Altona North Children’s Service

Our service is a beautiful long day care that has been part of the local community since 1992. Our spaces feel homely and each one is designed with the children in mind.

We collaborate with our local community and provide diverse programs that represent the community, its values and expectations. We see this as a way of providing the children with a sense of identity, ownership and a feeling of belonging.

Our approach

Our practices and principles are underpinned with the Reggio Emilia philosophy relating to children’s learning and development. This fosters the belief that the child, parent, community and natural environment are all essential to the learning process. We believe that children are strong and competent. This positive and respectful view of children influences all aspects of the service, from the way we create our curriculum, to the use of documentation in the classroom, to the setup of materials in the environment.

We provide an environment of learning and well-being that is conducive to children’s needs and strengths. An environment that is aesthetically designed to provoke children’s thoughts and interests. We also encourage sustainable practice and abide by the principle of the ‘environment being the third teacher’.

The centre and the environment that we provide for the children and families is constantly changing and reflecting to keep up with the children’s interests and investigations. We strive to provide space for children, both inside and out, that provide challenges, open-ended experiences and meets everyone’s interests and needs.

Our services

We are a 56-place service.

  • Our babies room caters for infants 0 to 20 months (12 children and 3 educators).
  • Our toddler room caters for children 20 months to 3 years (16 children and 4 educators).
  • Our kindergarten room caters for children 3 years to 6 years (27 children and 3 educators or 22 children and 2 educators depending on demand).

We operate a funded integrated kindergarten program, which is run by a qualified and experienced Early Childhood Teacher. They are supported by two other diploma qualified educators.

Enrolments

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Contact us

10 Fifth Ave, Altona North, VIC 3025

Hours: 7am - 6pm Monday to Friday Phone: (03) 9398 0772 Email: altonanorth@onetree.org.au

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One Tree Community Services acknowledges the traditional owners of the country where we operate. In the spirit of reconciliation, we recognise their continuing cultural connections to their land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to their Elders both past and present and to all First Australians of today.

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