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Glendale Early Education Centre

Providing a nurturing and supportive environment for your children to learn, play, and grow from ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

Glendale Early Education
Enjoy the long weekend and we will see everyone back Monday 29th January 2024 #glendaleearlyeducation #communitybasededucation #earlychildhood
Thank you to our families and community for a wonderful 2023.  Glendale Early Education Centre will be closed from 6pm Friday 22nd December 2023.  We will re-open for children to return to care on their 2024 booked days from 7.00am Wednesday 10th January 2024. #glendaleearlyeducation #communitybasededucation
NEW ENTRY OPENING
From Monday 6th November 2023 the new entry to Hunter Sports Centre and Glendale Early Education will open.  Access from the current roundabout will be CLOSED.
The new access is left turn in and left turn out ONLY.  Please be mindful of traffic movements while all navigate this new access point.

Please share this message with all people that access the centre for drop-off/pick-up children at our centre.
Enjoy the long weekend!  We will be closed Monday 2nd October 2023.  We will be open from 7.00am Tuesday 3rd October 2023

We are a community-based not-for-profit organisation, supporting children and families in Glendale

Our experienced educators offer individualised programs that cater to the unique needs of each child, and we prioritise the importance of parent participation and communication.

With a focus on the Early Years Learning Framework, we aim to enhance your child’s sense of being, belonging, and becoming, and provide opportunities for them to develop their skills, relationships, and confidence.

The centre has been designed with 3 individual playrooms and 2 separate playgrounds, and can cater for the changing community needs in relation to child development. This has enabled the Centre to provide up to 46 licensed positions.  We provide a home like environment to our families, whilst best meeting their educational needs, and the needs of their children.

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Caterpillar Room

Early Learners
0-2 years

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Grasshopper Room

Transitional Learners
2-3 years

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Busy Bee Room

Pre-Schoolers
3-6 years

The service places an emphasis on providing a holistic program that embraces and reflects the Early Years Learning Framework aiming to enhance the sense of being, belonging and becoming of all children.  The interest based child-centred program enables the inclusion of all children in a high quality program.

All Meals Provided

University qualified Early Childhood Teacher

Approved Service for Child Care Subsidy

Developmentally appropriate educational programs

Up to 46 licensed positions across 3 rooms

Stay connected with OWNA App

Quarterly 'Journeys of Learning' cycles

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Our Programs

Our qualified experienced and highly skilled team of Educators design and implement individualised programs for all children.   The Early Years Learning framework underpins our framework and practice and we value and encourage parent participation in all activities the centre provides.  The individual primary care routines are embraced including sleep, feeding and nappy changing with information shared daily.  The pre-school program has an embedded transition to school focus in consultation with local schools. Our programs emphasise the skills, dispositions and capabilities the children will need for the most successful and effective transition into the formal school environment – Kindergarten.

 

The large outdoor area offers 2 play areas. Both 0-3 years and pre-school outdoor learning environments feature soft fall play areas, gross motor equiptment to embrace physically challenging play, grassed areas dirt and mud pits, covered gazebos and sandpits. Family grouping time is offered in 0-3 indoor / outdoor learning areas in mornings and afternoons. The pre-school outdoor learning area offers equipment to challenge older children’s gross motor skills and promote assessment of risk.

 

Our service is committed to building and fostering the holistic development of individuals and implementing quality, fun-filled, and relationship focused early education through our play based programs.

A variety of excursions beyond the fence each year including oval, bush kindy, local shopping centre & pet shop.

Four chickens, a few fish and sea snails to enjoy and care for

Variety of In-centre events each year to compliment our programs across a range of topics including dental and overall healthy hygiene, magic, music, mindfulness and cultural programs.

Kindy Gym adventures at Hunter Sports Centre for the preschool room once per month

Onsite sustainable learning area with worm farm, composting, editable gardens including bush tucker & flowers.

Fire pit and yarning circle space enjoyed by all children

Belonging, Being and Becoming

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Early Years Learning Framework

The foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and
care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

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Nature Pedagogy

Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and STEM education. Outdoor play has clear physical benefits for developing children including helping children to acquire gross motor skills and eye-hand coordination. Sensory stimulation derived from interacting with natural environments allows children to learn with all of their senses.

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The Phoenix Cups Framework

The Phoenix Cups Framework will help you understand how to meet your most important life needs, and the needs of those around you. The 5 cups are Mastery, Safety, Fun, Connection & Safety. Each cup has it’s own specific needs that needs to be met in order for you to achieve a strong sense of balance, fulfilment, and well-being.

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Glendale Early Education

National Quality Standard

The National Quality Standard sets a new national benchmark for the quality of education and care services. The National Quality Standard is divided into seven Quality Areas:

Educational Program and Practice

Relationships with Children

Children's Health and Safety

Collabrative partnerships with families and communities

Physical Environment

Leadership and service management

Staffing Arrangements

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Enrolment

We are registered for Child Care Subsidy.  Parents must apply to Family Assistance Office before their child’s first day of attendance to ensure the appropriate assistance is applied to fees.

The centre values its open door policy giving parents the opportunity to participate in the daily program.  We also offer an orientation process for new enrolments to visit the centre at their leisure before permanent placement begins to familiarise children and parents with the centre, staff and the daily routine.

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Contact Us

Ready to enrol your child into our Early Education Centre?

Contact us today and we will gladly help you.

Phone: (02) 49547755

Fax: (02) 49547767

Address: 4 Stockland Drive Argenton NSW 2284 (Access via Hunter Sports Centre driveway)

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: 7am til 6pm Monday to Friday