We interviewed our new OSHC Coordinator, Simone Cunneen. How long have you been working with children in an OSHC setting? I have worked in OSHC for two years, but I have been in the Early Years Education Sector for over twenty years as an Early Childhood Teacher and Director. I am a passionate educator and… Read More Meet Simone, our new OSHC Coordinator
A is for Alphabet and F is for Four fluffy feathers on a Fiffer-feffer-feff! Our Columba Cottage parents, children and caregivers were greeted by Jo, the Fiffer-feffer-feff upon their arrival this morning on Dr Seuss Day today! Our Preschoolers were also read to by the Grinch, and three Cats in Hats roamed the centre. Today is… Read More Dr Seuss Day!
Our team of Educators at Columba Cottage provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere for your child. We aim to develop respectful and rewarding partnerships with families through ongoing communication and collaborative techniques to ensure children reach their full potential. We work with families to ensure that each and every child has: The opportunity to grow, learn,… Read More About Long Day Care at Columba Cottage
Columba Cottage Vacation Care runs on weekdays during school holidays between 6.30am and 6.00pm. Children in Kindergarten through to Year 6 enjoy fun and stimulating activities including arts & craft, sport, cooking, dance, drama and science, plus excursions to local attractions such as Billabong Zoo, Hydro and Putt Putt Golf, Centre of Gravity, Wow Fun… Read More High quality vacation care at Columba Cottage
During 2016 we decided to improve the play areas throughout Columba Cottages. The old areas were looking tired and required lots of maintenance. We hired the services of a local designer, Claire Mathieson, who provided the Director and Management Committee with plans. The plans went to tender with a local contractor, Ben from BNJ Landscapes, being… Read More New playgrounds at Columba Cottage
All parents want their children to be well-rounded individuals – extra-curricular activities give children the opportunity to develop their skills in various areas so they develop a number of interests and talents. But when you’re a parent with a child at Long Day Care, you don’t always have time to take your child to all… Read More Extra-curricular activities at Columba Cottage
Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.… Read More Family traditions help kids make sense of life