A Unique Experience

Experience in the early childhood years which recognises the ‘whole of the child’. Each child is treated as an individual and we offer an opportunity for their skills, talents and interests to be nurtured. We also bring new experiences allowing for more ‘real world’ capabilities to be built and social wellbeing to be assured.

Our Difference

ATELIER

A key element of providing children with an effective and meaningful learning space (at least for us here at Ducklings) is offering a place for creative expression. Our Piazza/Atelier space is designed to encourage our children to express some of their ``100 Languages`` using a variety of materials, media and tools. This space is always available for the children to allow access when they are taken by their creative spirit! We look forward to sharing these expressions with our children and their families - there is always a story to tell about what is produced. We also have a library area and cafe area for families to have a place to set down and relax.

MINDFULNESS /YOGA

As the world becomes more hectic and demanding, it is important to empower children to understand and listen to their own minds, emotions and bodies. Sensitivity to overall well-being can be supported through our mindfulness and yoga programs... children will learn to relax and calm (self regulate) through these gentle programs.

LANGUAGE

Language development is known to be a critical foundation for successful literacy. This occurs initially (and in early childhood) through the spoken word. Our programs are rich in language through active conversation, reading/listening opportunities (such as story telling and singing songs) and through intentional teaching strategies. At Ducklings we are also exploring the possibility of introducing a 'language other than English' program into our curriculum. This would be an 'embedded' program where children are offered experiences of a new language that reflect their current learning experiences... for example, if the children are interested in animals, there would be LOTE rich experiences provided about animals, including songs, stories and conversation.

Our Manager

As a passionate entrepreneur who has been working in the childcare industry for over 24 years, Samantha understands that the difference between a good child care service and an excellent childcare service comes down to investing in the right people. Her extensive strategic knowledge, combined with her personal approach, provides her with the unique set of skills to develop the magic in each of her centre’s teams.

JOHN DOE

General Manager

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Samantha Ahearn

General Manager

“Experience in the early childhood years which recognises the ‘whole of the child’. Each child is treated as an individual and we offer an opportunity for their skills, talents and interests to be nurtured. We also bring new experiences allowing for more ‘real world’ capabilities to be built and social wellbeing to be assured.”