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  • 0 months to
    4 year olds

    Child Care

  • 4 year olds to
    6 year olds

    Preschool

Because we care.

Since opening in 1982, Shadforth Child Care and Preschool has been owned and operated by two Mosman-based families;

Archbolds 1982-1999 (17 years) with the current Botros family taking over in 1999 (19 years ago) and continue to be involved in the service on a day to day basis.Our Mosman services all operate from warm heritage homes that have been sensitively adapted for modern child care education.

We care about the relationship formed between our educators and each child as well as with each parent through open and consistent communication.

Accessible and direct communication is key and hence our telephone will be answered directly and our Educational Leader will respond to email correspondence. There is no filtering.

Given the history of Shadforth and its longstanding association with excellence in Child Care within the Mosman community, we are welcoming second and third generation families that form part of our broader family.

We welcome you to come and experience our Shadforth Child Care and Preschool homes where caring is at the heart of learning.

Because we care.

Since opening in 1982, Shadforth Child Care and Preschool has been owned and operated by two Mosman-based families;

Archbolds 1982-1999 (17 years) with the current Botros family taking over in 1999 (19 years ago) and continue to be involved in the service on a day to day basis.Our Mosman services all operate from warm heritage homes that have been sensitively adapted for modern child care education.

We care about the relationship formed between our educators and each child as well as with each parent through open and consistent communication.

Accessible and direct communication is key and hence our telephone will be answered directly and our Educational Leader will respond to email correspondence. There is no filtering.

Given the history of Shadforth and its longstanding association with excellence in Child Care within the Mosman community, we are welcoming second and third generation families that form part of our broader family.

We welcome you to come and experience our Shadforth Child Care and Preschool homes where caring is at the heart of learning.

What makes shadforth unique

What makes shadforth unique


  • staff
    consistency

At Shadforth Cottage and Preschool we are passionate about consistency of care for our children. We pride ourselves on the relationships we form with the children and families who attend the centre and endeavour to make the transition to day care as smooth as possible by providing security through positive attachments.

Each cottage has a team of permanent educators who work with the children in their room. Within the Blossoms and Gumnuts age groups each child has a key person who develops an initial relationship with the child and family.

We also have our own bank of permanent casual educators on hand to help in each room when and where needed.


  • Home cooked
    meals

At Shadforth Cottage and Preschool we believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Each of our cottages provide:

morning tea
hot cooked lunch with dessert
afternoon tea
late snack.

All meals are cooked fresh daily by our in house qualified chef who develops a weekly menu based on seasonal availability of produce.

Our meals are nutritionally balanced and provide children with the recommended daily intake of dairy, fruit, vegetables and protein as governed by the National Health and Medical Research Council Department of Health and Ageing. We also have an Excellent 5 star hygiene and food safety rating from NSW food authority.

We are an allergy and anaphylaxis friendly centre and are happy to cater for any specialist dietary requirements.


  • early years
    learning framework

At Shadforth Cottage Long Day Care and Preschool our philosophy to education is to provide an environment where children can grow, learn, discover and create. Each child is at a different place on the learning continuum and we treat every child as a unique individual.

We have embraced the Early Years Learning Framework as the foundation for documenting and assessing children’s learning experiences. The Early Years Learning Framework is Australia’s first Framework for early childhood and is underpinned by the concept of early childhood learning as ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’. The framework also sets out five learning outcomes for children which are:

Children have a strong sense of identity

Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Children have a strong sense of well being

Children are confident and involved learners

Children are effective communicators

Each of our cottages have a weekly education program which is based on the children’s interests and current levels of skill. Experiences and activities are planned and documented within the weekly program and linked to the Early Years Learning Framework. It is our aim to maintain a balance between teacher-directed experiences and child-initiated learning by providing a stimulating and engaging learning environment for the children.

Shadforth Cottage Preschool has a school readiness program that has been developed using both the Early Years Learning Framework and NSW Kindergarten curriculum, creating a strong link between the early learning environment and formal schooling.

Shadforth Cottage School Readiness Program;

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