About Our Centre
Glen Dhu has been Rated "Exceeding National Quality Standard"
Our service has been rated against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood and Care and School Aged Care and these ratings have been awaded in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011.
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Hours of Operation:
The centre is open from 7.15am – 6.15pm Monday – Friday
We offer a FULL DAY SESSION & multiple child/day discounts
As from February 2018 we will open at 7.30am & close at 6.00pm
The Centre is run by the Owner/Director – Mel Reid, who Approved Provider.
The centre was established in 1993 & operated as the Glen Dhu Play Centre providing a Play Centre & Playgroup program for children 3-5 yrs. In 2001, the centre was purchased by Mel Reid who continued to operate the centre under a Play Centre Format.
In February 2002 the centre was re named “The Glendhu Child Care Centre” with the purpose of providing full time care for children 2-7 yrs.
In September 2006 we opened up our Before & After School Care & Vacation Care Centre which caters for children 5-12 yrs. – (in 2013 we had to close this service down due to lack of venue – so we no longer provide after school & before school care & vacation care)
In January 2008 we expanded our centre to include a new room to cater for children under 12 months old a new name change saw the centre being called Glen Dhu Children’s Services so we now cater from 6 months – 12 years.
In January 2010 we had another expansion to allow us a bigger under 2 yrs. room which was named the “little Marines”, then came the total renovation of our centre to include a new kitchen, reception & office area & the incorporation of the “Little Cubs” room for 2-3 years & the Young Explorers with the specific purpose of providing an Early Learning Program for 3-5 years under the guidance of an experienced Kinder Teacher
In January 2012 we had our last expansion! - we swapped our rooms around & Little Cubs now cater from birth to 20 months of age, Little Marines had walls moved around & then now cater for 20months - 3 years & are licensed for 15 chn. We also had a total revamp of our outdoor environments & we now have a lovely natural sustainable learning environment for us to all enjoy equipped with an outdoor classroom under a bamboo gazebo, an art studio enclosed in a new veranda, a super vegetable garden for us to nurture & a sensory obstacle course & a quiet fairy & gnome garden for us to explore in.
In January 2014 we embraced the new NQF Ratio Regulations & employed a highly qualified Early Childhood Teacher & re-established our Early Learning Program for 3-5, which focusses on preparing children for their next stage in learning Kindergarten