With 19 centres scattered across Sydney, Greenwood Early Education Centres are a popular option when it comes to child care – and with good reason.
Everything from the design of the buildings to the large play spaces have been specifically designed with a child’s brain development in mind. They also incorporate some unique features to set them apart from the rest.
Here are four things you may not have known about child care at Greenwood…
1 – The extra-curriculars
Busy parents may not always have the time to expose their child to every extra-curricular activity they might like to do, which is why Greenwood is so dedicated to providing a range of activities to form a strong foundation in education. Sport, art, language and music are embedded in the daily program throughout the year, offering a huge variety of programs designed by professionals to keep your child engaged. Whether it’s trying out a musical instrument, learning French, testing a science experiment or painting a spectacular work of art, there’s something for everyone. This also includes a specialised yoga program, which encourages children in a busy environment to slow down, breathe and relax, making them feel good inside and out.
2 – The most delicious food
Homemade veggie pizzas, nasi goreng, Moroccan beef, blueberry pikelets, butter chicken… the rotating menu for a Greenwood centre can look like the most delicious international food menu. Children get five meals throughout the course of the day – breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack – and all incorporate organic produce where possible. Some centres such as Greenwood Bronte in Sydney even have a veggie patch, where children can pick herbs and vegetables for the centre’s chef to include in their meals throughout the day. Chefs may even provide you with recipes for your child’s favourite meal so that you can re-create it at home. Less meal planning = always a good thing!
3 – The Xplor Home app
Possibly the cleverest thing to be brought into the world of child care, the Xplor Home app allows you to be consistently up-to-date with your child. Educators will update the app throughout the day so that you can see real-time visibility on everything from nappy changes and sleep time to the meals eaten and the activities they’re doing. You can book casual days with a simple tap, view your fees easily and even dive deeper into education via the web-based portal.
4 – The community
Everyone has heard the old sentiment that it takes a village to raise a child; but these days, it can be harder to find that village. That isn’t the case at Greenwood Early Education Centres, which are designed to be the ideal community for families to connect. Each centre hosts regular social and educational events to bring parents, educators and children together, with each family encouraged to attend. Greenwood also has an ‘Open Door’ policy, with families welcome to drop in and chat; especially in the mornings, where you’ll find parents gathering in the open-plan kitchens at the heart of each centre, grabbing coffees and snacks or just catching up before heading out the door.
There is something inspiring about being part of the Greenwood community, and we’d love for you to come and experience it for yourself. Speak to our family specialists and book a Greenwood tour today by calling 1800 314 517.