At Petit ELJ Elderslie we foster a mindful approach that caters for children’s ages, diverse cultural needs, and learning abilities. Our tranquil environments are engaging, warm and are an extension of each child’s home. Our learning program is developed around our children’s learning dispositions and their interests.We provide opportunities for children to learn as they create, discover, improvise and imagine which builds a strong foundation for their future learning. Family input is encouraged at Petit ELJ Elderslie and is a valued voice in our centre. Our Educators are engaged with learning professionals, ongoing training, and guided by our company and centre philosophy.
Danielle Postaj Centre Director
Hi, my name is Danielle Postaj, and I am the Centre Director at Petit ELJ Elderslie. I have been in the early childhood education profession for 20 years and have been leading teams and mentoring educators for 10 years. I have always had a passion for early childhood education and working with families and young children on their journey through the early years. I believe that our centre offers children a learning environment that sparks wonder, curiosity and joy. As a Director, I believe that:
- Children are co-creators in their learning, and their voice is evident within each of our studios.
- We foster ongoing supportive co-constructing relationships with our families, they are fundamental in our reflective practices.
- We enrich our centre with community involvement building relationships which support health and wellbeing.
- Our environment sparks wonder, curiosity, joy, love and security to enrich being, becoming and belonging.
- Mindful, professional, and collaborative team relationships encourage growth and foster self-development.
My vision is to establish and progress to a recognised high-quality education and care hub for our community, that is credible and recognises the importance of early childhood education.
The high-quality care your child deserves!
The perfect environment for your child to discover their creativity, confidence and love of learning.
Your child will be engaged in an honest, welcoming and friendly environment that is suited to their age and developmental needs. Our staff-to-child ratios ensure your child is getting the best care and attention they need and deserve.
Elderslie Pre-school Program
Enrol your child in a Pre-school Program today to encourage a smooth transition and school readiness!
There is a strong focus on children’s social and emotional development to ensure that each child has the skills to become active and confident learners as they move onto school.
Here at Petit ELJ Elderslie, we run a play-based program that stems from the children’s interests, strengths and needs.
We have a keen interest in the importance of families in the children’s pre-school experience, and we work to nurture the link between home and pre-school with all the families we meet. We are excited to share with you the learning of your child, and we look forward to the shared experiences of play and fun that we have in each session.
Petit ELJ Elderslie Pre-school Teacher Profile
Belinda KeepenceEarly Childhood Teacher
I am the Early Childhood Teacher at Petit ELJ Elderslie.
I have been an Early Childhood Teacher for 6 years and in the early childhood industry for 16 years.
My goal is to equip children with the tools they need to have a smooth transition to school. Knowing that the peak of a child’s brain development takes place from birth to eight years and they are highly influenced by the environment and people that surround them, I wanted to have a positive impact on as many children as possible.
We sit down with the children at the end of each day and invite them to tell us what they enjoyed or want to do differently. Families are encouraged to volunteer at our incursions and provide feedback on our program.
The most rewarding aspect of my role is watching the children grow into their own individual beings. Seeing them socially and emotionally ready for school leaves me with a sense of achievement.
Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Pre-school Program
Our qualified early childhood teachers guide children through a learning journey that provides the foundation for a successful transition to school and that aligns with the EYLF that ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’.
Through participation in our evidence-based pedagogy program which include elements of play-based, inquiry-based and project-based learning, children are encouraged to investigate and explore materials and ideas through play and purposeful interactions.
In attending a Petit ELJ Pre-school, your child will:
- Build a sense of security, trust and a confident self-identity.
- Independence and perseverance are encouraged and nurtured.
- Learn to show respect for diversity and their environment.
- Build a sense of autonomy and explore ways to be healthy and safe.
- Develop confidence and involvement in their learning journey.
- Have the opportunity to use technology for learning and communication.
- Explore and expand their language and engage in literacy and numeracy in personally meaningful ways.
All of which we believe will support your child in a successful transition to school and set them up for future learning success.
Extra benefits we gift to you and your child
- Enriching and exciting incursions and excursions.
- Assess to interactive Smartboard to enhance learning journey.
Petit ELJ Fees 2020
Long Day Care – All Ages
Included in the fees:
- Nappies, wipes, bedding and linen
- All wholesome meals prepared by an in-house chef. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
- Access to our secure, electronic sign in and sign out system
- Access to StoryPark – your child’s online learning portfolio
- Inclusion in our Early Childhood Teacher taught Pre-school Program (if eligible)
- Starter Enrolment Pack (includes a sunhat and tote bag)
- Access to Kindy Now App – a convenient platform to book
casual bookings and notify the centre of any absence days
- Access to Safe Sleep Spaces parent program – Nourish
Our 106 place centre has 7 studios and a separate sleep room attached to the nursery. Children are grouped in studios based on both age and developmental needs.
Child Care Subsidy Eligibility
Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Elderslie is registered and eligible for CCS support. We offer flexible 12, 10 and 9-hour sessions which may assist in maximising CCS entitlement hours. Our Centre Director can assist in determining the best session for you.
You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS.
Parents love Petit Early Learning Journey Elderslie.
Anouska Scarfe, Elderslie NSW
Our 14 month old son started with Petit three weeks ago after being with another centre since he was three months old.
The management and staff have been nothing short of amazing. They calmed anxious mum here about some significant changes that would be happening and my son has been adjusting well! The girls are very loving and understanding. They are great at making every little person feel at home and nothing is a problem.
Since starting at Petit our son has been eating better at home and becoming much more independent!
Could not recommend this daycare enough! If you are thinking of putting your children here, you should.
Kat Dallas, Elderslie NSW
Absolutely fantastic centre. The educators talk about my children with the same love & excitement as I do. The centre director is amazing. She organises such great events for the children. She really makes the school. I have been to 3 different centres and this one is by far the best.
Christie Garthe, Elderslie NSW
My daughter started daycare here and the teachers here are amazing. I know at the end of the day my child has had a wonderful day.
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