Latest News (filtered by location)
Below is a selection of our latest news. For news on each of our locations, please check out our Centre Facebook pages.
Congratulations to Educator Iram who received a 'versatility' award from 2017 in recognition of how flexible she is in her job role and for her consistent hard work last year! Iram was overseas in December and missed out on the staff Christmas party & awards lunch, so this was a pleasant surprise! :)
Published on 2018-01-22 03:56:50 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This past week Warrego room have been using their fine motor skills to thread in and out of the holes on the butterfly templates. They have also been collaging with brightly coloured craft paper and finger painting on the easels!
Published on 2018-01-19 04:22:33 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This past week Yarra room have been getting in touch with their creative sides- hand painting and exploring the different texture print made using a frayed craft roll! They have also been experimenting with blocks; shaking them to see what noise they make and stacking them into towers!
Published on 2018-01-18 04:00:56 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Leichhardt room have been focusing on the topic of their families this past week. As part of this focus the room has been making their own houses in craft time. There has been easel painting and shape connecting houses! Fantastic work!
Published on 2018-01-15 04:43:09 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Latrobe & Diamantina rooms have snapped some great photos of their children playing and exploring in the big yard this week!
Published on 2018-01-12 05:53:42 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This week Flinders room have been helping educator Helen water the gardens in the babies yard. They also enjoyed watching & listening in group time whilst Helen sang '5 little Ducks' using the finger puppets!
Published on 2018-01-09 04:21:17 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Last Saturday Nipperville staff had their Christmas party at the Hyatt. It was a lovely day as we celebrated the end of the year and recognized our wonderful staff and the amazing job they do. We also recognized the staff that have been here for 5 years and some for 10 years. congratulations to all the staff who won awards.
Published on 2017-12-05 03:53:21 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This week we said farewell to Tess. We wish her all the best with her new job and move back home.
Published on 2017-10-13 05:04:40 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Leichhardt,warrego,Diamantina and latrobe Visted the farmyard Nursery this week. The all has fanastic time meeting and learning about the animals.They were able to gives hugs and pats as well as feed and groom them .LO 4, LO3,LO2
Published on 2017-09-22 08:28:55 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This week has been a exciting one in Diamantina as we explored and experimented with magnets and science experiments . our favourite was bicarb and vinegar volcano LO4
Published on 2017-08-17 13:10:35 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This week Warrego and Leichhardt children got to go exploring at Questacon. The children were fascinated with all the hands on experiences they were able to participate in .What a great day for experimenting,Hypothesisng,and investigating. We also participated in construction and pretend play. What a fantastic day L.O4 L.O5
Published on 2017-08-10 06:25:08 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Latrobe have been really engaged with gardening this week. Cooperating together to help plant a tree and care for other newly planted flowers.L.O4L.O2 Latrobe have shown a lot of curiosity about the chickens and their eggs .They have shown much enthusiasm hunting for the eggs and caring for our chickens.L.O1L.O2L.O4 We have also been learning about shapes ,as part of this we have been getting creative with printing and experimenting with shapes on the light table L.O4L.O5
Published on 2017-08-03 08:54:09 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Latrobe have been making some seasonal winter snowmen and trees using cotton wool and brush painting. Our chickens have also started laying eggs in recent weeks and the children have been very excited each day checking the coup to collect the eggs!
Published on 2017-07-24 06:08:56 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
To celebrate last Friday's Bastille Day, the children put on a concert for families to showcase some of the French songs they have been learning with French teacher Marie-Pierre! The songs included 'Un jour dans sa cabane' and 'Pirouette cacahouète'. We had a great turn out of families despite the dreary weather, thank you to all those that attended! :)
Published on 2017-07-17 06:31:43 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
As part of last week's NAIDOC activities Warrego and Leichhardt rooms made some clay echidnas and did their own interpretations of Indigenous art works.
Published on 2017-07-10 06:18:43 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Yarra and Flinders have been creating some beautiful Indigenous craft works for NAIDOC week. They have been using the colours of the Aboriginal flag to paint with and making their own didgeridoos.
Published on 2017-07-07 06:23:48 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Diamantina and Latrobe have been focusing their programs around NAIDOC week. The children have been painting an Indigenous cave which they will finish with designing a roof for later on in the week, doing some clay hand painting and making some Indigenous collages.
Published on 2017-07-05 06:09:51 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Last Thursday Warrego & Leichhardt went on an excursion to see a magic show! The children were very excited to catch the bus and were fully engaged with the magic tricks that were performed; including disappearing balloons!
Published on 2017-07-03 06:31:26 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This past week in Flinders the room have been exploring the topic of Space, an extension upon a number of the children's interests in the Moon and Stars! They made a fantastic, giant rocket ship today and some paper plate planets which they have hung like a mobile from the ceiling in the room.
Published on 2017-06-28 06:38:28 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This morning it was Leichhardt and Warrego's turn for the Bus Wash excursion. The children were very excited to board the bus and provide their tickets to the bus driver. They also enjoyed a bit of window spotting and experiencing the bus wash itself!
Published on 2017-06-27 06:42:46 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This morning Diamantina & Latrobe rooms went on their Bus wash excursion! The children were very excited to catch the bus and give their tickets to the driver! They also saw some broken buses being fixed in the bus depot before going through the bus wash itself!
Published on 2017-06-22 06:38:32 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Leichhardt room have been focusing on the topic of Fairy tales over the past few weeks and to wrap up their topic, last Friday they had a Gruffalo Birthday Party! They made some yummy Gruffalo themed party food and got a surprise visit from the Gruffalo themselves! Well done to Educator Tahlia who did a fantastic job of making the Gruffalo's costume and to Educator Trish who acts as an excellent Gruffalo!
Published on 2017-06-19 05:51:56 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This week in Diamantina the room have been making a seasonal winter tree using cotton wool balls. They have also been making their own Milo which they enjoyed mixing together and tasting!
Published on 2017-06-16 06:06:15 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
With the onslaught of leaves we have had fall recently, Flinders room definitely have been enjoying playing outside in the yard!
Published on 2017-06-14 06:27:34 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This morning Catrina visited Warrego, Leichhardt, Diamantina & Latrobe rooms to show how the ways and what we celebrate around the world can be very different! The children went on a journey with music, dance, costumes and stories to learn about popular celebrations and some lesser known ones from around the globe.
Published on 2017-06-09 05:10:18 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
Our Street Libraries are set up and ready to go! We hope all of our families take some time to browse through the boxes and find a book to read and share. Nipperville has always encouraged reading and early literacy skills and we felt that creating a Street Library would be a great way to encourage these skills and connect with the community at the same time. There are two libraries, one for children's books and one for adult books. We are also taking donations of used books, you can simply do this by 'taking a book and leaving another book' in its place! Alternatively if you have a large collection you can donate these to the office. Happy Reading! :)
Published on 2017-06-02 05:37:50 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
We have had such a great turn out of donations already for our Winter Charity Drive that our foyer was getting a bit full! We decided to do an initial drop off to St Margaret's Church in Hackett for their Tuckerbox program with the donations we had already collected. Thank you to all those who have donated for your generosity. Our Charity Drive remains open until 3rd July for additional donations :)
Published on 2017-06-01 06:08:42 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre
This week in Leichhardt the room have been focusing on the theme of 'friendship'. They each took turns printing handprints to create a group friendship poster. They also did some counting with leaves and conducted a science experiment to see if leaves float or sink when dropped.
Published on 2017-05-19 05:56:33 by Nipperville Early Learning Centre