Our Philosophy

Our Offering

Our Offering

  • Extended hours catering for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years of age including school readiness

  • Extra-curricular activities include sport and other language

  • Nutritious meals prepared daily on site including breakfast, morning tea, a hot lunch, afternoon tea and late snack. We cater for babies and children with allergies to support their induction to the service and ongoing needs.

  • All nappies and support with toilet training

  • Linen for nursery, toddler and young preschool rooms

  • Secure and inviting spaces that allow for maximum supervision and interaction

  • Stimulating and exciting classrooms and playgrounds to promote discovery and learning

 

Operating Hours

 

Monday to Friday - 6:30am to 6:30pm

Public Holidays – Closed

 

We are open 52 weeks per year to support our working families.

Our Vision

We believe in creating and cultivating an environment that is caring, loving and nurturing where children are treated with equality and their cultural diversity is embraced.

 

Our programs support individual and group needs, providing enriching experiences that promote discovery, development and learning. Through ongoing observation and evaluation we continue to explore new ways that encourage family participation and build relationships based on trust and partnership with parents and the wider community.

 

We endeavour to provide a service that offers new and innovative ways to support children’s development, while consistently complying with all regulations and practicing the highest standards of care at all times.

 

Discover My World strives to be the first choice for parents seeking early year’s education for their children, and an employer of choice within the industry supporting the personal and professional development of our educator team who are the heart and soul of our service!

Our Values

Discover My World has 8 core values which define the way we behave, educate and care for our children, staff and the environment we live. Our ‘D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R’ values are at the heart of everything we do.

 

Development – Encourage social and emotional development of children, and up skilling of staff

Innovation – Embrace innovation and the opportunity to lead with high standards in early childhood development. Explore new technologies

Society – Share the values and goals of the community. Provide children with a strong sense of belonging, foundation and life skills as they prepare for primary and secondary education

Culture – Accepting, encouraging and respectful of diversity

Opportunity – Continuously seek ways to improve and to offer support to families and the community

Values – At the core of everything we do, and how we treat our children, their families, the community, our environment and each other.

Environment – Friendly, safe, interactive, inviting. A reflection of the creativity of our children. Awareness and care for the sustainability of the world we live

Respect – At all times and of everyone! Individuality, ability, culture, feelings, personal interests

 

Expectations

 

A passionate and nurturing team of educators committed to your child’s individual development and needs – The DMW team care! We know every child and their family and recognise the trust and responsibility each parent places in us. We are an experienced team of educators in Early Childhood yet continue to develop professionally for the benefit of the children in our care. We provide inspiring play spaces for children to explore and continue to look for ways we can grow as individuals and as a service.

A holistic program encompassing all areas of a child’s development and readily available to you online! We want to share your child’s experiences and development as it happens. Our secure online documentation platform allows us to communicate with families each day about your child’s routine, achievements, events and activities they have participated,  important services messages and more!

Fundraising – We love to give back to the community we feel so fortunate to be part of. Partnerships with The Rotary Club Engadine, Dandelion Support Network, Children’s Hospital and Cancer Council raising funds for research. Non monetary donations allow all families the opportunity to participate. ‘The gift of literacy’ book drive (Christmas 2016) and Consumables Drive (Christmas 2017),  all everyone to contribute something small to provide for those in our community less fortunate than we are.

A variety of amazing events & celebrations – We are committed to community, inclusion and fun! Concerts our children perform at and are part of, grandparent picnics, end of year celebrations, cultural and social events, are just a few! There is always something exciting happening at DMW, and all while developing our children and sharing special milestones.

The Discover My World Parent Community – Information evenings have so far included Positive behaviour guidance, Speech & language development, Transition to primary school, service communications, children’s development and more! We appreciate parents as primary caregivers and want to embrace this relationship in order to benefit the children whom we care for each day. It takes a village to raise a child!

Open, honest and real communications – About your child, our program, our developments and improvements as a service, topics of interest, factors impacting the service and our community. We welcome and respect parent feedback and suggestions on all aspects of the service – you are a prominent voice and help keep us offering exceptional service!

A range of services to support children’s wellbeing – Dental visits, vision screens, speech pathology, occupational therapy screens, hearing tests and ongoing support to meet individual needs of children.

Extracurricular activities – Sports with Ready Steady Go Kids, frequent visits to the local library, parks, supermarkets and primary schools, weekly Jam n' Jive classes and visits by our community members including Police & Fire Dept.

Indigenous culture – Understand Australian heritage and share in a range of music and cultural experiences including a daily Acknowledgement of Country, collaboration with local Indigenous Elders and cultural incursions.

Our Intergenerational Program – Is a collaborative program we offer in partnership with Moran Health Care Group, one of Australia’s leading residential aged care providers. This program brings together the youngest and eldest generations for an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge in a safe environment. Since 2015, we have offered a range of experiences including gardening, reading, creative arts and cooking as part of our weekly program. Visit us to find out more!

 

Discover My World

EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.