Learning, Socialising, Flourishing.

Students enjoy education and training catered to their needs and stage of development from highly
trained and experienced educators.

Kindergarten Teacher’s Welcome

Hi there! My name is Vidyawati Hendrik but please call me Vee. 
Some facts about me. I am Indonesian Chinese and have been living in Melbourne since 2007. I have a Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing) from Monash but after realising my passion for teaching I decided to embark on this amazing journey. I have a Certificate III in Early childhood Education from Selmar, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education from Swinburne University and a Graduate Diploma degree from RMIT. I have worked in the industry since 2010 while in 2015 I started Teaching Kindergarten children.

Being a Kindergarten Teacher has taught me to be more humble than ever while meeting and working alongside all the amazing children, families and educators has been the greatest gift. I strongly believe that children are capable and their voices are important. The first 5 years of a child’s life are crucial as it lays the foundations for their life. 
I am glad to be given this opportunity to be your Kindergarten Teacher as well as Educational leader here in Canterbury ChildCare Centre from January 2020. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing many more memories with you and your family. 

Spaces in our Centre

Outdoor Garden & Playground

Our kids enjoy spaces dedicated to their age groups, along with shared communal and social areas in our beautiful outdoor space, where kids can explore and play.

Students are encouraged to build a connection with nature through our outdoor space, contributing to our garden.

We always strive to create a happy and comfortable atmosphere for all our families and children here at Canterbury Childcare Centre and Kindergarten; a home away from home.

Baby Room

0-18 Months

“If we value our children, we must cherish their parents.”
-Jean Bowlby

In our Baby Room, we place emphasis on building a close and trusting relationship between our babies, families and educators. Continuous and open communication is crucial in working together to assist our babies in reaching their individual development milestones.
We believe in the individuality of each baby and their family, where we support them with our Play Based Learning that incorporates Emergent Curriculum. We are dedicated in providing a safe, secure and enjoyable environment which provides experiences that cater to our babies’ individual needs and interests.

We are a Home Away From Home dedicated to creating opportunities for our babies to learn how to build trusting relationships, strong bonds, communication skills and independence – as well as providing babies with a fun and happy experience in our centre.

We embrace play based learning through a variety of experiences both indoor and outdoor, while incorporating the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF).

We respect all our families and the culture, and look forward to starting this amazing journey with everyone.

We always strive to create a happy and comfortable atmosphere for all our families and children here at Canterbury Childcare Centre and Kindergarten; a home away from home.

Toddler Room

18 Months-3 Years

“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should
embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen
learning and how to learn.”
-Loris Malaguzzi

Here in the Toddler Room, we are inspired by Reggio Emilia who believed chat children are strong, capable and resilient individuals. Our monthly programmes are designed and supported by the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF) while our days with the Toddler Room are structured through our indoor and outdoor routine where we strive to provide meaningful opportunities for “I can do it!” skills.

It is a busy time in a toddler’s life as they are beginning to walk, attempting to talk, and are learning to listen. There is so much to see, taste and explore as our toddlers are actively discovering new things about themselves and the world around them.

Our role as educators are to assist and provide a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment that inspire such confident explorers. As they learn to put on their socks and shoes, recognize their own water bottles and put away toys, they are developing
important self-help skills. With our assistance, we encourage each child to follow his or her own schedule in being ready to use the toilet.

Here in our Home Away From Home, we strive to create opportunities and links between childcare and the home environment where we could make the children’s experience more
relevant and meaningful. We stress the importance of forming a trustworthy and respectful relationship with our diverse families as we welcome any input and exchange of crucial information in assisting our Toddlers to reach their individual milestones and goals.

Kindergarten

3+ Years


Wominjeka

Firstly, we acknowledge that our Kinder room is on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Tribe of the Kulin Nation and that this land continues to be sacred and pay our respects to Elders past and present. Our Kinder Room Philosophy is influenced by the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF) and we stress the importance of “Belonging, Becoming and Being”.

In our Play Based and Child Centered Pedagogy, influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach, our curriculum begins with the needs and interest of the child, while also being influenced by Vygotsky Social Development Theory which allows cognitive development
stems from social interaction, environment and play.

We believe that our environment, indoor and outdoor spaces also act as teachers. They are set-up to encourage different sized groups of children, hands-on exploration and paying close attention to details such as colour and texture – as well as the importance of displaying our children’s artwork or writing and objects collected by the children. We continue to model sustainable practices and respect for the environment within our program, including: reduce, reuse and recycle.

We value and respect the diverse cultures of families within our community and recognize parents and family as a child’s first and most influential educator. Consequently, we treasure information shared with us and include them as a crucial part of our documentation of the children’s individual learning and development.

Here in our Home Away From Home, we strive to create opportunities and links between childcare and the home environment where we could make the children’s experience more
relevant and meaningful. We stress the importance of forming a trustworthy and respectful relationship with our diverse families as we welcome any input and exchange of crucial information in assisting our Toddlers to reach their individual milestones and goals.

CCCC respectfully acknowledges and celebrates the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout Victoria and pays its respects to their Elders, children and young people of past, current and future generations.

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