6 wks to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
All included as part of the daily fee:
The passionate and experienced educators work closely with families to ensure each baby’s routine is personalised to meet their individual needs. The children take part in activities within a stimulating learning environment. They enjoy group time for their music and movement program or special guests that come into the centre. They eat their meals and snacks with their friends under the guidance of their educators. They enjoy taking part in songs and storytelling, sensory activities, and messy play in the garden. At nap time, they are taken into the sleeping area where gentle music and a twinkling night sky encourages them to rest.
The educators recognise that routines for toddlers are an important opportunity for learning. Performing daily, predictable tasks while having fun is a chance for toddlers to build their self-confidence, communication and social skills and the ability to develop their self-control. The toddlers enjoy a daily rhythmic routine which assists them to transition between activities throughout the day. They take part in activities such as music, yoga, cooking, painting, drawing, singing and dancing, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based activities and the centre’s sustainability program. They also enjoy eating their meals and snacks with their friends and educators.
The educators ensure the children’s environment is fun and inviting, encouraging quality play-based experiences to help them to develop memory skills, language development and behaviour regulation, supporting the transition to school and academic learning later on in life. The children enjoy yoga, visits from special guests, and regular excursions to local parklands. They enjoy regular meals and snacks with their friends and educators, helping to set up, serve and clear away afterwards. Other activities include literacy and numeracy games, a sensory experience in the zen garden, outdoor fun with the sustainability curriculum, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities to help encourage children to think creatively and critically.
Green Leaves Early Learning Waverley Gardens is proud of their professional, motivated and passionate educators that provide high-quality educational experiences every day for the children in their care. As a futures-orientated early learning centre, Green Leaves Early Learning integrates technology into the curriculum through the use of interactive smart board technologies.
The hidden gem that is Green Leaves Early Learning Waverley Gardens is located on the rooftop of Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre in Mulgrave, in close proximity to the freeway for ease of travel.
Our spacious early learning centre offers a unique open plan environment providing children with the opportunity for multi-aged learning throughout the centre flowing from the inside play space to the outdoor play space.
Our highly qualified educators focus on providing warm and inviting learning environments that support our children aged 6 weeks to 6 years to build strong relationships supporting their continued learning.
The learning curriculum is supported by many incursions and events which include visits within the local community and opportunities to extend further on children’s individual skills and interests.
Feel free to pop in for a tour at any time, my team and I look forward to meeting you and your family soon.
Cat, Centre Director, Green Leaves Early Learning Waverley Gardens.
Nutrition plays a vital role in childhood development. At Green Leaves Early Learning Waverley Gardens, the centre chef prepares nutritious meals based on seasonally crafted menus to nourish active, growing bodies. The freshly prepared meals and snacks entice even the fussiest of eaters and meet at least half of the daily nutritional requirements.
As part of their learning journey, babies, toddlers, and children will take part in chef-led culinary lessons, where they will learn the importance of nourishing their bodies while preparing wholesome snacks.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.