When we all work together, we help create a wonderful future for young children.

Yarrunga Early Learning Centre knows how important educators are in the lives of children, especially in the early years. We employ a responsible and interactive team of qualified and experienced early childhood practitioners who have:

  • Genuine respect for children
  • Desire and ability to teach children
  • an educational philosophy.

To do this we employ staff who respect and represent our values, enthusiasm and team ethic when working with children and families. Our selection of employees is to ensure each individual child is nurtured by dynamic, supportive and dedicated staff members.

Our highly qualified educators provide a play based curriculum that aims to reflect the families and children’s interests. All educators directly working with children are qualified, many of whom hold a diploma or teaching degree.

In addition, time and resources are invested in educator professional development, to ensure we are at the forefront of providing innovative early childhood education and care. Yarrunga’s educators participate in the required Working with Children checks, are all First Aid trained, including anaphylaxis and asthma management and annually update their CPR, as well as attending monthly staff training meetings and other relevant professional development opportunities.

OUR FAMILIES

Learning outcomes are most likely to be achieved when early childhood educators work in partnership with families. Educators recognise that families are children’s first and most influential teachers. Educators at Yarrunga, partner with parents and families in a variety of ways to create a welcoming environment where familes are respected and share their interests to ensure that learning experiences are meaningful for the group.

The Early Years Learning Framework learning outcomes are:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  • Children are confident and involved learners.
  • Children are effective communicators.

Our Monthly Newsletter keeps families informed of special events happening at the centre along with details of what is happening in their children’s rooms and dates for the monthly Management Committee Meetings

Additionally, you are invited to join us anytime to participate in your child’s day. Come and have lunch with us, read a book to the children, join us on an excursion or incursion. We encourage your participation.

OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Yarrunga Early Leaning Centre supports children to develop connections with their local community by actively engaging with it through our Community Connections Program. We often go for walks around our neighborhood and on the paths which surround Yarrunga, to one of the many walking bridges, parks or the train station. We plan excursions within the community, to the Library Museum or MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury), Wonga Wetlands, Borella House and Eastern Hill.

Yarrunga educators and children, along with our Sustainability Officer regularly visit the Teacup Community Gardens in Broad Street where we have our own garden bed. Additionally, we support our community by participating in a range of community events and fundraisers such as Clean Up Australia Day, Daffodil Day and Give me 5 for Kids Pajama day.

Yarrunga invites local community members such as fire fighters, ambulance, police, librarians, Halve Waste, local animal hospitals etc to share their role in the community. Wiradjuri language and cultural sessions are held weekly by a wonderful local Wiradjuri Community member.

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