Geelong & District Day Nursery Inc. trading as Geelong Childrens Centre is a volunteer-managed, community based childcare/kindergarten provider. We operate as an independent, incorporated, non-for-profit association to provide high quality, education and care to meet the expressed learning needs of the community. Geelong Childrens Centre focuses on delivering education and learning projects that meet the social, education and cultural needs of this community.
Enrolments for 2016 –
Vacancies currently exist for the following:
Enrolments for 2017 –
The Centre will take enrolments for current clients for 2017 on 24th and 25th October 2016.
The Centre will take enrolments for 2017 for new clients on Monday, 31st October, 2016 commencing at 7:30am.
Operating since 1967, the Geelong Children's Centre is a not-for-profit organisation administered by a committee of management - made up of community members and parent representatives, whereby all surplus funds are used to extensively resource the Centre, buildings and staffing.
The Centre has an open door policy, clients are welcome to visit or telephone at any time between 7am until 6pm. No appointments necessary.
We employ 18 diploma qualified staff, 2 kindergarten teachers, 26 Certificate 3 and 2 studying towards Advanced Diploma and 2 Bachelor of Education qualifications. Our staff have extensive experience in delivering high quality programs following a play based curriculum.
Our staff participate in professional development workshops throughout the year. Staff photos and qualifications are located outside each of the children's rooms.
The Early Years Learning Framework forms 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. The Framework has been designed for use by early childhood educators working in partnership with families, children's first and most influential educators.