Contact Us

Phone

(02) 9745 1141

Fax

(02) 9745 2826

Email

info@eselc.com.au

Location

7-9 Elm St,
Burwood Heights, NSW 2136

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Philosophy/Mission-Vision Statement

Our Philosophy

We believe in guiding children to become responsible social beings in a happy, safe secure and loving environment.  We encourage children to be their best self by promotiong inclusion, community and respect of diversity.

 

Our Vision

Best education and care for children contributes to a sustainable nation.

 

Our Mission

Promoting and continuously improving for quality education in a welcoming, play-based and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to build meaningful and respectful relationship.

 

Our Goals

The staff of the Centre aim to promote and practice the fundamentals of Belonging, Being, and Becoming to ensure quality in the delivery of our early childhood education programs, Our goals are;

Belonging

  • To provide a place where children feel a sense of belonging.
  • To develop children's connectedness.
  • To provide an opportunity to be part of a group and yet to be an individual within the group.
  • To provide a warm, friendly, inviting and stimulating atmosphere for children through activities and staff welcoming attitudes.
  • To provide an atmosphere that recreates the family environment so that children can develop their skills in a relaxed manner.
  • To involve families in the development of the program for their individual child.
  • To provide a program that reflects each child's cultural background.
  • To work in partnership with all families to meet their needs for quality care for their children.
  • To encourage feedback from families to assist in evaluating the program. 

 

Being

  • To develop children's sense of well-being.
  • To promote self-esteem, confidence, a sense of self-worth and a strong sense of identity.
  • To allow children to develop at their own pace as well as providing opportunities to be as independent as their age allows.
  • To aid in the development of each child's developmental areas such as cognitive, social/emotional, language, and physical skills.
  • To provide a variety of activities through which children can learn and develop.
  • To develop age appropriate behaviour and learning skills.
  • To enhance listening skills by providing visual discrimination activities.
  • To support parents by providing them with information and resources.
  • To protect and enhance the health and safety of the children and adults in the Centre.
  • To meet the nutritional needs of the children. 

 

Becoming

  • To encourage and support the children to reach beyond their current abilities and skills.
  • To develop children to become involved learners and effective communicators.
  • To ensure effectiveness of the program so that it is meeting the needs of the children, parents and staff and to ensure that high quality care and education is provided and maintained.
  • To provide opportunities for mastery.
  • To maintain professionalism at the Centre.

 

 

Management Committee

Elm St Early Learning Centre operates as a co-operative of parents, which means the Centre is managed by parents who become members of the co-operative and the Board of Management.
 
The Board is comprised of parents who volunteer and dedicate their time and resources to making decisions in the best interest of the Centre. The Board takes their responsibilities seriously and collectively they have a say in:
  •  Selection of staff and remuneration
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Policy making
  • Financial management of the Centre
  • Evaluation of Centre programme
  • Future plans for the Centre
  • Maintenance and upgrade of the Centre 

 

Parents are always encouraged to provide feedback to the Board and staff to ensure there is continuous improvement of the Centre.

Qualification

 Elm St Early Learning Centre employs 14 staff consisting of: 
  • 2 x Early Childhood teachers (Director and Deputy Director)
  • 6 x Associate Diploma
  • 2x Certificate III in Childcare
  • 1 x qualified cook
  • 1 x Admin Assistant
  • 1 x Book keeper
  • 1 x kitchen hand

 

All educators and staff are qualified to perform First Aid.   We have continuous education and training programs for our staff and educators to ensure we are up-to-date with the latest childcare practices.

Fees and Hours of Operation

Care Provided 

We provide full time and part time care for children between 6 weeks - 5 year olds.  We have 40 places in the Centre.
 

Hours of Operation 

The Centre is opened 48 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.  We operate between 7.15am to 5.45pm. We are closed for 3 weeks during the Christmas and New Year break.
 

Fees 

Upon the acceptance of a place in the Centre we require:
 
Registration fee - $75(one off payment)
Fundraising levy - $102 (per annum) per family
Refundable Holding bond - 2 weeks equivalent to the number of days attending, this will be refunded upon cancellation of care.
 
The 2019 fees are as follows:
Nursery & Toddlers 
$124 per day 
Pre-Schoolers
$117
 

Meals

Daily fee includes breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea.  Lunch is a two-course meal.
 
Our nutritional meals are fully prepared by our qualified cook each day and our aim is to provide a balanced diet to our children on a daily basis.
 
We also take children's allergies very seriously and we take all care to ensure any dietary requirements are met and discussed regularly with the parents.  Our Centre is a NUT FREE zone.
 
We change our menu every fortnight.  Click here to view our menu options and log on into parents information for our 4 weekly menu.