Philosophy: Reggio Emilia approach

At 1st Impressions Early Learning Centre, we believe that children are curious, creative, competent and active learners which are the core concepts of the Reggio Emilia approach. The foundation of our teaching lies in the belief that children are capable learners and powerful collaborators, so our centre provides a wide variety of educational opportunities that will allow them to grow and learn at their own pace.

We highly respect and value diversity, thus we promote and encourage multiculturalism which is evident with our staffing, educational program, and classroom settings. We offer children a well-founded educational program that promotes a deeper understanding of different cultural backgrounds but also incorporating the local culture here in Australia.

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The first two years of your child’s life are a time of rapid growth and development, where every little moment matters. Our Starter Room is well equipped with the facilities that support your children’s growing needs. For children from 6 weeks old to the age where they begin their first steps and learn


Our Plodder Room is a space which encourages social interaction, developing independence, and foster language acquisition for the toddler age group. At this stage, we help children develop their emerging autonomy.


Ensuring we’re building connections to learning and play as part of those early years to really set our children up for life. This will benefit the overall development of behaviour and wellbeing as children get to interact in a wider social circle and allows more opportunities for learning and discovery.


Preparing our 1st Impressions ELC children to be equipped for Reception where learning experiences are tailored with the school setting. As this is a critical stage in their development, we believe this room will help curate their learning experiences in preparation for formal school. Routines can be more structured with the program targeting academic and socio-emotional outcomes through planned and spontaneous activities.

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Child Care Subsidy Annual Cap Removal

Families earning more than $190,015 (2021–22 terms) currently have an annual subsidy cap of $10,655 per child each financial year, but from 10 December 2021, the annual cap will be removed for all families who get CCS. Families already getting CCS don’t need to do anything. If a family has already reached the CCS annual […]