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Maiden Gully Vacancies

We have vacancies at our Maiden Gully Early Years Hub for various rooms and ages. 6 weeks to 10 months (Mini Diggers) 18 months to 2 YO (Prospectors) Monday, Tuesday, Friday. 2 YO to 2.5 YO (Pioneers) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 2.5 to 3 YO (Galkangu) Monday....

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Featured Articles

Newborns connecting & communicating | Raising Children Network Babies sleep | Raising Children Network Toddlers behaviour | Raising Children Network Child development: the first 5 years | Raising Children Network Washing fruit & vegies activity: 3-6 years |...

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Speaking Spot Bendigo – Telehealth

Free online Speech Pathology clinic for children under school age Speaking Spot Bendigo is a free telehealth clinic providing an opportunity to speak with a Speech Pathologist and Maternal & Child Health Nurse about your child’s speech and language. The service is...

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Exciting News: Early Childhood Courses Now Available for $0

Practical Outcomes are thrilled to share some exciting news. Their childcare courses are now available for $0 with funding! Understanding the importance of quality education in the field of early childhood development, Practical Outcomes want to make it accessible to...

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Coaching for Returning Teachers and Educators Program

The Coaching for Returning Teachers and Educators Program is a free coaching service now available for teachers and educators returning to or joining the Victorian early childhood workforce. Gowrie Victoria will coordinate the coaching, which supports early childhood...

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Logan Lodge Artwork

Every year the Wiran group from Kunawaa create beautiful art for the residents of Logan Lodge aged care. These are some of the artwork for this year.

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Benefits of Combined 3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten

BEst Start, Best Life. Learn More about Free Kindergarten in Victoria... The State Government $9 billion education reform is being rolled out across Victoria – Best Start, Best Life, which includes free 3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten. Free 15 hours for 3 year old’s and...

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Miners: 18 months – 2 yrs

Staff: 2 Capacity: Up to 8 children Welcome to our Miners room:Our dedicated caregivers engage children in sensory play, introduce simple shapes and colours, and encourage social interactions. Providing a safe and nurturing environment where little ones can explore...

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Diggers: 1 yrs

Staff: 2 Capacity: Up to 8 children Welcome to our Diggers room:Providing a safe and nurturing environment where little ones can explore and develop their early skills. We prioritize gentle routines, responsive care, and age-appropriate toys to support their growth...

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Mini Diggers: 0 – 1 yrs

Staff: 2 Capacity: Up to 8 children Welcome to our Mini Diggers room:Our nurturing caregivers provide a warm and safe environment where infants can develop their senses and form secure attachments. Our goal is to create a loving and stimulating environment that...

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Galkangu: 2.5 – 3 yrs

Staff: 3 Capacity: Up to 12 children Welcome to our Galkangu room:We have a variety of age-appropriate toys, puzzles, and sensory materials to engage the children's senses and enhance their fine motor skills. Our educators facilitate hands-on activities that promote...

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Pioneers: 2-2.5 yrs

Staff: 4 Capacity: Up to 16 children Welcome to our Pioneers room:Through play-based learning, children are encouraged to explore, experiment, and express themselves. We offer a balance of structured and unstructured play. Our aim is to create a nurturing and...

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Prospectors: 20 months – 3 yrs

Staff: 3 Capacity: Up to 12 children Welcome to our Prospectors room:Through play-based learning, toddlers engage in sensory exploration, language development, and gross motor activities. Our caregivers provide a safe and caring atmosphere, building secure attachments...

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Investigators: 3-4 yrs

Staff: 3 Capacity: Up to 33 children Welcome to our Investigators room:This room is all about fostering curiosity and encouraging exploration. Our educators facilitate hands-on activities that promote cognitive development, problem-solving, and early math and literacy...

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What we Have to Offer

Welcome to Shine Bright Maiden Gully Hub, your premier early learning centre. We are proud to offer a wide range of amenities and services to ensure a positive and convenient experience for both children and parents. At Maiden Gully Hub, we understand the importance...

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Curriculum and Learning

At our centre, we follow a comprehensive program planning approach that incorporates various elements to create a rich and engaging learning environment for children. Here are some of the key components of our program planning: Floor Book Approach:We believe in the...

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Kunawaa Kindergarten NAIDOC Celebrations

These are some of the things the children did to celebrate NAIDOC week with Aunty Patty at Kunawaa Kindergarten. The children made jewllery, made damper and cooked damper on the fire pit, created their own Wiran birds, made healthy fruit skewers, painted Aboriginal...

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Unwell children and staff

Dear Staff & Families, Re: Unwell children and staff It is timely as we have now entered winter with increasing levels of colds, flu and COVID-19 infections, that we remind everyone in our service communities about the current settings with regards to children,...

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Rochester Kindergarten Flood Appeal – Thank You

We are overwhelmed with gratitude and heartfelt appreciation as we reflect on the incredible response to our Rochester Kindergarten Flood Appeal. we have received unwavering support, both in terms of generous donations and words of encouragement, during this...

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Meet the Leaders

Belinda Quinn Hub Manager Belinda Quinn is a dedicated and passionate professional in the field of Early Childhood Education, with a strong commitment to fostering the growth and development of young minds. With a solid background in teaching and a heartfelt drive to...

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New Kindergarten at Swan Hill North – Photos

We are excited to share with you photos of our brand new Kindergarten at the Swan Hill North Primary School Site! The doors opened on Monday, 24 April 2023, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome our little ones to this new space. The photos reveal the brightly...

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Kindergarten Workforce Programs and Supports

Thousands of aspiring early childhood teachers and educators will help to deliver Victoria’s $14 billion Best Start Best Life reforms – including Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and Pre-Prep over the coming years. To support the workforce, the Victorian...

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2023 Kindergarten Open Day

Shine Bright EYM provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. At Shine Bright, we understand that early childhood education plays a crucial role in shaping your child's future. That's why we offer a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on...

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2024 Foundation Enrolment Booklet (Bendigo)

The 2024 Foundation enrolment information is now available both digitally and in hard copy for Bendigo region. • For the most up to date information,  view the epub by clicking on this link: https://adobe.ly/3ZBhLrj • A pdf of the document is available below to for...

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Playgroups Bendigo Information for Families

Playgroups are social gatherings for parents and their young children, typically under five years old, to come together and engage in play-based activities. These gatherings provide an opportunity for children to socialize and develop their social and emotional...

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White Hills Kindergarten Update

We have some good news to share regarding the White Hill Kindergarten in Greater Bendigo. After initially being slated for closure under the City of Greater Bendigo's Infrastructure Plan, the kindergarten will now remain open. This decision comes as a result of new...

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Long Gully Multicultural Moving Feast

We are delighted to extend a warm invitation for you to the second annual Harmony Week Moving Feast at the Long Gully Splash Park on Friday, 24th March.  The Moving Feast Celebrations were initiated as a grassroots, proactive response to racist incidents towards...

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