Early Learning Centre
Early Learning in Hadfield.
Located on Volga Street in Hadfield, our kindergarten service will nurture your child to explore, discover and learn through hands-on activities guided by our experienced educators.
We offer play-based activities tailored to your child’s interests and needs in an environment that will build their sense of belonging, resilience, kindness and teamwork.
Specialist support is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children living with disabilities, those unable to live at home and other children experiencing risk or vulnerability.
Your child will enjoy hands-on, nature-based activities in our large indoor and outdoor areas. Our kindergarten features:
Our little learners say
- Sebastian, little learner
Your child will participate in activities to teach them about nature and other cultures. We also place a strong emphasis on literacy skills and nurture confidence and creativity through art, music and drama.
Caring for the environment
We nurture an appreciation for nature by showing children the beauty of the environment. We will encourage your child to:
Our three-year-olds also receive a carbon neutral kinder kit.
Incursions and Excursions
We love getting out and about in our community and welcome guests to our early learning service. Our excursions and incursions include:
Fostering family and community connections
We love it when families get involved in our kinder activities. If you have the time, you are welcome to participate in:
A qualified teacher visits our kindergarten each Thursday and Friday to teach Auslan (Australian Sign Language) through play, art, music and stories. These teachings are then incorporated into everyday learning to give children the opportunity to use the language independently.
Hi, I’m Karen and I’m the Nominated Supervisor and teacher of the 4-year-old Echidna Group at H.E. Kane Uniting Kindergarten. I have been teaching at this kinder since 2001. I grew up in Hadfield and have many happy memories within this community.
I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood and have over 20 years’ experience in the Early Childhood sector. Teaching has always been a passion for me. I feel very lucky to be working with children, I find it extremely rewarding to support children to grow and develop to their best potential.
Our dedicated team sees the uniqueness and potential in every child. We plan our play-based programs on children’s interests and take pride in our large outdoor space, where children can imagine, explore and develop skills and most importantly have fun!
Health and wellbeing
Uniting educators support the positive mental health and wellbeing of children and their families. Our program includes mindfulness, meditation and caring for self and others.
Healthy eating and good nutrition are key for early childhood development. Our educators work hard to create positive eating environments, which reflect cultural and family values, dietary requirements and give your child the energy they need to be their best selves. We support families to provide nutritious lunch box foods and work with our local supermarket to offer children nutritious snacks throughout the day.
As a child safe organisation, our educators undergo regular working with children’s and police checks. We are focussed on delivering learning and development in a safe and supportive environment, so you can trust that your child is in good hands.
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