Maiden Gully Early Years Hub

Feedback from Family Survey

* Everyone knows my child, her siblings. Greeted by name and knows their interests. It’s a real community

Feedback from Family Survey

* I see with ease that with the two groups my child has been in, that she is 100% well cared for and the optimistic and positive attitude whether it’s early mornings or late nights are always very welcoming for her and the other children.

Feedback from Family Survey

* Celebrating the successes, responding promptly to enquires, and immediately reporting concerns/incidents.

Feedback from Family Survey

* I think the staff have amazing interactions with the children and it’s such a nice feeling to enter your centre and see the staff engaging and bonding with the children. I feel the staff have a real passion for setting up meaningful experiences and expanding on the children’s learning

Feedback from Family Survey

* I think it’s great that you have a lot of separate rooms to ensure children are grouped with other kids at their level. I also love the amount of singing/hands on time the educators have with the children. 

Feedback from Family Survey

* Staff who know and understand needs of individual children, creative and challenging activities each day, really appreciate commitment to teaching about aboriginal history, culture, language and Auslan 

National Quality Standard Rating – Meeting

Address: 9 Westbury Boulevard, Maiden Gully, VIC 3551 (MAP)


Phone: 03 4416 1099

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Maiden Gully Early Years Hub?
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Table of Quality

View our Table of Quality a document listing the areas our new facility will provide.


Do you have a question?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions

How to Enrol?

Want to enrol your child but not sure which program and how? View our How to Enrol chart

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Featured Articles

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Engingeers/Fosterville Kinder Sessional: 3-4 yrs

Staff: 2 Capacity: Up to 22 children Welcome to our Engineers and Fosterville Kinder room:Our experienced educators focus on holistic development, fostering social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. Our curriculum is designed to prepare children for the...

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...

Discoverers: 4-5 yrs Integrated Kinder

Staff: 3 Capacity: Up to 33 children Welcome to our Discovers Kinder room:Our dedicated educators create an enriching environment that promotes curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity. Through a combination of play-based activities, structured lessons, and...

Shine Bright Maiden Gully Hub

Tours of Maiden Gully Early Years Hub

You are welcome to submit a tour request and we will contact you.

To express interest in a tour please complete the form below.

What We Have To Offer – Click Here

Meet The Leaders – Click Here


Proposed 2024 Timetable

All groups will be combined 3 & 4 year old programs. To learn more about the benefits of combined groups Click Here…

Engineers – Fosterville Group:  Click Here
Days: Monday & Tuesday
Time: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Engineers – Garden Gully Group (rotating model): Click Here
Days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 8.30 am- 4.00 pm

Maiden Gully Early Years Hub

Our belief, supported by current research, is that the first thousand days of a child’s life are critical in determining their future successes. 90% of a child’s brain is developed within the first 5 years of their life. Our educational programs are delivered through intentional play based activities that aim to improve each child’s learning and development in the following key areas:

  • Social skills – how to play co-operatively with other children, make new friends and to problem solve and find positive solutions,
  • Provides opportunities for language, literacy and numeracy skills in an authentic setting,
  • Exposes children to new ideas, concepts and critical thinking,
  • Promotes self-awareness and an understanding of their own feelings,
  • Develops a respect for others and empathy towards them, and
  • Develops a sense of community and respect for all cultures, with a specific focus on embedding Aboriginal perspectives and developing a respect for Aboriginal cultures.

Our aspiration for the Early Years Hub is a journey taken over many years which involved visiting many other services both state and interstate. Shine Bright facility will provide high quality kindergarten and stimulating educational environments within long day care programs for the local community. Each room will be run by a qualified teacher and have an educational program. Our learning environment will inspire wonder, creativity and shared learning.

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.

Download our brochure here or view our Table of Quality here.

Curriculumn and Learning – Click Here

Featured Articles (Raising Children Network) – Click Here

Visit our Rooms


To register your interest please click here and complete the booking request via “My Family Lounge” to go on our waitlist

We will review the waitlist regularly, but our availability will continue to be very limited throughout 2023.

A booking request does not guarantee a place.


Our centre will be offering both three and four-year-old, sessional, and integrated kindergarten in 2023

NOTE: There is no before or after kindergarten care being offered to sessional groups in 2023.

To enroll in our sessional kindergarten, please Click Here to Visit LMPA – space may be limited

To enroll in our integrated program, please contact Reception – space is limited and existing families will be prioritized

Reception (03) 4416 1099 or

This information is current at Dec 2022 and may be subject to change, contact service for further information

Please review our FAQ sheet for further information by Clicking Here

To enroll in our sessional kindergarten, please Click Here to Visit LMPA – space may be limited  

To enroll in our integrated program, please contact Reception – space is limited and existing families will be prioritized

Reception (03) 4416 1099 or

Nominated Supervisor: Belinda

Educational Leader: Belinda

Our Philosophy

In relation to our values…

At the Maiden Gully Early Years Hub, the education and wellbeing of children is fundamental to everything that we do. We advocate strongly for children and families and believe in a wrap-around service provision model of early learning and care. We are very proud to be on the first steps towards each child’s lifelong learning journey and wish to instil a sense of wonder, exploration and inquiry.


In relation to how children learn…

We understand that children learn through play, at their own pace, and through the provision of inviting learning environment and responsive intentional teaching from our experienced early childhood teachers and educators. We believe that by interacting with the natural environment during indoor / outdoor play, children will have multiple opportunities to create their own learning as they develop a sense of wonder and respect for the natural environment.


In relation to children as citizens…

We hold a holistic view of children’s education, whereby we view them as competent and capable and hold high expectations of their success. We believe that through responsive, warm relationships we will support and encourage children to develop a strong sense of self confidence, empathy for others and to become respectful, members of our community. We understand that early childhood is a time for being and becoming and we cherish the shared learning and discovery that will be fostered in our inclusive environment through sensitive interactions with children and families. It is our intention that children will feel a strong sense of belonging in our learning service and this will support them as they develop their curiosity, inquiry, resilience and sense of self competence.


In relation to families…

We know that families are children’s first and most important teachers and understand that positive relationships, based on open communication, between families and educators working collaboratively will provide the best outcomes for all. We view ourselves as a support to families and will work together with on-site and external Allied Health practitioners to provide families with a sense of security and confidence. We intend that our Early Years Hub will be a welcoming environment whereby engaging with the strengths, culture and practices of all families will be fundamental to our developing sense of community. We know that families need to feel that their child is important to us and that they are safe and secure; to provide families with this sense of confidence we will utilise our purpose built observation rooms to allow families to watch the process of our experienced educators supporting their child through transitions.


In relation to the community…

Our service has been established intentionally to become a thriving part of the wider Maiden Gully community, as well as a rich and dynamic community of its own. Through our collaborative relationships with allied health services, external support agencies, local primary schools and training organisations; we are creating a space where shared learning, professional development and innovative practices are embedded into our everyday experiences. This inevitably leads to wonderful outcomes for the children and families utilizing our service, through continual learning opportunities for educators and shared care models for children and families. We intend for the Maiden Gully Early Years Hub to be a service of excellence, as well as a place where stakeholders of the broader Bendigo Early Childhood community can come together to be a community of learners and to innovate in ways that best reflect the needs of our unique environment.


In relation to our commitment to best practice…

We believe in equity, inclusion and access for all children and families and are committed to embedding the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and to implementing Shine Bright’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) throughout our service and our everyday practices. It is our intention to create a space, where collaborative practices, new understandings and a strong sense of place and belonging forms the foundation of our learning programs. We are committed to being critically reflective and making changes to our service, both small and large, that will contribute to improving our practice.

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