Lachlan Children Services
Lachlan Children’s Services is a not for profit organisation, which operates as part of the Lachlan Shire Council.
Lachlan Children’s Services provide three services within the Lachlan and Cobar Shires: Mobile Child Care, Preschool and Kids Bizz Outside School Hours Care (OSHC).
All staff at Lachlan Children’s services work tirelessly in order to build strong, positive relationships within each community they visit. These relationships convey mutual trust and open communication. All staff are familiar with the Policy and Procedure Manual, the 2004 regulations, EYLF and the National Quality Framework. These documents assist sstaff in fostering competence, well being and a safe and positive environment.
Lachlan Mobile Child Care
The Mobile Child Care Service offers care to children in rural and remote communities within the Lachlan and Cobar Local Government Areas (LGAs). The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA) fund this service.
The Mobile unit and its educators recognise and encourage the individuality, development and cultural backgrounds of all families using the service. The staff have a firm understanding of remote areas and support all families during their care.
Mobile: 0429 953 902
Monday- Tullibigeal- CWA Hall 8.45am- 3.15pm
Tuesday- Euabalong- West Public School 9.00am-3.00pm
(very limited phone service—for emergency call the school 68966649)
Wednesday- Lake Cargelligo- TAFE Campus 8.45am-3.15pm
Thursday- Lake Cargelligo- TAFE Campus- 8.45am-3.15pm
Friday– Condobolin - Centre – 8.30am-3.30pm
For more information please call (02) 6895 2280
Lachlan Children’s Service Preschool Program
Lachlan Children’s Services Preschool Program operates at the centre three days per week between 8:30am—3:30pm; Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.
The program is centre based and provides quality care for children ages three to five years (toilet trained). Preschool provides a program that meets individual needs and prepares children to transition to school.
The Preschool program provides a healthy nutritious morning and afternoon tea. All children must bring a sandwich for lunch and a water bottle filled with water.
Educators and children are to wear sun protective clothing and hat during outdoor play.
Kids Bizz Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)Contact:
Excursion phone: 0429 952 589
Kids Bizz OSHC attains funding through FAHCSIA. It provides quality care for School aged children 5- 12years of age, after school and during school holiday periods. Kids Bizz operates from Lachlan Childrens Services Centre located at 35 Marsden St, Condobolin. A program is completed with the involvement of children, families and educators.
During regular school terms the dducators work between the hours of 3pm and 6pm. At 3.00pm educators walk to schools and collect children from Condobolin Public School and then Condobolin Catholic School. Educators are to sign children in and return to office in a safe manner. This includes using pedestrian crossings and educators walking one leading and one following. Children are then collected by their families no later than 6pm, where families sign their children out.
Early Years Learning Framework
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is a framework to help the development of children and their learning, health and wellbeing from birth to five years.
Being, Becoming and Belonging
Educators need to ensure that the children feel safe and secure in their environment, ensuring they support the children and their families.
Being - being recognised the significances of the here and now
Becoming - children’s identities, knowledge, understanding capacities, skill and relationships change during childhood.
Belonging - Knowing who & where you belong.