A little bit of history
Adventure Patch Family Day Care North commenced operating as Launceston Family Day Care on the 28 of August, 2006. In November 2018, Blackmans Bay Children’s Services Inc. (BBCS) took on being the service provider of Launceston Family Day Care. As at the 1st of January 2019, Blackmans Bay Children’s Services commenced trading as Adventure Patch.
Launceston Family Day Care officially changed their name to Adventure Patch Family Day Care North in September 2021.
About Adventure Patch
Adventure Patch is a community owned, not for profit organisation established in 1980, providing quality children’s services for children birth to 13 years. Adventure Patch provide Long Day Care, Outside School Hours Care and Family Day Care to over 1500 families.
Adventure Patch aspires to be an extended family for your child. Open and effective communication between families and educators is fundamental to this partnership. In partnership with your family we can provide the best early education and care experience for your child.
More about Adventure Patch Family Day Care North
Adventure Patch Family Day Care North has approximately 45 Family Day Care Educators registered throughout the North, North West and North East of Tasmania.
On average our educators provide over 5000 hours of care each week to around 300 families.
What is the role of Adventure Patch Family Day Care North?
Our service is licensed by the Education and Care Unit, which is part of the Department of Education in Tasmania.
Our role includes;-
- Assisting families to obtain suitable child care.
- Recruiting and registering educators, along with providing them with ongoing support and professional development opportunities.
- Supporting educators and children by undertaking field visits, providing resources such as playgroups, play sessions, information, paints, glue, craft materials and toys.
- Providing social opportunities for educators, children and families.
- Processing and monitoring attendance records, to ensure compliance with Department of Education’s rules for administrating child care rebates.
- Meeting the Education and Care Unit’s licensing requirements
- Meeting the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and Law
Provider Approval Number: PR-00005896
ABN: 21 707 156 941
Adventure Patch Family Day Care North
Service Approval Number SE-00010000
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Our philosophy underpins our work and our interactions and represents our desire to create a fun, adventurous and caring environment for your child.
Play is at the heart of childhood and simply the most important thing we offer children.
Experience tells us that children learn and develop best when exploring their world through stimulating and challenging play.
Embedded within this understanding:
- We use play to awaken each child’s natural curiosity about their world, while creating an inclusive environment where every individual can feel safe, valued and happy.
- We provide opportunities for children to explore risk-taking and grow resilience while developing friendships, self-worth and a love of learning. We do so while promoting children’s sense of belonging, independence, community and social conscience.
- We value each child, family, educator and staff member as unique, and respect their culture, customs, languages, values and beliefs.
- We value inclusion, sustainability and we care for our environment.
- We work as partners alongside families, to support their role as parents and share information which will help each child to grow in their development and wellbeing.
- We facilitate adventures in play-based learning.
Our professional educators and staff have a demonstrated commitment to quality. Educational programs and activities embrace input from families, foster both group and individual needs, and learning can be intentional or spontaneously evolving. Activities are both adult and child led.
Through play children learn to respectfully engage with the world and the people around them. In the natural environment, children develop and thrive through messy play, exploration and curiosity.
Family Day Care Fun
Adventures are a part of each and every day with Adventure Patch Family Day Care. See what we get up to!