Welcome to Casa Bambini South Plympton
Our child care centre is located 10 minutes from Marion Shopping Centre and 15km from Adelaide CBD, making it a convenient choice for local families living in South Plympton, Edwardstown, Melrose Park, Clovelly Park, Park Holme and Glengowrie. Our modern, purpose-built child care centre offers early childhood education from 6:30am to 6:30 pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
To ensure our families feel connected to their child’s learning and development, our child care centre provides daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.
Our spacious and resource rich environments
Our South Plympton child care centre is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our brand-new, resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include natural play equipment, a large sandpit and a veggie garden for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play-based learning.
Our dedicated and passionate team
A team of passionate educators make up the heart of the child care centre. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. We are a multicultural early learning centre with several languages being spoken across our team including Mandarin, Swahili, Punjabi and Hindi.
Healthy and delicious meals prepared on site
Our child care centre provides children with nutrient-rich, unprocessed, and seasonal meals created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child.
Here at our South Plympton child care centre, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation (such as growing & harvesting the fruit and vegetables, preparing, and helping cook the meal). This helps children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating.
We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Contact our Family Support Team by booking a tour, or calling 1800 517 029 to start your journey with us today.
Play-based early learning curriculum
Play is essential to every child’s learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. Our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.
Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:
- Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as harvesting the veggie garden, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.
- Music and movement programs: Our music and movement program have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory, and concentration.
- Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community librarians, local police, and other community services in South Plympton to help familiarise the children with their local community. We also have excursions to our local Jervois Street Playground and local primary school – Forbes Primary School to assist our preschool children with their transition to “big school”.
Meet the centre manager
I started working in early learning in 2018. I joined the team at Casa Bambini South Plympton in 2022. I have a Diploma in early childhood Education and Care.
After having my own children, I decided to start a career in early education. I initially began as a casual educator before moving to G8 Education as an assistant educator. I then became a Lead educator in both the toddler and kindy rooms. I was then given opportunities to learn more about the management side of child care. After that, I decided to move to Casa Bambini South Plympton, first as an Assistant Centre Manager and then as a Centre Manager.
I love what I do and enjoy building some great connections with the children and watching them grow and develop. I have learnt that all children are different and deserve to be treated that way. This guides my teaching style by giving the children the information to make choices. I am also a big advocate for children’s sense of belonging in their early learning environment. I believe it is an educator’s responsibility to help a child feel nurtured, respected, safe and loved during their time in our care.
Early Childhood Education can make a big difference in a child’s development. It can provide children with opportunities to develop meaningful relationships, language skills and social skills. Early Childhood Education also offers a unique play-based learning experience, with qualified educators and teachers to help guide the children into the next phases of their life.
At Casa Bambini South Plympton, we have an enthusiastic team from different cultural backgrounds. Each educator has unique experiences and strengths, but they are all dedicated to helping children create the foundation of learning for life.
Rooms and inclusion
Nursery (0-2 years)
Our nursery educators have created a welcoming and nurturing environment where each baby feels safe to explore and discover new things – through their senses, their communication, cues (body language, facial expression, and sounds) and by experimenting. On any given day you can see the nursery children engaging in all types of meaningful play, such as water play, music time, story time and more.
Toddler (2-3 years)
Our Teachers and Educators encourage the toddler children to learn through play to help enhance their sensory-motor development. This learning happens through carefully planned music, dance, games and reading experiences. On any given day the children can be seen developing their numeracy by building a tower, sorting objects, pointing and identifying shapes and patterns and participating in counting songs and games. Children in our toddler rooms are encouraged to participate in group play.
Preschool (3-5 years)
Preschool is a unique time for learning with peers and developing skills for later learning. Our play-based preschool program encourages active engagement in learning and supports a range of positive developmental outcomes including resilience, independence, critical thinking, and creativity.
Our centre provides the following:
- Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum
- Four bachelor-qualified early childhood teachers
- Preschool and school readiness program
- Integrated use of the latest technology for children
- Extra-curricular programs
- Large, natural play environments
- Breakfast, morning tea & afternoon tea
- Other meals – late snack/fruit available
- We cater for special dietary requirements
- Qualified in-house Chef, MKR winner Jessica Liebich
- Veggie garden
- Sustainability program
- Centre entrance security and on-site parking
- Fully air-conditioned
- Nappies & wipes
- Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Casa Bambini also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres in South Australia and Victoria. Click here to book a tour online.
On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.
Do I have to be on a waitlist?
Casa Bambini’s Family Support team will add your child’s name on our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place become available.
We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.
Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Casa Bambini centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.
Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of our Casa Bambini child care and early education centres offers the following:
- Nappies and wipes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.
For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toy or blanket, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, comforter or medication.
It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
Casa Bambini uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.
What if my child gets sick?
If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Casa Bambini is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.
Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 52 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.