Smart Start Early Learning and Development Centre
Commitment to excellence in Early Childhood Education.
Providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for children through the guidance of high quality curriculums fostering voice, choice and independence.
Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 6.30pm
Service closed on public holidays only.
Our management team are approachable, committed and motivated.
Anna De Luca
Co Director and Educational Leader
With over 20 years experience in leadership and education roles, Anna strives for excellence in her role. Anna is thoughtful, inspiring and loves a challenge!
Oz has a strong passion for building a team, positive energy and influencing others. Oz has an extensive background in Early Childhood that has provided foundation for her leadership roles across early learning services.
We pride our diverse and dedicated team who are committed to ongoing professional learning and educational influence on children’s education. Our team strives for network and collaborate with internal and external communities, cultivating reciprocal partnerships across the service.
Our team are dedicated in providing unique and individualised learning experiences and curriculums for all children. Our team foster the inclusion of children's voice and ownership to learning.
Our team perform at a standard that exceed expectations with professionalism and a strong work ethic. Our team are committed to the ongoing support, influence and nurture towards children, families and the community.
Our team focus on the exploration and participation of all children in learning experiences. Empowering children to make decisions and guiding growth through persistence and recognition.
Smart Start ELDC fosters the connections with community to enhance the learning and development of all children.
Language classes offered to all rooms one day a week through an external company.
Language learnt across the service - Italian
Smart Start ELDC is proud to integrate their specialised Bush Kinder Program one day per week for children in their 3 and 4 year old kindergarten years. Encompassing the natural environment and its core value for holistic approach to education.
Our Swimming Program is linked with a local swimming school.
As part of our ongoing Healthy Together Achievement Program and School readiness approach to learning.
Our swimming program supports children's foundation skills in;
- Water safety
- Entering and existing water
- Lifesaving skills in water
3 & 4 Kindergarten Programs
Our 3 & 4 Kindergarten programs operate Monday - Friday and lead by Qualified Bachelor trained Early Childhood Teachers.
Programs are encompassed with STEAM education, Koorie Curriculum, VEYLDF and EYLF.
Smart Start ELDC strives to network and connect with its internal and external communities; cultivating reciprocal partnerships across the whole service.
Supporting children from ages 3-5 to obtain hearing tests. Hearing tests are also offered and provided for adults connected to the service.
Italian language program offered to the community for early learning and primary school settings.
Supporting children through guided mindfulness practices and activities.
Healthy Together Achievement Program
Creating a healthier environment for working and learning. The focuses on health areas like healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health and wellbeing. Smart Start ELDC has state-wide recognition across all health areas.
is a not-for-profit charity established in 1993 to make a difference in child safety, wellbeing, and injury recovery.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is an Australian paediatric medical research institute located in Melbourne, Victoria, affiliated with the Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne.
Ivanhoe Speech Therapy
Ivanhoe based speech therapy and speech pathology services specialising in selective mutism, stuttering, dyspraxia and literacy.
We acknowledge the Woi wurrung people of the Kulin Nation on which land, waters and skies we meet.
We pay our respects to past, present and emerging first nation people.
Smart Start ELDC has an active and published Reconciliation Action Plan.