Bendigo Hospital Childcare Centre
Opened in 2014, our Bendigo Hospital centre is open 52 weeks of the year.
Bendigo Hospital Educational Rooms
Our curriculum is spontaneous, emergent, and reflects the interests and developmental levels of the children. Incorporating programs that promote sustainability, literacy, numeracy and creative arts, the centre offers excursions, incursions, special family days and dress up days that support children’s interests and concurrently develop relationships with the local community.
Integral to our centre is our Kindergarten program, typically operating 7.5 hours each day. The program is run by a university qualified Kindergarten teacher and incorporates an extensive transition to school program, developed in conjunction with the Early Years Coordinators of surrounding schools. The program includes visits to schools, as well as visits to the centre by the school’s Prep teachers.
Jenny’s ELC Bendigo Hospital also offers a Pre-Kindergarten program managed by a university qualified teacher. Children can explore the resources of the centre, developing and extending their skills in a play-based environment, which will support a confident and smooth transition to the Kindergarten Room.
An extensive orientation and transition process gives families, educators and children the opportunity to evaluate the best placing for each child.