About us

Hansen street

Children centre

Our philosophy

We believe that all children are unique individuals and valuable members of our society. Each child is a capable learner and active in the construction of their own knowledge.

Our primary responsibility is to encourage children's sense of self worth, initiative and interest in learning in a communicative and nurturing environment.


Play based programming, directly inspired by the individual interests and strengths of the children in the group, ensures a view of the 'whole' child.

The environment should be 'user friendly' and the experiences available open ended to encourage children to be self motivated/directed in discovering and investigating at their own pace.


In order to foster a relaxed atmosphere, routines are designed to follow the natural rhythms of the day and the children's individual needs. While stability and certainty are important for the children, it is equally important for them to have opportunities for spontaneity and unexpected discoveries.

To promote self esteem and confidence, the children are encouraged to be self determined to recognize their physical and emotional cues and are supported in addressing their own needs as much as possible.


Learning occurs in environments that foster the spirit of peace and equality. Each child is supported in understanding their own rights and the rights of others. They are also encouraged in developing healthy outlets for their emotions and resolving conflict situations with the support of educators and peers.

The role of an early childhood educator is to support and facilitate children's learning and development by participating, researching and investigating with them.

We respect the family as the primary caregivers of the child and will strive to compliment and support their care-giving role in our daily interactions. We acknowledge the value of diversity that children and their families bring to the centre and encourage families to share information about their children and culture.

Hansen street Children's Centre was highly accredited in April, 2009. The centre is highly motivated in reaching and maintaining a high quality service. Through accreditation, Hansen Street is approved for government funding.

Our commitment to SERVE

Safety     Safety First. No compromise on safety

                        at  any time.


Excellence What ever we do, we do it wholeheartedly.

                            We want to beat our personal best every time.


Respect We will respect the uniqueness of every



Value   Honesty +Integrity = Transparency.


Enjoy   Enjoy the moments, Celebrate the small wins.


      18, Hansen St, Mt Waverley, Victoria  3149               |         (03) 9807 5208          |          info@hansenstreetchildrencentre.com.au