01 December 2020
Our Maiden Gully Early Years Hub is NOW COMPLETE! we expect to be operational 18 January 2021!
Rooms are now painted, flooring and kitchens installed, along with the most amazing sandpit in Bendigo!!! Grass is now being laid, which is giving the outside a lush green look compared to looking like a building site just a few days ago.
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This new facility offers a unique approach to Early Years Education and Childcare. We will have on site 2 Maternal and Child Health Nurses, Allied and Medical staff to support the children and families.
The Maiden Gully Early Years Hub will offer 2 onsite Maternal and Child Health Nurses, Allied and Medical staff to support the children and families. By having these practitioners on site it is envisaged that early assessment of developmental issues, intervention and support will be offered as a wraparound service model for children and their families. This model of education and health provision is strongly supported by the Victorian Government and identified as best practice by early year’s research. It will allow for synergies in case management where dialogue and information sharing between medical, health and education professionals can easily occur to promote the best outcome for each child and their family. This approach is unique and definitely the first kind within regional Victoria!
The facility is also designed to offer high quality professional development and training opportunities for Shine Bright staff (Bachelor, Diploma & Certificate III) and for non-Shine Bright early years staff. Options to partner with third party training entities such as La Trobe University and TAFE are also expected.
The Maiden Gully Early Years Hub will be open weekdays between 7am to 6pm for children aged between 6 weeks to 5 years old. Kindergarten and long day care services will be provided with a focus on education for all ages.