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Making Childcare More Accessible to Local Families

Sparrow Early Learning Opens Second Drouin Centre

Sparrow Early Learning has announced the Drouin early learning centre's official opening in Victoria. The new centre will provide additional childcare services for the fast-growing local population.


Families in Drouin and surrounding suburbs now have the local support to enable them to return to the workforce and take on additional workloads.


Moreover, the new centre will provide career progression opportunities for existing local educators and new employment opportunities for educators living in the area.


“We are so proud to launch this centre and so pleased with the support and welcome we’ve received by the community so far. Our team of early learning educators are passionate and committed to nurturing young minds in their development and it is great to be supported with brand-new purpose built facilities.” Said Sparrow Service Manager Tahlia Peterson.  


“As a local resident for over 24 years and formerly, the Assistant Manager for Bunyip Child Care Centre (part of the Sparrow Early Learning Group of centre’s) it is great to see the continued growth of the Warragul and Drouin communities. Early learning facilities are in constant need and having a local purpose-built facility in the heart of town assists busy families with quick and convenient access to quality care.” Said Sparrow Service Manager Tahlia Peterson. 


With purpose-built facilities, six rooms and 115 placements available, the Drouin centre has developed the area specifically to enhance the quality of early childhood education.


Sparrow’s philosophy is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to education. Leveraging a child-led, play-based approach with open-ended resources where children thrive with endless opportunities for learning, imagination and curiosity.


“Sparrow’s early learning philosophy is to be a model of behaviour. To lead and to encourage our children to be partners in their learning. We encourage collaboration and participation in the development of their learning space and deliver a child-centred approach across all aspects of early learning.” Said John Bairstow, CEO, Sparrow Early Learning.


This approach to learning is supported with an environment that is designed to promote play-based learning through custom-designed adventure playgrounds, a water play area, a mud-pit for messy play, a vegetable patch, sand play areas and grassed areas. As well as the playscape, children have access to an experienced team of educators and an onsite Cook who serves a rotating menu of nutritious meals.


Sparrow Early Learning officially opened on 1st March 2021 and is now taking enrolments for education and care of children aged six weeks to five years. Sparrow invites families to visit the Drouin centre at any time between Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Once families have completed a tour they will receive an enrolment pack with all of the necessary paperwork. The centre is located at 26A Grant Street, Drouin, Victoria is open Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.