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Health and Nutrition

We approached Zest Nutrition Consulting to conduct menu planning for the centre.

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Curriculum Approaches

An emergent curriculum allows learning activities to arise out of each child's interests, actions or recurring events.

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Welcome to Horsley Kids, an Early Childhood Centre in western Sydney.

Families from Penrith, Liverpool, Blacktown, Fairfield and all other neighbouring suburbs attend Horsley Kids for its excellence in childcare and early years’ education. We are open 5 days a week, 50 weeks of the year from 7am – 6pm. Our qualified staff care for and educate children aged between six weeks and five years old.

Horsley Kids is conveniently located only two minutes’ drive from: M7 Freeway, Horsley Park Public Primary School, Marion Catholic Primary School (Our Lady of Victories Church and Parish) and Horsley Park local shops.

The curriculum at Horsley Kids was developed to reflect the interests, uniqueness and developmental needs of all the children in the centre. The program is inspired by the “Reggio Emilia approach” of Early Childhood Learning; a philosophy that ‘play’ and ‘interested based learning’ is essential for children and this is how they learn.

 

what other parents say about us..

My son has been there from 6 months of age and after 4.5 years, this is his final week at pre-school. My wife and I have not stopped singing the praises of Horsley Kids during the entire time as it has been a fruitful and an amazing journey!

Daniel Isaac

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A snapshot from Horsley Kids...

What our Long Day Care Centre provides

Children will have the opportunity to grow at their own pace and develop a respect for others in a tolerant and non-stereotyped environment. Each classroom’s goal is to enhance learning and engage children in ‘high level thinking’. Through exposure to a variety of media and expressive materials, children are free to: choose, explore, observe, create and learn in a literacy-rich environment.

The centre will provide five (5) nutritious and tasty meals throughout the day. All menus follow the Balanced Dietary Guidelines and have been planned by a certified Dietician. We will provide fresh fruit and vegetables in all planned meals and organic foods when possible, e.g. Chemical-free chicken and seasonal vegetables, while all meats are minced onsite using only quality meats.

Horsley Kids is very proud that in our first Accreditation in 2006, we achieved High Distinctions in all Seven Quality Areas. The assessor claimed that no other new centre had achieved this result in all her 7 years of assessment. We proudly display this notice in all classrooms for all to see.

In 2009, after completing our second accreditation assessment, we achieved a perfect result, another high quality rating for the centre. (Click on this link for our Accreditation result in 2009)

Our most recent accreditation in August 2013, under the new NQS (National Quality Standards) assessment criteria set by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), was exemplary. We again achieved a perfect result of exceeding ALL 7 quality areas.

View our recent Accrediation Result

The NQS contains 18 standards, with two or three standards in each quality area. These standards are high-level outcome statements. Under each standard there are elements that describe the outcomes which contribute to the standard being achieved.

There are 58 elements in total. (See more details at: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/the-national-quality-standard)

Not only did Horsley Kids exceed all 7 quality areas, the centre also exceeded ALL of its 18 standards and 58 elements. That result is only shared by a minority of child care services in the country. Yes, you may see other services advertising that they are Exceeding standards, but a child care service only needs to exceed in 4 quality areas in order to achieve an overall result of Exceeding. Few child care services exceeded ALL of its 58 elements, 18 Standards of the 7 quality areas such as Horsley Kids.

Starting Blocks provides parents with information about early childhood education and care to help them make the best choice for their child and family.

StartingBlocks.gov.au is a new, family friendly resource to provide parents with information about early childhood education and care to help them make the best choice for their child and family.

Starting Blocks is a starting point for families to:

  • learn about children’s developmental milestones
  • understand what to expect from an early childhood education and care service
  • find services and learn about their quality ratings
  • get tips on starting child care or preschool, and what can be done at home to encourage their child’s learning and development.

 

Some News from Horsley Kids...

Director Phoebe interviewed by 'The Australian'

Horsley Kids Director, Phoebe Speranza was interviewed by "The Australian" Newspaper.

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Horsley Kids as Exceeding National Quality Standards

ACECQA awards Horsley Kids as Exceeding National Quality Standards. To achieve this result Horsley Kids Exceeded all 7 Quality Areas and its 18 Standards

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