With a dedication to providing exceptional childcare and early education, Imagine Childcare and Preschool Blueridge Park is setting the standard for excellence in childcare in Dubbo.
From free yoga lessons and chef-prepared meals, to access to Australia's first childcare loyalty rewards program, the centre offers families features and benefits that go beyond the delivery of standard childcare.
The centre uses sustainable and environmentally friendly materials throughout.
Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboard technology, and dedicated Zen areas provide mindfulness and balance.
Carefully selected resources are used throughout the centre, and complement the play-based curriculum.
As an Imagine family, children enjoy all of the signature Imagine features and benefits included in the daily fee. Quality extracurricular activities are provided weekly. These include yoga lessons, Zumba lessons, and cooking and gardening classes.
Children enjoy nutritious meals prepared onsite by the centre chef. The menu is developmentally appropriate, and designed to provide children with more than half of their daily nutritional requirements.
As a valued partner of Nurch, families enjoy the benefit of earning real rewards on their childcare fees.
The centre provides a community hub for families. Parents enjoy free barista coffee every morning, and the chance to relax and catch up with other parents and educators in the state-of-the-art parent lounge.
Centre director Therese Manusu has18 years of experience in the childcare sector. She leads a team of dedicated educators, who are passionate about ensuring every child at the centre enjoys quality care and the best start to their educational journey.
Operations manager Nadine Ross is proud of the centre and what it brings to the Dubbo community.
"We have created a centre of excellence, where there is a strong emphasis on providing exceptional care and education," Nadine says.
"We work in partnership with families to achieve the best outcome for each child, and we value and respect the role that everyone plays."
Nappies, linen, and hats are provided free of charge. Preschool children also receive a free hat, backpack, drink bottle, and polo shirt.
The centre operates 52 weeks of the year (excluding public holidays), and is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm. Care is provided for children aged six weeks to five years, and the centre also offers a vacation care program for school-aged children.