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Russell Lea

Exceeding National Quality Standard As assessed by NSW Dept. of Education & Communities

The Centre

The Centre

Introduction

Little Pines Russell Lea is a long day care centre, licenced for 77 children between the age of six weeks to six years. Located in Sydney’s inner west, our Russell Lea service features an innovative two-floor design with six classrooms and three fantastic outdoor play spaces, all reinforcing connections with the natural environment.

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The Rooms

Each room is designed to cater to the social and educational needs of each age group. The acquisition and development of key skills, including fine and gross motor, sensory, social and cognitive skills is central to creating learning spaces that encourage children to become confident individuals and independent learners.

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Outdoors

The outdoor play spaces provide a stimulating and engaging environment, where children can interact, explore, discover, risk-take and connect with nature. The landscape is filled with natural materials, such as wood, stone, sand, water, mud, recycled materials, plants and native vegetation thoughtfully selected to encourage exploration and inquiry.

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Security

Designed with a high level of security in mind, access to the service reception area is restricted through an external foyer with childproof gates and a front door controlled by an intercom video system. The building also features CCT monitoring 24 hours a day.

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Age Groups

Age Groups

Nursery

Centered on gently caring for our infants in a nurturing environment, our learning spaces offer opportunities for our infants to develop physically, socially and emotionally, building confidence and fostering curiosity in learning.

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Age Groups

Age Groups

Toddler

Toddlers are naturally curious and learn through personal and interactive exploration of their learning environment. Learning experiences are designed to build independence, encourage social interaction and stimulate the early stages of reading, writing and problem solving to support cognitive development.

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Age Groups

Age Groups

Junior Pre School

The focus during this transitional stage is building a positive and healthy relationship with life-long learning. Children engage in both independent and group activities to investigate, interact and experiment, developing their cognitive skills and learning important values of respect, perseverance, and self-belief.

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Pre School

Children’s social competence is at the core of an effective transition to school. We create an inclusive environment, encouraging positive gender, racial and cultural understanding, and provide learning experiences that build confidence, resilience and self-esteem.

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Meet the Team

Maria Migliorino
Director

As Director of Little Pines my vision is to lead a centre of excellence that is under- pinned by strong ethical behaviour, integ- rity and respect for all. In an all-inclusive, fair and collaborative environment, we can all learn about our common humanity and enjoy the beauty that it brings to our lives and relationships. Such a vision can only be realised with a strong professional team that values education and the power it has in affecting change and growth.

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Alicia
Nominated Supervisor

I value the opportunity to be able to teach and guide the next generation of children in their formative years. I will endeavour to provide the children with the skills that will help, support and guide them through life. Investigating, enquiring and exploring allows the children to freely engage in experiences that interest them and that they may see as a challenge. While learning and developing knowledge through play I will encourage and support the children to strive to become the best they can be.

Testimonials

Little Pines is a wonderful day care centre and I feel very fortunate to have my son there. He loves the friends he has made and his teachers, who have made him feel very special. He lights up every morning knowing he is going to “school” and I feel so comfortable and happy when I leave him

Anthea

Little Pines has great facilities and I know that my son will have a great experience when attending.  This is confirmed when I collect my son and he doesn’t want to leave

Emma

Little Pines is a wonderful and nurturing environment. The teachers are caring and passionate about the work that they do and as a result I have seen my son thrive in the time he has spent there.

Diana

12 Pine Avenue, Russell Lea, NSW, 2046, Australia