Turtle Cove Early Learning Centres - More than just childcare

Turtle Cove Early Learning Centres - More than just childcare

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Just wanting to say a huge thank you to the lovely caring staff at Turtle Cove Strathalbyn….today is the 2nd time in a month they have generously given our family frozen meals to help us out in our time of need when we picked up our little one. Madeleine, Ali and their family really appreciate your thoughtful kindness ###x
I was so sorry to hear that after 11 years Kylie has moved on from the Jellyfish room at Turtlecove Wandina. She was an amazing carer to my son and daughter and will always have a special place in our Turtlecove memories. Kylie, we wish you all the best with your next big adventure and have no doubt you'll be making more kids smile for many years. Much love from the Wishies.
Thankyou once again, Turtle Cove, for a wonderful year. We so appreciate everything you put into our Children, and feel so blessed to have you in our village ♡♡
I hope you have all had a beautiful and blessed Christmas and that 2018 is one filled with joy, love, and happiness.
Happy 13th birthday Turtle Cove.

Turtle Cove Early Learning Centres in Geraldton are family owned and operated, catering for children 3 months to 13 years. Our Strathalbyn centre and Wandina centre have been purpose built with environments specially formulated for particular age groups.

Welcome to Turtle Cove Early Learning Centres

Turtle Cove Early Learning Centres in Geraldton are family owned and operated, catering for children 3 months to 13 years. Licensee Andy Horstman is a qualified Early Childhood Education Teacher who has selected staff who love children and will provide your child with innovative teaching that recognises and respects the individual. Both our Strathalby

Operating as usual

09/10/2021
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Gratitude Attitude 💖

Teaching children an attitude of gratitude supports them to look at their situations from a point of appreciation. Our Jellies at Wandina said a big
✨ T H A N K Y O U ✨ to our amazing chef Kathy for all her cooking and for creating some new recipes!

05/10/2021
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Picnic Party ☀️🍃

The Strathalbyn Starfish have been lapping up the warmer weather and enjoying their lunch outdoors. Educators support the children’s right to choose and encourage meal times to be a child-led experience. Eating al fresco is a fun way to enjoy nature and breathe fresh air!

#turtlecove #turtlecoveelc #turtlecoveearlylearningcentres #teamturtle #childcare #morethanjustchildcare

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Wishing you a smiley Saturday! 😄

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Midwest Charity Begins at Home auction is live!
Such a great opportunity to support to our local community!

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Happy first week of School Holidays!

On Tuesday Turtles had a GLORIOUS morning creating sand castles, finding treasures, spotting crabs and climbing rocks! So grateful to live in beatific sunny Gero!

A huge thank-you to the team at Imagepak Marketing for our amazing Turtle flags!

29/09/2021

FREE workshop opportunities through Autism Association of Western Australia 🤝

💛 Explaining Autism | Geraldton | 18/10/2021
💛 Early Days: My Child and Autism | Geraldton | 19/10/2021
💛Autism: What are the Early Indicators? | Geraldton | 19/10/2021
💛 Early Days: Understanding Behaviour | Geraldton | 20/10/2021

FREE workshop opportunities through Autism Association of Western Australia 🤝

💛 Explaining Autism | Geraldton | 18/10/2021
💛 Early Days: My Child and Autism | Geraldton | 19/10/2021
💛Autism: What are the Early Indicators? | Geraldton | 19/10/2021
💛 Early Days: Understanding Behaviour | Geraldton | 20/10/2021

27/09/2021

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Developing care and empathy 💞

Doll play offers positive benefits in preparing children for the future through nurturing social skills like empathy. This pretend play provides lots of opportunities to develop fine motor, cognitive, social and self-help skills. This then translates to the way our children care for one another!

#turtlecove #turtlecoveearlylearningcentre #teamturtle #morethanjustchildcare #childcare

22/09/2021

Friendly reminder that you’re doing a great job! 🌸

Friendly reminder that you’re doing a great job! 🌸

21/09/2021

Congratulations to Taylah, Abbey, Cassidy and Ashton who completed their Auslan Level 1!

Did you know sign language can:

💛 enhance children’s educational and personal development
💛 increase memory retention and motion processing
💛 stimulate brain development and mental flexibility
💛 increase enjoyment in communicating for both hearing and deaf children.

Thank-you to to the team at Auslan in the West for all your support!

#teamturtle #turtlecoveearlylearningcentres #morethanjustchildcare #childcare #auslan #auslaninthewest

Congratulations to the lovely group completed Auslan Level 1 tonight! 🎉👩‍🎓👨‍🎓👏🤩

20/09/2021

Community Partnerships 🤝

A big thank you to our Clownfish families at Wandina who donated a plethora of food this winter.

This project arose when our Clownies were cooking, and exploring how their nutritious lunches aligned with the recommended five food groups. Educators had meaningful discussions with the children explaining the differences in people’s living conditions, and how some children don’t get the same things as we do, such as hot food when it’s cold. The children were really responsive, asking how they could help and showing a great deal of empathy towards those in need. This project instilled agency and compassion while supporting our Clownfish children to become active citizens that can effect change in their local community.

#turtlecove #turtlecoveearlylearningcentres #turtlecovewandina #teamturtle morethanjustchildcare #childcare

Community Partnerships 🤝

A big thank you to our Clownfish families at Wandina who donated a plethora of food this winter.

This project arose when our Clownies were cooking, and exploring how their nutritious lunches aligned with the recommended five food groups. Educators had meaningful discussions with the children explaining the differences in people’s living conditions, and how some children don’t get the same things as we do, such as hot food when it’s cold. The children were really responsive, asking how they could help and showing a great deal of empathy towards those in need. This project instilled agency and compassion while supporting our Clownfish children to become active citizens that can effect change in their local community.

#turtlecove #turtlecoveearlylearningcentres #turtlecovewandina #teamturtle morethanjustchildcare #childcare

How every child can thrive by five 17/09/2021

How every child can thrive by five

Love this! 💖

The talk highlights the tangible benefits of positive, reciprocal ‘serve and return’ interactions and the impact this has on a child’s lifelong learning, health and well-being.

How every child can thrive by five "What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of pla...

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Capes for a Cause 🦸🏽‍♀️🦹🏼‍♂️

Last week educators across all the Turtle services celebrated National Superhero Week raised funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s programs, services and research.

People with muscular dystrophy are the real superhero’s as they battle every day for strength! We hope to empower children’s and remind them of their inner strength and resilience!

#turtlecove #childcare #turtlecoveearlylearningcentres #morethanjustchildcare
#shw2021 #shw21

14/09/2021

Building meaningful connections from birth does wonders for your baby's brain development 🧠👶

GroBrain

Building meaningful connections from birth does wonders for your baby's brain development 🧠👶

GroBrain

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Outdoor Snoozing 😴

Our Starfish at Strathalbyn have incorporated outdoor sleeping in their weekly routine. The benefits for children include:

💤 Children experience a more restful sleep- Natural light exposure resets the body clock and adjusts circadian rhythms which produces melatonin.
💤 Higher quality oxygen will improve the functioning of the brain and body for better productivity, mobility, recovery and more.
💤Reduced stress and illness - Just seeing trees has been proven to reduce stress levels, as has listened to the sounds of nature and the outdoors. Air conditioning is attributed to a spread of germs and can dry up children's sinuses, leaving them open to infection. By sleeping outside, children are exposed to fresh air that is rich in oxygen that builds antibodies.
💤Improved learning - As children sleep longer, deeper and more serenely when outside, they're more refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to learn when they wake. Their cognitive attentiveness, alertness and awareness are higher compared to napping indoors.
💤Better physical and emotional development - Outside sleeping can increase children’s brain, bone and muscular development, along with their social and emotional wellbeing.

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RUOK? 💛

Today is an important day, it’s a reminder to dig deeper than surface level conversations. To listen, to be listened too and to help those that we love that are suffering.

Thank you to Sophie's Sweet Spot for our delicious cupcakes- they were a great conversation starter!

07/09/2021

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Happy Fathers Day 💞

This weekend may bring up tough emotions for some people. If you're worried about someone, reach out to let them know you're thinking of them and want to support them in any way you can.

For tips to help you support someone, visit: https://www.ruok.org.au/supporting-someone-on-fathers-day #ruok

03/09/2021

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02/09/2021

When you try (and fail) turning off Frozen ❄️🤣

When you try (and fail) turning off Frozen ❄️🤣

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Happy Early Childhood Educator Day 🎉

Today we say thank you to all our hard working, dedicated Turtle Educators for their wonderful efforts in giving our children the best start in life. Each day our Educators are growing the minds of our children, by providing them with high quality early learning and care.

In celebration of our wonderful team and for all of the love and compassion they provide our Families and children, thankyou! Each year, we take this day to reflect on the incredible work of our Turtle Team. We are so lucky to have incredible educators who embody our motto- ‘more than just childcare!’

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We hope this makes your day as much as it made ours! Gosh we love our funny little people! 😅

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Pink Party 💗

Today at Strathalbyn we celebrated our amazing educator Kelsey! Kels is embarking on a new adventure as she becomes a Mum. We feel so blessed to have had her kind and nurturing energy caring for all our Turtles for the past seven years.

So excited to have another little Turtle family member! 🐢✨

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✨ Book Week 2021 ✨

#turtlecove #turtlecoveearlylearningcentre #turtleteam #turtlecovewandina #morethanjustchildcare #bookweek2021

24/08/2021

Try asking your kids some of these open-ended questions to get them talking, and learn about how they feel. Their answers will likely make you smile 😊

Try asking your kids some of these open-ended questions to get them talking, and learn about how they feel. Their answers will likely make you smile 😊

19/08/2021

Inclusion Education 💞

When children are exposed to inclusion at an early age and consistently throughout their lives, they are more likely to approach children with disabilities with acceptance. We help our friends to understand that sometimes people might need the help of special equipment such as walkers, frames, wheelchairs and communication devices. Children are curious about special equipment so explaining its use builds their understanding and teaches them respect!

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Slimey Science Sensations 🧪

The Clownfish at Wandina understand their agency and rights to initiate and lead their learning. The children recently advocated for their interest to participate in more in more slime and sensory play opportunities! Together we have been LOVING the tactile sensory experience our homemade slime has provided!

15/08/2021

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Collaborative Community ✨🏃🏼‍♂️💨

Sometimes our hard working Turtle families don’t get the chance to see every school function and festivity. On Friday Wandina Primary had their cross country and our ASC team were there to cheer on our Turtle’s V E R Y loudly (and embarrassingly we’ve been told 😅) and to take photos for each of our families!

It takes a village to raise a child! To our families who are juggling parental responsibilities while maintaining a career, know that it’s a tough job, you’re all doing great! 💗

#morethanjustchildcare #turtlefamily #turtlcoveearlylearningcentre

13/08/2021

GBSC - Working,Together

HOW EXCITING! 🤩

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Olympic Events 🥇

The Clownfish at Wandina competed in their own mini-Olympics! The children employed a range of gross and fine motor, balance and coordination to complete increasingly difficult patterns of movement. Educators scaffolded this by encouraging the children to watch clips of the events before having a go themselves. They had opportunities to explore gymnastics, tennis, walking and hurdles! Our clever Clownfish showed great sportsmanship skills as they cheered each other on and congratulated their peers for having a go with high fives!

08/08/2021

This week was #WorldBreastfeedingWeek and we just wanted to share some very simple things you can do to support a breastfeeding mother 🤱🏽

This week was #WorldBreastfeedingWeek and we just wanted to share some very simple things you can do to support a breastfeeding mother 🤱🏽

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20 Cedar Crescent
Geraldton, WA
6530

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Welcome to Turtle Cove Early Learning Centres Turtle Cove Early Learning Centres in Geraldton are family owned and operated, catering for children 3 months to 13 years. Licensee Andy Horstman is a qualified Early Childhood Education Teacher who has selected staff who love children and will provide your child with innovative teaching that recognises and respects the individual. Both our Strathalbyn centre and Wandina centre have been purpose built with environments specially formulated for particular age groups including: Jellyfish (3-24 months) Starfish (2-3 years) Clown Fish (3-6 years) Out of School Care (up to 8 years in Strathalbyn and up to 13 years in Wandina) Both centres received “ exceeding” against the national quality standards in quality areas 1 through 7. As our centres are fully accredited, eligible parents can claim the Child Care Rebate (if working or studying) or the Child Care Benefit, which can greatly reduce your daily fee. Contact us today. We would love to meet with you to discuss your child care needs. Trust our award winning team for your child care needs WINNER: Judges Choice Award - 2015 Mid West Business Excellence Awards WINNER: Services Employer of the Year - 2011 MWCCI Vocational Training in Schools Awards WINNER: Best Customer Service Award by a business - 2010 Mid West Business Excellence Awards WINNER: Small to Medium Business of the Year - 2008 Mid West Business Excellence Awards

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 6pm
Tuesday 6am - 6pm
Wednesday 6am - 6pm
Thursday 6am - 6pm
Friday 6am - 6pm
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