Our passion, their future
At Snowy Mountains Care & Early Learning Centre we are a 'not-for-profit' Jindabyne based care and early learning centre. Provided by the community for the community. A safe environment for your child to learn, be well and grow.
SMCELC value play based learning and provide an adventurous and happy place for your child to be an active learner. Children are engaged and make more connections to learning when they are having fun. We base our program on your child's needs, interests, current and emerging skills.
Our professionals in the Early Education & Care sector, the qualified team of Educators and Teachers, promote your child's learning every minute of every day. We prioritise our relationships with families and the local community. These relationships ensure the best outcomes for your child and we welcome shared decision making towards their learning, wellbeing and development. A child's connection to home and community whilst at SMCELC is important to us. We also aim to assist children in valuing and respecting one another, the environment, histories, cultures, knowledge and traditions.
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QUALITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUR CHILD
DEVELOPED BY QUALIFIED EDUCATORS & TEACHERS
& Play Spaces
Rich and varied
We offer predictable, safe, stimulating and nurturing environments for all ages
Education & Care
Stimulating and engaging
We nurture the development of life skills that compliment children's experiences, opportunities and relationships
Consistant and ongoing
We aim for exceeding and embed this into our practice which is informed by critical reflection and shaped by meaningful engagement with the children, their families and the community
Early Education Matters
Did you know, the most valuable time in a child's development is between birth and five years. The brain develops up to 90% and creates billions of crucial neural pathways that impact a child's ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Positive and negative impacts on a child shape these connections.
Early Education is vital to ensuring our young people are equipped with the following skills:
persistence and grit
social and cultural awareness
These are executive function skills that shape our adult life and our ability to engage in the real world.
Why not view the amazing study on 'The Science of Early Childhood Development' from Harvard.
We are always seeking to connect with our beautiful Jindabyne community. Through these connections (and lots of excursions) local businesses our valuable community services share their time to connect with our children. Do you have anything you can offer? Get involved today!
We implement the NSW Child Safe Standards
We are governed by many State Regulations and Laws
Our Policies and Procedures are written in accordance with the above guidelines
All staff hold a valid WWCC
All staff are trained in Child Protection and are Mandatory Reporters
Your child's health and safety is a top priority
Our Sun Safe/UV Policy is registered and written in accordance with SunSmart NSW and the Cancer Council
We utilise the SunSmart Application to ensure we are correctly providing adequate sun safety practices for your child
We are SunSmart!
We are proud members of the Australian Institute of Intergeneral Practice
We facilitate an Intergenerational Program, Expect Joy, in collaboration with Snowy River Hostel for our Moondani Preschool Children that attend on Friday's
Bringing generations together to brighten the lives of the elderly and our young global citizens