Alexander Beetle House

Alexander Beetle House is located in the heart of Burnie, on Alexander Street, situated between the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre and public library. Established in the 1970's, Alexander Beetle House has a strong history of providing exceptional education and care to children in the Burnie community.

Our service has strong connections with the local community, including a supportive and cooperative relationship with the ASELCC, providing opportunities for children to grow and learn in an environment that strengthens children's sense of belonging.

P: 6430 5727

E: abh@discoveryelc.com.au

34 Alexander Street, Burnie, Tasmania, 7320, Australia

Meals

The service employs a fully qualified chef to prepare nutritional meals, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Seasonal rotating menus are designed to take into account children’s likes and dislikes, special dietary requirements and the Australian Dietary and Infant Feeding Guidelines.

Alexander Beetle House Early Learning Centre is a Move Well Eat Well accredited service.

Additional Programs

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC

Alexander Beetle House participates in the Discovery Movement to Music program. A local music therapist attends the service each week to help children in areas of development including: fine motor skills through action songs and instrument playing, gross motor coordination through dance, and development of rhythm.

INCLUSION SUPPORT

Our connections with the ASELCC allow us to provide an exceptional inclusion support program for children with additional needs. Our educators are trained in the delivery of specific programs to assist children to develop social skills and a sense of belonging in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Excursions

The Discovery bus enables regular opportunities to go on excursions and strengthen links with the local community. These excursions expose children to a range of different experiences and enable them to further connect with their community. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy regular walking excursions to a variety of locations.

Hours

Full Day

6:30am
6:30pm

Long Day 1

6:30am
4:30pm

Long Day 2

7:30am
5:30pm

Long Day 3

8:30am
6:30pm

Short Day

8:00am
2:00pm

Morning session

6:30am
12:30pm

Afternoon session

12:30pm
6:30pm

Leadership

  • Director
    Jenny Gameau

    Jenny began at ABH as the cook in 1994. Over the next 12 years her role evolved taking on an educator role. After pursuing other business interests, she returned to the sector in 2008, and returned to ABH in 2015. Jenny finds working with children and families very rewarding. She has been married to her soul mate, Steve since 1989. They have two wonderful daughters, and a beautiful granddaughter. Jenny loves travelling and exploring, her hobbies also include cooking and gardening.

  • Assistant Director
    Julia Brown

Programs

Early Learning

clock 0 to 5 years

Our Early Learning Centres offer play based learning in a safe, nurturing environment.

Preschool

clock 3 to 5 years

Our preschool program focuses on the importance of developing life skills in preparation for entering primary school.