OUR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
From our spacious rooftop playground with spectacular views over the Yarra River and beyond, Sentia is a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Melbourne.
With years of experience, we know the recipe for providing a comfortable and happy space for children - a safe, bright and positive environment where children can explore, bond and imagine.
As a single, privately owned service, it is our very own Sentia families who have had the greatest influence on our culture and values. We are able to listen and adjust with ease and, as educators it has been a privilege to create a boutique values-based model.
KEY COMPONENTS OF SENTIA
The Learning Journey
children at play
In an increasingly fast-paced world, we believe an unhurried approach in the early childhood years offers the healthiest and strongest foundation for a child's academic, social, and personal growth.
Our program focuses on developing opportunities for children to discover, explore and learn through play. Children are given a voice and the power to make decisions regarding their play, learning and social interactions. This empowers them to build confidence and resilience while teaching them to be kind, civil and collaborative. These are the foundation blocks for their futures.
Sentia follows the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) from birth to 5 years including a fully funded Kindergarten program run by a qualified kindergarten teacher. Every child’s learning development is documented by the curriculum plan, their visual portfolios, reflection journals, newsletters and projects on display.
With a range of activities from arts, music to yoga and sports, our focus is always on nurturing your child’s wellbeing.
We also regularly explore the wonders of our city with walks to nearby historic and cultural sites to create a sense of place and strengthen the children's connection to the local community.
We wholeheartedly appreciate what a big decision it is for parents to entrust us with their child. Your confidence largely rests on the people who will take care of your most valuable asset! This is why our most valuable asset is our staff.
We pride ourselves on having committed, experienced educators with a long history with us. Building relationships with staff creates trust and security for both parents and children.
Working with Children Checks
We carry out reference checks on all staff employed at Sentia Early Learning Centre to gain an understanding of the competence, reliability and attitude of the candidates. To comply with the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 and the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998, a Working with Children check is done on all full, part-time and casual employees as well as ongoing visitors who will be working with the children.