Tropics Early Learning – Daycare

Tropics Early Learning – Daycare

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33 Malak Crescent, Malak, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Tropics Early Learning (formally Malak Family Centre) is a community based, early learning centre opened in 1988 located in Malak (right next door to Malak Primary School).

Our opening hours are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year. We are closed on all NT Public holidays.

We currently have vacancies for all age groups. Get in touch today to visit our centre or put in an Enrolment form here

Where children are nurtured to learn and thrive through play-based programs that are individualised to the child’s needs. We are a welcoming community where everyone belongs. We provide quality early childhood education and care for infants (6wks) through to five-year-olds, within a safe, nurturing, natural environment.

Tropics Early Learning is a community-based service, governed by Malak Family Centre Incorporated Management Committee, whose members are elected annually from the families of children using our service. The Committee oversee the operations of the service, ensuring the financial viability, policy development, and smooth running of the service.

The Management Committee employ a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Director to fulfil the role of Nominated Supervisor of the service, overseeing the day to day operations of the service, and implementing the National Quality Standard, and the relevant learning frameworks.

Meet Our Team

We employ a team of highly qualified educators, who are professional, and committed to providing a curriculum that promotes quality outcomes for children. We have a close partnership with Malak Preschool, supporting those children who are enrolled to attend the preschool, delivering and collecting them each day, making the transition process between our services as smooth as possible. Read more about our Staff and team here

Our Values

Our 6 core values are the key guiding points that underpin our philosophy. They form the foundation for how we deliver all outcomes of our service:

✓ Quality and Integrity

✓ Child-centred

✓ Inclusive Community

✓ Respect

✓ Sustainability

✓ Professionalism

Our Learning Environments

We believe that play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. When children play they have opportunities to develop social groups, test out ideas, challenge other peoples way of thinking and build new understandings.

The children attending the centre are spilt into the follow age groups:

Babies (6wks – 18mths) The programs in our baby’s room have a strong focus on helping children to build secure trusting relationships, utilising the principles of the Circle of Security.

Toddlers (18mths – 2.5yrs) This is an age where children are finding independence, beginning to form relationships with peers, and beginning to participate and play in groups. They have a strong curiosity of the world around them, and enjoy active participation and discovery in all that they do.

Kindy (2.5yrs – 3.5yrs) This is an age where children are displaying increased language development and communication, and increased self help skills.We aim to strengthen relationships and guide children as they continue to learn to manage their emotions and interactions with others, encouraging them to not only consider their own needs and wants, but also the needs and wants others, learning to take turns, share space and work towards a common goal.

Preschool (3.5yrs to 5yrs) Our Early Childhood Teacher develops and implements a high quality, Preschool Program, promoting the value of collaborative learning and problem solving, with a strong focus on children’s interests, community activities, and natural environment.

Read more about our Learning Environments and children’s groups here

See our Enrolment form here

More info for families here

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We have an open door policy and encourage families to visit the Centre as often as needed prior to their child starting at the Centre, getting to know the educators, environments and routines.


Contact Information
Phone: 8927 2443

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