The Learning Sanctuary Norwood | Kindergarten & Childcare Norwood

The Learning Sanctuary Norwood

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Welcome to The Learning Sanctuary Norwood

Our child care and Kindergarten centre is conveniently located for families looking for long day care or Kindergarten in Norwood, Adelaide, Kent Town, Hackney, Stepney, Maylands, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Kensington, College Park and Beulah Park. The Learning Sanctuary Norwood offers homely daycare and Kindergarten services for children aged 2 to 6 years, with convenient operating hours from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. 

Our Norwood centre provides families with daily updates and photos detailing your child’s learning and development, all accessible on our family app. Meals, sunscreen, nappies, wipes and bedding are all included in the fees.  

We are proud to be rated exceeding by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This rating means that we exceeded the requirements of the National Quality Standard (NQS). It is the NQS that sets the benchmark for the early education and care sector in Australia.

Our Early Learning Environments

The Learning Sanctuary Norwood is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our brand-new, resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.  

The engaging outdoor environments at our Norwood child care centre include climbing frames, water play area, sandpits a vegetable garden and more. The children use the herbs, fruit and veggies they grow in the garden to engage in cooking experiences and feed our centre pets including chickens rabbits, birds and fish. Our outdoor learning program focuses on the development of your child’s strength, balance, and self-confidence.

Our indoor learning spaces offer a variety of engaging environments all carefully selected for children to learn and grow including natural resources and learning technology. Our learning spaces are created to feel warm and welcoming and encourage learning through play. Our educators take the time to set up environments based on each child’s interests.

Longstanding team of Educators and Teachers

At the heart of our small and boutique child care centre in Norwood is our longstanding team of early childhood educators and teachers with some team members at the centre for over 5 years. Our centre also has two Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Teachers ensuring high-quality early education programs are available for your child.

Our team of passionate and qualified early childhood teachers and educators are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early education journey.

Health and Nutrition

Our Norwood child care centre provides children with nutritious, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods. Our menu rotates every four weeks to cater to diverse dietary requirements including Halal. we take the time to ask families and children about the foods they want on the menu and implement each season. We actively involve children in food preparation to promote healthy eating.

For added convenience, we also offer our families a grab-and-go breakfast snack and coffee. 

At The Learning Sanctuary Norwood early learning centre, we recognise the importance of play in a child’s learning and development journey. Our team tailors play-based learning activities in line with national standards, specifically the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), helping prepare them for kindergarten and school readiness.

We also offer the following enriching learning experiences:

  • Sports Program: Our monthly Ready Steady Go Kids program allows the children to be active and learn about different sports and movements.
  • Music & Movement Program: Designed to develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory, and concentration. Children learn to appreciate and develop an understanding of music – and of course, have fun.
  • Community Engagement Program: Encourages children to interact with and discover their local community. We often go vreaisit the local community including our local Richard’s Park, local library, shops, playground and other community services in Norwood to help familiarise the children with their local community.
  • Sustainability Program: All our rooms have a significant focus on their sustainability program this helps children develop and understand the importance of embedding sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of protecting our planet.

At The Learning Sanctuary Norwood early learning centre, your child will benefit from our enhanced learning program in Kindergarten combined with our play-based learning program. With the added convenience of long day care hours, our Kindergarten program runs all year-round. Perfect for busy families.  

The added benefits of our Kindergarten program include:  

  • Extended opening hours  
  • Open all year round (excl public holidays)  
  • Programs developed and delivered by our Qualified Educators 
  • Exclusive music and movement program for self-regulation 

Taranjot 

I started working in Early learning in 2018 and have been in various roles over the years. I joined the team at The Leaning Sanctuary Norwood in 2023. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

All children are born with curiosity and potential. It is our job to both nurture and help children develop by exploring the world in which they live. I believe in allowing children to be independent and make their own decisions within a secure and stimulating environment. I pride myself on building relationships with children and their families, ensuring their time spent in our care is safe and joyful. I will continually provide families with positive outcomes and support them in their care journey.

We have a long-standing team with a variety of multicultural members who reflect the community. The majority of our staff team have worked at the centre for many years. We provide high-quality education and care and have great satisfaction watching our children evolve as they learn and grow through play and socialising with others. We pride ourselves on our relationships with children, their families, and their community. Our team has permanent staff that work in individual rooms, providing consistency and continuity throughout the Centre. We also have our in-house cook who provides balanced and nutritional food for children, including all dietary requirements and preferences.

Communication is a big focus at our Centre. We constantly communicate with our families via our all-in-one family app, Xplor, through posts, emails, phone calls and face-to-face. During our orientation process, we speak with the families about what is important to them and introduce them to the staff in the room. We also give parents a welcome pack with the personal philosophy written by all team members.   

I look forward to welcoming your family into our centre community.

Discovery (2 – 3 years)

Our Discovery room offers:

  • Opportunities for children to form relationships and develop their self-confidence
  • A language-rich environment that supports development through books and conversations
  • Opportunities for children to explore literacy and numeracy through real-life experiences
  • Social learning through group and individual play
  • Tennis and music and movement programs

Journey (3 years – 5 years)

Our Journey room offers:

  • Bachelor-qualified educators who nurture social skills and emotional development
  • Boundless opportunities for outdoor teaching and play
  • The use of children’s interests and abilities as a vehicle for learning
  • The development of social and emotional skills
  • A school-readiness program focused on literacy and numeracy through play-based learning
  • A transition-to-school program
  • Karate, tennis and music and movement programs

Our families love The Learning Sanctuary Norwood

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Our pricing

Toddler

$158.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Kindergarten

$158.00

  • 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.