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Welcome

Early Years @ Phoenix Park is a not-for-profit community based early childhood service offering Long Day Care and Sessional Kindergarten. Our families are able to utilise a combination of these services. Our centre is administered by a parent management committee and is sponsored by the City of Stonnington.

Established in January 2011 and located at the Phoenix Park Children’s Hub, our centre sets high standards in providing quality care and education for children aged 12 weeks to 6 years.

 

Committee of Management

As a not-for-profit community based early childhood education centre, our service is overseen by the Committee of Management (COM) who are made up of volunteer parents elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February of each year.


The primary purpose of the COM is to support the Service Director and her management team, who are in charge of daily operations, by providing overall strategic direction including but not limited to finance, policy and compliance related matters all whilst upholding the interests of all families that use the centre.


The COM members formally meet once a month to receive updates from the Service Director along with providing guidance on matters that are complex in nature.


The EYPP Committee of Management can be contacted directly at committee.eypp@gmail.com

 

As a service we acknowledge the critical importance of children, parents and educators as partners in a learning community. Children learn about themselves and construct their own identity within the context of their families and communities.

As early childhood professionals we are committed to having high expectations for every child’s learning and development.


Our Early Childhood Professionals view children as capable, competent, co-contributors as active participants in their own learning. Our educators provide a stimulating learning environment that follows the interest and capabilities of each child.

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Our play-based curriculum is authentic and responsive to each child’s learning and development and our assessments create a holistic picture of each child’s knowledge, understandings, skills and capabilities.

Children lead their learning through the exploratory process with experiences rich in language and literature, maths, science, sensory, dramatic and imaginative play, music and physical movement.

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Children build links with the wider community through weekly excursions exploring our surrounds and beyond.

Early Years @ Phoenix Park is a place where children feel happy, safe and nurtured, where children learn to develop an understanding and respect for self and others.

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