United in a love of learning at Thornbury World of Learning. Our early learning and long day care centre is located for families living or commuting through Thornbury, Northcote and Preston.
From the moment you enter our Thornbury centre you will experience a sanctuary where children are encouraged to discover, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor areas include a sandpit, vegetable garden and other exciting play equipment for children to learn through play. Children are encouraged to explore the outdoor areas to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence.
Our centre is set out across three buildings situated in a quiet street in close proximity to local primary schools. Our team at Thornbury World of Learning are very passionate and dedicated to providing an environment for our children and their families that is warm, safe and secure and has a sense of belonging. We aim to provide an environment for the children to grow and assist the children in achieving. Some of our team members have been with us since the centre opened in 2009 where over the years have built long lasting and trusting relationships with our families in the local area.
Our indoor spaces encourage exploration and discovery with engaging resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers.
We provide nutritious meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. Other opportunities include educators encouraging children to assist in selecting edible plants from our vegetable garden which are used in some of our meals.
A rotating schedule of specialised programs including sports and a Spanish based language music and movement program to develop fundamental skills. These programs are regularly available to your child and enhance the daily program.
Our educators and children explore our local community, visiting nearby schools and aged care facilities. We regularly present educational children’s shows and welcome special community guests to the centre including dentists and audiologist visits to extend on the children’s learning. Neighbourhood connections support a sense of belonging for children and offer opportunities to develop social and observational skills with various people and places.
A sustainability program that teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them. The children also learn about sustainability practices through our vegetable garden while harvesting food, weeding, watering, and nurturing the environment.
As members of our World of Learning community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 413 995 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.