Welcome to St. Catherine’s Early Education Centre, for many children this will be their first time away from home and they need to feel safe and secure in their new surroundings. We also want you, as their parents, to have peace of mind that your child is enjoying their day while in our care.
We provide quality care and education for children aged six weeks to six years and is open from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm.
The centre provides a fun and safe environment where your child will be able to learn, grow and develop through play and planned experiences. Our centre is filled with interesting materials, resources and equipment that encourages exploration and promotes your child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.
Located in beautiful North Melbourne, there is easy access to trams and the city as well as a designated car park for drop off and collection.
Our experienced educators create and teach programs based on play, our environment, family and community ties as well as developmental learning outcomes.
We aim to encourage each child’s independence, self-confidence and respect for self, others and property through guidance positive reinforcement and role modelling
In addition to quality educational programs, the centre also provides nappies as well as nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and an afternoon snack.
Feel free to contact us or drop in to learn more, we would love to hear from you!
We value open and honest communication and recognise its importance when working with parents to support each child’s learning.
Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more, your child will become Big School Ready.
Our educational philosophy is ‘Learning through play’. Children naturally learn new skills each day simply through playing, but we also use play for structured development and education.
St Catherine’s early learning programs are based on the
early learning framework (EYLF).