Explore & Develop Glenmore Park has, at its foundation, a play-based learning curriculum, within a comfortable and home-like environment where individual child each has a voice. Our program is reflective of The Early Years Learning Framework, and aims to incorporate the learning outcomes that encompass the whole child, including their sense of identity, connections and contributions to the world, sense of well-being, being confident and involved learners, and effective communicators.
Our curriculum is informed by theories of child development and pedagogical practice. Our in-depth theoretical knowledge is reflected throughout our programming, and is embedded in our daily practices. Partnerships with families are valued by our team of skilled educators, who work to form strong and meaningful relationships that support the individual child.
Approved Provider, Elaine De Sylva, is on-site daily, working with educators to provide a high-quality service to our children and families.
Our experienced team of educators hold Early Childhood qualifications, Working With Children Checks and share similar philosophies.
Our service received an overall Exceeding rating under the National Quality Framework Assessment and Rating
We are proud of our strong ongoing community based partnerships with local organisations, family groups and charities.
Our purpose built outdoor learning environments are designed to maximize children’s curiosity and being at one with nature.
We encourage and support a culturally diverse network of families and educators, by incorporating and acknowledging world and community events and sharing family strengths and diverse backgrounds within the service.
Elaine has 15 years’ experience within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. She is a mum of two (now grown-ups) and is passionate about providing a service where there is an opportunity for all children, families, and Educators to feel a sense of belonging and to be a part of the Explore & Develop family.
“I believe that my centre is like a big house where all children and families are welcome. My goal is that each child is comfortable in their environment”.
“I am passionate about ensuring all children, no matter their background, receive education and care that they have the right to.”
Elaine finds her role as the Approved Provider at Explore & Develop Glenmore Park as one so rewarding that she loves returning to it every day.
In her downtime, Elaine enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music.
We started our toddler at Explore and Develop Glenmore Park earlier this year and have been really happy with the quality of the service. Our child has settled in really well and really likes the educators at the centre. She loves going to “school” each day, which makes it so much easier to leave her in the morning. We highly recommend the centre.
My kids have attended Explore and Develop Glenmore Park for a number of years now and have experienced the functions and educators in each room. My kids have loved attending and my youngest insists on a hug from her educators each morning. The staff genuinely care, which to me is really important. I would recommend this centre to all friends and family.
As any parent would I worried about leaving my child. Until one day when I picked her up and she saw me and cried because she didn’t want to leave Miss Catherine and her teachers, and I realised she was being made to feel welcomed and loved every day. I’m grateful to the educators for sharing that bond with her and making her feel apart of the family.
I enrolled my son at Glenmore Park Explore and Develop when he was 6 months old and was confident he was in good hands as I returned to work. I can see the positive impact the centre and educators have had on his development over the past 16 months- physically, cognitively and socially. We truly appreciate the care and attention the team at Explore and Develop offer on a daily basis.
Thank you all for the patience, love and care you share with the babies and toddlers in your room. Thank you so much for the understanding each of you give to nervous mums, dads, and nans that leave their babies for the first time.
Hunter and his mum would like to thank everyone at Explore & Develop Glenmore P ark for making his days a fun and enjoyable experience. From the beginning Hunter has connected and enjoyed being around Miss Gail because she has got to know and support him through his good and bad days. She makes our bad days so much brighter.
Whilst we are very new to the centre we have settled in very nicely Mila is always very happy to be left with the educators and is always smiling when I come to pick her up. It is a great comfort already having trust in the team and knowing that she is well looked after and enjoys her time there. Thank you educators for making this a smooth transition for our family.
A big thank you for making Mason feel so welcome when starting this year. A special thank you to Miss Kylie and Miss Belinda he adores you both and raves about you all the time.
Overall the staff at Explore & Develop Glenmore Park have always answered my questions responded to my concerns and kept me informed of my children’s progress. I thank you all for everything you do you play such an integral role in our children’s learning and development and it definitely does not go unnoticed.
Both my children have been with Explore and Develop Glenmore Park over the past 4 years.
Before starting with your centre, I interviewed every long day care in the area and the outskirts of Glenmore Park. As soon as I met with you, I was at ease knowing I found a place that I know would look after my kids well.
Over the years, I noticed there was a low staff turnover which was great as a lot of the educators developed a close relationship with my kids and knew them well.
I would like to thank you Elaine and all of your staff who have genuinely cared and given my kids a great start to their education. \n \nI would without any hesitation recommend Explore and Develop Glenmore Park to all of my friends and family.
Thank you for all the support and cuddles.
0 – 2 years
Our focus in the 0 – 2 learning environment is on offering a nurturing space where children and families feel a sense of security and belonging. Educators take time to build strong individual relationships.
2 – 3 years
Our toddler learning environments aim to foster a sense of wonder, curiosity and exploration. Our educators provide interest based experiences that support each child’s individual learning capabilities. Our learning environments include opportunities to explore literacy, dramatic play, puzzles and manipulatives, building and construction, sensory and investigative play, and expressive arts.
3 – 5 years
Our preschool curriculum encompasses the Early Years Framework, and focuses on supporting children to develop skills in all key areas that they will take with them wherever they go.
Our degree qualified and experienced Early Childhood Teachers, work closely with individual and small groups of children to facilitate learning opportunities in curriculum areas such as literacy, numeracy, art , fine and gross motor, construction and investigation as well as social and emotional.
Our outdoor environment is in the process of being re- designed and rejuvenated. We are working in partnership with our children and families with the vision of creating an inspiring and interesting natural space that will support our children’s explorations and learning.