Massive demand for quality early education has seen the opening of five new Nido Early School Centres in Victoria and West Australia in the past weeks with a further 10 around the country scheduled to welcome their first intake within the next few months.
Since launching in 2014 in Perth and Melbourne, the Nido collection of premium early schools for children has expanded across all states, offering a new standard of early learning that embraces the globally acclaimed Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. The group recently added three centres in WA and two in Victoria to its collection, and will soon add a further four in Victoria, four in WA and one each in Queensland and South Australia.
A spokesperson for the Nido group said the expansion was due to a huge surge in demand for quality early learning and renewed interest in the Reggio Emilia approach. “A nurturing, stimulating environment in early childhood is vital for cognitive, physical and emotional growth and sets the foundation for a lifelong love of learning,” said Amanda Mawer, National Operations Manager.
“We are passionate about bringing premium early education to communities across Australia, and although our centres are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach which is rooted in child-directed learning, they all have a unique Australian adaptation which addresses the needs of modern families. The centres are carefully designed to provide a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery through a self-guided curriculum. The Reggio Emilia approach believes that children form their own personalities during early years of development and can express their ideas through ‘the hundred languages of children.’ ”
The centres that have opened recently in WA are Banksia Grove, Caversham and Lakelands with Belmont, Byford, Carlisle and QV1 opening soon, whilst the new centres in Victoria are in Altona Meadows and Narre Warren South with Bayswater North, Craigieburn, Donvale and Montrose in the pipeline. Woolloongabba in Queensland and Noarlunga Downs in South Australia complete the current expansion programme plans, and Ms Mawer hasn’t ruled out further growth.
“Demand for quality early learning and childcare is significant and we will continue to look for ways of meeting the communities’ needs as time goes on,” she said.
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