Journey Early Learning Echuca is where your child’s journey begins. Our amazing childcare centre in Echuca provides 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.
Prepare for Kindergarten 2024
Join us in May 2023 to find out more about our Kindergarten Program and how we support your little one in getting ready for the next step on their educational journey.
RSVP now to secure your spot at our upcoming Kinder event and come along for a fun-filled day that you’ll never forget!
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?
We’ve designed a helpful Child Care Subsidy calculator so you can discover more about your government entitlements. Need help? We’re here to chat, just book an appointment below.
“Amazing centre. Great communication. My 15 month old has settled in perfectly and is thriving. Staff are wonderful.”
My name is Joanne. I am the Centre manager for Echuca Journey Early Learning. I am passionate about providing a safe and engaging environment for children of all ages.
I started my Career in Early Childhood as a Family Day Care Educator, and after having my two boys chose to move into the long day Care setting. In 2005 I became Diploma Qualified and have enjoyed a long career in Early Childhood, with a passion for Special Needs. After my two daughters were born, having four diagnosed autistic children of my own I left the industry to care for them and navigate the support industry and all those challenges associated.
In 2018 I completed Cert IV in Training and assessment and was a Trainer for Diploma and Certificate III in early education. I enjoyed this role immensely (for two years) however, it was during COVID lockdown time, and the role became difficult to navigate across borders and away from my children.
I am now lucky enough to have been employed in this role with this beautiful service and as part of the Journey Team. I am committed to creating and maintaining a service that upholds National Quality Standards, Regulations and Journey Standards.
The Journey Early
Interacting and connecting with the local community, ensures a bond is maintained between the children and the community, creating a sense of familiarity and belonging. It sets a rewarding scene for every child to rightfully respect their local environment.
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.