Exploring nature, safely
Garden & Sustainability
Understanding of the flora and fauna in our world, along with learning about sustainable practices within our environment. Our garden program involves tangible experiences, which teaches children to care for the environment.
Understanding of the flora and fauna in our world, along with learning about sustainable practices within our environment. Our garden program involves tangible experiences, which teaches children to care for the environment.
Grow, explore, learn!
Exploring nature, safely
Grow, explore, learn!
Garden & Sustainability
How your child benefits
Garden & Sustainability
Our garden and sustainability program teaches young learners about the environment through hands-on activities like planting, composting, and recycling, fostering an early appreciation for nature and sustainable living practices.
Garden & Sustainability
Our garden and sustainability program teaches young learners about the environment through hands-on activities like planting, composting, and recycling, fostering an early appreciation for nature and sustainable living practices.‍
Nurture children's connection to nature.
Teach environmental responsibility.
Adapt program based on children's interests.
Promote active engagement.
Curriculum
What your child will learn
01. Introduction to Gardening and Sustainability
  • Basics of gardening (soil, plants, water, sunlight)
  • Importance of sustainability
  • Connection between gardening and the environment
Activity

Planting various seeds in small pots

Project

Create a seed journal to track growth

02. Plant Life Cycles
  • Seeds and germination
  • Growth stages of plants
  • Pollination and seed dispersal
Activity

Planting various seeds in small pots

Project

Create a seed journal to track growth

03. Soil and Composting
  • Types of soil and their properties
  • How to make compost
  • The role of worms and microorganisms in soil health
Activity

Start a compost bin with organic waste

Project

Build a small worm composting bin

04. Water Conservation
  • The water cycle
  • Importance of conserving water
  • Methods of water conservation in gardening
Activity

Learn how to water plants efficiently

Project

Set up a rainwater collection system

05. Recycling and Waste Management
  • Types of waste
  • Importance of recycling
  • How to create a recycling system in the garden
Activity

Create garden markers from recycled materials

Project

Build a small garden bed using recycled wood

06. Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Different types of plants and animals in the garden
  • The role of insects and birds
  • Creating habitats for wildlife
Activity

Identify insects and birds in the garden

Project

Build a birdhouse or insect hotel

07. Harvesting and Cooking
Activity

Harvest vegetables and herbs

Project

Prepare a simple meal using garden produce

Timeline
Topics covered throughout the year
Month Β 1
Month 2
Month Β 3
Introduction and Basics
Growth and Maintenance
Harvest and Use
Month Β 1
Introduction and Basics
Month 2
Growth and Maintenance
Month 3
Harvest and Use
Testimonials
What our friends say.
I knew from the minute I toured Milieu that it would be the best place to send her. Now she asks to go to preschool on her days off!

The staff are so warm and caring towards the children. The program and activities they do with the children, especially the school readiness program is outstanding. Not to mention the events they put on for the families!
Rosa V
My son has been attending Milieu for 8 months now and we could not be more pleased with the wonderful, caring environment he is in. Having had such a negative experience at his last childcare centre, it brings me so much comfort and peace to know that my son is in a safe place where he is loved, supported and cared for by the amazing educators.
Jessica Connelly
I can confidently say that this centre is by far the best in the area! I want to thank the team for maintaining the same level of care and enthusiasm since opening. The educators are so hands on and caring, taking in every individual child's needs. My daughter has blossomed in every regard since starting here. It speaks volumes when your child begs to go to school on their days off!!
Tanya
My daughter has been at the centre since the doors opened and I can honesty say that Daniela and all the educators at Milieu have been amazing and have welcomed us like a family.

My daughter loves going to daycare and has become a more confident and wanting to learn more everyday and I know she is in good hands with the team at Milieu daycare.
Cathy Watt
I cannot recommend Milieu enough for anyone looking to enrol their pre-schoolers. Two of my daughters attend the service and I have not been happier with a service.

The friendly staff, the program which keeps the kids BUSY and learning all day, and the centre itself is clean, colourful and welcoming.Daniella and team, you are doing a fantastic job, keep it up.
Mish H
My daughter is on the spectrum it's been almost a year and a half that she has been there and how much she has changed thanks to them πŸ’• Β the environment and the atmosphere makes you feel safe.
Huss Huss
They are a very clean and well presented centre with structured activities and great educational programs! We highly recommend this childcare to all families!
Jessica Azar
My daughter has been attending Milieu for the last 6 months and every day that she attends she always comes home so happy and excited to tell me about her day.
Selin Ilhan
I have been nothing but impressed with the love and care they put into my child’s education and wellbeing. My child loves to go everyday and making us feel like family.
Rania Abed
Support
FAQs

We understand parents have many questions about our programs. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
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Questions?

Why do we provide freshly cooked meals each day across our services?

Nutritional Value:

Fresh meals are typically more nutritious than processed or per-packaged foods. They contain essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients necessary for the healthy growth and development of children.
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Healthy Eating Habits:

Serving fresh, balanced meals helps establish healthy eating habits from a young age. Children are more likely to develop a preference for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins if they are regularly offered these foods.
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Optimal Growth and Development:

Proper nutrition supports physical growth, brain development, and overall health. Fresh meals provide the energy and nutrients children need to thrive both physically and mentally.
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Allergy Management:

Fresh meals allow for better control over ingredients, which is crucial for managing food allergies and intolerances. This ensures that meals can be tailored to meet the specific dietary needs of each child.
Encourages Variety:

Offering a variety of fresh foods exposes children to different tastes and textures, encouraging them to try new foods and develop a more diverse palate.
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Supports Learning and Concentration:

A nutritious diet is linked to improved cognitive function and concentration. Providing fresh meals helps children stay focused and engaged in their activities and learning throughout the day.
Promotes a Healthy Relationship with Food:

Serving fresh meals and involving children in meal planning and preparation can foster a positive relationship with food. It teaches children about the origins of their food and the importance of making healthy choices.
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Prevents Childhood Obesity:

Fresh, balanced meals can help prevent childhood obesity by promoting healthy weight management. They are generally lower in added sugars, unhealthy fats, and artificial ingredients.
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Boosts Immune System:

Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that support a strong immune system, helping to keep children healthy and reducing the frequency of illnesses.
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Environmental Benefits:

Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients can reduce the environmental impact of food consumption by minimizing packaging waste and reducing the carbon footprint associated with transporting processed foods.
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By providing fresh meals, childcare centers can ensure that children receive the best possible nutrition, supporting their overall health, well-being, and development.

How do you handle allergies?

During enrollment, we meticulously gather detailed allergy information from each child’s parents or guardians, supported by written documentation from healthcare providers outlining allergens, symptoms of reactions, and required treatments. Individualized Allergy Management Plans are then crafted for each child. Ensuring safety, all educators receive comprehensive training in First Aid, Asthma, Allergy, and Anaphylaxis management. We maintain a secure environment by selecting meals and snacks that avoid common allergens, potentially implementing nut-free policies as needed. Additionally, emergency medications such as epinephrine auto-injectors and antihistamines are easily accessible and regularly checked for expiration dates to ensure readiness for any emergencies.We take allergies very seriously. We have a strict policy to manage and monitor food and environmental allergies, which includes keeping detailed records of each child's allergies, staff training on allergy management, and ensuring that all meals and snacks are free from known allergens for the affected children.

How can I find out information about the Childcare Subsidy?

You can find information about the Child Care Subsidy by visiting the official Services Australia website. Here's the link for more details: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/child-care-subsidy

Why choose Milieu?

Qualified and Caring Staff:

Our team comprises highly trained and experienced professionals who are passionate about early childhood education and dedicated to providing personalized care and attention to each child.
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Safe and Stimulating Environment:

We prioritize safety and have a secure, clean, and well-maintained facility. Our classrooms and play areas are designed to be both safe and engaging, encouraging exploration and learning.
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Holistic Curriculum:

Our curriculum is designed to foster cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. We offer a balanced mix of structured activities and free play, tailored to the needs and interests of each age group.
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Focus on Individual Growth:

We recognize and celebrate the unique qualities of each child. Our programs are personalized to support individual learning styles and developmental milestones, ensuring every child reaches their full potential.
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Emphasis on Healthy Nutrition:

We provide fresh, nutritious meals and snacks, promoting healthy eating habits from a young age. Our meal plans cater to various dietary needs and allergies, ensuring all children are well-nourished and safe.
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Engaging Extracurricular Activities:

We offer a range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts and crafts, music, and cooking classes, providing children with opportunities to explore their interests and develop new skills.
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Strong Parent-Teacher Communication:

We maintain open and consistent communication with parents through daily updates, regular meetings, and a secure online portal. We value parental involvement and strive to build strong partnerships with families.
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Inclusive and Diverse Community:

Our center promotes acceptance and diversity, teaching children the importance of respect and inclusion. We create a welcoming environment where all families and cultures are valued and celebrated.
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Focus on Emotional Well-being:

We prioritize the emotional health of our children by creating a supportive and nurturing environment. Our staff is trained to recognize and address emotional needs, fostering resilience and positive self-esteem.
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Innovative Learning Approaches:

We incorporate modern educational practices and technologies to enhance learning experiences. Our programs are continuously updated to reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education.
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Commitment to Community and Environment:

We engage in community outreach and environmental sustainability initiatives, teaching children the importance of giving back and caring for the planet.
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By choosing our childcare center, you are investing in a nurturing, enriching, and supportive environment that prioritizes your child’s overall development and happiness.

How do you communicate with parents?

We maintain strong communication with families through multiple channels: our exclusive online platform for daily updates and media, an Open Door Policy for direct interaction, social media for broader engagement, feedback sessions and surveys for continuous input, weekly newsletters for updates, and quarterly meetings for strategic planning and dialogue. These efforts ensure families stay informed and connected within our childcare community.

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