About Creative Garden Early Learning Bendigo

We are excited to open Creative Garden Early Learning Bendigo located in the heart of Evergreen Waters. This brand new state-of-the-art Early Learning Centre provides quality care and education for children up to school age.

For your convenience, the centre boasts a range of services including nutritious meals, exciting incursions and a specialised Kindergarten program to prepare your child for school and beyond.

We have hand-picked and trained an amazing team of qualified early childhood educators to provide children with play based learning and development experiences to ensure they flourish in our care.

Creative Garden Bendigo promotes learning though natural resources and environments. Recycling is a significant part of our curriculum with a recycling centre displayed in the foyer for families to add to as they enter and/or leave the service. In the classrooms educators utilise these recycled goods for construction, art, drawing, imaginative play, classification, sorting and many other valuable learning experiences. At present the 3 and 4 year old children are in the process of creating their own recycled paper which is very exciting. The children are encouraged to water plants with “leftover” water and share in the life journey of plants.

Our service has a vegetable patch which we will involve the children in exploring foods suitable to plant at this time of year and then involve the children in all steps of cultivating the soil, planting seeds, watering and eventually picking the foods grown. At present we are also exploring implementing worm farms into the centre which will support the richness of the soil for our vegetable patch.

In the outdoor area we have a fort that encourages imaginative play and also a hand crafted cubby house. These areas are already popular with the children who engage in imaginative play and have already created some wonderful pirate ships.

The centre in its design is very environmentally friendly with high ceilings, sensor down lights, large expansive windows to enable the centre to be flooded with natural lighting. Outdoors the garden incorporates a variety of materials and textures including dirt/mud, sand, woodchips/tanbark, pebbles, stones, large boulders, red gum seating, a wooden bridge, decking and concrete. Such a variety of textures we believe promotes children as competent and capable of learners.

Flexible Hours

Our centre is offering Flexible Hours to support families to make the most out of the government’s Child Care Subsidy. Consisting of nine-hour, ten-hour, and full day options, the new Flexible Hours model will give families the freedom to choose which hours best suit their individual circumstances. Families will not be limited by start and finish times like other models from competitors, and there will be no associated fees or conditions around the minimum amount of flexible hours days they are able to access. To learn more watch our Flexible Hours video by clicking the video button above.

National quality standard rating: Meeting National Quality Standard.

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6 wks to 12 mths S M T W T F S
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4 yrs to 5 yrs S M T W T F S
    • Long Day Care
    • $125 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 5yrs
    • Fee includes: Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies.

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National quality standard rating

Overall Rating - Meeting National Quality Standard (MORE)
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Educational Program and Practice Meeting National Quality Standard
Children's Health and Safety Meeting National Quality Standard
Physical environment Meeting National Quality Standard
Staffing Arrangements Meeting National Quality Standard
Relationships with children Meeting National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Meeting National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 8-Jul-2020

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