The Learning Sanctuary Gisborne | Kindergarten & Childcare Gisborne

The Learning Sanctuary Gisborne

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Welcome to The Learning Sanctuary Gisborne

Our child care centre is located 5 minutes’ drive from Gisborne Village Shopping Centre, making it a convenient choice for local families living in Gisborne, Riddells Creek, Bullengarook and Macedon. Our Gisborne early learning centre offers early childhood education and day care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30am to 6:30 pm.

To ensure our families feel connected to their child’s learning and development, we provide daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.

Our spacious and resource rich environments 

Our Gisborne child care centre is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Spanning over two acres, our custom built early learning centre has been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.

Each early learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include spacious decked and grassy areas protected by big trees and shade sails, a large timber play structure, a bike track, and sandpits for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play.

Our dedicated and passionate team

Our team of passionate educators make up the heart of the child care centre. We know each child has unique talents and interests. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident learners. We are a multicultural early learning centre with several languages being spoken across our team including, Punjabi and Hindi, Spanish, and German.

Healthy and delicious meals prepared on site

Our early learning centre provides children with nutrient-rich, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods – that have been created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child.

We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Contact our Family Support Team by calling 1800 413 868 or enquire now to start your journey with us.

Play is essential to every child’s early learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. Our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school. 

Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with :

  • Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as, harvesting the veggie garden, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.
  • Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local, local police, and other community services in Gisborne to help familiarise the children with their local community.

The Learning Sanctuary Gisborne provides early education and child care for children from nursery age through to kindergarten. Each room has been planned and set up to deliver the best early learning experience for your little one.

Nursery (0 – 2 years)

Learning starts from before birth. Our nursery Educators have created a welcoming and nurturing environment where each baby feels safe to explore and discover new things – through their senses, their communication, cues (body language, facial expression, and sounds) and by experimenting.

On any given day you can see the nursery children engaging in all types of meaningful play, such as water play, music time, story time, tummy time and more. Each day provides a brand new, exciting opportunity for our nursery children.

Toddler (2 – 3 years)

Our Teachers and Educators encourage the toddler children to learn through play to help enhance their sensory-motor development. This learning happens through carefully planned music, dance, games and reading experiences. On any given day the children can be seen developing their numeracy by building a tower, sorting objects, pointing and identifying shapes and patterns and participating in counting songs and games. 

Children in our toddler rooms are encouraged to participate in group play. Group play is important, as it helps our toddlers develop important social skills such as, turn taking, developing self-confidence and emotional self-regulation. Our team helps children through talking, planning and role modelling.

Kindergarten: (3 – 5 years)

Kindergarten is a unique time for learning with peers and developing skills for later learning. Our play-based Kindergarten program delivered by qualified early childhood teachers encourages active engagement in learning and supports a range of positive developmental outcomes including resilience, independence, critical thinking, and creativity. Our kindergarten program is approved by the Victorian Government to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. 

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Our pricing

Nursery

$169.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$169.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Kindergarten

$163.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. The Learning Sanctuary also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.

On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.

The Learning Sanctuary Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. 

Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at The Learning Sanctuary centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.

Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.

Most of The Learning Sanctuary child care and early education centres offer the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook

Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.

It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

The Learning Sanctuary uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day.

After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, The Learning Sanctuary is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.