Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre
We are enrolling now for our brand new, state of the art, early learning environment for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
“The environment should act as an aquarium which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes and culture of the people who live in it. This is what we are working towards.”
Loris Malaguzzi – Reggio Emilia
Malaguzzi, L. (1996) “The right to environment”, in T.Filippini and V.Vecchi (eds)The hundred languages of children: The exhibit.ReggioEmilia, ReggioChildren.
Opening January 2019
Register for Child Care or funded Kindergarten
1300 224 644
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the service open?
30th January 2019 will be the first day for Children’s attendance.
What programs will be running at the service?
Funded Kindergarten programs, along with early education and care programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age will be offered at our brand new, start of the art service.
These programs will include specialist learning spaces that provide a rich, project based approach to learning where children of all ages and developmental stages can build meaningful relationships with key educators. Families can be confident that the program and experiences not only satisfy, but exceed, the requirements for funded kindergarten. Our early education and care program will be available for those families wishing to attend a 3 year old program and will include access to the services’ specialist learning experiences and spaces.
Our programs are influenced by several philosophies and theories in early education including Reggio Emilia, Victorian Early Learning and Development Framework, Early Years Learning Framework, Education through Nature, Education through Sustainability and Resources for Infant Educators (RIE) – all of which are recognised worldwide for their innovation when respecting and promoting rich learning environments for children, families and educators. The environment and program at Armstrong Creek East will seek to reflect the understanding of ‘relational learning’, that is, all children learn through their connections with a wide range of relationships including with people, places, materials and ideas they encounter. For more information about our vision and program influences, please read here.
For more information about our influences when providing education and care to children, please read here. bestchance has recently formed a partnership with the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) and the author of this piece, Karen Szydlik, is the Professional Learning Coordinator of REAIE. bestchance Early Years Management will be working in consultation with Karen Szydlik and other respected consultants, to support the development of the children’s centre at Armstrong Creek East.
What are the fees for the Kindergarten Program?
$395.00 per term – free for families eligible for Kindergarten Fee Subsidy – click here for more information.
How do we register for Kindergarten for 2019 and beyond?
Families who register expressions of interest will be forwarded a Registration Form that will collect all required information to satisfy Department of Education (DET) Priority of Access requirements.
What are the fees for the Long Day Care Program?
Daily fee $110.00 or weekly rate $495.00
What are the opening hours of the service?
6.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday
Are the permanent and casual booking being taken/available for child care?
Expressions of interest are currently being taken for all types of care – families will be contacted by the end of November to confirm requirements for 2019.
What is included in the fees?
All food – breakfast, morning and afternoon tea and lunch, nappies.
When will the educators be appointed?
The process for recruitment will begin in November with successful applicants appointed to commence in January 2019 .
Will I be able to claim Child Care Subsidy for these programs?
Yes, bestchance have applied for Approved Provider Status for Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre.
Does my child need to be immunised to enrol and attend the service?
Yes compliance with the No Jab, No Play legislation is required – an Immunisation History Statement must be supplied to confirm eligibility. Click here for more information.