High Quality Early Education Proves Vital

Published Monday, 15th January 2018

2018 Child Care enrollments open

Fairfield City Council and Family Services is encouraging parents considering enrolling their children in early education and care, to start that process now, as demand is high this time of year.

Fairfield City Council and Family Services is encouraging parents considering enrolling their children in early education and care, to start that process now, as demand is high this time of year for placements at Council’s many quality services across Fairfield. 
 
With global research indicating 90% of the human brain develops in the first five years of life, choosing a quality child care or child early education provider is one of the greatest investments a parent can make in their child’s future.


Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said, “It’s been proven children who participate in quality preschool programs are more likely to arrive at school equipped with the social, cognitive and emotional skills they need to engage in learning.


“Our services are staffed with qualified educators who are committed to best practice when it comes to the care and education of young children.  


“We also ensure our staff have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, which ensures their knowledge and professional practice is always current, and supported by research.”


Fairfield City Council Children and Family Services, as the largest not-for-profit provider in the area, provides close to 3,000 places at Council childcare centres each week, and a number of flexible education and care options that are accessible and affordable for families. 
 
Since the introduction of the National Quality Standard, all of Fairfield City Council’s early education and care services have been rated as “exceeding” or “meeting” in all key areas including education programs, health and safety, staffing arrangements, relationships with children and community, and leadership.


All Council’s early education and care programs are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, which ensures all children experience high-quality teaching and learning. Council’s preschools offer a diverse educational program, which assists in the transition from preschool to primary school. These established programs meet the learning needs and interests of all children to develop positive life skills.
   

Fairfield City Council’s high quality, affordable early education and care - including preschool, long day care, and family day care – is available in Bonnyrigg, Bonnyrigg Heights, Bossley Park, Cabramatta, Canley Vale, Fairfield, Fairfield West, Greenfield Park, Smithfield, Smithfield West, St Johns Park, Wakeley, and Wetherill Park.
Enrol now for 2018 www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/cfs or email childrenandfamilyservices@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or telephone 9725 0393.