Alive Catholic Early Learning Mount Barker

Alive Catholic Early Learning Mount Barker
8 Dutton Rd, Mount Barker, SA, 5251
5.0 Average score
Opening Hours 7am to 6.30pm
Licensed for 80 Children

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Welcome to Alive Catholic Early Learning Mount Barker

Welcome to Alive Catholic Early Learning Mount Barker!

Alive Catholic Early Learning at Mount Barker facilitates curriculum-based learning for children from 6 months to 5 years. With a holistic approach to learning, we believe in nurturing the development and growth of the whole child including their physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cognitive needs. Early Childhood is a critical time in a child's development and we are committed to actively supporting your child's brain growth during this time of their life.

Located in close proximity to the wetlands, Alive Mount Barker has a strong focus on sustainability, ecology and nature which is reflected throughout our curriculum. Your child will go on nature walks which allows them to explore the natural environment as well as complete investigations into the native flora and fauna located in the area.

At Alive we don’t just enrol a child but the whole family - we build relationships where your family feels valued through structured support and communication to create a community of belonging.

As Alive Mount Barker is co-located with St Francis De Sales College, an R - 12 Catholic School, this ensures we can provide an educational pathway for your child from 6 months to adulthood. It also allows the Centre to access shared resources such as the Sports Centre, Library and Nature Play areas as well as participate in College activities such as Book Week, liturgies, cooking projects, and Science Week.

Our strong relationship with the College allows us to provide your child with an intensive school transition program to St Francis. The transition program goes for approximately 10 weeks and includes:

  • Visits from the Reception teachers
  • Visits to the Reception classes
  • Opportunities to join the Junior School during recess
  • Attendance at assemblies and prayer time
  • Participation in the College's formal transition program

Although we provide this opportunity to those who will transition to the College, you are not required to be enrolled at St Francis de Sales to attend Alive. We are committed to ensuring each child is supported with their transition to Reception. Our co-location with the College ensures that your child will have experience in a school setting, helping to prepare them for the next part of their educational journey wherever they go.

Our Program

During your child’s day, they will participate in a core curriculum program which runs from 8.30am to 4pm daily, just like they will when they attend school. We provide educational experiences which cater for each child’s unique learning development and our extended hours ensure that we support parents through the provision of long day care.

We believe our youngest children from 6 months are highly capable learners. Our curriculum is tailored for each age group and is influences by the interests and development of each child. Every learning experience is guided by our curriculum, which will support your child to reach their full potential. Our curriculum includes:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Sustainability
  • STEM
  • Spirituality
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Movement and Sensory
  • Arts and Expression

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$131 Avg price / day

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Learning through play

Inquiry taps into the natural way children learn, so the educators unpack children’s questions, help them make discoveries, evaluate problems and draw conclusions. Through play, children are provided with resources which actively support learning outcomes through planned educational experiences.

Curriculum from 6 months

The educators recognise that a child’s brain is rapidly developing during the early years and have a curriculum which supports their holistic educational experience from 6 months to 5 years. The curriculum includes literacy, numeracy, arts and expression, STEM, social and emotional development, spirituality, ecology, movement and sensory experiences.  

Incursions to the School

Children go on regular incursions to the co-located St Francis de Sales College so they are familiar with a school environment no matter which school they transition to after Preschool. The educators utilise the knowledge and experience of the School to enhance the children’s learning experiences including participating in School activities such as Book Week, Science Week, assemblies and other significant events throughout the year. 

Incursions and excursions

Children participate in community incursions and excursions which support the investigations and inquiries that are happening in each learning space.

Bush Kindy (Preschoolers only)

Children participate in a Bush Kindy experience twice a week during school terms. Children venture into nature, observing changes within the environment. Using real world experiences and observations supports the centre’s curriculum areas such as numeracy (counting, measurement, capacity, problem solving), sustainability (how do we care for our environment), social and emotional development (confidence building, sharing, working with peers), literacy (communication skills) and movement and sensory (gross motor skills, physical development).

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Wonderful and friendly early learning centre

Would recommend to a friend
Kate Rainbow
Nov, 2023

Very Nice place for kids to learn in a very fun clean place , and exlpore with nature , arts and craft, kids... Read more

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Darrlene Jansink
May, 2022

Our daughter has thrived at Alive. We started when they first opened, and still attend. Facilities are modern and always well kept, educating staff are... Read more

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Elise Goldner
Mar, 2022