Dominic

Dominic Early Learning Centre is located next to Dominic College in Tolosa Street, Glenorchy. Dominic has been purpose built to provide an innovative and dynamic learning environment. The service has a central hub room which brings children together and creates a sense of community and belonging.

Dominic's welcoming approach allows for children from a diverse range of cultures, to come together to celebrate and share their traditions allowing all children to develop a strong sense of self identity in a supportive and responsive environment.

Dominic Outside School Hours Care operates from Dominic College and offers an inviting and welcoming program that caters to the interests and needs of school aged children.

P: 6273 6005

E: dominic@discoveryelc.com.au

204a, Tolosa Street, Glenorchy, 7010, Tasmania, 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.

Dominic Early Learning Centre is a Move Well Eat Well accredited service.

Transport

Dominic Early Learning Centre and Outside School Hours Care has a dedicated service bus that enables daily excursions into the community and visits to Lenah Valley Bush Camp.

Discovery Early Learning Centres is accredited with the Tasmanian Department of Transportation as a public passenger vehicle service.

Additional Programs

NATURE PLAY

Dominic has a strong focus on sustainability and connecting children with nature. Our bush camp creates opportunities for learning and unstructured experiences while exploring the natural environment. Our 3-5 year old children and children from Outside School Hours Care regularly visit our Lenah Valley Bush Camp, where they explore the natural bush land, native flora and fauna, flowing creek with fresh pristine water from Mt. Wellington / Kunanyi and hidden treasures rich with history. This experience is an integral part of the ongoing curriculum at the service.

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.

We have a special relationship with Dominic College, and attend their Launching Into Learning program each week.

Hours

Full day session

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

Before school care

6:30am
Start of school day

After school care

End of school day
6:30pm

Vacation care

6:30am
6:30pm

Leadership

  • Co-Director
    Trudy Peterson

    Trudy has worked in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector since 2001, working in both Western Australia and Tasmania, gaining experience and knowledge within many different roles throughout this time. Trudy has been with Discovery since 2010 and has her Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. She is currently working towards her Diploma of HR. She enjoys many outdoor activities, outside of work you will see her at the beach, boating or relaxing in the garden.

  • Co-Director
    Debbie Browning

    Deb has worked in the Early Education and Care sector for over 30 years, starting out with family day care then moving into centre based care. She has worked for Discovery for almost 9 years, first as an educator and now as the Co-Director. Over the years Deb has built partnerships with colleagues, families and children and supports changes in the working environment to achieve the best outcomes for everyone. She keeps herself very busy with her 10 grandchildren and spending time with her family.

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.

Outside School Hours Care

clock 4 to 12 years

Including Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care.

Lenah Valley Bush Camp

clock 3 to 12 years

At Bush Camp children participate in unstructured activities and explore the natural environment.