Scots Uniting Early Learning

Child care
Long day care
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Explore, create & grow in a sustainable and supportive environment at Scots Early Learning Centre.

Scots Early Learning caters for children from birth to 4 years of age, and provides them opportunities to explore and care for the environment, develop new skills, and connect with others in our spacious and stimulating centre.

At Uniting, we champion values of inclusion, diversity and creativity. Our varied curriculum builds confidence, self-expression and connection among peers, and lays a strong foundation for not only their educational years but for life. We encourage every child to experience exploration and play in their learning journey as they prepare for school.

You can trust that your child is able to participate in sensory experiences, adventure in nature, and engage in new languages, arts and cultures in a safe and nurturing environment.

Caring for our environment

At Scots Uniting Early Learning, children learn about the world around them and how to care for it. We encourage environmentally-friendly practices and teach with a hands-on approach through our gardening beds, sand and mud pits, worm farm, and recycling area. Our play areas and toys are made from sustainable and recyclable materials. Families are also encouraged to donate plants and play items, giving children a sense of comfort in recognising something from home.

Safe and secure

The safety of your child is our first priority. We take special care to ensure that all our facilities, learning rooms, toys and resources, and playground equipment are safe to use, cleaned regularly, and in the best possible condition.

We also ensure high levels of security by checking the children in and out and providing constant supervision. You can rest assured that your child is in safe hands at all times and is cared for by the highly trained and supportive staff at Scots Uniting Early Learning.

Building lasting relationships

Social development is a crucial part of a comprehensive and holistic learning experience. At Scots Uniting Early Learning, we teach the importance of relationships and inclusion as well as foster opportunities for the children to build strong friendships that will last a lifetime. You can trust that your child is included within the Scots community and valued as an individual.

Learning experiences

We create engaging experiences for children to learn about themselves, other people and the community around them. With local excursions and workshops covering a range of stimulating topics and activities, children have countless opportunities to open their minds to new and exciting people, places, and ideas.

Our sustainability initiatives include:

  • Recycling and composting
  • Water recycling
  • Worm farming
  • Growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices

We offer exciting excursions to natural and community locations including:

  • Seasonal visits to Botanical gardens
  • Bush Kinder
  • Museums
  • Fire department
  • Ambulance department
  • Hospitals and aged care services
  • Walks to the park

We invite inspiring individuals and experts to the centre to educate children about:

  • Reptiles and animal care
  • Cooking
  • Music and dance
  • Drama and puppets
  • Maths and science
  • Aboriginal communities and art
  • A child safety and family violence awareness
Health and wellbeing

We teach nutrition and wellbeing as part of all our learning experiences at Scots Uniting Early Learning. The children are taught to grow their own fruits and vegetables according to our wholesome approach to lunchtime - every child has the opportunity to thrive and feel good.

Our food is prepared on-site from local ingredients so that all children can enjoy a healthy, balanced diet full of variety and flavour. We also ensure to accommodate a diverse range of dietary needs, including any specific cultural dietary requirements. We place a strong emphasis on hygiene and the children are taught food safety.

Family and community

Teaching the importance of family and community is at the centre of everything we do at Scots Uniting Early Learning. We actively support partnerships with families to help the children develop a sense of belonging and connectivity which aids in their social and emotional development.

Parents and families can get involved when:

  • We celebrate significant cultural festivals and days together
  • We invite them to talk to the children about their job, hobbies or other interesting topics
  • They volunteer their time to provide support and resources for our programs
  • They assist with fundraising
  • They participate in special activities such as working bees, Pancake Day, Cupcake Day, Red Nose Day and Jump for Heart.

We regularly engage with various people, groups and services in our community including:

  • The local library
  • The museum
  • Wellbeing practitioners
  • Indigenous community members or groups
  • Animal trainers or handlers
  • Members of the Scots Memorial Church
  • Pet adoption program
  • Bunnings to support Plant a Tree Week.
  • Medical initiatives such as Oral Health, Heart, SIDS, etc.
Cultural diversity

We are proud to be a diverse long daycare service that celebrates the vibrant cultures of our community. We welcome families from all different cultures, religions, and backgrounds at Scots ELC and ensure that every parent, guardian and child feels included. While English is our primary language for written and spoken communication with parents and families, we can have all forms of communication translated when requested. We strive to include every individual at Scots and are more than happy to use phone or in-person interpreters if required.

Special services

We know that every child is unique at Scots Uniting Early Learning. Our educators are highly trained to provide a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment for all children.

If your child requires additional support and services to thrive, we can ensure to cater for them. We’re experienced in working with children with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities. Uniting designs our learning spaces to accommodate a variety of different abilities and interests.

Fee information

At Scots Uniting Early Learning, we provide long daycare services at the following rates:

Long day care

$107.55 per session for Studio of Learning 1

$105.25 per session for Studio of Learning 2

$103.45 per session for Studio of Learning 3

Monday to Friday 7.00am - 6.00pm

Our sessions run from Monday to Friday 6:45 am - 6:00 pm.

If you’d like to learn more about our ELC fees, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Why choose Scots Uniting Early Learning?

We know that it can be tough finding an early learning centre that is the right fit for your child. Scots Uniting Early Learning provides children with specialised learning experiences in a fun and educational environment. Choosing Uniting is a decision to enable your child to learn, explore and connect with the world around them and become a part of a tight-knit community.

Trusted, reliable and experienced educators

As one of the largest early learning service providers in Tasmania, Uniting has a strong reputation of providing exceptional care. Our educators are highly trained and experienced to ensure that your child’s early learning experiences set them up for success in life.

Inclusive and diverse

At Uniting, we recognise that every child is different and have worked hard to create an inclusive and nurturing environment to cater for all children, regardless of their abilities, background or religion.

Interactive and immersive curriculum

We know that children learn best when they are fully engaged and enjoying their learning. Our curriculum takes a hands-on and holistic approach to learning, covering topics including sustainability, community and family, and art and culture.

Enrolments

For interest in long day care for 2023, please complete the Uniting expression of interest form.

We will be back in contact with you within a few days to discuss your care needs.

For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit, please Get in touch or call us on 03 6234 2018.

Fill out an expression of interest form to find out more.

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