Enrolments and waitlists are closed for 2023, we are currently taking waitlist bookings for 2024
Millville Children's Centre proudly acknowledges the Gulidjan people, past, present and emerging, as the traditional custodians of the Colac region.
Welcome to Millville Children's Centre, a family owned and operated Centre, where the emphasis is learning through play. At Millville we believe, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and families, educators and children all create this village. Our environment encourages children to explore, discover and develop a sense of wonder and awe, cultivate their imaginations, creativity, knowledge, and curiosity by following their own interests and ideas. They are supported by a team of warm, nurturing. Enthusiastic professionals with a passion for high quality care. The learning environment is purposefully designed to reflect a homely, inviting, friendly and secure atmosphere, which creates a strong sense of belonging. It is rich with opportunity, experiences, adventure and challenge. We offer an indoor and outdoor program where children have a choice of where they would like to play and learn. Our outdoor areas centre around providing challenge, interest and sustainability. Vegetable gardens, animals, creek beds, water walls, swings, sand, mud, leaves, fruit trees, climbing trees and many nooks, crannies and cubbies form part of our beautiful, natural outdoor environment, We both value and encourage family participation in all aspects of our Centre and aim to work together to provide a warm, caring, supportive and nurturing environment that meets the differing needs of your family.
Millville Children's Centre is a registered 85 place centre caring for children from birth to school age and offers full time, part time and occasional care. We run a 3 Year Old Kindergarten Program and a registered 4 Year Old Kindergarten Program The Centre is open from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD
Our Service is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We understand our responsibilities and statutory duty of care to comply with both the Victorian Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme to build our capacity as an organisation to prevent and respond to allegations of child abuse.
Our Service is committed to implementing and abiding by our Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy based on Child Safe Standards in Victoria (2022), which accentuates our zero tolerance for child abuse and raising awareness about the importance of child safety in our Service and the community.
We are dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect and promote a child safe environment, maintaining children’s wellbeing. We adhere to our comprehensive Child Protection Policy, standing by our mandatory reporting responsibilities to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse and neglect.
We work to ensure there is clear awareness between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour concerning adults and children. We require clear precincts between children and employees, volunteers and the community to maintain children’s safety.
We are dedicated to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices.
We are committed to ongoing professional development for employees to maintain their ability to distinguish and respond to situations of abuse and neglect, ensuring employees are responsive to their responsibilities in keeping children safe.
We work in collaboration with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and have confidence in educating children about their right to be safe. We believe in teaching children what to do if they feel unsafe and encouraging them to express their view and thoughts on matters that directly affect them.
As educators we listen to and empower children to act on any concerns, they or others may raise which is reflective in our policies and procedures in keeping children safe.
Last Update Nov 2022