Launceston

Launceston Early Learning Centre is state-of-the art service located at the Launceston Health Hub in Wellington Street, opening in November 2019.

Discovery Early Learning Centres’ values of imagine, explore, discover have formed the basis of the facility’s design and the services offered within the new Early Learning Centre. The indoor and outdoor environments have been designed to facilitate play-based learning with natural environments that spark imagination, build resilience and encourage socialisation. The purpose built facility features an extensive nature-based outdoor environment that fosters children’s natural curiosity and desire for exploration.

To cater for the needs of the local community the service will be open for extended hours from 6:30 am – 10:30 pm Monday to Friday.

We are now taking enrolments from interested families with spaces available for children aged birth to 6 years, across 6 developmentally and age appropriate rooms. Register your interest in enrolling via the Enrolment Enquiry page. One of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

P: 6334 5717

E: launceston@discoveryelc.com.au

247 Wellington Street, Launceston Tasmania 7250, Australia

Meals

The service employs 2 fully qualified chefs to prepare nutritional meals, including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner depending on your child's session time. 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.

Launceston Early Learning Centre will be a Move Well Eat Well accredited service.

Additional Programs

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC

Launceston Early Learning Centre 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.

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 Early

6:30am
6:30pm

Full Day Late

10:30am
10:30pm

Short Day

8:00am
2:00pm

Long Day 1

6:30am
4:30pm

Long Day 2

7:30am
5:30pm

Long Day 3

8:30am
6:30pm

Long Day 4

12:30pm
10:30pm

Morning

6:30am
12:30pm

Afternoon

12:30pm
6:30pm

Evening

5:30pm
10:30pm

Leadership

  • Director
    Melissa Johnstone

    Melissa has recently returned ‘home’ after spending 20 years in Victoria. Her career started here over 25 years ago, and she has in this time managed several services. Melissa has completed her Diploma in Early Childhood, Diploma of Management and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She views relationships as the foundation in achieving better outcomes for the children, their families and the educators. In her spare time; Melissa loves spending time with her partner Rob and their fur baby Jax.

  • Assistant Director
    Jess Rowlands

    Jess has worked for Discovery for the past 4 years and in the Early Education and Care sector for 11 years. During this time she worked in the ASELCC gaining knowledge and skills to share and implement across services. She has her Diploma of Children’s Services and is undertaking the Bachelor of Education. Jess feels privileged to work with families, providing their children with a rich, inclusive learning environment. She enjoys exploring the outdoors alongside her partner Shaun.

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.