The best learning environment for children comes from having the best teachers. Children taught by highly qualified educators start school with better social, language, literacy and numeracy skills.
Our caring educators are among the most highly qualified in Australia.
The number of well- qualified educators at our Early Learning Centre is well above the minimum level required under national laws for long day care.
Teachers with Master’s degrees in early childhood education lead a team of highly qualified educators in each of our learning rooms for babies and pre-school children.
In bright, airy rooms our highly qualified staff help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills that build success for life.
Every child’s learning story
Every child, including babies, at our Early Learning Centre has an individual portfolio in which their teacher charts their progress during the year. The portfolio is like a diary, with samples of the child’s drawings and paintings, as well as photos of their activities.
And, at least once a month, the teacher writes a Learning Story in every portfolio, describing what that child has learned, the activities they loved the most, the discoveries they’ve made.
We encourage families to look at the portfolio at any time. At the end of the year we give the portfolios to families as a permanent, delightful record of their child’s learning journey.
Other things we do to make a difference:
Our centre is a place for parents and carers, as well as children. We encourage parents and grandparents to come into our rooms at any time, to read a book with children or take part in an activity. Every term we have a family function in each room where families meet our staff and take part in fun activities with their children.
- We focus on children developing healthy eating habits by introducing a wide range of fruits and vegetables into meals prepared by our cook.
- We emphasise the importance of good manners by teaching children how to be kind and considerate to others, how to be resilient and develop self-regulation of their behaviour.
- Our assistant principal is responsible for overseeing our teaching and learning program, making sure that every room has a detailed learning plan and every child has an individual learning plan that includes teacher observations and assessments.
- We believe it is vital to intervene early if a child has a development problem. Problems are identified early, assessed and acted on quickly. If families need specialist help we ensure they get it through our integrated model of health, education and family services available on site.
Policy and Government Regulations
Our centre’s program is guided by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
We ensure that our programs, staff, equipment and facilities comply with the regulations outlined by the Authority in its National Quality Framework.
To learn more about these regulations please go to the Authority’s website www.acecqa.gov.au