Do the children receive meals?
Jenny’s Early Learning Centre offers four nutritionally balanced meals daily, morning tea, a delicious lunch, afternoon tea and late snack. We source the majority of our food locally, supporting local butchers, fruit grocers and local organic wholesalers.
For more information about our kitchen suppliers, please visit our Community Partners Page.
What age groups does the Jenny’s ELC cater for?
Jenny’s Early Learning Centre provides quality care to children from birth to school age. The centres provide a learning environment which is age and stage appropriate. Consultation with your family prior to allocating a room helps us to ensure that the best Educational Outcomes are achieved for each individual child.
What do I need to bring?
Jenny’s Early Learning Centre provides a variety of things, however we do request that families bring the following:
At Jenny’s ELC, we believe there is never ‘bad weather’, only unsuitable clothing. We encourage children to bring rain jackets and gumboots on rainy days, and wide brim hats and T-shirts/ dresses with sleeves in the warmer months.
Children who are toilet training may require several pairs of underwear. Please ensure that changes of clothes and bags are clearly labelled.
Is Kinder Available at Jenny’s ELC?
YES. All Jenny’s Early Learning Centres run a Kindergarten program which operates from 9:00am – 5.00pm, 5 Days per week (Kinder times vary between service locations). The program is run by a university qualified Kindergarten Teacher and incorporates an extensive transition to school program that is developed in conjunction with the Early Years Coordinator at the surrounding schools. The program includes visits to schools as well as visits to the centre by the school’s Prep teacher.
Jenny’s ELC also offers a Pre-Kinder program that is also typically run by a University Qualified Kindergarten Educator or a Diploma Qualified room leader who is undertaking a Degree in Early Childhood. The children are able to explore the resources of the Kindergarten room and develop their skills and interests in a play based environment. This helps to support children‘s confidence and their transition to the Kindergarten room for the year prior to formal schooling.
Is Jenny’s ELC affordable?
YES. Jenny’s ELC is amazing value for money. Some families with Jenny’s pay from $14.57 a day. This depends on your families individual income and your activity tests but for some it equates to $1.21 per hour for a full day of care and education and includes delicious meals! For a personal quote it’s best to contact our centre’s directly to discuss as each families fees are individual.
How does your price for Life work?
We are very proud of our Price for Life and we believe we were the first in Australia to implement such a pricing model in Child Care! In essence, families who enrol with Jenny’s ELC will see the fee that they are charged by us stay the same up until December 2022! This means that families that continue their booking with us each year will not see us increase our prices! This pricing model helps us to support and give back to the families that support us. It’s never too late to join and you can also ‘lock in’ prices up to 12 months in advance. This means that I can book the current years prices even if I don’t commence my booking until the following year!
What activities will my child have access to?
Our ongoing children’s development program offers educational and recreational programs which are designed to optimise the creativity, mental and physical advancement of your child. Self expression is encouraged through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as music, arts and crafts. Children’s interests are supported and encouraged through individual and group stimuli from 55″ interactive learning screens to cooking experiences which can help in the development of concept skills and its fun! Our outdoor playgrounds are age appropriate and would physically challenge ALL children.