Our state-of-the-art, purpose-built early learning centre has been designed to provide you and your family with unrivalled excellence in early childhood education and care. Designed for children in the foundational years, our expert approach places connection at the centre of our practice. Our philosophy positions relationships as central to all learning as we strive to form trusting future partnerships with you and your child.
Featuring generously spaced, brightly lit, open and welcoming indoor learning environments, our rooms are strategically designed to ensure each child is able to access and participate in all elements of the curriculum. Featuring a sense of connection between home and care and prioritising each child’s sense of wonder and well-being, a combination of open-ended resources and variety of natural materials encourage children to engage in sustained enquiry, supporting relationships with peers and developing a passion for life-long learning. A combination of adult and child sized furniture is featured across the learning environments to support your child's development and help them to navigate confidently in adult worlds.
Our outdoor learning environments exemplify landscaping excellence, featuring elements of natural grass, sandpits, a dry creek natural stone riverbed, native and planted vegetation and endless blue skies filled with sunshine. Our generously landscaped environments feature play equipment including climbing elements and a slide, Noughts & Crosses, bike tracks, assorted tricycles, gardening equipment, buckets/spades, balls, hoops, picnic tables for outdoor meal times and activities, a triple drinking trough with fresh-water access and sheltered areas to ensure your child is Sunsafe as they explore and play throughout the day.
Our educational play-based program is grounded on thorough research about how children learn best. Our daily experiences see ordinary routines transformed into rituals for learning, finding opportunities in the everyday. Our planning cycle is child-centred, providing a balance between uninterrupted play, inquiry and planned intentional teaching, offering enormous potential for enriching learning experiences and transitions (including to school). Here at Little Learners Centre, we focus closely on building respectful relationships, fostering your childs emotional and social well-being, emerging independence, sense of agency, competency, connectedness and personal identity, drawing on a range of perspectives and theories about how children learn and play. Our practices are underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework.
Your child’s teachers:
At Little Learners Centre, we acknowledge how hard it must be to entrust someone with the care of your special little person. We work hard to provide you with the sense of security that we are working hard to develop a responsive, unhurried connection with your child. Continuity of Care is important to us so we will do our best to connect your child with a primary educator who can form strong, secure relationships through consistency and nurturing.
Little Learners Centre operates five days per week from 7:00am to 6:00pm and is open all year round (with possible closure over the Christmas Period for 2 weeks which will be notified to families early December). We have 2 rooms on level one which are allocated for children aged 6 weeks to 36 months and 2 spacious nursery/cot rooms to provide for the diverse and unique sleep and rest needs of children within the service. The children in this grouping are called The Orchids. We have 2 rooms located on ground floor, one for children 36 months to school-age called The Banksias and the second for 24 to 36 months called the Wattles Group.
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Basement Carpark and Lift Access including strollers
- Central School Community location
- Parent lounge and committee
- Fresh home-cooked meals made on site daily with an in house cook.
- Quiet, tranquil, spacious nurseries
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals including Late snack/fruit available
- Personal Key Fob security system
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- Various Programs
- Fully air-conditioned with individually climate controlled rooms
- Large, natural play environments with an abundance of age appropriate, open-ended learning resources
- Early Childhood Teacher's
- Kinderm8 – a parent interactive communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning with instant messaging to families educators.
- Qikkids and QKEnrol – an easy to use parent app related to your child’s attendance within our centre.
- CCS Entitlements