6 wks to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 6 yrs
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Respect: Considerate and compassionate, Niño ELA Montmorency value the diverse perspectives, experiences, knowledge and skills that each person brings. They create an environment where everyone feels appreciated and can belong.
Bravery: Curious and progressive, Niño ELA Montmorency are passionate about advancing early childhood education. They push boundaries, try new approaches and explore possibilities to create richer, more holistic learning experiences and stronger foundations for life.
Everyday wonder: Creative and inspiring, Niño ELA Montmorency recognises how important and amazing the early years are. They share and celebrate the special moments and allow every child to flourish at their own pace.
The True You: To bring out the best in others, Niño ELA Montmorency believes they must be proud of who they are. Honest, reliable, diligent and genuine, they always strive for excellence and deliver on their promises.
Niño ELA Montmorency seeks to ensure that your child develops a nurturing relationship with a primary educator, which helps them to develop a sense of trust, security and safety. They work with your family to develop goals for your child, seeking to understand what your little one needs in order to grow, learn and thrive.
Inquisitive and busy toddlers are nurtured and empowered by Niño ELA Montmorency’s qualified educators, giving the children a sense of ownership of their learning.
The toddler program encourages discovery, mastery and self-regulation to inspire a love of learning and a desire to explore and create. The educators work in collaboration with families on key milestones during this action-packed developmental stage, such as toilet training and independence at mealtimes.
As the children grow, they move into Niño ELA Montmorency’s kindergarten program to prepare them for the next stage of their life at ‘big school.’
Led by a Bachelor Qualified Teacher and a Diploma Qualified Educator, the 3 year old program is designed to help build confidence, a sense of belonging and a love of adventure. They find out what makes your child tick, what gets them excited, and factor this into their play.
In the 4 year old kindergarten program, a Bachelor Qualified Teacher and a Diploma Qualified Educator prepare individualised experiences depending on the interests of the child. They encourage them to take part in activities that they are likely to experience in primary school.
I am looking forward to building positive relationships with the families and working with the team to provide a quality experience for all who join our community.
Donna Davies - Centre Manager, Niño ELA Montmorency
Nino ELA's philosophy is centred around positive education which helps children build positive emotions, relationships, a sense of purpose and celebrates their accomplishments.
Vicky - Assistant Centre Manager, Niño ELA Montmorency
This centre has a heavy emphasis on children's agency; offering the children choices rather than telling them what they have to do and when. I think that is amazing. It's promotiong their decision-making skills and their confidence.
Hannah - Educator, Niño ELA Montmorency
Jack is seven months old and loves story time at Niño ELA. He sits with his favourite educator while she reads stories in a small group. Soon he is going to head off for a nap, under the watchful eye of his educator.
Jack enjoys some outdoor play after his nap, and heads straight for the age-appropriate climbing equipment to pull himself up. His educator supports him to try standing up while holding onto the ladders.
The educators in the nursery room lead the children in some singing and rhymes after lunch. Jack loves music and gets involved, clapping and smiling along.
Maddy is almost two years old and loves playing outside in the sandpit. Today she and her friend Ava are sitting with an educator who has set them up with some buckets, spades and watering cans to play with.
Maddy goes out to the vegetable garden with two of her friends and an educator. They are going to pick some tomatoes and basil and take them into the chef to use for lunch.
The educators have set Maddy up with paints and an easel so that she can paint a picture. She puts on her art smock and chooses her favourite colours. Red for the sky? Why not!
Bennett has just turned three and attends Niño ELA three times per week. He has made some lovely friends here and they start their day with some dressing up. Bennett decides to be a pirate, while the others choose superheroes and a lion costume.
The educators have set up a numeracy activity for Bennett, and he is using the interactive whiteboard to match numbers to pictures. Soon it’s someone else’s turn and Bennett sits on the mat to watch and learn.
Bennett and the other pre-schoolers are heading out to enjoy some nature play this afternoon, as the centre backs onto a nature reserve. He collects sticks, looks for fish in the river, and climbs some trees.
There’s no need for parents and carers to miss out on any of the joy and special moments in their child’s life. Activities, photographs and milestones can all be shared with the private online communication app, Xplor.
Niño ELA Montmorency is passionate about your child’s nutritional education. Children are encouraged to help plant and harvest food from the communal garden, share meals with their friends, and reduce their food waste by composting their scraps.
Niño ELA Montmorency’s Nutritional Ambassador, Dr Lauren Burn, is an Olympic gold medallist and a leading nutritionist who shares the centre’s passion for building healthy eating habits for life.
In collaboration with their in-house chefs, Lauren has developed a fresh, seasonally influenced and nutritionally balanced menu that tastes great and enhances wellbeing. All food is cooked onsite daily and is adjusted for individual dietary requirements. It’s not only healthy, it’s food they’ll love to eat.
Think waffles, muffins, toast and cereal for breakfast; crumbed fish or pasta bake for lunch; vegetable dip, yoghurt, wholesome cakes and seasonal fruit for snacks. Children are offered progressive meals which demonstrate respect for children's choices, offering them the flexibility to decide when to join the table for their meal.
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.