A vital part of our tight-knit Kaniva community in Mallee, Kaniva Early Learning Centre provides a warm and familiar environment for your child’s early development.
Offering long day care services, 3 days a week, for children up to 4 years of age, our small classes allow children of all ages to interact and grow together in a beautiful rural setting.
Our large, upgraded long day care centre is filled with natural light and features well-equipped indoor areas for educational and play-based adventures. The outdoor environment is spacious and boasts a wealth of natural features that allow children to connect with their rural upbringing, as well as safe, shaded infrastructure to entertain them for hours on end.
Our early learning centre features:
Children enjoy a variety of play-based activities that develop vital skills like reading, arts and crafts, and socialising. We also use fun activities to encourage sustainable practices, often through entertaining visits from local service people and excursions out into the community.
Some of these activities include:
Children are encouraged to take responsibility for what they put into their bodies through activities that promote the importance of healthy eating and the nutritional benefits of fresh produce. Fun and practical education on food safety, cooking, and gardening give your child the knowledge and desire to make healthy life choices.
At Kaniva Early Learning Centre, we:
We actively invite families to engage in their child’s early learning by participating in cultural celebrations, assisting with fundraising and volunteering, talking to the children about exciting topics, and attending our regular BBQ’s and picnics where they can build relationships with each other. We welcome diversity in our small, close-knit community, and regularly reach out to community groups and programs to broaden the children’s understanding of the world.
People, groups or services from our community we engage with regularly include:
We can have all forms of communication translated for families who speak languages other than English.
Our educators are experienced in working with children who live with a range of physical and intellectual disability or have experienced challenges and trauma.
For interest in long day care for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020, please complete the Uniting registration form.
We will be back in contact with you within a few days to discuss your care needs.
For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit, please Get in touch or call us on 03 5392 2976.
Fill out an expression of interest form to find out moreRegister your interest