Journey Early Learning Alphington
7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Spacious rooms with natural light
- Free coffee & snacks for parents
- Natural resources
- Tiered place space to develop gross motor abilities
Journey Early Learning Alphington is where your child’s journey begins. We provide a nurturing environment filled with curiosity, wonder and joy. It’s a place where children aged from six weeks to six years of age can make a positive start to a life of learning, development, growth and opportunity.
Journey Alphington is a warm and homely early learning centre that inspires adventure and joy. The centre is designed around your little explorer and play-based learning. That means getting messy, digging in the dirt and playing in amongst the gardens. Our play spaces inspire children to work together with their friends to conquer milestones with confidence. We encourage our children to test their boundaries, while helping them to achieve different outcomes.
We feel it’s important to inspire our little adventurers and support the local community. That’s why we’ve developed special relationships with organisations like Kiddy Rock, a music and art collective who make and play music. We also run a Kelly Sports program and Kinja Gym that helps with balance, movement and coordination for our three to five year olds. We conduct weekly yoga classes for all age groups, encouraging mindfulness meditation whilst challenging the children’s coordination skills. On top of that, we take our four year olds out on regular bush kinder excursions into the local parklands, to immerse ourselves in nature-based play.
From peek-a-boo to prep, we’re here every step of the way.
School transition is a major focus, and we work hard to ensure this is a smooth process. By providing a safe and secure environment, our children develop confidence, resilience and a strong sense of self for the school journey ahead.
In order to ensure every child is prepared for school, our Kindergarten classrooms are intentionally designed by our Teachers to align with the Journey Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework and Curriculum. Our Government Approved Funded 3 and 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Classrooms are run by ACCEQA approved Early Childhood Teachers and Qualified Educators. Children enrolling in our 4-Year-Old Kinder Program are provided with ongoing support from teachers in preparation for school through our School Readiness Program.
Did you know that your child can attend Journey from 6 weeks to their first day of school?
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“The staff are absolutely outstanding. They genuinely care for the wellbeing and development of the children, and we couldn’t be happier.”
Hi I’m Bhavna, the Centre Manager of Journey Alphington.
I have completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care from Hammond Institute and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from Monash University.
For the past 10 years I’ve been working in the Early Childhood sector.
I am dedicated, qualified and experienced educator and leader within the Early Childhood sector. I work with a passion for children’s learning and care as I want to provide children with the best quality start in life and with their education.
I love to be with the children and learn from them. I love being a part of Journey Alphington and alongside with the team, I strive to build warm, respectful, and trusting relationships with the children as well as work collaboratively with families, staff, and communities to provide high quality education and care to best support the children during the early years.
I love to spend time with my family and like to cook different types of meals. In my free time I like to listen music, watch the news and cooking shows. I love to go regularly for Yoga and Gym.
I am excited to meet you at the centre.
Qualifications: Diploma in Child Care and Cert.IV in Training & Assessment. Bachelors in Arts.
The Journey Early
– Bush Kinder
– Music and Movement with Magic Jenny
– Kelly Sports
– Community exploration and visits
– Park visits
Exploring nature-based play
Children love getting out and exploring in nature. It really is the greatest teacher. Nature based play is a core part of our curriculum. That’s because it teaches them vital life skills including confidence, independence, exploration and cooperation. Playing outside also promotes health and wellbeing and teaches them respect for the environment.