Westcare Early Learning Centre is a purpose-built centre, that provides quality education and care to children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. We are committed to providing an enriching learning environment for every child who joins us. We aim to support children in their transition from home by creating an environment that is extension of the child’s home, and creates a strong sense of wellbeing.
Our excellent facilities have been designed to encourage exploration. They invoke imagination and wonder for children. The quality Montessori resources and environments are matched by an outstanding team of educators, who are all dedicated professionals with a clear understanding of how to implement the Early Years Learning Framework and teach using the Montessori method to ensure children’s development is supported, and their learning is maximised.
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The quality Montessori resources and environments are matched by an outstanding team of educators, who are all dedicated professionals with a clear understanding of how to implement the Early Years Learning Framework and teach using the Montessori method to ensure children’s development is supported, and their learning is maximised.
Montessori is an approach to supporting the full development of the human being. The Montessori approach offers a broad vision of education as an ‘aid to life’. As an educational system, it is used in over 22,000 schools worldwide, and has a longer track record of success than any other educational approach in the world.
The Montessori approach to education, inspires children towards a lifelong love of learning, by following their natural developmental trajectory. Children become confident, responsible, independent learners, who trust in their own abilities. The inclusivity and positive social development facilitated by the Montessori programme forms the basis for a persistent attachment to learning and knowledge.
Montessori classrooms provide a specially crafted learning environment where children are able to respond to their natural tendency to work. Children have an innate passion for learning, and the Montessori classroom encourages this by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, purposeful activities with the guidance of a trained adult. Through their work, the children develop concentration and joyful self-discipline. Within a framework of order, the children progress at their own pace and rhythm, according to their individual capabilities.
Dr Maria Montessori, a physician, anthropologist and pedagogue, developed her unique method of educating children over a professional career that spanned over fifty years. The Montessori approach was developed through intense scientific observation of children from many ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds from birth to maturity. It is based upon a deep understanding of child development.
Our Montessori program covers the 5 areas of Montessori:
• Practical life
• Cultural studies
Naturalistic Play Areas
Our outdoor play space allows children to play with natural elements such as sand, water, wood and living plants.
It has been designed to offer as many play opportunities as possible, engaging a child's natural curiosity while encouraging both social play (pretending, using their imagination) and constructive play (building).
There is also a separate play area for under 2 year olds.
We have a fully-equipped kitchen with an on-site cook to prepare fresh, nutritious meals daily.
Late Snack At End Of Day.
The menu is designed based on Nutrition Australia healthy eating guidelines to ensure the health and wellbeing of all children.
The centre is Nut-Free and the educators have Allergy and Anaphylaxis First-Aid Training, ensuring allergies and intolerances can be catered for.
Modern Indoor Play Rooms
The fully air-conditioned centre has keycard security access and safety gates where required.
There are 5 age-designated rooms:
Sleeping Room & Nursery: 6 weeks - 12 months old
Waddlers: 1 - 2 year olds
Early Learning: 2 - 3 year olds
Pre-Kindy: 3 - 4 year old
Kindy: 4+ year olds
Some key benefits of our Early Learning Centre include;
Tailored to suit your child's age group.
Hand selected educators that understand your child's needs and age appropriate solutions.
We let children create their own identity through positive play and learning with children in their age group.
Environmental setting that stimulates your child's creative side and interactions.