West Hawthorn Early Childhood Centre aims to provide a warm, caring family environment, which strives for high quality care and education for infants through to  preschool age children.

We acknowledge the importance of parents as first teachers and encourage positive relationships between Educators and parents. We believe that family participation and contribution is integral to our program.

We recognise and celebrate the individuality of each child and respond to their unique needs and interests through providing a variety of stimulating experiences in a program designed to promote learning for all.

Educator / Child interactions are fostered in a caring nurturing environment in which all children are equal and encouraged to gain positive dispositions for learning and positive social skills. Responsive and reciprocal relationships are the cornerstones of all meaningful interactions and learning.

Our centre is designed to provide children with safe places and spaces for learning; building on their capabilities, strengths and interests and encouraging them to be confident and competent learners that contribute to their world.


Early Years Learning Framework, State of Victoria (DEECD) 2009. 

Te Whariki Early Childhood Curriculum, New Zealand Ministry of Education 1996.