A little bit about us
at Brookvale ELC

Brookvale Early Learning Centre is a privately owned Long Day Care, Preschool and OOSHC located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Whilst the childcare centre has been operating in the grounds of Brookvale Public School for over 20 years, Brookvale ELC was developed in 2009 when there was a change of management.

Being a privately run centre means our owners are 100% committed to the development of our high quality Early Learning facility. Our owners are actively involved with the centre, the families who attend and the educators. This strong relationship has lead to us being able to provide an environment for our children and families that means their needs and is safe and nurturing at all times. Brookvale ELC is proud of all our experienced and caring Educators who have been with us for many years.

 

BROOKVALE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE PHILOSOPHIES

Long Day Care Philosophy

Our aim at Brookvale Early Learning Centre is to provide high quality care and education for all the children in our care. We embrace each child’s abilities, interests and needs and enhance these through their learning. Our educators support each child’s learning through curriculums that follow the Early Years Learning Framework and guided by the children and families at the centre.

We believe each child is individual and all will be respected regardless of ability, gender, religion and culture. We will embrace these qualities shown in each child and incorporate these into the children’s learning. The input of families and their relationship with the Centre is of vital importance to the development of each child.

We will always provide an environment that is safe and secure for all the children, families and staff at our centre. We believe in supporting the sustainability of our environment and world around us. Our outdoors and indoors environments enhance the children’s awareness of this through our sustainability gardens and recyclable resources.

We recognise our Educators are the most important factor in providing a high-quality standard of care for each child.  It is the role of our educators to find teachable moments and extend on each individual child’s interest and then provide them with a program that is a reflection of this. All educators must be of the highest calibre, exemplifying the philosophy, beliefs and ethics of the Centre at all times. We pride ourselves on our long term, qualified and dedicated team of educators, support staff and managerial team.

Finally, we aim for the children at Brookvale Early Learning Centre to feel a sense of BELONGING to the environment while BEING in the moment and BECOMING me.

 

OOSHC & Vacation Care Philosophy

Our OOSHC is committed to promoting self-esteem, promoting rights and responsibilities and encouraging fairness and honesty in our service. We value and encourage the development of essential life skills by respecting individuality, challenging children’s cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally.

We aim to provide a fun, creative, age appropriate, active, safe and home like environment that will support the needs of both the children and their families.

Our curriculum aims to provide opportunities that encourage children to pursue new experiences, build independence, self-identity and allows freedom of choice. We recognise and respect the importance of diversity and are committed to these inclusive and equitable practices.

We believe strongly in supporting the sustainability of our environment and the positive impact of family involvement in our programs.