Alive | Parafield Gardens

Alive | Parafield Gardens

Monday to Friday: 7am - 6pm

A wonderful environment for children to thrive.

Alive is a place where they explore, relate, learn grow and develop with other children in a caring and safe environment.

Our approach recognises children possess natural curiosity and wonder and are capable of building knowledge and making meaning in relationships with others and the world around them.

Our curriculum helps them to develop their numeracy and literacy skills as well as providing arts, movement and expression programs.

Developing children’s understandings in science, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through play-based experiences is a focus in our centre.

The Alive Catholic Early Care and Learning Centre is co-located with the Holy Family Catholic School, Parafield Gardens.

Centre Director

Centre Director

My name is Janine Griffin. I have worked in early care and learning for 23 years and had the privilege of teaching and learning with children from birth to 5 years of age. My roles have included educator, team leader and later, the Director of a service.

Continuing to learn and grow is a life goal for me. My recent learning has been inspired by Professor Carla Rinaldi and the educational project of Reggio Emilia which centres on the child as a competent learner and citizen in our community.

I aim to bring my learning from this project to our Centre with a focus on building pathways for young children as active participants, whose ideas contribute to our community and beyond.

Being with young children and families in education and care settings is a joyous everyday experience.

I look forward to meeting you and your child and with our educators, being a part of this exciting initiative at Alive Parafield Gardens!