Amber Cottage: 30 years of early learning

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Amber Cottage celebrates 30 years of service to early education.

Campbelltown City Council’s Amber Cottage Early Learning Centre celebrates 30 years of providing long day care this year, and to commemorate the milestone, staff will open a time capsule from 1995.

Generations of local children have played, painted and listened to stories in the Ambarvale centre, which opened in 1985 as a long day care service, to support families in the Campbelltown area.

In recognition of Amber Cottage’s 30 year anniversary, staff retrieved the time capsule which was originally created for the 10 year anniversary of the centre in 1995, and later added to in 2005, when the centre celebrated 20 years.

Items such as educational programs, samples of the children’s’ work, photographs and letters were preserved inside the capsule.

Staff will add similar pieces from this year’s children, families and educators.

Amber Cottage was recently assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) National Quality Framework and was rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Paul Lake, said research showed that quality education and care, early in a child’s development, resulted in better health, education and employment outcomes later in life.

“Amber Cottage, along with council’s other child care services, is recognised industry wide for delivering innovative learning programs.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“Over the past 30 years, thousands of local families have benefitted from the passion and professionalism of our staff, and the quality child care they have provided,” Cr Lake said[/social_quote]

For more information about council’s child care services, call 4645 4443 or visit its childcare website.




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