Site Partners

Northern Bay College, Department of Education, Department of Families, Fairness and Housing and City of Greater Geelong.

I think it will be awesome in 20 years’ time when all the little people that are in our services now have families of their own and they say, hey, I went to that Centre and it was awesome; that centre made a difference to my life! Early Childhood Coordinator, City of Greater Geelong

Foundational themes underpin all site priorities and objectives.

  1. Building the capacity of service providers to be responsive to local needs.
  2. Building a service system which is coordinated and effective.
  3. Culturally safe and responsive (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities & CALD).

Site Priorities

1. Children access support for healthy development and wellbeing.

  • Strengthen access to and participation in high-quality services and supports that promote physical, social, and emotional development.
  • Support the onsite provision of services and supports for the early identification, engagement, and interventions to address vulnerabilities.
  • Advocate collectively to address service gaps to increase access and support for healthy development in vulnerable children.
  • Strengthen collaboration and integration between early years and school systems to provide best outcomes for vulnerable children.

2. Children engage and connect to high quality learning.

  • Strengthen access to and participation in high quality services and supports that promote language, literacy, and numeracy development in children.
  • Support access to and attendance in high-quality early learning services and supports before they commence school.
  • Develop collaborative and integrated service system approaches to address absenteeism in the school settings.
  • Strengthen professional practice bridges that create a continuity of learning between early learning and the primary school.
  • Work in partnership with families to support their role as child’s first educator and enable positive home learning environments.
  • Provide support to assist families in their role as parents/carers.
  • Collaboratively develop and deliver parenting programs for greater impact.
  • Provide opportunities that promote parent/carer voice and leadership.
  • Provide and promote opportunities for parents/carers to socially connect.
  • Support access to high quality adult learning opportunities, volunteering, and pathways to employment.

Northern Bay Stories

Multi-lingual Storytime – a first for Northern Bay  

Identifying a need in the local community, the Multi-lingual initiative aims to engage with the local community.…

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Children’s Week at Our Place Northern Bay

Kids Culture Fest was held on site at Our Place Northern Bay in October to launch Children’s Week across the City of Geelong.…

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Northern Bay families feature in Eat Well Live Well initiative (Part 2)

Northern Bay families and local community members feature in videos produced as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s Eat Well Live Well initiative…

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Voice of Children Northern Bay

Download the resource: Voice of Children Northern Bay.

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The Northern Bay Journey

Download the resource: The Northern Bay Journey.

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Connecting the Corio Community

Download the resource: Connecting the Corio Community.

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Events at Northern Bay

Early Help Family Support

Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Carers Connect – Northern Bay

Fridays fortnightly during school term
9:15 am - 10:15 am

Baby College – Northern Bay

Wednesdays during school terms
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Meli Playgroup – Northern Bay

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9:30 am - 11:30 am

English Conversation – Northern Bay

Every Wednesday during school terms
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Coffee and Chat for School Families – Northern Bay

Fridays during school term
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Cuppa and Chat for Korayn Birralee Families – Northern Bay

Tuesdays during school terms
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Storytime – Northern Bay

Every Thursday during school terms
9:10 am - 9:30 am

Our People

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