre. When staff and parents work together to help create a consistent home to Centre transition for the children, the whole family benefits.
It is this philosophy and our environment that makes our staff want to stay and grow, helping us maintain low turnover for a more consistent environment for children and families. Our staff team is qualified both by experience and education in the care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. They have a fundamental respect for, and interest in, the development of young children.
Our staff team is also prepared to support and partner with parents by answering questions concerning their children’s needs, growth, and development on all levels. Parents receive on-going communications from the staff and usually connect in quick face-to-face check-ins, through learning-stories, and other means. However, parents and staff can also connect via centre-wide events, community volunteering and other social opportunities.
Open Arms Community Child Care Centre is open from 6:30am until 6:30pm Monday to Friday. We are closed on Public Holidays, but we are ‘Open’ every week of the year.