High Quality Early Education And Care In Fairfield City

Published Wednesday, 26th April 2017

Educator reading to children at Marlborough Street Preschool.
Educator reading to children at Marlborough Street Preschool.

Fairfield City Council’s Children and Family Services provide a range of affordable services from Long Day Care, Preschool and Family Day Care.

With 90% of a child’s brain developing before they turn five, investing in a centre that provides qualified and caring staff will ensure children not only receive the best of care and education, but also the best start in life.

A report released early 2017 by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) shows that early education and care services run by local Councils are rated of the highest quality. ACQCQA is the national body which oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework in each state and territory.

At present there are 77 approved centre-based preschools and long day care services in the Fairfield local government area. Only 20 services achieved a quality rating of ‘Exceeding for the National Quality Standard’ (NQS), 13 of which are Council childcare centres, demonstrating Council's commitment to quality early childhood education.

Close to 3,000 places are available at Council childcare centres each week, in which valuable care is provided to thousands of children in the community. Some of Council’s services have been operating throughout Fairfield City for over 40 years.

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 Children and Family Services is the largest not-for-profit provider in the area, providing a number of flexible education and care options with a focus on high quality services that are accessible and affordable for all families.

Services available include:

  • 12 centre-based Early Learning Centres (0-6years) – For low income families, Long Day Care starts at around $26 a day.
  • 2 mobile preschools (3-6 years) - For low income families, preschool starts at just $10 a day.
  • 10 supported playgroups
  • 1 family day care scheme with 60 Educators providing home based child care
  • Fairstart Early Intervention providing speech and occupational therapy for children aged 0-12 years with Council being a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

ENDS

Media enquiries:   Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone:                    9725 0166
Email:                        fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au