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Welcome to Pipsqueaks, a purpose-built centre offering a high quality education service and childcare in Lara for nursery to school age, including a three and four year old kindergarten program.
We are committed to offering a rich learning environment that fosters a sense of wonder. Our relationships will nurture each child’s capacity to live and learn to their full potential.
Meet Your Centre Director,
Mel has been in early childhood education since 2003 and worked across numerous centres in Geelong over that time.
She is passionate about providing an inviting, welcoming and inclusive place, not only for children, but their families.
Mel is Geelong born and bred – with two pipsqueaks of her own at home, Daisy & Oliver. Crazy about AFL, don’t be afraid to catchup with Mel and chat about the latest game – GO CATS!
At Pipsqueaks Lara, seven flexible indoor learning hubs allow children to explore their imagination and learning, while the two outdoor spaces encourage discovery of the natural environment with an abundance of space to play.
Pipsqueaks Lara is a childcare centre, early learning hub and pre-school – it’s a home away from home, with a recognisable sense of family, inclusion and encouragement. Replicating that safe haven family feeling, children gather for meals and become immersed in group learning, play and community get-togethers.
Nurturing children’s imagination, zest for adventure and creativity spark is a focus of the Pipsqueaks childcare educators as they lead them on a journey of discovery and growth. Pipsqueaks is a registered childcare provider, enabling eligible families to access Government rebates relating to the childcare subsidy. For further information and to access the childcare subsidy calculator visit the Department of Human Services information service.
The team at Pipsqueaks Lara aim to provide a safe environment for our little people to explore the outside world with a centre Sun Smart policy to protect against the harmful effects of sun and UV exposure.
Our commitment to child safety
Pipsqueaks Early Learning Centre is committed to child safety. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently in line with our policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
We are SunSmart
The team at Pipsqueaks Lara aim to provide a safe environment for our little people to explore the outside world with a centre SunSmart policy to protect against the harmful effects of sun and UV exposure
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