Welcome to Buggles Childcare Beldon
At Buggles Childcare Beldon, our close knit and experienced team is passionate about all things children and love to create a caring and nurturing environment for all to share in. We have a strong understanding and knowledge of what children need, want and aspire to, making their experience at Buggles fun, memorable and educational. We understand the importance of imparting the right kind of support in these formative years.
Our fun and happy child care centre in Craigie is licensed to offer care for children between the ages of 0 to 5 years of age, we provide a range of services including, long day care, before and after school care and vacation care. We are open from 7:00 am to 6:15 pm Monday to Friday; we operate every day except weekends and public holidays. We like to consider ourselves a home away from home for your children, dedicated to providing a high quality, warm, nurturing, and fun child care environment.
Health and Nutrition are paramount at our centre. We provide an amazing menu to fuel your child’s nutritional requirements with our experienced food coordinator designing healthy and interesting meals for your child.
Buggles Beldon has employed the best educators for our centre. Our educators hold qualifications from Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services through to BA level Early Childhood Qualifications as well as speaking many languages.
- Know each child
- Support and encourage children
- Get them to reflect on their learning
- Allow children to make mistakes and solve problems
- Research the ways in which children learn and the best practices around
- Have a clear vision and positive values which are shared by everyone at Buggles
- Actively listen to the children and respect their ideas
- Foster children’s creativity
- Facilitate the time for children to build on their current knowledge and interests
- Maintain effective and attractive environments for development and learning
- Value the contributions of carers, families and parents
By consistently providing educators with the latest recommendations and training we ensure that we are leaders in providing the highest quality childcare for our community.
Buggles Childcare Beldon has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
Meet the Centre Manager – Ciara La Bianca
Welcome to Buggles Childcare Beldon, my name is Ciara and I am the proud Centre Manager of this service. I have been in the Early Education Sector for 10 years’ and through this time had many opportunities at all levels. I began my journey as an assistant educator and worked my way up to Centre Manager at an OSHC service and most recently Centre Manager of Buggles Beldon in 2016. I hold a Diploma of Children’s Services and a Diploma of Leadership and Management while also currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood.)
After being around young children throughout my childhood, I knew educating them would be one of the most rewarding careers you can find. Being that difference in a child’s life has been one of the biggest inspirations for me as I have formed some positive relationships with many children and families over the years.
As an educator to young children I am passionate about providing an opportunity for the children to learn through various different avenues of choice, focusing on their interests and abilities in a natural environment. Allowing the children to progress naturally and supporting them to become confident in their own abilities and gaining the much needed self-help and life skills required for the rest of their life.
As a mother myself I understand the value of a quality education and care service to be there for my children in the times that I cannot. I look forward to welcoming you to our service and providing the support you and your family need.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin.
Rooms and Facilities
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years||18 months – 3 years||3 years – 5 years|
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Late snack
- Swipe card security
- Sustainability program
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club program
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Weekly incursions