Bluebird Early Education is fully committed to providing Australia’s highest level of developmental and educational childcare services. Lead by a management team that includes Australia’s foremost early childhood specialists, Bluebird ensures each centre is a premium early education facility.
Our aim is to be flexible in meeting the needs of working parents, providing seamless transition into care. Our loving and highly trained staff make this possible by bringing each and every centre to life as a safe and nurturing home away from home.
At Bluebird we are proud of the service that we provide, and go above and beyond to make each day special. Our program includes play-based learning and regular sports activities and games to develop cognitive ability, strength, social awareness and motor skills, this is supported by our on-site cooks who provide healthy, nutritional meals cooked fresh on site each day to ensure each child is getting their daily meal requirements. Our Bush Kinder program helps foster an appreciation and respect for the environment, while regular community excursions help our children build a sense of belonging and engagement. All these elements and more go towards ensuring your child has a fully immersive and well-rounded experience, giving them a strong foundation for future learning and for life.
Hi, I’m Bettina Heng, the centre manager here at Bluebird Ararat.
I chose a career in early childhood education as I love the sense of achievement and satisfaction that comes with witnessing the holistic development of our future generation of leaders. Working with children, parents and early childhood professionals is something I’m very enthusiastic and passionate about and it is a dream for me to work in Australia to share my experiences and expand my horizons.
I have been working with children since I was fourteen years old, initially planning and implementing a holiday camps programme and working my way from a camp leader to a camp director. I started as a trainee teacher in 1993 and become a head of department before taking on the role of a centre principal. Thereafter, I was an executive principal and managed 19 preschools with a staff strength of almost 300 early childhood professionals, with an additional role as operations manager of corporate affairs and special projects.
At Bluebird Ararat, our staff embrace diversity and create harmony for people from all backgrounds. We believe in providing a warm, conducive learning environment for the children under our care and are passionate about leading children through their journey of self-discovery and knowledge. As centre manager, I believe in ‘walking the talk’ and setting an example for my staff, which ensures we implement best practices to benefit the children’s development. I also believe in open communication, discussions and reflections on how to improve ourselves to be better equipped in our teaching pedagogy.
When I’m not busy at the Bluebird Centre, I enjoy spending my spare time watching movies, listening to music and doing lots of handicrafts.
Our Age Groups:
Our age groups are determined and optimised based on room layout and available space and equipment.
We will be catering for ages 0-6 years.
- Nutritious meals cooked daily by on-site cook using fresh local ingredients
- Extracurricular activities including yoga, music and fitness program*
- Bush Kinder program designed to foster an appreciation and respect for nature*
- Home pick-up and drop off service*
- Engaging, play-based Early Learning program that focuses on successful ‘Learning for Life’ skills
- Natural outdoor areas with vegetable gardens
- Parent mobile application and access portal to daily journals and learning stories
- End of year learning journal
- Vacation Care
- Before and After School Care
*These activities are subject to bus access and may not initially be available upon opening.