e2 Young Engineers – Inner Eastern Melbourne, Australia

young engineersWelcome to e² Young Engineers Inner Eastern Melbourne, Australia!

We offer exciting and challenging educational enrichment programs that enable children to have fun while learning. Based on our unique curriculum of EDUTAINMENT (education + entertainment), children learn theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while playing with LEGO®.

Our programs are designed to interest and engage children in the learning process as an active participant.  Children not only find enjoyment playing with building bricks but they also improve their motor skills, visual-spatial skills, creative thinking, social and communication skills, and much more.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about e² Young Engineers programs – whether it’d be fulfilling after school activity, fun holiday workshops or special birthday parties and events – and share our passion to give our children a chance to experience the best enrichment program!

About the owner:

Hi, I am Janette, manager of e² Young Engineers Inner Eastern Melbourne.

I am very excited to offer e² Young Engineers programs to young people living in the leafy, vibrant suburbs of Melbourne!

After working abroad for a number of years, I returned to Melbourne with hope of starting and owning a business. I knew I wanted to work with children, offering something fun and creative. Having worked in an education policy environment for several years, I am interested in ways and means of nurturing the next generation of creative young people in an ever-changing global environment.

When I first came across Young Engineers programs, I felt as if I was hit by a lightning. I marveled at the idea of children having fun playing with LEGO® bricks while exploring scientific and engineering concepts, and became eager to share it with children in my community. As a mother of two young children, I am both proud and grateful to be able to offer the unique learning opportunity to the young generation, and I am thrilled to be part of e² Young Engineers in nurturing our future leaders.

Young Engineers Commitment to Child Safety

Young Engineers is committed to ensuring that all children participating in any of our programs are completely protected. All YE programming is required to be held in a safe and secure environment.Young Engineers maintains human resources and recruitment practices for all staff. Employees are required to have previous experience working with children.  All employees at Young Engineers franchises are required to provide proof of a clean criminal record as well as any additional documents as required by local laws. Each instructor at Young Engineers is required to undertake a special Young Engineers training course which includes live field training mentored by experienced instructors.

We and our staff support and respect all children.

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.

Privacy

All personal information considered or recorded will respect the privacy of the individuals involved, whether they be staff, volunteers, parents or children, unless there is a risk to someone’s safety.

Legal Obligations

Young Engineers takes legal responsibilities seriously, including, but not limited to:

  • Failure to disclose: Reporting child sexual abuse is a community-wide responsibility. Anyone who has a reasonable belief that an adult has committed a sexual offense against a child under 16, has a legal obligation to report this information to the police.
  • Failure to protect: Young Engineers employees will commit an offense if they know of a substantial risk of child sexual abuse and have the power or responsibility to reduce or remove the risk, but negligently fail to do so.
  • Any personnel who are mandatory reporters must comply with their duties.

Allegations, Concerns and Complaints

If an adult has a reasonable belief that an incident has occurred, they must report the incident. Factors contributing to reasonable belief may be:

  • A child states they or someone they know has been abused (noting that sometimes the child may in fact be referring to themselves)
  • Behaviour consistent with that of an abuse victim is observed
  • Someone else has raised a suspicion of abuse but is unwilling to report it
  • Observing suspicious behaviour