Mildura Central Early Learning Centre
Mildura Central Early Learning Centre is located in the Mildura CBD area, being convenient for all families in the community. 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.
Monday to Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
145-149 Lime Avenue Mildura VIC 3500
Channelling a world-class Reggio Emilia approach, we provide beautiful, nature-inspired spaces, a supportive co-learning approach and degree-qualified teachers, to best stimulate a lifelong love of learning, exploration and discovery.
We pride ourselves on having the best curriculum and education programs and this 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.
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 Mildura Central 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
Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with sandpits, worm farm, vegetable patch, water tank, mud kitchen, bike path, gardens, a stage, cubbyhouse and lots of shade. 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. Our cook freshly prepares and serves warm meals and snacks on the premises, taking into consideration any special dietary requirements. Our qualified and trained staff implement a developmental program that enhances and challenges each child's individual learning and promotes a safe and happy environment.
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 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 educators attend regular professional development and training to allow them to deliver best practices 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:
Seahorse Classroom, 6 week to 18 months old
Dolphin & Starfish Classrooms, 12 months to 3 1/2 years old
3 to 4 1/2 years old
4 to 5 years old
Mildura Central Early Learning Centre is a caring and nurturing environment which my child thoroughly enjoys attending. The educational program offered is one which is well planned and extends my child's interest and knowledge. He particularly enjoys Jolly Phonics, and has the whole family singing along. The educators are wonderful with their caring and warm nature, showing a genuine interest in my child and his growth and development, keeping me up to date about his learning through the My family lounge app. I couldn't recommend Mildura Central Early Learning Centre more, we are so happy with our son's education and care!
Hello, my name is Bree Harding and I am the Assistant Director at Mildura Central Early Learning Centre.
I have been working in Early childhood for 9 years here at Mildura Central Early Learning Centre and hold a Diploma of Early Childhood. My Strong passion and excitement for the Early Years is supported through the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework and many Professional Developments. I have explored learning and development with all age groups as Educational Leader with inspiration from Reggio Emilia and our local community.
I look forward to meeting and working with you and your family
Approved Kindergarten Program
At Mildura Central 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 childcare subsidies help eligible families reduce their weekly payments and make childcare more affordable. To find out more information about childcare subsidies, please contact Centrelink on 13 61 50 or see their website.Read More