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.
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.
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.