Petit Early Learning Journey Richmond is a beautiful Centre that truly reflects the culture and diversity of our community. At Petit ELJ Richmond, we seek to create hope and wonder in our children by creating an invitation to play and explore our meaningful, open-ended learning environments.
It is important that each child’s voice is heard and that we acknowledge and celebrate the cultural backgrounds of our children, families and educators.
We encourage children to become independent learners and thinkers so that their learning journey with us here at Petit ELJ Richmond will have a lasting impact on their developing minds.
Stephanie SimopoulosCentre Director
Hi, I’m Stephanie Simopoulos, Centre Director at Petit ELJ Richmond.
I’ve been working in the early childhood education and care industry for 10 years, mainly in management. I have continued to study everything from business to teaching, to management to ensure that my knowledge and ideas are current and inspiring.
The most important aspect within my career has been maintaining the relationships I’ve made with families, children, educators and community that I’ve worked within.
I aim to ensure that not only children feel a sense of belonging, but also their family members and the educators that teach and care for them. My hope for Petit ELJ Richmond is to be an integral part of the community that connects families and community professionals into a safe place where they can be and leave their children. Where their children are loved, cared for, taught, inspired and most of all, valued as individuals.
Here at Petit ELJ Richmond, we are building our team into a family, and we would love to have you join us.
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.
Richmond Kindergarten Program
Enrol your child in a Kindergarten 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 Richmond, 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 kindergarten experience, and we work to nurture the link between home and kindergarten 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 Richmond Kindergarten Teacher Profile
Dejana Klipa Early Childhood Teacher
I have been working in early childhood for over 6 years and have an Early Childhood Bachelor Degree.
My teaching program is based on a play-based curriculum which embraces the Early Years Framework. The curriculum is furthermore underpinned by the acknowledgment of the critical role in which social and emotional wellbeing plays in a child’s overall successful development. The program includes small and large group inquiry projects, science experiments, group discussions, expressive art creations, contributing to local excursions, incursions consisting of Chinese lessons, music and movement and physical education, community and cultural events ensuring collaborative learning experiences.
School readiness is a crucial moment in a child’s life where they make a big leap from kindergarten to school. When I picture a child going to school, I imagine them as capable intellectuals who can follow instructions, complete an activity and use undivided attention. They can express emotions safely, apply coping strategies and staying calm in times of distress. A personal understanding of space, contributing in small and large group games and discussion where they show sharing, taking turns, appreciating differences and respecting someone else’s perspectives, having the ability to resolve conflicts safely and verbally confidently.
I believe that teachers have an essential role in sustaining children’s future learning and development. The most rewarding aspects of my role include knowing that I am the reason why children have blossomed into individuals who have so much potential to maintain relationships, develop vast dispositions for learning and enjoy the person they are becoming.
Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten or Preschool 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 Kindergarten, 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 (such as adventures to our local library, aged care and Woolworths).
- Assess to interactive Smartboard to enhance learning journey.
Petit ELJ Richmond Fees 2021
$127* / day
*Speak to our team regarding the subsidy for eligible Kindergarten children.
Included in the fees:
- Nappies, wipes 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 Kindergarten 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 150 place centre has 8 studios and a separate sleep room attached to the nursery. Children are grouped in studios based on both age and developmental milestones and generally range no more than 16 months. The capacity of our studios ranges between 16 to 22 places.
Child Care Subsidy Eligibility
Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Richmond 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 think highly of Petit Early Learning Journey.
Jhon Hendri, Richmond VIC
The staff here are very friendly, as well as professional. The daycare is in a great location with easy access to it.
Tara White, Richmond VIC
We are grateful for the love, care and guidance that both our little ones receive at Petit Richmond. The educators look at all the children as individuals with their own strengths and needs and we have been blessed with awesome educators who understand our children’s challenges and handle them both with grace. Both kids have learnt so much and we love seeing the updates of the goings on each day at “school” on StoryPark. I can’t begin to thank the staff enough for everything they have done for our family. Petit Richmond is an incredible centre that engages and teaches at all steps of the day.
Claire Falkiner, Richmond VIC
I have been absolutely delighted with the level of care provided by the Angel Avenue team at Petit Richmond. My daughter is learning bucket loads everyday she is there. I feel very secure knowing she is in the extremely capable hands of Arati, Pryia and team along with the fact she is experiencing new and exiting activities that I would not be able to provide for her at on home. The centre is always clean and inviting and I would happily recommend the centre to any parents looking for an excellent daycare. Thank you so much for looking after my baby girl so well.
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