What’s Provided

What's Provided

Infant Daycare
Infant Daycare
Early Years Childcare
Early Years Childcare
Kindergarten & Preschool
Kindergarten & Preschool
Morning Tea
Afternoon Tea

Health and Nutrition

Every meal that is served at our centre is nutritionally balanced and provides a healthy serving of both carbohydrates and protein. Our onsite cooks work to provide a variety of exciting meals that we are sure your children will love. Some examples of menu items include tuna mornay, pasta and rice dishes, roasted vegetables and gravy, and homemade pizza.

Our menu is adaptable to children with dietary needs, whether they be intolerance or culture based, and the options rotate on a monthly basis ensuring the children never get tired of our fresh food options.


Here at A Step Ahead Ringwood, we provide children the opportunity to grow, learn and laugh on a daily basis. We love to inspire young minds and create fabulous learning opportunities.

Our extracurricular activities bring our centre to life and encourage curious minds to develop and grow.

Centre activities:

  • Vegetable garden
  • Worm farm
  • Jump for Joy music and movement program
  • Visits from Wildlife and their carers
  • The Sustainability Challenge

Annual special events:

  • Diwali Festival of Light
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Chinese New Year

Children with Additional Needs

We welcome all children with a wide variety of abilities, backgrounds or needs. If your child requires extra medical, emotional or learning support, we will tailor our care for them and work closely with you to ensure they have a smooth transition into our centre. This includes seeking support from other networks or professionals to bridge any gaps in our service delivery.

Some of the additional needs and support which can be provided at our centre include but are not limited to:

  • English as a second language
  • Autism spectrum
  • Dyslexia
  • Physical disabilities
  • Minor or serious medical conditions
  • Emotional issues

Our team cultivates a warm atmosphere of inclusion through continuous improvement and open communication. We are confident that your child will benefit from our dedicated approach to care and education.

Please speak to our staff about your child’s individual needs and how we can accommodate them.

Together we can create a plan to help them reach their full potential.

Child Safety & Welfare

All aspects of our operations are in line with the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework. This includes our Health and Safety policy. All educators follow our health and safety policies and procedures and have access to these online.

We understand that leaving your child in someone else’s care is a difficult thing to do. We assure you that safety is our top priority and our educators follow safety practices every day.

At all times, we ensure that our centre is secure and free of hazards, both inside and out. Fire drills and UV checks are a regular part of our informed approach to safety. We emphasise safety education by creating an atmosphere of safety awareness in all aspects of the day. You will see visual safety guides around our centre, such as our sun smart posters. These tools support our lessons about safety, which we discuss as part of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to act as role models, pointing out tripping or slipping hazards and putting hats and sunscreen on for outdoor play. We talk about stranger danger so that children can build awareness and can freely talk to us if they are scared or worried. We aim to teach children to think about their own safety habitually too.