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Child care and kindergarten in St Albans offering holistic, personalised day care and education - catering to all families in the city of Brimbank.

About Us

Early childhood education that brings out the best

Jindi Woraback Children’s Centre is a not-for-profit 131 place community based children’s centre with an incorporated Government funded kindergarten program. We are situated on Victoria University Campus in St Albans and cater to any family working, studying or living in the city of Brimbank.

CARING AND COMMITTED TEAM OF WORKERS

We have an educator base of 38. These educators are made up of permanent part time and full time. We never use agency staff, preferring to over staff many of our rooms and roster permanent educators to cover leave and absences.

Educators undertake both group and individual professional development, attend monthly team meetings, maintain and upgrade their qualifications regularly and set yearly goals. There is a strong emphasis on accountability, selfevaluation and educators being in charge of their own learning through educator portfolios.

OUR LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Woraback means “join & unite” and was given to us by the Wurundjeri people. Our philosophy is a combination of indigenous Australian and the New Zealand based curriculum of Te Whariki.

Te Whariki means “woven mat” for all to stand on and provides a framework where different strands and attitudes are woven into the one fabric. In Te Whaariki curriculum we notice, recognise, respond and revisit learning with children and families.

Our focus is on play and interest based learning that fosters each child’s individual development. Jindi Woraback perceives children as learners. We provide a positive environment in which children can learn and grow, feel safe, explore, make mistakes, evaluate their mistakes and learn from them. One of our roles is to act as an advocate ensuring the rights of every child are respected.

AN INCLUSIVE AND AWARE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Children don’t exist in a bubble. We see the relationship between child and family, and family and community as paramount to healthy childhood development. We aim to:

  • provide families with current professional information based on individual needs, ensuring child-rearing practices, beliefs and traditions are respected. Through programming with the Te Whariki curriculum, families and educators are closely involved in developing an individual program for their children.
  • provide the community with a resource that allows future citizens to learn how to respect themselves and ultimately others. To reflect the communities changing needs based on current information. To assess the Centre’s purpose and needs with ongoing evaluation.

TE WHARIKI STRANDS AND PRINCIPLES

Te Whariki is based on 5 key strands:

  • Wellbeing
  • Belonging
  • Contribution
  • Exploration
  • Communication

It stems from 4 key principles:

  1. The wider world of a family and community is an integral part of the early childhood curriculum.
  2. Children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people places and things.
  3. The early childhood curriculum reflects the holistic way children learn and grow.
  4. The early childhood curriculum empowers the child to learn and grow.

See our GUIDING PRINCIPLES