Trikki Kidz Cobram is now taking kindergarten enrolments for 2019.
The centre will offer sessional kinder on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm during the school term.
It will also have a before and after kinder program if families need care outside of the sessional hours.
The centre will still have its normal long day care program, which runs from 7amto6pm.
All programs are completely the same program, the only difference being the fees.
The program is playbased, which encourages the children to use their imaginations.
‘‘The type of of learning process we develop at Trikki Kidz can not be replicated through rote learning. It is on a deeper level and more engaging for the children,’’ Trikki Kidz centre manager Jayne Allemand said.
‘‘We also use the children’s motivation and interests to explore concepts and learning within play experiences that children are naturally drawn to.
‘‘We encourage families to call and book a tour of our service to see it in action and meet our nurturing, skilled educators.’’
After opening in April, the Cobram centre is already functioning about 50 per cent capacity and looks after about 55 children each day.
‘‘We’ve really grown quite quickly. A few families have come across from Barooga but there’s still a lot that have stayed over there,’’ Ms Allemand said.
The early educator rated Trikki Kidz’ early months as a ‘‘massive success so far’’ and said the children were now starting to engage with the community by visiting places like Irvin House.
She said the fact the Cobram centre was located in town had been fantastic for the children as it had allowed the educators to take them walking down the street and do other activities.
Riding along: Zavier Kennedy explores the outside play area at Trikki Kidz on a bike.
Joy ride: Hemi drives his toy car. McIlroy
Playtime: Levi Dopper, Ella Orsida, Tyler Quinane and Hunter Elderidge enjoy the games on offer at Trikki Kidz.
Sunsmart: Daisy Aston, Milana Vourgaslis and Isaac Dopper play under the shelter.