The new Jacaranda Early Learning Centre in Underwood is designed to get children engaged in a nurturing environment, placing a strong emphasis on communication and family involvement.
We wholeheartedly support your child in undertaking a journey of discovery in a caring environment designed to expand natural curiosity and wonder.
Centre Manager, Julie Goodall, and our family of Guardian educators draw inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning and proudly provide a broad curriculum focusing on much more than literacy and numeracy.
Julie has over 16 years’ experience in teaching children aged 0 to 5 throughout New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. She is passionate about helping our educators extend their knowledge of children’s learning and is a mentor to those working through their qualifications and teachers registration.
Our beautiful centre gives children access to inspiring, custom-designed spaces, structures and experiences as well as natural environments that promote discovery through language, art, music, sport, sustainability and social skills.
While our main focus has been to develop a place to foster a childhood to be loved and remembered, we also make families a priority. Our convenient location within the family-friendly Underwood complex is in walking distance to public transport, making it easier to get and stay involved with your child’s learning.
There’s a lot to love about our centre – we supply morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as nappies and wipes, bed linen for nap time and even hats and sunscreen. We get behind our families in their choice to breastfeed or bottle feed and with our sensational ‘Storypark’ portal, we can give you real-time updates on how your child’s spending their day.
We’ve created a learning environment that gives children visibility and unlimited opportunities to share, discover, invent and participate. We believe every child has an innate sense of curiosity as well as a deep potential and we encourage their natural interests and wonder in a way that sets up a lifelong love of learning.
Children are strong, capable and resilient; our Underwood centre seeks to harness these qualities, inspire learning and celebrate individuality in a warm environment filled with natural elements and thoughtful spaces.
We’d love for you to book a tour of Jacaranda Early Learning Child Care Centre – Underwood and discover more about our approach to learning while exploring our bright and beautiful centre.