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Partner Programs

At Aspire, we place our focus on being at the hearts of the local community.

With our aim to promote and inspire a love of learning for everyone, we offer a range of exciting partner programs across our centres.  Learn more about some of our partner programs that are run at our centres below. 

SketchRoo

SketchRoo workshops are led by talented illustrators, who will take students through each project with step-by-step instructions and exercises to get them all started quickly. SketchRoo drawing classes and workshops offer hands-on, child-friendly, and relevant subject matter to spark creativity and increase knowledge retention. The program extends the children's artistic side through paints, crayons, pastels, and items that can be used within the room. Denver changes his creations to work with the children's interests within the room. SketchRoo program supports children in their social and emotional regulation through art.

Children become familiar with sketching and gain more experience in drawing plants, animals, architectural & mechanical structures, and more. The program extends the children's artistic side through paints, crayons, pastels, and items that can be used within the room.

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Little Sports Hereos

This specialised sports program encourages children to engage their physical and sporting skills. The incursions are tailored based on the children’s interests throughout the sessions. Little Sports Hereos promotes active physical movement, play and social interaction. Physical activity in early childhood is beneficial for developing fundamental movement skills and body awareness as well as a healthy sense of self-confidence and well-being.

Our Aspire children really enjoy this fun, inclusive and sports program, and learning new skills each week. Learn more about Little Sports Hereos here. 

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Henny Penny Hatching Program

The Henny Penny Hatching program is led by experienced staff who deliver and set up an eleven day incubation program to various childcare and schools. It gives children the opportunity to watch eggs hatching in a specially designed incubator, and then observe the hatched chicks at play in a large, clear-sided brooding pen. The Henny Penny Hatching program is simple to run and it comes with clear operating instructions, 24-hour on-call service and detailed resources for children.

Our Aspire Children love getting to experience this process and are so excited when they can finally hold the little chicks.

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Bush Kinder

We believe that it is important for children to connect with their local community. That’s why we take the children on excursions to explore their local environment and connect with nature. Kinder children enjoy the Bush Kinder excursions. The excursions extends the children’s involvement within the natural environment and helps them to stay connected to our local lands. The children learn about worm gardens, mini beasts, and the scents of the nature.

The Bush Kinder program plays a huge part in the children's readiness as they begin their transition journey to school. They will have the opportunity to play in the rain, learn about the indigenous culture, balance fallen logs, get involved in dramatic play, find insects in the water, and draw with sticks on the ground. The opportunities for children to construct their learning are endless. We are excited to have implemented Bush Kinder excursions in some of our Aspire centres, including our Bendigo centre. Learn more below.

Learn more about Aspire's Bush Kinder Program

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Life's Little Treasures Foundation Partnership

We are thrilled at Aspire to have an amazing partnership with Life's Little Treasures Foundation (LLTF). LLTF is one of Australia’s leading charities dedicated to providing practical support and information to families of babies born prematurely or sick. LLTF’s vision is to ensure that all families enduring the difficult and life-changing experience of having a premature/sick baby have easy access to critical information and community support.

Since the start of our partnership, our Aspire community has taken part in several initiatives to raise awareness of the invaluable work done by LLTF. These have included the Heart-a-Thon, Children's Book Drive, LLTF's Walk for Prems, and the new initiative Picnic for Prems. We are looking forward to continuing this invaluable partnership into the future!

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Is there an extra fee for the extra-curricular programs?

No, all extra-curricular programs, incursions and excursions are included in your daily fee.

Do all centres have the same extra-curricular programs?

Programs implemented at Aspire centres may vary. Programs are tailored to meet children’s individual, family, and community needs. Kindergarten programs are designed to complement the Prep curriculum of local primary schools to build school readiness and prepare children for the transition to Prep. We welcome family feedback and input when implementing extra-curricular programs at our centres to ensure they are the best fit for our community.