Our cook has trained both overseas and locally. He has a commitment to provide fresh food daily. He does not believe in using pre-prepared items and everything is created “from scratch” every day. The menu is varied and is created based on what is fresh and available at the markets, as well as being sensitive to what our children enjoy eating.
Each day we serve breakfast for those early risers as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The children are offered fresh fruit during the day. They are also encouraged to try new tastes and flavors.
Our outdoor environment includes a number of dedicated areas aimed at providing many opportunities for children to engage in more vigorous exercise such as running, kicking and throwing balls, climbing, balancing and digging in a safe and challenging way. They will be unique facilities, each presenting opportunities for learning.
Self Help Activities
We encourage children throughout the day to be independent in life skills and to be part of helping the group in the Preschool Room. Some of the ways they do this are:
To serve themselves and scrape their own plates at meal times, and to pour their own drinks
To help stack the chairs after meals
Remove their own bedding after rest
Put on their own shoes and socks
Take responsibility for their own belongings
Packing away and cleaning up when they have finished at an activity
Be able to wash their hands and toilet themselves
Simple dressing skills are encouraged
Giraffe Early Learning Centre – Mosman is committed to promoting sustainability and facilitating a healthy community and environment. We are committed to protecting our environment to ensure a sustainable future for our children and through everyday practices we strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our Centre actively participates in caring for our environment and promotes sustainable practices through educating and working with the children, families and wider community.