9 Manning River Drive, Taree NSW 2430
Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
Hours: Monday to Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Thank you for your interest in our lovely centre located on Manning River Drive Taree, next door to Mcdonalds. Live & Learn Academy Taree aims to offer high quality education and care through a fun filled learning environment. We are open 52 weeks per year and only closed on public holidays.
At Live & Learn Academy Taree, we have developed a very unique curriculum which focuses on a holistic development approach for your child - providing life long learning skills. Having the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Framework (NQF) linked throughout our curriculum, the children are able to learn at their own pace.
We also have a Pre Kinder program which is fundamental in preparing your child for Kindergarten. To assist with the learning and encouragement of your child’s wellness and wellbeing; we have incorporated incursions which are complimentary.
Every aspect of the centre has been carefully thought out to ensure that your child’s learning journey is that of a high quality, fun filled, educational and inspiring path.
At Live & Learn Academy we are committed to ensuring the children develop in every aspect of their lives and preparing them for the future is our aim. Whilst Education is important, it is equally as important to provide the children with the life long skills they will need in the future. It is therefore essential to not just focus on the educational aspect; but also encourage your child’s development as a whole. It is our Educators role to identify teachable experiences through out every experience your child is engaged in.
By providing an abundance of quality resources; children are able to engage in the activity they enjoy and that is then translated in to a learning opportunity moulded into a lifelong skill with the educational aspect. Through the use of our many quality resources including iPads; children are provided every opportunity to be prepared for the future. By using the Five key areas of development as our basis for our curriculum, it ensures each child to accomplish each developmental milestone.
Understanding that just from one topic of interest or activity your child is interested in; our educators are able to create a journey for your child which ensures their development in every aspect. Your expertise as a parent is also very valuable to us; as by working together a lifelong learning approach can be formed. This ultimately leads to the children being ready for our school readiness program.
Find Out more about our Curriculum by visiting the Curriculum page.
At Live & Learn Academy we understand the value and importance of orientation. It is at this time that we gain valuable information about your family and your child.
Once you have been offered a position, you will be provided with an enrolment form which you can complete either at home or within our service and we will also take the Administration Fee (non - refundable). You will also be provided with a handbook which we will go through together and answer any questions you may have.
After this process is complete you will be booked in for an orientation visit; or multiple visits if required.
We understand that every child will settle in at their own time - some longer than others, and some children may even be a little upset especially walking in to a new environment. We also understand it may also be hard as a parent to let go; so we encourage more than one orientation visit if required; as many as need be until you and your child feel a sense of comfort and belonging within the centre.
You are encouraged to bring your child in and stay with them on your orientation visit. At this time you will be introduced to the educators, informed of what items you will need to provide, routines, how to sign in and out as well as sleep times and toilet training routines. Educators will encourage you and your child to join in on the different activities.
We always recommend that for the first week, your child attend a half day rather than full day as the children usually get upset that they are not with their parents.
You are more than welcome to check in on your child by either coming in, calling the centre, or through our other various forms of communication.
Live & Learn Academy has developed a seasonal four week rotating menu which ensures children receive all their nutritional requirements. The menu is also promoted with the encouragement of physical exercise activities which are completed throughout the day, for example stretches in the morning. This is to ensure the wellness and wellbeing of your child; as healthy diet on it’s own whilst is important, still needs to be combined with physical activities.
All cultural and religious beliefs are catered for, as well as alternate foods for children with allergies. Children are provided with 5 meals a day; Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and a snack.
Our chef also holds discussions with the children on “good” and “bad” food, their difference and the importance of eating healthy. Our restaurant is designed for children to eat and communicate with each other. Recipes are also available to you to take home.
You will be informed about our centre fees throughout our orientation process. You will be informed on our daily fees and, what’s included. Fees are taken through a direct debit process using the account details you provide us (no credit cards will be accepted).
A non refundable Administration fee will be payable. This will go towards setting up your child’s online portals for our digital sign in as well as their account for Kindyhub. This will also secure your child’s position in the centre as places are limited and do fill up quickly.