- Alexander Beetle House
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 DirectorKate Bugg
Kate brings with her 13yrs experience within the Early Childhood sector. Kate strongly believes that children thrive the most in a safe and secure environment, enabling them to explore, grow and become confident learners. Every child has the right to be respected as individuals - as we all learn and grow differently. She looks forward to
forming strong partnerships with all the children and families. Outside of work Kate and her husband enjoy renovating and spending quality time with their two children.