Belridge Family Day Care has been running for 5 years now. Alana is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and has her Diploma in Children’s Services. She has over 27 years of experience, working with children and their families, in Schools, Childcare Centres , as a Nanny and a Mother.
Belridge FDC provides quality care for children from 6 weeks old to 12 year olds, in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. We open from 7:30 am and close at 5:30 pm. We aim to build positive, trusting and open relationships with the child and their family, working and supporting each other in the wellbeing and education of the child.
The program is based on the individual child’s interests, using their strengths and unique learning style, to cater for their learning needs. We provide a mix of unstructured and structured play for the children to choose from each day. We strongly believe in learning through nature and discovery play. A lot of time is spent outdoors, using natural, man made and recycled materials, learning to care for our environment and sustainable practices.
Our homely environment provides a safe, nurturing place for the children to engage in a variety of rich and stimulating activities and experiences – including imaginative and dramatic play, sensory/messy play, creative arts, physical/outdoor play. Children will learn to interact with other children and adults, develop communication and social skills and collaborative learning practices.
Language (pre-writing and reading skills), Maths and Science concepts are part of our everyday program. We visit parks, schools, libraries and areas of interest in our local community as part of our program.
We look forward to welcoming you and being part of our special extended family group.