The Center is dedicated to hiring educators who are deeply committed to providing exceptional care and education to children within a Centre Based setting. Our team comprises qualified educators who hold nationally recognized qualifications or are actively working towards achieving these qualifications. It's noteworthy that approximately 80% of our educators possess Diploma or higher qualifications, reflecting our commitment to quality education. Furthermore, all our educators are required to hold a current Working with Vulnerable People Card, and qualified educators must maintain a current approved First Aid Certificate (HLTAID012). This ensures the safety and well-being of our children while they are in our care. In our pursuit of excellence, the Center closes for one day each year to facilitate Professional Development. This day is an opportunity for every educator to actively engage in professional growth, further building their skills, practice, and experience. We place a strong emphasis on ongoing learning to ensure our educators remain at the forefront of best practices in early childhood education.
We also take great pride in our commitment to maintaining healthy educator-to-child ratios. Our approach allows us to offer individualized attention and care, creating a nurturing and stimulating environment for our children.
At our Center, your child's learning environments are designed to be engaging, inviting, and truly exceptional. These spaces are thoughtfully equipped with natural, sustainable, and high-quality materials that encourage exploration and play. We take pride in providing an indoor/outdoor curriculum throughout the year, allowing children the freedom to choose their preferred play environment.
Moreover, our classrooms extend into a nature reserve and bushland, offering regular nature walks that allow children to connect with the natural world. These walks are not just an exploration of the outdoors; they are integral to our high-quality program.
We place special emphasis on outdoor play, as it offers children a unique opportunity to comprehend their world through experiences like observing animals and wildlife. This enriching interaction with nature helps children develop an understanding of their place and impact within their surroundings, promoting a sense of environmental stewardship from a young age. Our commitment to providing these opportunities within a quality program and environment ensures a holistic and enriching learning experience for your child.
Assessment & Rating
The Australian Childhood Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) diligently oversees all early childhood programs to ensure they align with rigorous national standards. We are pleased to share that our early learning program consistently surpasses both state and national benchmarks, demonstrating our commitment to Meeting and Exceeding National Quality Standards.
In 2018, Woden Valley ELC underwent a comprehensive rating and assessment process, affirming our dedication to providing exceptional early childhood education. Your valuable input can further enhance our commitment to continuous improvement. We encourage you to contribute to our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) by sharing your feedback, whether in written or verbal form. Your insights are integral to our ongoing efforts to create the best possible learning environment for our children and their families.