We have been coming to FBI since Lorna opened the doors two years ago. What a wonderful friendly centre, staff are lovely. Nothing is too much trouble. Staff are all approachable. Activities are awesome, always creating something different. Leaving the kids is never a problem, you know they are safe and well looked after at all times. We really enjoy being a part of FBI. - Giles and Melanie

Welcome to FBI Child Care & Preschool Centre

FBI Child Care & Preschool Centre welcomes you and your family to our Forresters Beach child care facility. We are a family owned centre, operated by Lorna, Lee and Christopher.

At FBI Child Care & Preschool Centre we cater for children from 0 - 6 years of age and provide a school readiness program for children from 3-6 years.

FBI is licensed for 79 children per day and we support an OPEN DOORS policy at our child care centre.

O Open at all times for parental inspection.
P Please come and see how FBI helps your child's development.
E Entry by you at any time is how FBI guarantees the continuing quality of our working practices and protections for the reputation of our staff and management.
N Never use a service where you do not feel welcome.

D Don't hesitate to visit us here at FBI.
O Our centre is proud of the quality and care that FBI educators provide.
O Our educators are qualified, trained, experienced and talented.
R Rather than take our word for it, come and visit.
S See you here at FBI.

Our Educators

We are very excited to be sharing a new experience and everyday learning with your family.

We encourage you to visit and spent time looking around our centre. Feel free to ask any questions that you might have. We are here to help you in this smooth transition to our preschool.

FBI prides itself on maintaining above the minimum legislated ratio requirements. All of our educators have current First Aid Certificates and have completed asthma and anaphylactic training.

Centre Aims

The Licensee/Supervisor/Director and staff of FBI believe that the early years of a child's life are their most influential. It is within these years that a child develops the foundation skills and abilities that will carry them through life.

At FBI our educators feel by being attuned to children's thoughts and feelings, support the development of a strong sense of wellbeing. Our aim is to work closely with families to form a partnership, where educators can develop learning programs responsive to children's ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through play. Fundamental to the EYLF is the view that children's lives and childhood is a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming.

The FBI Aim Is To:

  • Work as partners with parents and families of the children.
  • Provide information, contacts and support for the children, parents, and families.
  • Provide high quality care and learning environment.
  • Provide a program based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) where all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.
  • Provide a safe, secure, happy and loving home like environment where children have a sense of belonging.
  • Provide a place where childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world.
  • Provide an environment that has vibrant and flexible spaces that are responsive to interests and abilities of each child.
  • An environment rich in resources to stimulate learning and development.
  • Provide educators that are experienced in nurturing, caring and valuing children.
  • Recognise, respond, to all children's strengths, abilities and interests. We value and build upon children's strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning.
  • Respond to children's expertise, cultural traditions and ways of knowing, the multiple languages spoken by some children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and strategies used by children with additional needs to negotiate their everyday lives.

Mission Statement

At FBI we acknowledge the importance of play in early childhood development. Play is very important and the most effective tool and is central to a child's learning and development. Play is non-threatening, spontaneous, and meaningful. Through play, babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. When children play with other children they create social group, test out ideas, challenge each other's thinking and build new understandings.

This is why play is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). By using this Framework educators will guide children's play by carefully designing learning activities and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments. We also acknowledge that each child is unique and therefore will progress 'at their own pace'.

The EYLF is a key component of the National Quality Framework which has been developed by Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to assist educators to provide young children throughout Australia in their early year's opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for success in the future.

The Framework's vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.

  • Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Where children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
  • Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just 'be', time to play, try new things and have fun.
  • Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience.

Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.

The Framework focuses on your child's learning. Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well. At this centre we will create a learning program that builds on your child's interests and abilities and keep you in touch with your child's progress. Through the Framework's five learning goals educators will assist your child to develop:

  • A strong sense of their identity (have confidence in themselves and to form friendships).
  • Connections with their world (learn to respect the environment and cultural diversity).
  • A strong sense of wellbeing (socially, emotionally & physically).
  • Confidence and involvement in their learning (explore, create, learn, experiment).
  • Effective communication skills (by using literacy and numeracy to communicate).

Source: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the Council of Australian Governments.

Centre Philosophy

FBI Children

We see children as unique and capable individuals, who come to FBI with their own interests, talents, skills, and ideas. We as educators are well trained and passionate. We value, respect and appreciate this uniqueness. We feel all children have a right to be active participants in their own learning and must be empowered to express their views and ideas. At FBI a child's opinion must be valued for its validity to their perspective and their autonomy and initiative needs to be respected. FBI educators will protect and cherish the innocence of children and thus provide a safe and secure environment. At FBI we unpack the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to actively promote children's learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills.

FBI Family

We acknowledge that families are the most important and influential aspect in the lives of young children and the significance of their relationships cannot be underestimated, FBI aims to ensure we involve parents and families into all aspects of the programs development and implementation. FBI strive to develop positive, mutually respectful relationships with each family member, as we work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for all. FBI believe that working in partnerships with families is central to ensuring continuity and progression in a child's learning, development and future success.

FBI Educators

The educators in any early childhood setting know that team work and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the centre's functioning, for 'together everyone achieves more'. FBI educators are responsive to children's strengths, abilities and interests. FBI will value and build on children's strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning (EYLF). At FBI we aim to create an environment of trust and respect, where we all work towards achieving a shared goal. Ongoing education and training is a critical aspect of our staff's professional development. It is through accurate evaluation and assessment, which occurs when we critically reflect on our actions, that we are able to identify areas which may be considered a skill and those which may need further development. We recognise staff as our centre's most precious resource and aim to provide them with a satisfying and safe working environment. FBI also appreciate the experience and skills of all staff. FBI appreciate their dedication as an integral element of the success of our centre. All staff hold current First Aid Certificates.

FBI Program

In early childhood education the curriculum is not the focus, the children are. FBI feel that a meaningful, integrated, emergent curriculum using EYLF is the most beneficial to children's learning across all developmental domains. A curriculum in which children are active participants and collaborators allows for a more individualistic and meaningful involvement by the children. We at FBI believe children are unique individuals who develop at their own rate and thus, by providing enriching, meaningful and realistic opportunities, children will explore, create, discover, and imagine. FBI programs offer planned and spontaneous experiences designed to support children's development in all domains. Through the EYLF the program educators use intentional teaching, that is deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful. FBI educators engage in intentional teaching, recognising that learning occurs in social contexts and that interactions and conversations are vitally important for learning. They actively promote children's learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills (EYLF).

FBI Environment

FBI children connect with the natural world and, as educators, we understand that children often develop their ideas and understandings of the world around them from the information presented to them by the significant adults in their lives. At FBI we have a responsibility to present a positive approach to the environment.

FBI will also embrace diversity within our centre and the wider community, so that FBI children view this diversity with a sense of appreciation and wonder rather than misunderstanding and fear.

FBI, through respect, acknowledgement, appreciation and acceptance of diversity within our community, will embrace, celebrate and share traditions and cultures throughout our program. Learning environments are welcoming spaces when they reflect and enrich the lives and identities of participating children and families and respond to their interests and needs. FBI will cater for different capacities and learning styles and invite children and families to contribute ideas, interests and questions (EYLF).

FBI Community

FBI strive to be seen as a centre of excellence within our community. Our centre values community involvement in all aspects of our program. FBI is a centre where community resources are utilised effectively. FBI enhances the growth and development of individual children, families, and staff.

About FBI Child Care

FBI Childcare & Preschool (the FBI stands for Forresters Beach Investigators) was established in September 2011. We opened our doors with three students, an effective curriculum and a strong commitment to providing a superior child care service to the children of Forresters Beach and the surrounds. Our enrolments grew quickly, as did our reputation for providing first class child care services.

Our Forresters Beach child care facility is of national quality standard and utilises the latest equipment and learning products to stimulate your child's interests, natural abilities and experiences. We have separate rooms to ensure that all children receive age-appropriate care and partake in activities designed for their individual needs. Our child care centre also provides hot meals which are made fresh on the premises.

As a family owned and operated business we expect the highest levels of professionalism from our staff, all of whom are qualified child care workers with a genuine passion for early learning.

We have recently been assessed as part of the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), which has helped us to develop an effective business and growth plan. QIP is a live document, which we use to map improvements and implement new strategies that would ensure our high standards of child care are continually met.

At FBI we feel all children have the right to be active participants in their own learning and we empower them to express their views and ideas. At FBI a child's opinion is valued and respected. We believe children are unique and capable individuals who come to our Forresters Beach child care centre with their own interests, talents, skills and ideas.

Our FBI educators are committed to protecting and cherishing the innocence of children, and provide a safe and secure environment for them to learn, explore and play. They are welltrained and passionate in providing superior child care services within a nurturing, engaging and supportive environment.

At FBI we embrace the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Framework (NQF) in our curriculum. We will work with your child to actively promote learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences that foster high-level thinking skills.

Operating 52 weeks of the year, including the Christmas period, FBI Child Care & Preschool Centre is open Monday to Friday. We are an approved centre for the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. We have 20 staff employed to care for the needs of your children, ensuring their development and growth happens in a safe and nurturing environment.

Whether you need a few hours each day, one day a week or more, FBI Child Care & Preschool Centre is open extended hours to cater to a range of schedules. Speak to us about availability and enrolments.

When you are looking for compassionate educators and a positive early learning experience for your child, FBI Child Care & Preschool Centre is the perfect choice for your family.

  • Open 52 weeks a years.
  • 7am - 6pm Monday - Friday.
  • Closed Public Holidays / Make-up days offered.