— September 11, 2017

Both Starbright's rated "EXCEEDING" National Quality Standard!

— June 6, 2016

Starbright rated EXCEEDING!

Starbright elc in Osborne Park has been rated "EXCEEDING" the national quality standards in early childhood care and education!

— November 29, 2015

Raising Children Website

On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.

— January 25, 2015

Before School Starts

A little advance preparation can make the first week a lot easier. Tailor these strategies to suit you and your child as you prepare for the big day

— September 1, 2014

Planning & Evaluating of your child’s development and experiences.

It is important that educators and families work together in the planning and evaluating of their child’s development and experiences.

— August 2, 2014

Winter illnesses and dealing with a fever

Our Service’s Policy regarding fevers:

— July 12, 2014

Learn through Play

This is a concept that parents often question. Over time, our industry has learnt the advantages of having an environment enriched with open-ended resources that have no specific use or role, but are ready to be adapted to anything a child can THINK of.

— July 5, 2014

Media Release

Professional development fund a boost to early childhood sector

— June 24, 2014

Child Nutrition

Nutrition and children is so important and something that families are always questioning about so we thought we’d give you a few links to some recognised authorities on health and nutrition.

— June 4, 2014

Immunisation requirements

To meet the immunisation requirements for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate, Health and Safety: your child’s details must be up to date with the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. To check your child’s immunisation status follow this link: Human Services You will receive your child’s Immunisation History Statement in the mail after their 18-month and 3 1/2 - 4 year old vaccinations. You can request a copy of your child's immunisation details at any time by: Calling the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 through Medicare Online Services at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/online Request a statement by emailing acir@medicareaustralia.gov.au Visiting the local Department of Human Services Service Centre, Medicare office or Centrelink office If your child is not immunised and you want an immunisation exemption, you need to provide the Department of Human Services with one of the following from your immunisation provider or doctor: An Immunisation exemption for medical reasons (contraindication) form An Immunisation exemption by conscientious objection form, or A letter explaining why the exemption is necessary For an Immunisation exemption by conscientious objection form go to: http://www.humanservices.gov.au and type in ‘Search’ the item highlighted above.

— April 23, 2014

Health and safety…

As the cooler weather sets in, we begin to see an increase in runny noses, coughing and high temperatures. Good health is a joint effort; whilst we have a high priority on cleanliness in the Service and teach children techniques in blowing their nose, coughing etiquette and hand washing procedures, our Service is not equipped to care for sick children. However, we will do everything we can to comfort a child who has become sick whilst in our care. To try and prevent the spread of disease, please monitor your child’s health and watch for: Runny, green nose High temperature Diarrhoea Red, swollen or discharging eyes Vomiting Rashes Irritability, unusually tired or lethargic If your child has any of these symptoms, our environment is not the right place for them.

— April 2, 2014

Pre-school News

The Pre-school room has been a busy place since the start of the year. After taking part in the Australia Day celebrations the children showed a real enthusiasm for Australian animals in particular. This was demonstrated in our creative arts area where the children chose to explore their ever evolving painting techniques and their ability to mix colours and add detail to their pictures. It is wonderful to see the children applying their perseverance and concentration and to see them celebrate their achievements together! We are sure you will agree that their artwork is amazing!