Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre
We are taking enrollments now for our brand new, state of the art, early learning environment for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.
Our desire is to empower and ignite passion and excitement in our children as they come together to learn, discover and explore. Each child is an equal participant in their learning having their thoughts and questions valued.
“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
Thursday 17th January
10am – 2pm
- Come and see our fantastic brand new facility
- Meet our friendly, passionate and experienced educators
- Learn more about our unique Child Care & Kindergarten Programs
- Find out more about our specialised play spaces
For more information call 1300 224 644
Enrolments taken on the day
Book a tour
Thursday 17th and Saturday 19th January
Thursday 17th January
Saturday 19th January
Bookings are essential, call 1300 224 644.
Enrol now at Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre
Thank you for your interest in Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre! We use the My Family Lounge (MFL) service to make your enrolment process easy. If you are ready to enrol your child, please follow the steps below.
For families NEW to My Family Lounge, click on the REGISTER button. You will be taken through to a registration page to create your My Family Lounge account.
For families who have used My Family Lounge before, skip to step 2!
Log into your My Family Lounge account and tell us about yourself, your child, fill out forms, and upload relevant documents.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the service open?
The 30th of January 2019 will be the first day of children’s attendance.
What programs will be running at the service?
Funded Kindergarten programs, and Early Education and Care programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age, will be offered at our brand new, state 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 people, places, materials and ideas they encounter. For more information about our vision and program influences, click here.
For more information about our influences when providing education and care to children, click here. bestchance has recently formed a partnership with the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE). bestchance Early Years Management will be working in consultation with Karen Szydlik (Professional Learning Coordinator of REAIE) 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 of $110.00 or weekly rate of $495.00
What are the opening hours of the service?
6.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday
Are permanent and casual booking being taken/available for child care?
Expressions of interest are currently being taken for all types of care.
What is included in the fees?
All food (breakfast, morning and afternoon tea and lunch) and nappies.
When will the educators be appointed?
The process for recruitment began 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.