Courtney is our Pedagogical Leader for The Hub. She leads the art, craft, and science of education, for both children and educators.

Courtney works alongside all Hub services, with Educational Leaders and Educators to develop systems, documents and rhythms that support best practice within the context of that service and designs and facilitates in house professional development for all educators.

Her role is to support the foundation for educator’s professional practice, especially those aspects that involve building and nurturing relationships with children. Courtney supports and drives the development of beautiful, sustained, and purposeful documentation for children, with a focus on child lead planning.

Courtney is a passionate advocate for qualitative documentation, dedicating her career to supporting educators and Educational Leaders in their approach to meaningful, thoughtful, and purposeful documentation for children that both acknowledges and honours individual children’s learning dispositions.

Courtney champions and teachers others, the power of authentic environments for children. When children have beautiful, tailored, and considered environments to explore, then we don’t ever need to “look’ for learning. Instead, we ‘capture’ it.

Courtney Rossetti


Our Programs

Play is fundamental to the healthy development and wellbeing of children. Play is freely chosen, self-directed, meaningful, symbolic and intrinsically motivating. 

Our programs are built on those fundamentals. 

Play based learning is a context and a process for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. 

  • We allow children to take risks 
  • We provide children with multifaceted resources 
  • We encourage loose parts play 
  • Give children the autonomy to be constructors of their own learning. 

‘Every child is an artist’ – Pablo Picasso

Every Hub service has the inclusion of dedicated art space or ‘atelier’ where creativity and forward thinking is encouraged. 

Ateliers are environments promoting knowledge and creativity, suggesting questions and generating evocations. It is a place where children can have agency and lead their own creative endeavours, in a space that is aloft with creative resources available at all times. 

Children are afforded the opportunity to select their own equipment and are given the time and space to pack down and reset their resources. 

At The Hub, we take a holistic approach to introducing your child to the school environment, recognising that this transition is unique for each child. Planning for this begins well before their first day of school to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Holistic Approach: We ensure we tailor to each child’s unique transition needs.
  • Collaborative Effort: Involves families, educators, and teachers sharing all vital information.

Our guiding framework, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), employs the term ‘transition to school’ as opposed to ‘school readiness’.

Unlike traditional ‘school readiness’ which focuses on future preparation, ‘transition to school’ values each child’s present and past experiences, emphasising full engagement in the now.

We value play-based learning, which builds children’s resilience, self-help skills, confidence, and communication skills, ensuring a positive start to formal schooling.

To learn more about what Transition to School looks like at The Hub, click the button to read our Transition to School document.