The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled....
Raising Questions rather than answering them - opens doors in places children could not imagine.
Being an Inventor sparks children's curiosity and imagination.....
Curiosity allows the natural instinctive adventure live in children....
Allowing you to wonder aloud,... "I wonder what would happen if I do this..."
natural inquisitiveness and curiosity can be harnessed to increase early understanding of scientific concepts and so lay the foundations for future learning about the living world
Knowing About Us As Inventors
By identifying the need for a distinctive Early Learning Centre in Newport and the surrounding suburbs, and having lived in the area for several years we wanted to offer a state of the art kindred Early Learning Centre on the location of which previously was our first family home. Everyone is Welcome, so Welcome Home everyone! 😊
Inventors of the Future (IOTF) believes that each family is unique in their beliefs, structure, and accomplishments and acknowledges that they are their child’s first teachers. We strive to create an environment that reflects this diversity in a warm, inviting, and stimulating atmosphere which feels like an extension of the home. We encourage and support families to share their personal journeys with us, which we believe supports a sense of belonging for children and their families.
Starting at a Young Age
We strongly believe that Early Childhood is the fundamental foundation for future life skills and further learning. Establishing a secure and consistent environment for children to become collaborators in their own learning discoveries bestows a sense of ownership, accomplishment, and enthusiasm. To support this, our classrooms present educational and nurturing environments in which we provide opportunities for children to be independent learners and encourage uninterrupted time for investigation and play. Our programs support and incorporate each individual child’s needs and abilities through open-ended experiences that are a combination of intentional teaching and child-initiated learning.
Our name reflects our aims for children to be empowered to become the future inventors of the world by introducing natural inquisitiveness and curiosity, which can be harnessed to increase early understanding of scientific concepts and so lay the foundations for future learning about the living world.
Our curriculum reflects the Learning Outcomes of the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework with a focus on Identity, Communication, Learning, Well-being, Connection and Contribution. We appreciate and recognise the hard work of our team of qualified, motivated, and dedicated Educators who formulate and implement educational programs with visions for children’s learning that create a sense of belonging, allow for a child to be in the moment and create opportunities for children to become confident learners.
We strive to maintain strong relationships with our local community to ensure that their needs are fully embedded into the daily operations. We encourage our educators and children to be an active part of this community with respect and care for the natural environments that surround our service. Feel free to connect with us for more information.
Our management team and educators strive to provide a warm, secure environment focusing on building strand and trusting relationships with children. We foster respectful and open communication with families to facilitate children’s learning and development. Our curriculum is play-based and emergent. Children learn best when they are comfortable and experience activities that are meaningful to them. By supporting and extending their interests and strengths, children develop confidence, curiosity, and enthusiasm for learning, thus becoming “Inventors of the Future.”
Our Teaching Approach
It is important for children to be engaged with the world around us and for us to work closely with community networks within our area. As part of our child care services, incursions and excursions provide many opportunities for your child to connect with their world and broaden their experiences. We will do this through:
Through our Community Links program, and children take part in outings and excursions around our local community, including parks and school visits.
Are held throughout the year based on the children’s interests. These may include educational wildlife, pet awareness program, and local indigenous elders.
Children have the opportunity to connect with nature and be in the moment. They have opportunities to climb trees and discover the local flora and fawner.
School Readiness Program
To ensure our children are fully supported to commence “Big School,” we connect with our local primary schools.
Are included weekly within our programs.
Healthy Living Program
Provides the children with the opportunity to participate in mindfulness, yoga, and sports programs.
Our amazing chef provides our children with hands-on experiences each week.
Operating Days and Hours
We are open for 51 weeks per year except for the week between Christmas and New Year and for gazetted public holidays.
Monday to Friday
7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Inventors of the Future pride itself on providing the best for children, so our team of early childhood professionals is the “best of the best. ”All of our team have a passion for early childhood education and hold qualifications in early childhood, including: