Our Morphett Vale Centre consists of five age suitable rooms with three designated natural outdoor play spaces. The rooms are filled with beautiful arts and crafts the children have engaged in creating, providing a sense of homeliness throughout the centre.
Our dedicated team at Morphett Vale are warm, caring and have a strong passion for ensuring your child feels safe and cared for during their time together. We work together with our families and communicate through frequent communication via email, our Emali App, and Parent Teacher interviews.
Our Cradle and walkers’ rooms are large inviting rooms, where the children spend their days enjoying their time with their peers who are developmentally at a similar stage. These rooms work specifically to promote a strong sense of attachment and individual care for each child, there is also focus on supporting children to develop their emerging social skills.
Our Forest room caters for children that are becoming more involved in their own development and our Educator’s key focus is on supporting children to develop self-regulation and self-help skills.
The Ocean Room educators work to extend on children’s emerging self-regulation and self-help skills as well as assisting children to negotiate increasingly complex social relationships. Language development and communication is a key focus for educators in this room and this is where literacy and numeracy learning starts to become more visible.
The Safari room is the Centres Kindergarten Program, led by an Early Childhood Teacher, the Kindy Program is designed to encourage self-help skills, positive social relationships, literacy and numeracy development and school readiness. Our inquiry approach to curriculum allows children to take the lead in their learning, which assists children to develop positive attitudes towards learning, leading to better outcomes in the future.
Important to note
With an understanding of the positive effects of children caring for pets, our centre has introduced fish tanks, and a pet Axolotl Alby, the children are actively involved in the day to day care of the animals.
At Emali we believe in learning through play, with activities at Morphett Vale including Dance lessons, Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and Yoga which is a wonderful learning experience for the children’s self-regulation and flexibility. Allowing children to be children and learn through independence “real life” experiences is an important part of our curriculum.
Each of the rooms engages in experiences that help build connections with the local community, to support children to develop strong sense of belonging. Children regularly walk to the local shopping complex which is home to our local Foodland, Vinnies store and Morphett Vale Fresh Bakery. Antonio Catholic School is located close by, our children visit Reception classrooms supporting our school leavers to develop positive relationships with the school environment. The children also enjoy trips on the “Emali Adventure Bus” to visit the Woodcroft Library.
Sustainability is an integral part of the day to day life at Emali Morphett Vale, as we work together to educate and encourage action towards positive outcomes for our environment. We recycle and reuse as much as we can within the centre daily, including paper, soft plastics and biodegradable food scraps. The centre also reduces the energy consumption by participating in a daily ‘Earth Hour’ where all lights and other unnecessary electronics are switched off.
- 215 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA, Australia
Meet Our Director
Beth started her Early Childhood career 14 years ago in England. Since then, she has worked her way from a Team Leader, Assistant Director and now Director at Emali Morphett Vale. Beth’s passion is to be an advocate for little people that share our world. Beth strives to create a place where we teach our children to be resilient, compassionate and provide opportunities for children ‘just to be children’ through an engaging play-based curriculum. Beth strongly believe that the time your children are in our care is the most vital time to build the foundations for their future and strives to create an environment where each child will flourish. Beth loves to build relationships with families and enjoys getting to know each little quirk of each individual child.