FIRST CLASS EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE
Cherry Bridge Station Five Dock is conveniently located at 91 Queens Road and allows parents to quickly exit and re-enter Parramatta Road when commuting to and from work. The centre has an abundance of onsite parking, and a lift for easy access to Cherry Bridge Station.
This Cherry Bridge Station centre was built to the highest standards and is designed to inspire a sense of curiosity and discovery in every child. Each and every inch of the centre was designed to facilitate different types of play, support educational milestones, achieve curriculum objectives and provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment to play and learn in. The centre features keypad security access, all-weather indoor play areas and safety gates.
3. Specialised Educational Programs
The Snuggly Steamers
6 weeks to 24 months
A Snuggly Steamer requires lots of nurturing and interaction. Our nursery provides a safe homelike environment perfect for the needs of your little one, with separate cot rooms providing a cosy, relaxing and comfortable sleep area for babies.
Babies have individual routines for feeding, sleeping and playing, and Cherry Bridge Station knows this. Upon enrolment, families are asked to complete a Daily Routine Sheet in which provides our educators with insight into your child’s home routine. Educators will ensure this routine is followed to promote consistency between the home and centre environments.
The Barrelling Boilers
2 to 3 years
Barrelling boilers are full of energy and always busy. Cherry Bridge Station educators are very engaged with the children and are always talking . . . lots and lots of talking. Your child’s language development will be skyrocketing right now and is a primary focus for our educators, along with play activities involving mathematics, self-help skills, challenges and making choices.
The children will be encouraged to go to the bathroom independently with the assistance and guidance of educators, eat lunch in small groups and will assist educators with daily chores, encouraging independence and helping with activities at home.
The Clever Conductors
3 to 5 years
The Clever Conductors are engaged in the preschool program and Cherry Bridge Station’s School Readiness Program. The children are preparing for kindergarten by learning the skills that will help them feel more confident and settled for their first day at primary school and becoming more and more used to a structured learning environment. Children engage in activities such as small and large group story sharing, drawing and writing, learning about colours, shapes and numbers, developing responsibilities and caring for their own belongings, problem-solving, self-help skills and social interactions with their peers.
4. SPACIOUS PLAY AREAS
Cherry Bridge Station Five Dock has two state-of-the-art indoor play areas. One is specially designed for babies and children aged 0–2 years, while the other caters for children aged 2–5 years. These generous play spaces incorporate fixed climbing equipment, slides, gardens, play shelters, decking and sandpits. The all-weather indoor playgrounds even have a tricycle track, ensuring children can enjoy the importance of playtime daily. These purpose-built play areas are designed not only to help children burn off excess energy but also to provide play and learning opportunities while building childhood friendship skills.
5. Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Good eating habits are an essential part of our educational programs. The planning, preparation and serving of meals at Cherry Bridge Station is a vital part of our quality of care. Whilst some childcare facilities use outside catering, Cherry Bridge Station prepares all meals on the premises in our own fully equipped kitchen. We use only quality ingredients; lean meats and chicken, fresh vegetables and fruits with a minimal amount of processed or frozen foods (we do not use reheated frozen meals).
Fresh drinking water is always available and milk is served at various times throughout the day. Our experienced cooks hold qualifications in ‘Nutrition and Menu Planning’ and ‘Safe Food Handling’. All allergies are regarded as a top priority and educators are trained in anaphylaxis.
Special needs and dietary requirements are also carefully recorded and managed appropriately, with each child being catered for according to their individual needs. The entire Cherry Bridge Station centre is a nut-free zone. Cherry Bridge Station serves breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late afternoon snack, and together these have been designed to meet 70% of each child’s total daily nutritional needs.
Childcare is an extension of the family. The early years of a young child’s development will shape their future and influence the people they become. The Cherry Bridge Station team are committed to encouraging and supporting the growth of each and every child in our care. Early Childhood Educators isn’t a job, it’s a responsibility and a privilege.
Our Nominated Supervisor:
Joining the childcare industry had been a sudden change for me. I was previously working in investment and fund management, as well as stepping into psychology, corporate Services and airline cabin crew, however, this wasn’t my true calling. I have been in the childcare industry since 2013, working my way up from a pre-school room leader to Nominated Supervisor.
As Nominated Supervisor, I strive my best to manage my role as Supervisor and Educational Leader. I am very passionate about teaching children and mentoring staff members. I believe families are the children’s first teacher and endeavour to build strong partnerships with our families.
Qualifications – Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth 0-5).
of Care Guarantee
To ensure high quality of care, Cherry Bridge Station implements an Open Door Policy where parents are welcome in the centre at any time, and parent involvement and feedback is always appreciated. Cherry Bridge Station is proud of the care and education we provide and by allowing parents to enter the service at any time, they are able to see Cherry Bridge Station’s continuity of care first-hand.
8. CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CCS)
Cherry Bridge Station Five Dock has been approved for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Families complete the online CCS assessment via the myGov website prior to starting at Cherry Bridge Station and if eligible, the CCS will be paid directly to Cherry Bridge Station on your behalf.