Building 75,
Old Lennox House, Lennox Crossing
The ANU, ACTON, ACT, 0200
Office: 02 6125 4113

Care and Education

The Centre has three Sections:

We firmly believe in the importance of forming partnerships with our families with regard to the care and education of their children and we work very hard to establish a sense of belonging and community within the centre. We maintain an “Open-Door” policy and welcome visits from the children’s parents and family throughout the day, particularly in the Nursery. Parents are invited to share their knowledge of their child with the staff, they are also invited to attend organised family morning/afternoon teas and lunches throughout the year and parent information evenings. These functions provide opportunities to meet and form relationships with other families from the centre and well as providing opportunities for relaxed interactions with our Educators.

Our program uses the “Early Years Learning Framework” (EYLF) a National Curriculum Framework which is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government designed to support the learning of young children. The framwork uses the underlying principles of Belonging, Being and Becoming. Working within this framework we have developed a play-based emergent curriculum for the children that aims to encourage the children to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of developmentally appropriate activities and materials and pursue their interests.

Communicating and sharing the children’s learning with their parents is something that we value.  More information on how we do this can be found here…

At UPCCC we take pride in the progressive nature of our Centre and dedication for developing educational, authentic and open-ended programs whilst maintaining a welcoming and nurturing environment. We are always looking at how we can incorporate innovative programs that will enhance our everyday practice and community focus.  More information on these programs can be found here…