Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact the reception desk staff on (03) 8765 0111 to receive an enrolment form. Alternatively contact us for more information, or to arrange a tour of the Early Learning Centre.
Scientific research into brain development shows the first five years of a child’s life are the most important for a child’s development. The research clearly shows that a child’s success at school is set in the first few years of life and that a high-quality early learning environment can prevent learning difficulties at school.
Childcare is a term that suggests children are simply being cared for. Early learning is more than that. It is care plus education.
Early learning is a service where children are involved in a wide range of fun activities, where highly trained educators provide a caring and stimulating environment to help children thrive and develop a love of learning.
We have a kindergarten teacher in each room, working with other qualified educators to deliver our high quality early learning program to all children at the Centre.
We do not distinguish between kindergarten and early learning. Instead we offer a high quality education program to all children, regardless of their age.
The early learning program is designed to meet the needs of each age group. Our 3 and 4-year-old children receive a program that is also tailored to prepare them for school.
Yes, if you meet the requirements set out by the Australian government. For example Child Care Benefit (CCB) is a payment from the government that helps you with the cost of child care.
To learn more click on this link http://www.mychild.gov.au. You may also be eligible for other government help. Please contact our staff. They will be happy to help you with these matters.
Please see the Fees & Enrolments page for further details.
We cater for children up to 5 years old.
Yes, except during the Christmas/summer holiday period where the centre closes for four weeks. Please contact the College for specific dates.
The Centre is open from 7.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
It operates for 48 weeks during each year.