Sparrow Early Learning
About Sparrow Early Learning Somerville Cottage
Sparrow Early Learning Somerville Cottage is an early learning centre located in Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula. It was originally built as a doctor’s surgery with a garden designed by famous landscape gardener, Edna Walling. Read more.
We provide care and education for children from 6 weeks through to school age. Our centre prides itself on a warm friendly atmosphere that has often been referred to as an extension of the home. We aim to provide care that compliments and extends the home life, supporting families to meet their child’s needs to the best of our ability.
Our natural setting adds to the extension of home life, where the children are able to explore nature and be challenged by their investigations.
Our relationships with families and children is of utmost importance to us and we strive to support our families and children to feel part of our Somerville Cottage family.
What makes our early learning service in Somerville Cottage unique?
- Nutritionally balanced meals provided
- Nappies & wipes provided
- Hats & sunscreen provided
- Fully accredited, Government-funded Kindergarten Program
- Maternal health nurse
- Farmyard animals
- Highly qualified & experienced educators
- Regular photos & updates on your child’s activities
- Meeting national Quality Standards
6 weeks-14 months
14 months - 2years
2 - 3 years old
3 - 4 years old
4 - 5 years old
Service Manager at Sparrow Early Learning Somerville Cottage
“Hello, my name is Cassie and I am the Service Manager at Sparrow Early Learning Somerville Cottage. As a mother to three beautiful boys myself, I can appreciate how difficult the journey can be for parents looking to access an early learning service for their children and I understand that each child is unique and special in their own way.” Read more.
I have been developing my career in Early Childhood Education for 14 years, 7 of those in management role with Sparrow Early Learning. As a manager I work alongside my team guiding and mentoring to ensure we are providing the highest quality care, and all children’s and our family’s needs are met.
I believe that children are our leaders of tomorrow and it is our responsibility to ensure their education and relationships set them on a journey for success.
Children are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to encourage each child to be strong, confident, and independent beings to give them the best possible start in life.
At Sparrow Early Learning Somerville, we go above and beyond to accommodate your child and your family in a calming safe place. We encourage curiosity, exploration and investigation through natural environments and encourages growth and challenges through experiences and interactions.
We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our home away from home.
The Sparrow Way.
The Sparrow Way combines proven international early learning methods to create a unique practice designed for today’s society. Guided by the principles of Reggio Emilia and underpinned by The Early Years Framework for Australia, we embrace children’s inherent abilities to learn and develop, creating an environment for them to find solutions through exploration, discovery and invention.
Our early learning service in Somerville East promotes an open-door policy where families can visit and walk through the centre at any time during operational hours.
Once families have completed a tour, they will receive an enrolment pack with all necessary paperwork.
Once enrolled, the orientation process begins. The orientation process is an arrangement made between families and staff that supports the family’s needs.
Accessing the Childcare Subsidy
We understand that access to the Government Childcare Subsidy is an important consideration when choosing a childcare centre. Learn more about eligibility, how to access the subsidy and how Sparrow works with your family to ensure a smooth transition into early learning childcare.
Happy families at Sparrow Early Learning Somerville Cottage
“I have three children 5, 2 & 9 months and all my children have attended Somerville Childcare & Kindergarten. The educators at the service are outstanding and provide an environment my children all love and call there second home! This service is absolutely amazing!”
“My children are always excited to go to the centre. We love the staff and how much they care for all the children there. I would recommend anyone to choose this centre for their own children.”
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