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Centre Tours

We encourage families to have a tour of Annie Dennis when making a decision to apply for a childcare or kindergarten place through the City of Darebin’s centralised waiting list.

Our aim in conducting tours is to

  • give families an insight into how the Centre operates
  •  explain what we offer and how the educators develop our programs
  • assist families with any inquiries and offer them guidelines when touring other centres
  • provide an explanation of how the centralised waiting list works

During the tour we take prospective families through all the educational programs so that they can observe first-hand the child-staff interactions, routines and child-focused environments.

During term time, tours run for approximately 30 minutes and are offered on:

  • Tuesday mornings: 9:15am
  • Friday mornings: 9:15am

Outside of term time, tours run on Friday mornings at 9:15am

Please call the Centre if you wish to make a time on 9486 7638 or  Email info@anniedennis.org.au

During the tour we discuss

  • the centralised waiting list
  • Centre hours of operation
  • philosophy and mission of the Centre
  • parent involvement
  • orientation process
  • Committee of Management
  • early childhood educators’ qualifications
  • early childhood educator-to-child ratios
  • how Early Childhood Educators cater for children’s individual needs and learning opportunities
  • Centre menu
  • fee structure
  • Child Care Subsidy

We acknowledge that individual families’ needs vary and we encourage families to visit a variety of early childhood settings to enable them to see the diversity on offer, and therefore make an informed decision about their child’s care and education.