St Peter’s Early Learning Centre at St Kevin’s College is a coeducational Catholic early learning environment in partnership with the parish of St Peter’s Toorak.
We are a small setting with big heart, hidden away from the bustling Toorak Road.
Working in partnership, we are committed to instilling values of family, community, and social justice through connection.
At St Peter’s ELC, we believe in setting the right foundations for school readiness through a play-based learning environment.
We pay particular attention to the children’s early stage of ‘learning how to learn’ and we guide this from our influence of the principals of the Reggio Emilia Educational Project’s view of 100 languages.
Our early learning program considers the interests and curiosities of the children, as well as Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence, focusing on the different modes of learning that can benefit each child.
Educators spend time ensuring that the learning stimulus and provocations are meaningful for the children.
It’s not a matter of setting up random activities to keep the children busy – we’re about stimulating curiosity, inquiry, and learning to further extend each child’s potential.
We believe the foundations made in the early years strengthen the children’s social and emotional intelligence and provides confidence so they are ready to learn in the formal settings of school.
Our small setting thrives on the sense of community and engagement with our families through our Parents and Friends Committee, with a focus on ‘friendraising’ and creating connections and relationships with each child’s first teacher – their parent.
For further information and to book a tour, we invite you to visit www.stpeterselc.vic.edu.au/ and look forward to welcoming your child to join our early learning community.
Head of St Peter’s ELC