We are a 144 place centre and offer long day care to children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We also have a funded kindergarten program with Degree Qualified Teachers which is offered 5 days a week at our centre. Our Educators follow the National Quality Framework which is based on children’s interests and a play based learning.
We strive for a positive and nurturing environment at our service, providing the highest quality of care to the children.
We love to involve our parents in our weekly curriculum. We welcome our families into our service and the opportunity to be involved within the program, we have some parents who come into the service to teach the children dancing, cooking and helping within the rooms.
At Bellarine Kids Early Learning Centre we also offer Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care Programs, to all children aged 5-12 years of age.
The OSHC program is designed and implemented by qualified, experienced and dedicated educators from Bellarine Kids Early Learning Centre and staff ratios ensure that the needs of all children in the program are met. We follow the National Quality Standard guidelines as well as the National Framework: My Place Our Time – framework for school age care in Australia. Our Program allows the group to have a sense of identity, encourages life skills and develops skills in communication whilst also focusing on individual interests and well being. We focus on each child’s strengths building on skills and knowledge they have to offer the program whilst collaborating with parents and school to ensure maximum learning through play.
In addition to the opportunity for children to relax and have fun through the program, provision is also made, and support offered, for the completion of homework and care arrangements can be made around extracurricular and after school activities.
Sibling interaction and support of friendships is valued in the program. The needs of children of all ages are taken in to consideration in the planning of the flexible OSHC program.
I have worked at Bellarine Kids Early Learning Centre for 7 years and have lived in Geelong most of my life. I love learning new ways to help educators, teach children to explore and express themselves. Working in childcare is a very rewarding experience and always strive to achieve the best.
Hi, my name is Robyn. I’ve work in administration for 30 years. I am really passionate in providing the best service to the families. I am currently studying certificate 3 in business administration.