THE MULBERRY BUSH

Our centre was established in 2015 and is a key part of the Eagleby Community. We are proud to have won and been nominated for a number of awards, including Business of the Year, Educator of the Year and Teacher of the Year.

In partnership with our centre, our Director, Jenna Tuuta Wolland, established Te Kohanga Ekara, a bilingual Kindergarten program which incorporates kaupapa Māori method and practice into the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. We developed this program to cater to the growing number of New Zealand families in our community and we aim to provide an environment for our tamariki to gain a positive awareness of Māori culture through the use of Māori language.

What we have achieved in this centre is a strong sense of community and an environment where children learn about their cultural heritage and about respect and celebration of differences. Our centre is a place where children feel comfortable and confident, where they feel they belong, and where we guide them through the first stages of their learning journey.