Little Lane Early Learning Centre is a family owned early childhood education and care service located in Hawthorn, Melbourne. Little Lane Early Learning Centre is a purpose built, state of the art facility with a dedicated art studio, large open classrooms flooded with natural light, outdoor learning classrooms, a purpose-built dance floor and so much more. With access to the best facilities and the best resources, our qualified early childhood educators will be able to support your child in building a strong foundation and a lifelong love of learning in the years prior to starting school.
Our philosophy and practice is strongly based on a socio-cultural theory; building strong, authentic and respectful relationships with each child and their family to truly understand and support their individual learning and developmental journey.
At Little Lane Early Learning Centre we value each child as a competent and capable learner, on their own unique journey shaped by their own context and family. We value the early years’ of each child’s life as the formative years, in which we have the opportunity to build the foundations of strong brains through meaningful play based learning, in order to promote a lifelong love of learning.
We acknowledge and respect the diversity and history of the land on which we operate and throughout our community, particular that of the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri Tribe.
Our Child Safe Statement
Little Lane Early Learning Centre is committed to child safety.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
Our organisation has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
Our organisation is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.