At Little Lane Early Learning Centre we value each child as a competent and capable learner, on their own unique journey shaped by their own context and family.
Little Lane ELC Manly anticipates being open in Spring 2019. (September – October are the anticipated months) However this may change due to unforeseen circumstances such as a delay in construction or service approval. We are currently working very hard to keep this project on track for this time period to commence operation.
The Service is a multi-storey, architecturally designed building, comprising of 2 large learning environment levels, reception, commercial kitchen, Educators programming and study room, multipurpose Atelier and music room and a basement for onsite parking. The service also has a lift and ramp within for easy accessibility throughout the different levels.
The ground level features 8 classrooms catering for children aged 0-3 years. Within these learning environments we have separated the learning groups into smaller groups to ensure the highest quality of care and education. The indoor classrooms will cater for children in the following configuration:
Surrounding these classrooms there is 2 beautiful natural outdoor environments, consisting of natural elements such as rockery, water pumps, sandpits, vegetable gardens, outdoor pergolas and teepees and a chicken coop, and age appropriate resources to promote physical literacy and fundamental movement skills.
The first level features 6 classrooms catering for children aged 2-5 years. Within these learning environments we have separated the learning groups into smaller groups to ensure the highest quality of care and education. The indoor classrooms will cater for children in the following configuration:
The first level features 3 large outdoor learning environments, 2 of which are shaded entirely and are not subject to extreme weather conditions. The 3rd outdoor environment is located on the rooftop, where free open play is encouraged and will cater for larger group activities like extracurricular programs. These areas feature sandpits, tunnels, natural elements such as rockery, water pumps, sandpits, vegetable gardens, daybeds, mud kitchens, swings and drawbridges.
“Play is the highest form of research.”