Making Waves is a place for every child. Our vision is to provide a service that promotes equity and nurtures the whole child, their family and their wider community. We offer a socially inclusive model that supports the full participation of every child, welcoming their unique cultural backgrounds, beliefs, abilities and values. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.


At Making Waves we have a responsibility to nurture not only our enrolled children, but their families as well. Secure, trusting relationships between children, families and our educators are foundational to each child’s social and emotional wellbeing and at the core of what we offer at Making Waves.

We have a strong focus on promoting children’s autonomy and encouraging the development of core life skills including self-help and self-regulation attributes. This sense of independence and child led learning is foundational in creating a learning environment that is approachable, warm, nurturing and encourages reciprocal communication. We are guided by the principles, practices and learning outcomes within the National Early Years Learning Framework. We know through research that significant cognitive, physical and emotional development occur by using a play-based learning program.

Our practice is built around ensuring that your child is supported throughout their educational journey. We value the information and rich experiences that each child and their family bring to Making Waves and welcome families participation and input into our program.

The indoor and outdoor environments play an essential role in supporting children’s learning and development. Through interacting with the environment children will be challenged, experiment with risk, explore and experience wonder at the world around them.

We are proud to offer a service that embraces the knowledge and experiences of a diverse team. Our team is our most important resource and is the heart of our service.