Over the coming weeks Cire Children’s Services will be reaching out to the community for donations and support for new educational toys and equipment.
Young children learn by imagining and doing. Their education and learning development is imperative to their early years’ learning; it helps to build social skills, problem solving skills and language skills. Our children’s services want to provide the best possible learning space for the children ensuring they are provided with the specific learning outcomes as outlined in the early years’ framework, which is why it is so important to offer them a variety of educational toys, equipment and experiences.
Our childcare centres, and out of school hours care programs, always need to replace or upgrade educational toys and equipment the children use due to their extensive everyday use.
We are seeking assistance from the general public and local businesses who are able to help with donations with any of the following items:
Dress ups: junior hi-vis jackets, hard hats, overalls, play costumes;
Sports: basketballs, soccer balls, tennis balls, footballs, skipping ropes, hula hoops, mini trampoline;
Vehicles: matchbox cars, little boats, trucks, aeroplanes, trains, motorbikes, wooden trains and trains set, tractors;
Animals and wildlife: Replica Australian animals, plastic bugs, butterflies, spiders, dinosaurs, horses, sea animals, farm animals, bug catchers, magnifying glasses;
Kitchen: Plastic/wooden shop/kitchen equipment, pretend food, cooking utensils;
Construction: Wooden blocks, Duplo, Lego;
Dolls: Doll prams, doll cradles, dolls house, dolls furniture, Barbies;
Puzzles: peg puzzles, floor puzzles, large 1000 piece puzzles;
Puppets; hand puppets, marionettes;
Garden tools: mini shovels, spades, rakes, straw brooms, watering cans, plastic wheelbarrows;
Hardware equipment: PVC and bamboo piping, fake grass, water trough.
If you are able to assist in any way please feel free to drop off any of these items to our office locations below.
Cire Children’s Services appreciates in advance all support and donations received and know that our children will value receiving new toys and equipment to play, learn and discover.
Yarra Junction: 2463 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction.
Mt Evelyn: 20 Old Hereford Rd, Mt Evelyn.
Please contact 1300 835 235 if you have any queries.
Local collection is also available. Please contact us to discuss.
If you would like to know more about Cire Children’s Services please call 5967 2776 (Yarra Junction) or 9736 1918 (Mt Evelyn).