About us

Brighton Early Learning Centre (Brighton ELC) is a boutique privately owned childcare and early learning centre located at 247 New Street Brighton.

Housed in a beautiful Victorian home, Brighton ELC was first opened in 2001 and caters for 64 children aged from 5 months to 6 years of age.

Brighton ELC has been tastefully modernised to maintain its warm and homely period features whilst incorporating 5 spacious, light-filled children’s rooms that accommodate small groups of children. Each of the rooms leads out to delightful age appropriate play areas that seamlessly extend our workshops of learning and knowledge outdoors. We have an abundance of beautiful established trees and shrubs in our gardens to further enhance the outdoor experience.

Brighton ELC and our sister centre Brighton Beach ELC are highly regarded in the local community for fostering meaningful long-term relationships with our families due to our extremely low staff turnover and for providing a warm nurturing environment for your child’s pre-school years. Our reputation is also based on the high quality of our planned child centred programs that are responsive to the needs and interests of all children and which are in line with current best practice in Early Childhood Education. Our programs have been proven to successfully prepare our children for school entry and we liaise with your chosen Primary School to ensure that your child meets or exceeds the school’s prerequisites for entry.

 

Philosophy

At Brighton ELC, we strongly believe that as Early Childhood Educators we are dedicated to delivering to every child an inspiring and effective learning experience. We want to build strong relationships with our families and community so that we can work together, in partnership, to support each child in meeting their fullest potential.

We believe that children have a right to play, as this is the way they make sense of the world around them. We believe that there are many learning opportunities through play for children. Children can be anything they want to be when their creativity, imagination and interests are fostered.

Inspired on the Reggio Emilia approach, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming, where children and families feel a sense of belonging, embraces nature and is filled with purposeful materials. At Brighton ELC, the environment is centred on children’s interest to ensure that each child learns at their own pace to develop their unique potential, respecting their individual contributions.

As a team, we value and respect the role of the family in children’s lives, recognising the importance of family participation and involvement in our program. Our educators endeavour to establish a nurturing, caring and inclusive relationship with each child.

We work closely with our children, families and community to develop a sense of responsibility and care for our environment. We are always looking at ways to reduce our impact on the environment by incorporating sustainable practices in our learning.

We embrace all our individual family cultures that are a part of the Brighton ELC community. We are sensitive to the fact that each child’s family culture is diverse and unique. At Brighton ELC, we also recognise the fact that all of our staff are unique individuals who come from different backgrounds. We have different perspectives and experiences that can be shared with the children we care for, as well as with each other.

Brighton ELC respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their cultures. We aim to embed respectful relationships and environments that promote and enhance cultural inclusion with respect and trust.

We believe that we must reflect on our ability to put theory into practise: – through regular review of our programs, routines and strategies; by having regular opportunities for staff to get together to discuss difficulties and share successes; by seeking regular feedback from the children and families; and by trying new things.

 
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Child Care subsidy Approved

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Exciting Incursions & Excursions

Live Parent Updates Throughout the Day

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Specialist Classes & Extra Curricular Programs

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Programs

We believe that all children should be immersed in an environment which is responsive to their individual needs, providing exciting opportunities for learning and investigation. Our programs are developed by teachers who value the idea that ‘children learn through play’. Programs are inclusive of art, maths, music, science, sport, literacy, natural investigation and LOTE (languages other than English). These areas are interwoven into programs which allow children to ask questions, research, hypothesise and discover.

We aim to provide the highest level of care and education for all children in a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment. As part of our centre philosophy, providing an environment which is accepting of all families and children is of the utmost importance. We welcome all families and pride ourselves on our ability to recognise and celebrate the differences in our cultures, religions and beliefs.

All rooms within the centre provide educationally appropriate and stimulating programs which are responsive to the needs of both the whole group and the individual child. We have a strong focus on supporting the ‘whole’ child. That is, physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and morally. 

We recognise the value of play in a child’s development and provide experiences that reflect the current interests of the children who attend. We recognise the importance of partnerships between families and educators and provide an environment where we can work with families to create the most supportive environment for children in our care to develop to their best potential.

 

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Accreditation

Rating and Assessment

All centres, Australia wide, are assessed by their state/territory regulatory authority to ensure that they are meeting the National Quality Standards. Brighton ELC and Brighton Beach ELC have been through the accreditation process many times and have consistently met or exceeded the requirements of the National Quality Standards. If you would like more detailed information on the NQF, please do not hesitate to ask the Centre Coordinator. Our Accreditation results are published on the mychild.gov.au website.