Hove

Stepping Stone Hove Childcare & Early Development Centre

Hove

Stepping Stone Hove Childcare & Early Development Centre

Address

382-388 Brighton Road, Hove SA 5048

Phone number

(08) 8377 3881

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Delivering quality childcare to families in Hove and surrounding areas

A brand new, custom-built facility with large outdoor learning environments which provides opportunities for children to explore, take risks, build confidence and have fun! This makes our Hove centre the best first step on your child's lifelong learning journey. Take a sneak peek inside our centre below...

About the centre

We have 6 spacious light-filled rooms catering for 120 children. These rooms are extremely inviting and offer a large variety of educational resources.

Our large outdoor learning environments have a focus on nature that support children to explore, take risks, build confidence and have fun.

We have a team of passionate, dedicated early education and care professionals who are enthusiastic and caring. Our team works collaboratively with the children and their families to build positive relationships, where children feel safe and supported in their learning and can develop at their own pace.

We use the Early Years Learning Framework as a platform to ensure children continue to learn and develop through their play and is extended through educators’ intentional teaching practices.

About the centre

We have 6 spacious light-filled rooms catering for 120 children. These rooms are extremely inviting and offer a large variety of educational resources.

Our large outdoor learning environments have a focus on nature that support children to explore, take risks, build confidence and have fun.

We have a team of passionate, dedicated early education and care professionals who are enthusiastic and caring. Our team works collaboratively with the children and their families to build positive relationships, where children feel safe and supported in their learning and can develop at their own pace.

We use the Early Years Learning Framework as a platform to ensure children continue to learn and develop through their play and is extended through educators’ intentional teaching practices.

Centre features

We provide an indoor and outdoor learning environment that is safe yet challenging, encouraging autonomy, self-help skills, problem solving, flexibility and play.

Centre highlights

  • Developmentally age-appropriate curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Nutritious meals cooked on-site following the Nutrition Australia Guidelines
  • Nappies, linen, hats and sunscreen provided
  • Experienced, friendly, qualified team of professional educators
  • Storypark app used as an online interactive communication platform
  • Kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holiday rates and armed forces personnel rates apply
Centre facilities
Centre highlights

Centre highlights

  • Developmentally age-appropriate curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Nutritious meals cooked on-site following the Nutrition Australia Guidelines
  • Nappies, linen, hats and sunscreen provided
  • Experienced, friendly, qualified team of professional educators
  • Storypark app used as an online interactive communication platform
  • Kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holiday rates and armed forces personnel rates apply

Hear from families who have attended our Hove childcare centre...

The staff at this centre are wonderful. My grand daughter is always looked after, is learning so much and now trying different tastes. I am sure she has tested the patience of the educators and I thank them for their kindness towards her. She always looks forward to going to school.

Jenny Byrne

I would just like to say thank you to all the staff for the friendly way that they interact with my daughter and the time they take in handover knowing that she sometimes finds that part of the day challenging. 

Eilis Melino
Hove Centre

Meet the Centre Director

Welcome to Stepping Stone Hove Childcare & Early Development Centre, my name is Sharon Kennerdale. I would like to take this opportunity to share a little information about myself.

I have over 20 years’ experience working in childcare. I have been involved in the management of Early Years settings since April 1997, in the UK. This, together with my personal life as a wife and parent of three children and now a grandparent too, has enhanced my belief in making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.

I moved to Adelaide South Australia with my family in July 2007 and started employment with Stepping Stone (SA) within two weeks of arriving in the country. I look forward to sharing the knowledge and experience I have gained over the past years, with the children, parents and staff.

This Centre takes pride offering a safe, warm, stimulating and welcoming environment where children are encouraged to have fun, explore, take initiatives and are involved in making decisions about their own learning.

Our Centres are unique to South Australia and our Management is determined to fulfil its obligation as a high quality service in Early Childhood. The Centre promotes and evaluates the holistic development of children using our services. I consider it a privilege to manage a team of educators who share my passion in building and developing partnerships with our families.

In choosing this Centre, you entrust your child to us and therefore have a right to know about and to influence the kind of care that your child receives. We would like to encourage families to ask questions and raise concerns about the centre’s practices with staff and/or management. I look forward to your association, support and contribution to the centre

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Where to find us

Centre contact details

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday

Address: 382-388 Brighton Road, Hove SA 5048

Phone: (08) 8377 3881

Capacity: 120 children

Centre Director: Sharon Kennerdale

Assistant Director: Leonie Inns

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Using the practices and principles outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards, we will scaffold children’s learning through intentional and responsive teaching, critical reflection and spontaneous experiences creating a holistic approach embracing being, belonging and becoming.

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