Early Learning Centre
First steps to life-long learning
Huntingtower’s Early Learning Centre offers an enriched Pre-Prep education to both 3 and 4 year old children. Within a loving and carefully structured environment, our ELC children take their first steps towards becoming successful life-long learners.
Our 3 year old group is focussed on the development of socialisation skills. They learn about their exciting world during carefully planned play activities. The program for the 4 year old group builds upon these foundations and further nurtures the skills, values and attitudes that will form a sound basis for education in future years.
Our ELC program incorporates challenging and stimulating experiences designed to foster each child’s confidence, curiosity, independence, empathy and resilience. In the Huntingtower ELC, our young students discover that learning is fun and that life is full of adventure.
The Early Learning Centre is specifically designed for the Pre-Prep age group. It has its own entrance and a separate, fenced play area with spaces that inspire creative, imaginative and safe play. Here, our ELC children can engage in independent learning or team up with friends and peers.
Children in Pre-Prep have the privilege of lessons with specialist teachers from the Junior School. Both the 3 and 4 year old groups have specialist music, library and PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) lessons each week and the Learning Enrichment teacher visits regularly.
A formal transition program for Prep takes place for the 4 year old group at the end of each year.
Huntingtower’s ELC directors and assistants foster strong relationships and a sense of belonging with all the children in their care. Their educational programs are age-appropriate, relevant and engaging.
Hours of Operation For 2019
3-year-old group: Monday & Tuesday from 8:30am - 12:30pm
4-year-old group: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:30am - 3:15pm
The HT Playhouse is an Occasional Care facility for children from 12 months to 5 years of age. It operates Monday to Friday during school term times from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
The HT Playhouse is a wonderful introduction to life at Huntingtower. It provides a secure and welcoming environment and a nurturing and loving atmosphere. Early Childhood staff provide children with a range of activities including playdough, painting, puzzles, a floor play and baby area, dress ups, trains and cars and musical instruments. Outside activities may include balancing, climbing, dancing and jumping and sand and water play.
For more information and to book your child’s spot, call the HT Playhouse (9831 9452) or the school office (9807 8888).
The HT Playhouse will unfortunately not operate after the end of Term 2 this year.