Hurstbridge Children's Hub

Hurstbridge Children's Hub is a lovely, welcoming early learning centre housed within Hurstbridge's new state-of-the-art community centre. We deliver high quality and inclusive early learning and care for children aged three months to five years. Our team of nurturing and experienced educators will partner with you to develop a play-based learning program that helps your child realise their potential. Even more importantly, our educators will ensure your child is safe, secure and happy while in our centre. 

Highlights of our centre

  • Engaging and flexible indoor and outdoor play spaces filled with plenty of natural resources to support learning.
     
  • Delicious and healthy meals prepared by our friendly and talented chef to fuel children’s growth and development. 
     
  • Close ties with the local community, including the CFA and men's shed.
     
  • A maternal and child health nurse and allied health providers are conveniently located on-site. 
     
  • Parents and educators can share and receive live updates about children’s learning via the Storypark ePortfolio. 
     
  • Excursions, meals and nappies are included within our daily fee.

Play is the best way for children to learn. That's why at Hurstbridge Children's Hub, your child's learning program will incorporate a variety of open-ended and structured play-based learning experiences. Activities will be guided by your child's interests and capabilities, ensuring your child gets the most out of their early learning experience.

Activities will include:

  • language and literature
  • music and movement
  • art and craft
  • dramatic play
  • science and maths  
  • sensory motor activities
  • activities to promote physical coordination.

These play-based activities will help your child develop important social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills.

All our learning programs are based on the National Early Years Learning Framework “Belonging, Being and Becoming” and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

Integrated four-year-old kindergarten

Our integrated kindergarten program is led by our wonderful bachelor qualified educator. It features a variety of play-based learning experiences that help prepare children for the transition to school.

Our kindergarten program is a convenient and flexible option for families requiring care outside of kinder hours and during school holidays.

Hurstbridge Children's Hub focuses on the natural environment, in keeping with our rural surroundings. Our outdoor area is expansive and provides many opportunities for children to explore the natural elements (e.g. water, sand, mud, trees) and promotes children’s curiosity and learning about nature and sustainability. Your child will have access to our array of natural resources and play equipment to support their learning, including: 

  • a sandpit
  • bikes
  • a cubby house
  • climbing equipment.          

Our indoor play spaces are filled with an abundance of natural light, providing a bright and welcoming learning environment. Our rooms feature an open plan design that enables educators to set up flexible play experiences that foster children’s imagination, curiosity and exploration.

Your child’s program will be delivered by Hurstbridge Children's Hub's experienced, passionate and nurturing educators. Our educators are wholly committed to ensuring each child receives the best possible experience at our centre.   

Educators will work in partnership with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop an early learning program that reflects and builds on your child’s interests, curiosities and skills.

Educators will share live updates about your child’s learning via Storypark - a secure, login based ePortfolio. Documentation may include photographs, videos, learning stories, and samples of your child’s work. Storypark will also allow you to contribute to and comment on what your child is doing while in care. You can share your family activities and your child’s updates with educators via Storypark too.

If your child has additional needs, our educators can connect your family with specialist support.

 

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Facilities and programs

Current Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Opening times 7.00am - 6.15pm 7.00am - 6.15pm 7.00am - 6.15pm 7.00am - 6.15pm 7.00am - 6.15pm

Events

Hurstbridge Children's Hub Open Day
25 February 2017
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