Glen Waverley Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC) is one of the best Early Learning Centres in the state, being awarded ACECQA’s ‘Exceeding’ rating in 2021.
Early learners access a range of world-class resources, from sport halls and swimming pools, to libraries and art centres.
Full and part-time.|
Part-time enrolments consist of two days a week (Thursday and Friday) for three-year olds and three days a week (Monday–Wednesday) for four-year olds.
Two three-year-old classes|
Two four-year-old classes
|Hours of operation||8.45am–3.00pm|
|Support for individual needs||Advice is provided by specialists at Glen Waverley ECLC for children with English as an Additional Language or individual needs|
Meet the teacher: Donna Banks
Early Childhood Learning Centre Coordinator
How long have you been at Wesley for?
My association at Wesley has been a long one. I initially started at the Elsternwick Campus and then moved to the Glen Waverley Campus in 2008. This is my tenth year.
What are your qualifications?
Graduate Diploma in Children’s Services (Early Childhood)
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
How would you describe the GW ECLC environment?
Our ECLC team, work hard to create a safe, supportive and stimulating environment which consolidates and extends the children’s interests and skills. We recognise and value the environment as a ‘third teacher.’ It is an integral part of the curriculum, reflecting the identity and cultures of our children and families, promoting independent exploration and learning through play.
What is your favourite aspect of working in the ECLC?
For many of our ECLC children, it is their first experience in their educational journey. Young children are naturally curious and love to explore, question, predict, imagine, research, problem solve, co-construct ideas and knowledge. Every day is different when you work within this age group.
What do you think students love most about ECLC?
Whilst our students love all aspects of the program, it is ultimately the connection they make with the staff and other students that gives them a real sense of belonging. When you start at Wesley, you become part of the ‘Wesley Family’.
Why should parents choose GW ECLC over other child care?
Being part of a larger school setting gives our young students the most amazing learning opportunities. Our holistic approach to teaching and learning through a play-based inquiry program, combined with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) allows for all students to access learning at their own level. Our children thoroughly enjoy the Enhanced Language Program and other Specialist classes.
Due to high demand, we encourage families to apply for ECLC as early as possible.
For further information, contact the Glen Waverley Campus admissions team:
‘At the Glen Waverley ECLC, each day is filled with lots of activities and learning programs. You can tell the ECLC teachers really care, they take the time to get to know your child’s interests and support them to develop them further.’