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Hi, we are looking for a good nursery school for our 2 year old in the eastern suburbs (anywhere between Rose Park and Burnside ideally) with good facilities, ample outdoor space and excellent carers. Wife went to see a few the today (won't name them) but one was really crammed and run by someone who appeared to be and behaved like a teenager and the other one had carers more interested in looking at their mobile phones than the welfare of the children! She didn't even stay for the appointment as it was so shocking!


Any recommendation would be great.



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I'm currently studying for my Diploma in Early Years Childcare and my experience of placement seems to mirror that of your wife's. I'm looking at setting up as a Family Daycare provider so I'm fortunate that I shan't be working in an environment like that but I do feel for the children who have to spend so much of their time in places like that; especially when it doesn't come cheap.


I can't help with your search I'm sorry, I'm based in the south but have you tried a Montessori setting? They really should be working to a high standard; there's a Precious Cargo in Myrtle Bank, or these (not sure which would be closest to you) http://www.samontessori.com.au/ .

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I am living in the eastern suburbs and I know most of the childcare centres around - personally I do see a large variation in standards even though they should all be working toward the 'Early Years learning Framework'....


The 'Community Childcare Centres' are a lot better IMO as they do not have a high turnover of staff and on the plus side they are not in it for profit!!!!


I am an Early Years Teacher with 24 years experience and work within Family Daycare since arriving from UK 8 years ago. I teach 4 children a day and see them through from 12months to 5 years. It is very similar to 'Childminding' back home ...


There are some great FDC Educators out there and I personally think that this is a good choice particularly if the child is aged between 0-3years.


Please feel free to contact me via PM and I hopefully will be able to give more advice...and point you in the right direction! (unfortunately I do not have any vacancies for the next 3 years)



Hope this helps




PS: Flossybeth - if you need any guidance with regard to FDC please feel free to contact me... good luck with your Diploma!

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