Journey Early Learning Ocean Grove
6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Now Open
- Spacious rooms with natural light
- Access to tech interactive learning
- Water splash / mister play
- Sensory pathways & rock climbing wall
- Outdoor nursery room play spaces
- Outdoor eating area & performing stage
- Mud kitchen & bike tracks
Journey Early Learning Ocean Grove is where your child’s journey begins. Opened in October 2020, our amazing childcare centre 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.
Kia ora and warm greetings, my name is Donna and I have been appointed as the Centre Manager for Journey Ocean Grove. I have a Bachelor of Education and have been working in the education sector since 2010. I relocated to Australia from New Zealand with my family in 2015 and have 2 energetic boys aged 11 and 14 that keep me very busy. We love all things fishing, camping, rugby league and of course the beach. Relocating to Torquay from Point Cook, Ocean Grove Journey Early Learning will be my new home!
My teaching philosophy follows that of Reggio Emilia as well as Tikanga Maori whereby every child is respected and included regardless of their background. I believe in utilising the environment as the third teacher and basing our practices around respectful relationships and inclusivity. Cultural diversity and an aesthetically appealing learning environment rich with meaningful inquiry-based learning opportunities are of utmost importance.
Having completed a variety of roles including ECT, Integration, Area Manager and Induction Trainer, my integrity is based around the concept of love which is a strong pillar that lays the foundation to respectful relationships and positive mindsets within the culture of our service.
I look forward to guiding your child towards a sustainable, competent and confident learner at Journey Ocean Grove; a home away from home where our family is part of yours.
The Journey Early
– Bush Kinder program
– Incursions & excursions
– Story Time
– Inspire Program
– Pen Pal Project
– Breakfast on us
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.