Huon Valley Council, Tasmania
Huon Valley Council, Tasmania

Geeveston Early Learning & Care Centre

The Geeveston Early Learning and Care Centre aims to provide a warm supportive environment where all children experience a sense of belonging. Programs are available to children 6 weeks to 12 yeras of age.

Children's relationships, security and wellbeing are supported and nurtured as they are provided with opportunities to explore, relax and make new friends within our educational program. Educators support children as they develop their emotional and social skills.

The program values children's capacity to influence their world and encourages their planning and participation in the program. Independance and self esteem are fostered as children make decisions about the program in a safe and stimulating environment.

  • Purpose built contemporary
  • Interaction between age group encouraged
  • An approved 37 place centre
  • Casual and permanent bookings available
  • Open weekdays (excluding public holidays) from 7.30am to 6.00pm
  • Quality early education and care programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age
  • A short session booking is available to accommodate school age children in the afternoon during school terms
  • Hourly bookings availalbe for school age children prior to attending school in the morning
  • School Aged Care holiday program during public school terms when numbers allow
  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Morning and afternoon tea provided (short session booking includes afternoon tea)
  • Two early education and care rooms
  • Outdoor play space (covered and uncovered)
  • Families are eligible to claim child care benefit, if they meet the criteria set by the Family Assistant Office

Bookings can be made by phoning Children's Services office on 6264 0333 or by contacting the Geeveston Early Learning and Care Centre direct on 6264 0350. At the time of your first booking you will need to allow time for your family enrolment. It takes about 30 minutes and allows us to exchange information to allow for you and your children to settle into the program smoothly.

Please bring along your child/ren to the enrolment so that you both can see and talk about what is offered at our centre. We encourage a settle program for you and your child as they commence care, please speak to the staff to find out more.

There is a family enrolment fee of $26.80 to enrol with the Service. We will also require a copy of the enrolling child/ren's immunisation details.

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Geeveston Early Learning and Care Centre aims to:

  • Provide a high quality service which meets the child care needs of our families and the community.
  • Create cooperative relationships between families and carers.
  • Promote each child's individual cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs by providing a happy, warm, stimulating environment in which each child feels secure and motivated to learn and develop.
  • Provide a curriculum that is child-centred, play-orientated and adult guided, rather than adult dominated.
  • To provide play experiences that support self-motivated learning, problem solving, social skills, creativity and curiosity.
  • Support a flexible approach to grouping within programs, providing opportunities for children to interact with others of their own age or of different ages, and giving children the opportunity to participate in activities with siblings.
  • Assist children to learn how to leran as they learn, by taking children's play ideas and using them to nudge, challenge or guide each child in ways that expand their own capacity to learn in turn increasing their confidence in themselves as learners.
  • Provide play spaces that are creative, exciting and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Ensure that active communication is central to all aspects of the operation of the service, encompassing staff, families, children and management.
  • Encourage family interest and involvement in the Centre, both formal (eg. attending meetings) and informal (eg. being involved in children's activities).
  • Value carers who respond positively to the children and who encourage in our children autonomy, initiative, independence, responsibility, co-operation, self-control, freedom of choice and respect and consideration of others.
  • Provide effective orientation procedures for families, staff and students, offering support network of information and recources.
  • Provide an environment which ensures the personal health and safety of children and carers, promoting good nutritional guidelines and sound hygiene practices.