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CENTRE INFORMATION

Sudbury House Early Learning Centre is a 45 place Community Early Learning Centre that has been educating children in Mirrabooka since 1986. 

 

We cater for children 6 weeks to 5 years in specialised learning environments and with unique facilities for each age group, including:

  • Dedicated rooms for every age group, each with direct outdoor access

  • Open-viewing kitchen to provide nutritious meals to children of all ages

  • Central dining room designed for shared mealtimes

  • Outdoor veggie gardens, mature trees and secure play areas for each age group

  • Well shaded nature based outdoor learning environments that encourage active play.

Our unique early learning centre is ideal if you live or work around Mirrabooka.

 

We are  conveniently located next to the bus station and open from 7am, it’s also perfect for local residents who commute by bus to the city for work.

Our Team

Our team of experienced and qualified educators at Sudbury House Early Learning are dedicated to providing the best possible education and care backed by latest research and best practice in Early Years learning.

 

The educational program is carefully developed to cater for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.  Whether you’re looking for a kindy, pre-kinder, toddler or baby care program, you’ll find a passionate team who are committed to providing the ideal environment for children of each age group to learn, develop, and grow.

A Supportive Therapist

HEALTH & SAFETY

Safety is our Priority

 

We believe children learn more in an environment where they feel safe and secure.  At Sudbury House Early Learning we have secure entry and exit points for parents, with additional emergency evacuation gates or doors. Emergency evacuation drills are practised regularly to ensure that staff and children are prepared in the event of an emergency.

 

Educators are first aid qualified and have participated in health and safety training including food safety, anaphylaxis and asthma emergency response training. We consistently run above ratio, by employing additional ‘float’ educators to ensure that children can always have the support and care they need.

Gardening Class

ENVIRONMENT

The Environment as the Third Teacher

At Sudbury House Early Learning, we firmly believe that the environment is the ‘third’ teacher (with the family and educators being the first and second).

 

The physical environment should not be a backdrop to the curriculum but rather is part of the program. Outside in our nature-based playgrounds, we have incorporated natural materials amongst our climbing structures that provide opportunities for a level of controlled risk-taking. Indoors, wood and natural materials have been used throughout to create a calming and warm environment.

 

Your child will find the environments attractive, engaging and interesting, with many resources to interact with, see and touch. It is designed to provide countless opportunities for open-ended play to suit different abilities and interests.

Our environment is safe and protected and children are given the opportunity to develop at their own rate and in their own time. We offer ‘real’ opportunities for learning and development where children can discover and create through constructive play.

Sustainability

At Sudbury House Early Learning, we incorporate sustainable practices in everything we do. Children are encouraged to learn about, respect and contribute to the world we live in through daily tasks such as watering the gardens, looking after the worm farm and water conservation. Children learn about gardening and pick fresh herbs and vegetables  for their meals in our veggie gardens. We incorporate learning about recycling in our curriculum throughout the year and share conversations and topics such as sustainability.

 

Our natural play spaces are full of loose parts, natural resources and messy play opportunities. We want children to connect with nature and learn about sustainability, so children will often use recycled products or even ‘up-cycled’ materials and resources in their everyday play.

FOOD & NUTRITION

As educators and parents ourselves, we understand that children need the right combination of foods to help them develop mentally and physically. Our experienced Nutrition Coordinator creates menus that are delicious, colourful and nutritious.

 

We use interactive cooking activities, herb gardens and food exploration opportunities to regularly teach children about the ‘super powers’ of different fruits and vegetables as well as encouraging them to try something new.

 

 Sudbury House early Learning Centre Kitchen 

Our beautiful gardens include vegetable patches that allow children to watch their food grow and foster conversations about nutrition. Together with our passionate Nutrition Coordinator and the room Educators the children collect fresh ingredients for their meals or in play. The children and Educators also have access to Sudbury Community House’s Community garden.

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