6 wks to 18 mths
1 yr to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 5 yrs
3 yrs to 5 yrs
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Absolutely amazing this kinder is. The staff are so lovely and welcoming, great environment and atmosphere. My kids love coming here. Highly recommended.
Belinda - parent
Amazing centre! My daughter has been at the centre since she was 1 and is now in Kinder, she loves coming to care and always has lots to say about her day. My son now attends in the babies' room and wouldn't have my children anywhere else. The educators are friendly and caring and the centre is always clean and inviting. Love that the children have the opportunity to go on community walks and participate in community events.
Kandise - parent
The educators at Melton Early Learning Kinders understand that for children, the first eight years are fundamental in establishing core values, sense of identity, and self-worth.
They see parents and families as the first educator, and that their role is to work together in a collaborative and supportive way on a child’s learning journey.
The educational philosophies at the centre are based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning which supports enquiry and play-based learning opportunities in natural and responsive environments. The learning programs are designed to be emergent in nature and guided by the children’s interests and needs.
The centre’s learning programs are informed by both the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which is based on the fundamental belief that children’s lives are characterised as “Belonging, Being and Becoming”; and the
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) which identifies five learning outcomes for children that the centre strives toward:
There are four rooms at the centre:
I have always had a passion for Early Childhood and have worked in the industry for my entire career! Working at Melton ELK has been the highlight of my career as I have gained a wealth of knowledge and had amazing support from our team here. My favourite aspect of my role is building and supporting the relationships I have created here and working alongside our dedicated team as we create a quality environment for our children and families.
Jodee, Centre Manager, Melton Early Learning Kinders
The centre’s cook prepares healthy, fresh meals on-site every day. With a rotating seasonal menu, the centre uses fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. The menu has been carefully designed through collaboration with families and children, and is approved by Nutrition Australia.
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.