Welcome to Nurture One Wodonga Children’s Centre.
Welcome to Nurture One Wodonga Children’s Centre. Our child care centre a convenient choice for local families living in Wodonga, West Wodonga, West Albury, South Albury, Huon Creek and Killara.
Nurture One Wodonga Children’s Centre is a homely, purpose-built child care centre that offers early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Our centre offers families extended open hours, from 6:30am – 6:00 pm.
Our childcare centre has an amazing team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators that are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years’ education journey. We provide families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.
Our resource rich environments
Nurture One Wodonga Children’s Centre is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include a bike track and sand pits for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play-based learning.
Our long standing and passionate team
Our team of passionate educators make up the heart of the child care centre. We know each child has unique talents and interests. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. We are a multicultural early learning centre with several languages being spoken across our team including Urdu, Hindi and key word sign.
Nutritious and delicious, healthy meals prepared on site
We provide children with nutrient-rich, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods – that have been created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every week over a four-week rotation. The menu changes with the seasons to ensure that foods are fresh and suitable to the weather. With our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child, ensuring that we are culturally diverse.
We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Enquire Now
Meet the centre manager
I started working in early learning in 2000, and I joined the team at Nurture One Wodonga in 2017. I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services.
I have worked as a Team leader in a range of different services in both Queensland and Victoria. After moving back to Victoria in 2013 to be closer to family, I started working at a privately owned service. I decided that this wasn’t for me, and after previously working for G8 when looking for more opportunities with a company that offered support and training to help you grow. Landing on my feet at Nurture One, I started off as Team Leader in the 3-year-old room. With a change in management, I was able to put myself forward and took on the Assistant Manager role. I continued in this role for almost 2 years before stepping up to the Centre Manager.
I have learnt that no two children are the same. All children need to be treated as equals. By focusing on the children’s interests and exploring different ways of learning, we can set them up to achieve amazing things in life.
Attending a dedicated early childhood education and care centre is extremely beneficial to children’s social and emotional development. By creating play-based learning experiences, the educators give the children the opportunities to develop their independence and gain an understanding of who they are as individuals.
We have an amazing team of educators who are only just going to grow stronger together. The team all work collaboratively and are always there to support each other.
We are always happy to help families. We have a lovely family room where parents are encouraged to take a break. We communicate with our families regularly through our app, messages, emails and phone calls. We also support the family’s through enrolment and the settling-in period.
Our Learning Environments
Nursery Room (6 weeks -18 months) 1:4 Child Educator Ratio
Learning starts from before birth. Our nursery Educators have created a welcoming and nurturing environment where each baby feels safe to explore and discover new things – through their senses, their communication, cues (body language, facial expression, and sounds) and by experimenting.
On any given day you can see the nursery children engaging in all types of meaningful play, such as water play, music time, story time and more. Each day provides a brand new, exciting opportunity for our nursery children.
Toddler Room (18 months – 2.5 years) Junior Kindy Room (2-3 years) 1:5 Child Educator Ratio
Our Teachers and Educators encourage the toddler children to learn through play to help enhance their sensory-motor development. This learning happens through carefully planned music, dance, games and reading experiences. On any given day the children can be seen developing their numeracy by building a tower, sorting objects, pointing and identifying shapes and patterns and participating in counting songs and games. Children in our toddler rooms are encouraged to participate in group play. Group play is important, as it helps our toddlers develop important social skills such as, turn taking, developing self-confidence and emotional self-regulation. Our team helps children through talking, planning and role modelling.
Kindergarten and School Readiness Program: (3-5 years) 1:11 Child Educator Ratio
Kindergarten is a unique time for learning with peers and developing skills for later learning. Our play-based Kindergarten program encourages active engagement in learning and supports a range of positive developmental outcomes including resilience, independence, critical thinking, and creativity.
Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with
- Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, Bush Kinder and basic cooking skills.
- Music and movement programs: Our music programs have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory, and concentration.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, Loose parts play, conserving water, and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.
Our families love Nurture One Wodonga
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Nurture One also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.
On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.
Do I have to be on a waitlist?
Nurture One’s Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.
Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Nurture One centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care centre together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.
Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of our Nurture One child care and early education centres offer the following:
- Nappies and wipes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.
For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.
It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
Nurture One uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.
What if my child gets sick?
If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Nurture One is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.
Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.