Uniting Victoria and Tasmania - Volunteer Hub


Early Learning

Nurturing confident and creative learners

Confidence helps children thrive in relationships, learning and life.

We create imaginative, caring and playful learning experiences that inspire children to build positive relationships and skills for life.

Our educators craft exciting learning journeys encouraging children to flourish as individuals.

Delighting in sensory learning experiences, your child will explore playful spaces that arouse curiosity, inspire imagination and the spirit of adventure.

We work with parents and community to build programs that better support local families and their children.

 https://earlylearning.unitingvictas.org.au/find-a-service/


Kindergarten

Children develop the skills, confidence, and resilience they need for a successful transition to school.

Kindergarten should be a joyous experience filled with laughter, learning and exciting discoveries while preparing 3 and 4 year olds for their first year at school.

Children will explore their sense of self and creativity in environments that are rich in art, music, numbers, and language.

Our structured learning environments pave the path to school by encouraging children to engage with their surroundings, respect other cultures, express themselves and connect with others.

Children joining our kindergarten:

  • Develop their sense of identity and belonging
  • Explore their individuality and creativity
  • Grow their self-confidence
  • Learn to express themselves
  • Play, learn, and explore with friends
  • Participate in sensory learning experiences
  • Have adventures in nature
  • Embark on journeys rich in numbers, arts, and languages
  • Discover new cultures

Curriculum

The foundations we lay in kindergarten, become the building blocks for your child’s success at school. Through our unique, age-appropriate programs, children can transition to school equipped with the familiarity of a structured learning environment and the support and encouragement of our educators. Tailoring our programs to children and their families, we can blend the formal requirements of the curriculum with the real-world needs of our community delivering a well-rounded learning experience for all. We help to lay the foundations for future learning through environments that are rich in numbers, words and creative activity.

Our environment

Learning continues outside of the classroom where children discover and celebrate their natural surroundings. By introducing them to the wonders of nature and incorporating natural materials into our activities, children are inspired to explore and learn how to care for the environment while delighting in fun, stimulating and sensory experiences outdoors.

Our educators

Our experienced educators prepare 3 and 4 year olds for school by introducing them to a structured learning environment while nurturing their social and emotional wellbeing. At our kindergartens, children are encouraged to express themselves, explore new ideas, and build relationships with our teachers and each other. We help them develop new skills and get used to more formal learning, so they are ready and excited about starting school.

Our frameworks

Two important documents guide the way we nurture children in our services. They are:

Some of our services use a Steiner, Montessori or Reggio Emilia approach that also meets the requirements of the Australian and Victorian early years frameworks.

 


Long day care

Busy families rely on us for caring, professional long day care designed to support their unique needs while nurturing their child’s early learning and developmental experience.

Our holistic long day care offers individual, tailor-made education and care to children between 0 to 6 years be they babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers. This focuses on the emotional, physical and psychological welfare and needs of every child in our care. Uniting creates supportive learning experiences that foster a child’s development and unlocks their boundless potential.

Whether it be before, during or after business hours, we provide a safe, secure, carefree environment for children to learn to play, grow and mingle. There is a wealth of diverse indoor and outdoor activities designed to help the most inquisitive child explore and have playful fun, or simply rest in quiet tranquillity.

Children have access to nutritious food in a healthy environment.

Our long day care centres provide all-day or part-time care for busy working families and offer developmental programs within their care programs. Your child’s needs are closely monitored and communication with parents is a priority. We have long day care and early learning centres across Victoria and Tasmania


Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.