Welcome to Little Ones Early Learning Howlong, proudly owned by Guardian Childcare & Education!
Our purpose-built childcare centre in Howlong, located along the Murray River west of Albury, caters for children aged 6 weeks – 6 years. Our centre provides each child with a warm and secure environment where they can learn and grow.
At our Howlong daycare centre, we believe that children have the right to learn and play in an environment where they will be included and supported in all aspects of their abilities, individual needs, interests and cultural requirements.
Our engaging learning programs support each child to learn through hands-on play. At our Howlong child care, children are given opportunities to engage their natural curiosity. Our nature- and play- based approach to education encourages children to explore their surroundings to develop their knowledge of ideas that they find interesting. We aim to teach children to focus on using their skills to navigate and understand the world around them.
Our dedicated Educators and degree-qualified Teachers are passionate about providing high levels of education and care. Each member of our team considers each child’s learning styles, abilities, interests, cultural diversity and family circumstances when planning and implementing learning programs. We support and respect the history and backgrounds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and aim to foster each child’s sense of identity.
Eligible children who turn 4 years old on or before 31 July 2024 will receive up to $2,110 in additional subsidies. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families may be receiving. If your child is 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July in 2024 and is enrolled at our Centre, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre.
Tailored routines help smooth transitions and build important emotional regulation skills. The emphasis on social development through interaction and play-based learning boosts each child’s confidence and relationship-building abilities.
We value the strong relationships we build with families. Our goal is to work with our families to create a Centre that reflects family values and community. The open door policy at our Howlong early learning centre encourages families to come, stay and play with their children, and speak to our team about their child’s progress and development.
We see the local community as an extension of our Centre and we appreciate the importance of community in the education and care of all children. Through excursions, centre visits and connection with local groups, our aim is to embed the community into our curriculum.
Little Ones Early Learning is committed to our children and environment; not only now, but into the future. We understand how important it is to adopt and promote a range of sustainable practices to ensure that our actions are not harmful for the environment. Our Educators and Teachers encourage practices for children to realise the importance of caring for and protecting their environment.
From our Centre’s design, right through to the resources we provide and the learning experiences we deliver, our aim is to ensure that a sustainable approach is embedded in all aspects of our Centre.
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With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There's a chance for conversation to share what's important for the day/what's happened the night before at home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
As children are arriving and families are coming and going, there's an opportunity for play as well as family grouping, open-plan play and multi-age grouping.
As the children come together, planned experiences begin. This is where the Guardian programs and practices come to life. Examples of learning include numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, science, creative arts, curiosity and more.
There's an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy morning tea.
Following morning tea, the planned experiences continue. This includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
There's an opportunity for children to come together for lunch. With an open-door policy, families are able to join the centre for meals and excursion if they wish.
For children who want to, or need to, there's an opportunity to sleep, rest or relax. For children who don't need to rest, there are planned experiences, which are more likely to be outdoors.
Children come together for afternoon tea in small groups or with siblings (they can also rest and play together, too). This time also presents an opportunity to reflect on the day.
End of the day
As families arrive to pick up children, there's an opportunity to speak to Educators and share information about the day.
End of the day
Some centres offer early tea or light snack at the end of the day, which they can grab as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary at home, so if throughout the day, we notice children look tired, food will be provided.
Open 6:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
Our team of Educators are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. At Guardian, children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experiences.
Our Educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.
To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.
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Taking about 30 minutes, you will meet the team, see our learning environments and see our high-quality curriculum. Please ask any questions you might have during the tour.
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