Jipingdila Early Learning Centre is located at Milikapiti at Melville Island. The centre is open from 8:00am – 4:00pm daily. We offer up to 15 children a day as our capacity. The centre provides culturally appropriate education and care environment that offers plenty of space for children to explore, discover, experiment in both natural and structural environment.
We have one large room in the centre with an area for babies, a quite book corner, areas with dinosaurs, wooden blocks, creativity and other available resources for children to choose from. The area is also designed for children to have a choice of an indoor or an outdoor activity and to allow a flow of children to participate in any activity of their choice.
The areas are appropriately organised with the intent to encourage children to explore their interests, curiosity and to encourage sharing and play together. We focus closely on children and their family’s needs by working together.
We believe Play-based Learning is important to a child’s development of social and emotional skills, language development of Tiwi language and English, and supporting children’s ability to develop positive relationships with peers and positive role modelling from their Elders, Parents and Community.
Who we help
The Centre provides support for all families by caring for their children in a safe, welcoming, stimulating, supporting and supervised environment that supports development and education.
How we help
By establishing mutually respectful partnerships between families and educators.
Following our orientation process families are encouraged to stay and ask questions about the centre or obtain any help that they may need with the enrolment form or Information.
This is followed up by inviting families to be involved in the day-to-day life of their children when they are at the centre.
Is there a cost?
Yes, families pay according to their CCS system. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their childcare fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidised amount. This cost may be waived if families are experiencing hardship.
Northern Territory Government Department of Education and Training