Lurra Community Children’s Centre was officially opened in 1986 by Hazel Hawke and was the 1st community children’s centre in the Tea Tree Gully area. We are a non-profit community owned long day care centre with a parent Management Committee. We are now known as Lurra Community Children’s Centre and we have been providing a high quality child care service for the past 28 years. We have a long-standing staff team of dedicated professional early childhood educators. The Director, Robyn Geisler has been employed at the Centre since it opened in 1986 and the vast majority of the staff team have worked at the Centre for over 10 years.
Welcome to Lurra Community Children’s Centre
As a team we pride ourselves on how we work in partnership with families. We value parents as children’s 1st educators and it is important that we work in partnership. We respect each child and family’s needs and cultural background and we believe that it is imperative to develop supportive, trusting relationships between families, children and early childhood educators.
We recognise that early childhood is the foundation of a lifetime of learning, growing and developing so we provide a stimulating environment which encourages each child’s individual learning. We practice primary caregiving at the Centre. This ensures that each child develops an attachment with 1 primary caregiver and assists each child to develop a secure attachment with their carer.
Before children commence care we encourage parents to bring their child for a number of transition visits to assist them to settle into the Centre prior to commencement. We use the Early Years Framework ‘Belonging, Being & Becoming’ to develop our program. We ensure that the program we offer is responsive to each child’s individual needs.
The Management Committee are committed to the provision of a high quality service and the staff team have a strong professional work ethic which includes ongoing professional development