LEAVES EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
20-21 Crosbie Road
Murrumbeena VIC 3163
Ph. 03 8592 1995
Enrol Now. 1300 441 441
ABOUT OUR EARLY LEARNING SERVICE
Leaves Early Learning Centre (ELC) is a Long Day Care and Kindergarten service that provides education and care for children aged 3 months to 6 years.
The rooms in our service are separated into the following age groups:
3 – 12 months
12 – 18 months
18 - 24 months
24 – 30 months
2½ – 3 year old
3 – 4 year old
4 – 5 year old (kindergarten)
Our qualified Kindergarten teacher has over 20 years’ experience teaching and all educators hold qualifications in the industry.
At Leaves ELC we limit the number of children to 12 per room up to 3 years of age. Many studies over the years, have shown that younger children generally learn and develop better in smaller environments. By limiting the number of children in each room, we ensure that each child receives maximum care and is offered the best opportunities for their development. We are committed to providing a safe, happy and stimulating environment for every child that attends the service.
The service offers an educational program tailored to each developmental age group, from the nursery up to and including our 4-year-old preschool program. Our aim is to ensure that your child is best prepared to attend primary school in the following year. The preschool program is managed and delivered by a Bachelor Qualified Kindergarten teacher and our team of early childhood educators are carefully selected to ensure they have the appropriate qualifications and experience.
Leaves ELC offers four spacious, natural outdoor play areas with six large shade structures. We strongly believe in children learning through play in natural environments and having choices of kinesthetic, visual and verbal learning. Our service and educators are expected to follow the Cancer Council’s Sun Smart policy.
As parents of young children, we understand that the decision to commit to childcare and early learning can be very emotional and challenging. We are committed to the care and education of every child and believe the early years are a unique and important stage of a child’s life. We promote a healthy lifestyle for all children by offering a balanced diet, a comprehensive menu and exceptional role-modelling by all educators.
MEET OUR SERVICE MANAGER
My name is Alanah and I have worked in the childcare industry since 2007.
I started in childcare doing an apprenticeship for my Certificate 3 in Children’s services while I worked full time. I then decided I wanted to further my knowledge and passion and completed my Diploma of Children’s services. I found that I wanted to continue to push myself further and continue to learn, so I completed my Advanced Diploma in Children’s services and then my Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management.
I worked my way up from being an assistant, to running rooms within all age groups. I became an Educational Leader and a Second in Charge (2IC). I was then given the opportunity to work as a Centre Manager. While working as a 2IC, my passion for teaching others my skills grew. I then went and completed my Teaching as Assessing Certificate 4. This gave me so much confidence in the industry and being able to be a stronger role model. I have worked for privately owned centres, small cluster group centres and corporate companies.
I have been a Service Manager for 3 and a half years and have loved every minute of it. I relish the opportunity to guide other Educators and love having the ability to teach different ways to approach situations. Being hands on with children and parents every minute of my day and making the centre the best it possibly can be, is my favorite part of my position.
I am very passionate about what I do and take pride in our Service. I am very strong on open and honest communication and being there to support everyone at all times.
On a personal note, I do not yet have children of my own however my partner and I have a beautiful dog, who we adore and I am an Aunty to 7 children. Since watching my nieces and nephews grow up, my understanding of the importance of quality childcare and respect for parents has continued to grow stronger.
We look forward to welcoming you to Leaves Early Learning and showcasing our exceptional team of Educators and Reggio based educational program
Contact Leaves Early Learning Centre to book a tour today
Monday to Friday
7.00am to 6.30pm
Temporary hours due to COVID-19
Monday to Friday
7.00am to 6.00pm
Nutritional Balanced Meals Provided
Nappies & Wipes Provided
Linen & Blankets
Fully Accredited, Government Funded Kindergarten Program
Incursions & Extra Curricular Activities
Exceeding the National Quality Standards
WAITLIST & ENROLMENT PROCESS
We promote an open door policy where families can visit the centre at any time during operational hours and are offered a walk through and an overview of what we provide and offer as a centre.
Once families have completed a tour they will receive an enrolment pack with all necessary paperwork.
Once enrolled, the orientation process begins.
The orientation process is an arrangement made between families and staff that supports the family's needs.