the BAmbini learning group
Bambini Learning Group is much more than day care and out of school care. We are a community of learning and support. This is not only a space for children, but also a space for families – children and adults alike – to spend time, to get involved, to learn and to grow together. Our beautiful centers offer quality full-time education and care for children aged 12 months to 12 years of age, within fully accredited programs. We have 8 separate classrooms to better cater for the needs of children’s different ages and stages of development.
bringing childhood back
Our mission is to bring childhood back. We want children to experience play and the joy of discovery away from the chaos, the busyness of everyday life and the pressure to perform. Our Bambini centers are a safe haven where you and your family can slow down and experience joy.
Bambini is 100% Reggio inspired. We see children and families through holistic lenses, considering body, mind and spirit. Our aim is to develop confident, self-motivated and resourceful life-long learners who have the ability and resilience to respond positively to the most adverse challenges in life. We nurture young people to care about the people around them, and to become citizens who are willing and committed to make a positive contribution to society.
For additional information about the Reggio Emilia Approach, visit this article about what it means to be Reggio-inspired.
how do we teach
Being a Reggio-Inspired centre, we work with an emergent curriculum for infants and young toddlers, and a ‘Project Approach’ for older children. This means that educators follow children’s interests as they choose a topic that they believe is worth investigating. Children take the lead of their own learning, observing, thinking critically and problem-solving as they develop theories and understanding about the world around them. Educators facilitate children’s learning by positioning and offering resources that will instigate investigation, by asking open-ended questions that will entice deep-thinking, and by organizing field-trips and visits from experts.
Loose Parts & Open-Ended Play
Loose parts and open-ended resources are an essential part of our program. Amongst the many proven benefits of loose parts and open-ended play, is the potential to enhance children’s creativity and higher levels of thinking through the limitless possibilities offered by these materials.
what will your child learn here?
At Bambini, children learn how to learn. Our distinct approach to education allows children to develop a passion and motivation for learning. Literacy and numeracy occur naturally through the daily program. Children become self-motivated, competent learners and investigators, developing dispositions such as inquisitiveness, persistence, determination, flexibility and many other skills and strategies that will enable them to learn and overcome difficulties through any age and stage in their lives.
Educators communicate with families on a daily basis, discussing their children’s current interests, learning and development. An specialized educational App is used to send messages and for sharing photos of children’s play and exploration throughout the day. So, even though parents may not be physically close to their children during the day, they can still feel connected and be aware of what children have been up to.
hours of operation
Bambini centres operate Monday to Friday, from 7am to 6pm. Office hours are from 9am to 11am, and then again from 3pm to 4pm. Our doors are closed to the public to ensure children’s safety. During office hours, the management team is available in the office. Just ring the bell.
registration & tours
Come and visit us! Due to children’s rest time, tours typically happen between 9am and 11am, or between 2pm and 4pm, by appointment only. Call us during office hours or send us an email to book your tour.
Workshops, Services & Support
Bambini is not only a daycare. We are a learning group. We offer workshops for parents and early childhood professionals, as well as a variety of services and supports for families. This is an ever evolving area of practice, so check our website (more specifically, our calendar), Facebook, Twitter and Instagram regularly for updates on current and upcoming events and support services.
Food & Nutrition
Our early learning centres offer morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack. The menus are revised by a professional nutritionist to ensure that children are getting all the nutrient they need in order to grow and develop to their full potential, and the meals prepared by an on-site cook.
JOIN THE BAMBINI FAMILY
Bambini currently has a couple spots available in our early learning program. We would love for you to join the Bambini family! Contact us for more information.