Our approach

Moonee Valley provides a range of services and programs for children and families, from pregnancy to 12 years, to achieve quality learning, health and wellbeing outcomes. We acknowledge that children are active learners, capable and resourceful whom we value and respect as unique citizens with rights within our community.

Our vision: Moonee Valley will be a city where all children and young people have fun, learn, play safe and thrive in a community that is active and socially connected. (Moonee Valley Early Years Plan 2014-22)

Our goal: All children in Moonee Valley have the best start in life.

Our commitment

We will lead and work with our community in Moonee Valley to:

  • plan for the current and future needs of our children and families
  • facilitate and coordinate the involvement and improvement of services and facilities
  • provide family and children’s services that are of high quality, accessible and affordable
  • advocate for the best interests of children and families

The Moonee Valley Early Years Plan 2014-22 outlines how we will develop and deliver our services to meet the needs of the community now and into the future. We are proud of our diverse community and encourage children and families to explore and participate in services, programs and activities.

Our services

We provide a range of services and programs for children and families from pregnancy to 12 years that is innovative, play-based, stimulating and safe.

Nurturing, professional staff and educators facilitate children’s expression, learning, growth and support them to develop their full potential. Our staff are committed to working in respectful relationships with families and the wider community to meet their diverse needs and build community capacity. We promote and provide opportunities for community connectedness, skill building, health promotion and social supports for children and families.

We support children from birth to school through:

When children get a bit older, they are supported by our Valley Youth team.

Integrated early years centres

Research shows that providing a range of early years services at one location, in an integrated setting, is best practice as it makes it easier for families to access a range of services, allows services to be better coordinated and supports children and families as they transition between services. Find out more about integrated services.

Our integrated centres offer complementary services that include child care, three and four year old kindergarten, Maternal and Child Health, Family Services, parent group programs, playgroups, health promotion and flexible use of space. The following centres have undergone major redevelopment to offer the best possible service to our community.

  • Hopetoun Early Years Centre
  • Milleara Integrated Learning and development Centre for Children 
  • Strathmore Children’s Centre 
  • Planning for Avondale Heights

Child Safe Standards

We are committed to being a child safe organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse, and will protect the interests and safety of children at all times in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation.

Our policies

Our suite of policies have been developed to guide and support early years educators and staff in the work they do with young children, their families and the community.

They have been developed based on legislation and framework requirements and in line with National Quality Standards.

Policies

Other relative policies

For more information

Department of Education and Training (DET)
Western Metropolitan Region Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
71 Moreland Street, Footscray
9275 7000

Learn more about State Government early childhood services.

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 1:04 PM