Our Culture

At Ducklings Early Education, we are committed to knowing and offering an individual experience for you and your child.  Each child is offered an environment which will foster their creativity, self-confidence and ensure a meaningful, valuable early childhood education experience.

Our Standards

It all starts with your child’s individual wellbeing

We commit to knowing each child and their family and to incorporate this knowledge into the educational program

Each child will be supported in becoming creative, socially competent and to discover an individual love of learning

We will offer a safe, challenging, interesting and considered environment for your child to experience their learning

Our Structure

Our centre has been designed and built around offering children the best possible learning experiences from their environment – otherwise known as ‘the third teacher’.

We have created a sense of ‘indoor/ outdoor flow’, inviting children to engage with their space whatever the weather and enable them to follow their own inspirations and interests.

Our educator team will ensure spaces are set up to inspire, provoke, invite, engage and challenge the children – ensuring maximum enjoyment and learning from their time at the centre.

To encourage and support a ‘sense of belonging’ we have created 3 Pods (Infant/ Toddler/ Pre-School) to contain our 9 studios. Strong, supportive relationships can be built as these pods develop.

Our APPROACH

At Ducklings Early Education Centre we are passionate about the learning journey the children and Educators go on every day while they spend time in our environment.

Our Curriculum is grounded in the Early Years Learning Framework and inspired by Reggio Emilia & RIE approaches.

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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

Infants Pod

Our infant studios have one educator to four children (1:4).

Studio 1

Infants 12 months to 2 years (8 children)

Studio 2

Infants 12 months to 2 years (12 children)

Studio 3

Infants 6 weeks to 2 years (12 Children)

Toddler Pod

Our toddler studios have one educator to five children (1:5).

Studio 4

Toddlers 2 to 3 years (20 children)

Studio 5

Toddlers 2 to 3 years (20 children)

Studio 6

Toddlers 2 to 3 years (20 children)

Preschool Pod

Our Preschool studios have one educator to 11 children (1:11).

Studio 7

Jnr Preschool 3 to 4 years (33 children)

Studio 8

Preschool 4 to 5 years (33 children)