The Reggio Emilia philosophy embraces the belief that children, from birth, are curious, capable and equipped to learn and interact with the world around them.
Amici Early Learning Centre
Westbourne Grammar’s purpose-built Amici Early Learning Centre provides a stimulating and engaging environment and a curriculum underpinned by the Reggio Emilia approach. By adopting a variety of play situations, thoughtful provocations, teacher-child collaborations, sustained conversations and listening to the child, a powerful learning environment is created.
The Amici Centre encompasses both indoor and outdoor spaces. Children are encouraged to develop their knowledge of sustainability and their role in protecting the environment which enables them to explore nature, recognise its beauty and realise its importance to their lives. As a first teacher in a child’s life we collaborate continually with families and the community, seeking contributions and feedback to the program’s range of activities and events.
Through listening to our children we are able to gain insight into the different ways they interpret the world and represent their ideas and thinking.
An exceptional Day Care and Kindergarten experience
We offer 7.00am to 6.00pm long day care, five days a week, for children from the age of six weeks up to five years and three and four-year-old kindergarten programs.
Amici is a safe and exciting space for children in which they can develop, explore, repeat, refine and extend their learning.
The Amici Centre has a Cook who works on the premises, providing nutritious, well balanced meals and snacks. The weekly menus are developed in line with the Recommended Daily Intake of nutrients guidelines for young children. Food is prepared using fresh, wholesome ingredients, providing varied and balanced meals and morning and afternoon tea each day.
A Child Safe Environment
Amici-Westbourne Early Learning Centre is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse and demonstrates this commitment through the implementation of a comprehensive Child Safe Program designed to keep children safe. We are clear about our behavioural expectations of every person in our community.
Child Safe Commitment Statement:
Has zero tolerance for child abuse
Actively works to listen to and empower children
Has systems to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and responds to them consistently in line with the Centre’s policies and procedures
Is committed to promoting physical, emotional and cultural safety for all children
Is committed to providing a safe environment for all children.