From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll feel there’s something different about our Centre. It’s welcoming – it’s nurturing – and it’s designed to enrich the life of your child, and your whole family.
Every day will be memorable at Mirabelle. That’s because our team of educators are dedicated to making learning fun – ensuring your child’s educational, social, and emotional development.
We follow the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), which is based on the concept of Being, Belonging and Becoming. Your child will be encouraged to express their individuality, to become a part of their wider community, and to evolve as they learn and grow.
We also follow the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning. Reggio Emilia is a child-led learning program with a strong focus on creative expression.
We respect each child’s unique creativity and believe all children have an extraordinary ability to communicate meaning in a variety of creative ways.
Our babies room is affectionately referred to as the Alberellos, or “tiny plants” room. The Italian word for “sapling” was chosen in theme with the Italian heritage of Loris Malaguzzi, the founder of the Reggio approach. We are just smitten with the idea of our bubs being akin to teeny tiny, itty bitty plants, freshly sprouted and in need of supportive care that nurtures in every way.
How endearing and utterly squishable are toddlers’ “mini hands”?! Our “Maninas” rooms incorporate the Italian word for small hands, as we feel this just perfectly sums up this age group. They’re using their little hands for absolutely everything at this developmental stage and we love every minute of it!
Our “Passerottos room” is appropriately named, as in Italian, this is a commonly used affectionate metaphor for anyone learning to fly. Our preschoolers are preparing to head off to “big school” in the next couple of years, and we’re guiding them to spread their wings and really come into their own.