Laverton Community Children Centre was established in 2000 as a not-for-profit community organisation under Laverton Community Integrated Services. In 2006, the current building became a joint project between Department of Health and Human Services, Hobsons Bay City Council and Laverton Community Integrated Services to address community needs.
We are conveniently located directly across from the Laverton Train station, at the rear of the Laverton Community Hub. LCCC is open from Monday – Friday 7.00AM – 6.30PM.
LCCC delivers programs for babies from 6 weeks old through to school age children including;
- Long Daycare
- 3 Year old Kindergarten
- 4 Year old Kindergarten
- Integrated Kindergarten
- School Holiday Programs
As part of our commitment to our local community we also offer facilities for other exceptional programs such as;
- Accredited training by Laverton Community Education Centre (link to their site)
- Toy library
- Maternal Health Nurse
- Smiles for Miles
- Other specialist services.
LCCC prides itself on delivering high quality, educative programs for children and families. We work with families to provide educational opportunities for the children that are reflective and sensitive to our culturally diverse community.
At LCCC we maintain exceeding standards within the National Quality Standard (NQS). ACECQA sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services in Australia.
The National Quality Framework (NQF) is the overarching learning curriculum that validates the methods used to enhance each individual child’s learning – our results speak for themselves!
CHILDREN-We create and maintain safe, healthy, inclusive environments that support children’s agency and enhance their learning
FAMILIES– We support families as children’s first and most important teacher and respect their right to make decisions about their children
TEAM-We acknowledge and support the diverse strengths and experiences of colleagues in order to build shared professional knowledge, understanding and skills
ENVIRONMENT-We promote the value of children’s contribution as citizens to the development of strong communities and the environment we live in
CHILDREN-We provide a meaningful curriculum to enrich children’s learning, balancing child and educator initiated experiences and understand that play and leisure enhance children’s learning, development and wellbeing.
FAMILIES – We learn about, respect and respond to the uniqueness of each family, their circumstances, culture, family structure, customs, language, beliefs and kinship systems.
TEAM-We engage in critical reflection, ongoing professional learning and support research that builds on knowledge and that of the profession
ENVIRONMENT-We Learn about local community contexts and aspirations in order to create responsive programs to enhance children’s learning, development and wellbeing about our environment
CHILDREN-We value the relationship between children and their families and enhance these relationships through our practice
FAMILIES– We develop respectful relationships based on open communication with the aim of encouraging families’ engagement and to build a strong sense of belonging
TEAM– We build a spirit of collegiality and professionalism through collaborative relationships based on trust, respect and honesty.
ENVIRONMENT-We advocate for the development and implementation of sustainability practices and policies that promote the best interests of children and families and our environment
Laverton Community Children’s Centre is an inclusive centre that appreciates and respects all groups and cultures and incorporates learning and activities for children to grow in their knowledge of diversity.
We respect our Early Childhood Educators as professionals that provide children with rich learning opportunities whilst embracing the richness and diversity that makes up the families and our community.
LCCC welcomes continuous improvement for both the Centre and the Early Childhood professionals within it. The team at LCCC has extensive experience and knowledge and we respect these qualities by providing ongoing professional learning that support current research and best practice methodologies.
Our team is representative of the diverse community we are located in. Cumulatively they speak more 15 Languages and come from 35 Countries across the globe.
We also actively support the childcare industry workforce through our collaboration with Laverton Community Education Centre which delivers Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care on-site. This unique partnership offers students opportunities for direct observations, workplace experiences and work placement opportunities
LCCC Centre Manager
Krystle is a mum to three beautiful children. She started my working life as a patisserie chef for Koko Black where she gained experience managing teams and the HACCP program. Once all her children were born, she found a new passion. Krystle went back to school as a mature age student and gained her Diploma in Early childhood Education and Care. After some time, she had the desire to help others in a similar situation as myself and followed a career in training and assessing. Krystle has been teaching certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care for Laverton Community Education Centre for the past 5 years. Being part of the Laverton Community is something she wants to continue to contribute to and look forward to bringing her skills and learning new knowledge to the Children’s Centre.
LCCC Centre Manager
Michelle is a diploma qualified early childhood educator who is currently studying her Master of Child Play Therapy at Deakin University. Michelle has been training and assessing the Cert III and Diploma in Early childhood, for Laverton Community Education center for the past few years in between having and raising her four young children. Michelle has been working within the early childhood industry for the past 22 years working within a range of positions including traveling nanny, family daycare educator, room leading, co educating and directing. Please feel free to approach Michelle regarding your child progress and development and she will be able to assist you in any way possible. Michelle is looking forward to continuing her work in the centre managers role.
LCCC Assistant Manager
Melanny has worked at Laverton Community Children’s Centre for 8+ years. She enjoys working here so much, it has become a second home to her. Her roles at LCCC have ranged from working in long day care, both big yard and babies. Now, Melanny is in the office with Krystle and Michelle, where she is responsible for helping families with enrolments and statements, as well as a myriad of other smaller tasks. She enjoys watching TV series, reading books, walking on the beach with my husband and having fish and chips after walking on the beach. Melanny collect recipes and love watching cooking shows, and is a big fan of delicious food.
Tina is the Educational Leader, and has been working at LCCC for 9 years. She is a diploma qualified educator and working towards her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and care. She used to work as an integration aide at a special school in Wyndham and have completed the Certificate IV in Disability Work. She enjoys working with young children. Supporting their development, safety and wellbeing are always at the forefront of her mind. To be able to support overall children’s development, the program planning is a very important part of her job.
Tina is curious by nature and always enjoy learning and gaining new skills. She loves gardening and is very happy to share this interest with the children in our gardens, here at the Centre. She believes gardening promotes children’s overall development. The greenery and colourful flowers help the children to feel calm and also create environments for other life. This encourages the children to learn about the cycle of life and feel connected to the world they live in. She also loves travelling, it gives her opportunities to explore different cultures and diversities, which she finds helpful in the educator role. Yoga and meditation are part of her daily routine, she also likes sharing this with the children.