East Malvern Early Learning Centre
East Malvern Early Learning Centre is a beautiful cottage with lots of charm and character. We are in the Malvern East community, close to buses and Darling Train Station.
Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
11 Illowa Street Malvern East VIC 3145
We only have a maximum of 50 children attending the centre each day across four classrooms; this provides opportunities for educators, parents and children to develop close relationships. We offer care to all age groups from as young as six weeks up to school age. We are open every day from Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.
We pride ourselves on having the best curriculum and education programs which is supported by having experienced and knowledgeable early childhood professional educators. We offer an Approved Kindergarten Program delivered by a teacher with a bachelor’s degree. We have received the highest rating and recognition for our Educational Programs – Exceeding NQS in all seven quality areas.
We understand the importance of education and believe that childhood is a unique time of life which should be valued and enjoyed. We recognise that early childhood is a time when foundations are laid for future health, learning and wellbeing. We use a Reggio Emilia inspired approach to meet the objectives outlined in the National and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks; including emphasis on literacy, numeracy, music and movement and social development.
At East Malvern Early Learning Centre, we provide an environment where both children and families feel safe, secure and supported. A place where partnerships and friendships can be formed and maintained, where trust and credibility can be built upon and upheld, and lines of communication are always open and valued.
Outdoor Play Spaces
Our outdoor play space stimulates children's imagination, creativity, exploration, discovery, engagement and a sense of wonder. We have created sensory gardens, mud kitchens, herb and vegetable gardens, natural materials and magical play spaces. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.
We believe that we are only as great as our people. Our team of educators are well trained, knowledgeable, trust worthy and above all else, their level of commitment to the wellbeing of children is second to none. All our educator’s hold formal qualifications; including bachelor degrees, advance diplomas, diplomas and certificate III in early childhood. All our educators hold Working With Children Checks and have current first aid and CPR certificates.
Our cook freshly prepares and serves warm meals and snacks on the premises, taking into consideration any special dietary requirements.
Educational Programs and Curriculum
Our qualified and trained educators implement an educational program that enhances and challenges each child's individual learning and promotes a safe and happy environment.
We are open every day from Monday to Friday, except for public holidays. Educators attend regular professional development and training to allow them to deliver best practice educational programs for your children.
A major focus for our centre is how working with the broader community can help us enrich the children’s learning experience. Through visits to the centre as well as excursions and participation in community events, we are able to deepen the relationship between the centre and the community, while teaching the children about being a contributing and active member of society.
We invite you to come and take a look at our fabulous early learning centre and see why we are Exceeding the National Quality Standard in all seven areas.
Our educational program, practices, policies and procedures are to a high standard for all our centres.
We provide early learning and care to children in the following classrooms:
Joey Classroom, 6 weeks to 2 years old
Possum Classroom, 2 to 3 years old
3 to 4 years old
4 to 5 years old
Since our daughter began at East Malvern Early Learning Centre her confidence has grown significantly and she is thriving across all areas of her development. This is thanks in great deal to the dedicated, caring educators and the rich, holistic programs available at the centre. Our daughter is so engaged in all learning opportunities presented to the children and we love seeing her make connections with what she has learnt both at home and at the centre. We love the sense of community that has been built through regular parent and family involvement, as well as valuing the children’s interests and including them in their learning. We honestly couldn’t have found a better centre to trust with the care and wellbeing of our daughter.
Hello, my name is Liz Cosier and I have been the Centre Director and Nominated Supervisor at East Malvern Early Learning Centre since 2006. I have been in the early learning and child care industry since 1989 and I have an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Liz Cosier – Centre Director
I am very passionate about the Reggio Emilia Approach. We tailor our curriculum to nurture a child’s intellectual growth and creativity, and lay down strong foundations which are so vital in the early years. Our curriculum is designed to build upon the children’s interests and to develop their skills. Our programming format is unique and is designed to address key learning areas including social skills, language, numeracy, investigation, creative pursuits, fine and gross motor skills, sensory experiences, cultural experiences and environmental understanding. In addition to this it addresses the Outcomes as outlined in the Early Years Learning Frameworks.
I believe that each child is unique and learns and explores in his or her own way. Therefore, we encourage building on their own interests and strengths through scaffolding, mentoring and facilitating their learning and development. I believe that our centre truly captivates this and we ignite the endless possibilities of learning by embracing challenges and rejoicing in accomplishments through our various spaces, open-ended resources and our vibrant atmosphere.
The team I am fortunate to work with shares my passion for seeing children meet their potential. They are dedicated, professional, experienced and highly qualified. We invite you to come and visit our centre to meet our team and to see for yourself our commitment to your child’s early learning journey.
Approved Kindergarten Program
At East Malvern Early Learning Centre we offer an approved kindergarten program within our long day care program. Our kindergarten teachers are university qualified and provided a play-based emergent curriculum that supports your child in learning school readiness skills.Read More
Child Care Subsidies
We are an approved childcare operator and the Australian Government provides financial assistance to eligible families to help cover the cost of childcare. The child care subsidies help eligible families reduce their weekly payments and make childcare more affordable. To find out more information about childcare subsidies, please contact the Centrelink on 13 61 50 or see their website.Read More