Maiden Gully Early Years Hub
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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.
Step 1 – Kindergarten or day care
If you are wanting to enrol your child in the kindergarten program for 2021, please complete the enrolment form located on the Loddon Mallee Preschool Association website.
Kindergarten enrolments are managed centrally in the Bendigo region by Loddon Mallee Preschool Association.
If you are wanting to enrol your child into long day care (including before and after care for kindergarten children), please continue to follow the steps below.
Step 2 – Register for a My Family Lounge account
Click on the register button below to register for a My Family Lounge account.
Step 3 – Log in to My Family Lounge
Once you have registered for a My Family Lounge account, log in to your My Family Lounge account and tell us about you, your child and what bookings you are after.
Once you have completed these details you will receive a confirmation email advising you that your waitlist request has been received. You can go into My Family Lounge to update details and your booking request at any time.
Step 4 – Confirmation of booking
Once your enrolment enquiry has been received we will assess all enquiries and will be in touch as soon as possible to advise if we have a spot for your child. If we have a spot, we will email you an Offer. Simply accept the offer, complete and submit your child’s Enrolment form online to confirm your child’s spot.
Looking for a Casual day?
Once your child is enrolled at our service, you can book in casual days via the My Family Lounge App or website. To download the App visit Google Play or App Store.
This page is currently under development. Our philosophy for Maiden Gully Early Years Hub will be updated soon.
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