Families & Communities

Our community engagement programs

Interacting with the broader community is an essential part of a well-rounded education. Through incursions, excursions, centre events, and other childcare community outreach programs, we create opportunities for children to learn, share, and grow alongside their peers.

Our commitment to community engagement

Strong connections

At Aurrum Kids, we believe that building strong connections within our community is fundamental to providing an enriching environment for your child. We take pride in our commitment to fostering strong bonds between our childcare centre and the surrounding community. Our centres actively seek childcare community partnerships with local organisations, schools, and businesses to enrich the experiences of your child. Whether it’s through interactive cooking classes or participating in community garden projects, our childcare community events aim to instil values of responsibility and community stewardship in each child.

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Incursions are a chance to bring exciting and educational experiences right into our childcare centre. They typically happen once or twice a week.

How incursions might look at your centre:

  • Sports Program
  • Local Heroes Visits
  • Music and Movement
  • Cooking Classes with our Cooks
  • Language Classes
  • Yoga Classes


Excursions are an exciting opportunity for your child to step outside the boundaries of our childcare centre and explore the wider world around them. These adventures are carefully planned by our educators to provide both educational and fun experiences, encouraging your child to discover new places, cultures, and ideas.

How excursions might look at your centre:

  • Bush Kinder
  • Block Walks
  • HomeCo Visit
  • Local Library Visit
  • Local Primary School
  • Community Garden
Childcare Centre Events

Childcare Centre Events

We understand that parents and families play a pivotal role in a child’s development. Our family-focused events and communication channels ensure that you are an integral part of your child’s journey with us.

Centre events and family engagement we can do:

  • Celebrate Key Dates
  • Open Day or Night
  • Family Breakfast
  • Family Picnic
  • Family Date Night
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews
  • Swap or Donate
  • Family Morning Tea
  • Kinder Info Nights
  • Family Newsletters
  • Graduation Ceremonies
  • Family Webinars
  • Plus many many more

The impact of our community engagement efforts

Our commitment to childcare community connection goes beyond activities and events. It is about fostering a sense of belonging, building character, and instilling valuable life lessons in each child. Our childcare community service programs are designed to introduce children to different cultures, languages, and perspectives, encouraging tolerance and understanding from an early age. Through these initiatives, we aim to create a positive, lasting impact on the lives of both children and families within our community.

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Frequently asked questions

Why does Aurrum Kids have a community partnership program?

At Aurrum Kids, our childcare community partnership program is a core part of our commitment to providing a holistic and enriching childcare experience. We believe that by connecting with and actively participating in the community, we create a more vibrant and supportive environment for children and families. Our childcare community involvement allows us to build meaningful relationships, share resources, and contribute positively to the neighbourhoods we serve.

What are the benefits of community engagement for children?

Childcare community engagement offers a multitude of diverse benefits for children, including:

  • Social Development: Children learn valuable social skills by interacting with peers, educators, and community members, helping them build confidence and emotional intelligence.
  • Cultural Awareness: Exposure to diverse cultures, languages, and perspectives fosters tolerance, empathy, and a broader worldview from an early age.
  • Learning Opportunities: Excursions and incursions provide hands-on learning experiences that complement classroom education, making learning more engaging and memorable.
  • Sense of Belonging: Children develop a sense of belonging and connection to their community, which contributes to their overall well-being and self-esteem.
  • Personal Growth: Community engagement encourages independence, responsibility, and leadership skills, promoting personal growth and a sense of accomplishment.

What are the benefits of community engagement for families?

Childcare community engagement benefits families in many ways:

  • Stronger Bonds: Families become more connected to their child’s education and development, leading to stronger parent-child relationships.
  • Support Network: Engagement in community events and activities often results in the formation of valuable support networks among parents.
  • Understanding and Involvement: Parents gain a better understanding of their child’s education and have the opportunity to actively participate in their learning journey.
  • Shared Values: Families can instil shared values and a sense of community responsibility in their children, contributing to their overall character development.
  • Enriched Experiences: Families have access to a wider range of resources and experiences that enhance their own lives and those of their children.

What are the benefits of community engagement for the community?

Childcare community outreach programs have numerous positive effects on the broader community, including:

  • Enhanced Well-Being: Stronger social connections and support networks within the community contribute to overall well-being and a sense of belonging among residents.
  • Community Pride: Engaged community members take pride in their neighbourhood, leading to a cleaner, safer, and more vibrant environment.
  • Cultural Diversity: The celebration of diverse cultures and perspectives promotes inclusivity and enriches the community’s cultural fabric.

Quick enquiry

If you’re eager to learn more about our exceptional childcare centres in Penrith, Ballarat, Toowoomba and Mornington Peninsula, we invite you to take the next step towards providing your child with a nurturing and enriching environment. Contact us today to book a tour, explore our programs, and experience Aurrum Kids firsthand.