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Green Leaves receives AnglicareSA Child Friendly Business Award

July 26, 2022
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Connection to our local communities is an important aspect of building long term and sustainable relationships. At Green Leaves Early Learning, our commitment to partner with families to provide education and care that exceed traditional standards is built on those connections.

You can understand why then, it was a proud moment when our team at Green Leave Seaford Meadows was recently selected as a recipient of the 2022 Child Friendly Business Awards, which is part of AnglicareSA Onkaparinga Communities for Children initiative. These awards recognise businesses in the City of Onkaparinga that support children and families by creating welcoming and respectful environments.

The centre was one of six to receive an Excellence Award for their personal approach to supporting families and children within the community. Nominated by a local family, AnglicareSA visits each nominee to verify the experience.

Centre Director, Lynn who has been at the helm of Seaford Meadows since the beginning, is extremely proud of her team.

“I believe our strength comes from the personal and genuine nature of the relationships we build with our families from day one. For us, a strong relationship starts with great communication. We value feedback from our families, which helps us support them better.

We see ourselves as an extension of the families we care for. We ensure to take time in researching information for families regarding additional support, learning and development, volunteering guidelines, school intake and parenting support groups.

We’re with them through their journey – whether it’s celebrating successes or supporting them through hardship,” said Lynn.

The team at Green Leaves Seaford Meadows undertake ongoing professional development, and working to stay up to date with the best ways to provide education and care. Each team is committed to being a valued member of the community, whether through supporting local events, participating in community art shows, or rallying for donation appeals.

As part of their regular excursion, the Pre-Kindy children visit neighbouring businesses to share treats prepared by their in-house chef. While this is a great outing and gift, it also serves as an opportunity to extend on children’s interest to gain a greater understanding of occupations and unique services in the community.

One of the centre’s favourite features is their community trolley where families can borrow and exchange books and take home a range of produce grown in the centre’s edible garden. However, the centre wouldn’t be complete without featuring a community notice board – a popular pit stop for families wanting to seek out local events and businesses.