The Learning Terrace Childcare

What's Important To Us



The Learning Terrace see the importance of the link between healthy, trusting partnerships with families and the strength of the relationships they hold with children. A responsive and sensitive relationship is at the core of all decision making for educators and management. It underpins our “Respect, Connect, Create” philosophy and guiding values. It is of our highest importance, and we invest time and resources to strengthen and nourish them. 

Play Environments

Our vast and stunning outdoor play spaces and focus on a research-based approach to programming for learning sets us apart from other services. We inspire children through the creation of environments rich in play possibilities. We create time and space for uninterrupted joyful play and exploration. Studios and outdoor areas are set up to allow for a range of open-ended play, loose parts play, water play, creativity and imagination. Children are given the choice of what experiences they wish to engage in and for how long they want to spend at each experience. Educators are seen as co-players rather than facilitators of play. We value and celebrate courageous play across the service and see this as an opportunity for children to learn about the limits and capabilities of their own bodies. 


Our Team

We have an incredible team of dedicated, knowledgeable and courageous educators who deeply respect and are committed to their learners and profession. We see educators as the researchers of children’s play; thus, documenting with professionalism, respect and importance becomes the framework for quality. This ensures a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging bravery, curiosity and innovation amongst teams and management. This team effort allows our practices to be an authentic reflection of our collective knowledge and values. 

Innovate Learning Programs

We use “The ROSE Way Framework” to program and plan for our learners. This means that each term, as a Team, we use a responsive, reflective and research-based lens to decide on a focus for the service to unpack. This is in direct response to and a combination of what we are seeing in children’s play, our community’s needs, educator knowledge and current research.  

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