Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Early Learning Centre is located next to Sacred Heart College in Pedder Street, New Town and provides a caring learning environment for children aged 1-5 years. Sacred Heart Early Learning Centre offers a smaller, family grouped environment where educators are able to form strong bonds with families and the children in their care. The service provides a warm, home like atmosphere where siblings can be together throughout the day.

The home like environment that our service offers allows children of mixed age groups to learn from each other, extending language skills, confidence, independence and resilience, as older children role model and inspire the younger children. Educators are committed to supporting children to grow and learn from and with each other.

Sacred Heart Outside School Hours Care, including Before School, After School and Vacation Care operates from Sacred Heart College, New Town.

P: 6228 9494

E: sacredheart@discoveryelc.com.au

36a, Pedder Street, New Town, 7008, Tasmania, Australia

Meals

Our service is a lunch box service and provides nutritional breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea. Our menu is designed to take into account children’s likes and dislikes, special dietary requirements and the Australian Dietary and Infant Feeding Guidelines.

Sacred Heart Early Learning Centre is a Move Well Eat Well accredited 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.

During Vacation Care, school age children participate in a range of excursions within the local community and the greater Hobart area.

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

After Kinder care

2:30pm
6:30pm

Leadership

  • Acting/Assistant Director
    Benjamin Kikkert

    Ben has worked at Sacred Heart for 5 years. Ben advocates for children to be viewed as capable and competent co-constructors of learning and strives for continuous improvement and reflective, thoughtful practice. He believes that thinking of Early Childhood education not only in terms of partnerships with families and the education of children, but through advocacy in communities, culture building and as agents of social justice that we build a strong culture for tomorrow.

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.