6 wks to 1 yr
1 yr to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 4 yrs
4 yrs to 5 yrs
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Respect: Considerate and compassionate, Niño ELA Point Cook values 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 Point Cook is 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 Point Cook 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 Point Cook 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 Early Learning Adventures Point Cook understands that your child’s needs and interests go beyond the standard curriculum. They provide a world of experiences for children to extend their knowledge and skills.
Specialist classes include:
Niño Early Learning Adventures Point Cook 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 Early Learning Adventures Point Cook’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 Early Learning Adventures Point Cook’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.
Niño ELA Point Cook is passionate about your child’s nutritional education. Children are encouraged to help plant and harvest food from the vegetable garden, share meals with their friends, and reduce their food waste by composting their scraps.
Niño ELA Point Cook’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 on site 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 cake and seasonal fruit for snacks. By eating together at a communal table, the children learn positive habits around food that will benefit them for life.
Charlotte is a ten-month-old little girl who always heads straight for the sandpit when she arrives at Niño ELA Point Cook. Her educators encourage her to dig and build and then to decorate her creations with sticks and leaves.
Charlotte loves eating with her friends and today it’s one of her favourites, pasta! After a quick clean up, she’s ready to head off to play some more before she has a rest.
Charlotte loves the swing and today her favourite educator is giving her and her big sister a push on the swing together.
Raffy is almost two and she loves helping the educators weed and water the vegetable gardens in the mornings. Today she is picking some of the berries that are ripe and ready, to give to the chef to use later.
The toddlers are doing some cooking with the chef, and Raffy helps mix the batter for some raspberry muffins. The best part is the taste test.
After lunch, the toddlers head outside to burn off some energy. Raffy loves playing in the forts and the hand-crafted cubby houses with her friends.
Hayden is three years old and you’ll always find him playing outside when the centre opens in the morning. He loves the trampoline and the wooden climbing equipment.
Hayden enjoys the weekly Spanish lessons at Niño ELA Point Cook. He can now count to ten and name many of his favourite animals in Spanish.
Time to relax with the weekly yoga class. Hayden and the other pre-schoolers set up their mats and listen to the instructions from their educator. Hayden has almost perfected the downward dog.
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.
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.