It is our pleasure to welcome you and your family to Community Kids Lavington Early Education Centre (formerly Prune Street Child Care Centre).
We understand that deciding to place your child in someone else’s care can be an exciting yet challenging experience. If you are considering your families child care and education needs, we thank you for the opportunity to inform you about our service and hope this information is helpful in assisting your family to make this important decision.
Community Kids Lavington provides Long Day Care and Outside School Hours Care including Before School, After School and Vacation Care for children aged from 18 months and up. We operate between the hours of 6:45am to 6:00pm and we are a registered SunSmart Centre.
Our Centre has been in operation since 1994 and our Centre Manager leads a team of dedicated and valued Educators and staff.
We pride ourselves in delivering early learning and care excellence in partnership with families. We’re here to work with you to provide the best early learning experience for your child.
Visiting our service is the best way to discover if Community Kids Lavington is the right choice for you and your family. To find out more about how we can best support you and your child please contact us or drop in to meet our friendly educators.
Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
What is your name?
How long have you been working in childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
Talking with families and children and building up relationships.
What qualifications do you hold?
Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services.
What are you most passionate about?
Learning for children and educators.
What are you most proud of at your centre?
How far we have come in the last 12 months.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.
What inspired you to become an educator?
What values are most important to you in your team members?
The enjoyment of working with children.
What is your philosophy about educating children?
To make connections.
What makes your team/centre special?
We have a great team that works well together. We have a great yard which families love.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
What is one of your hobbies?
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
We believe that building relationships with families and children is the most important part of our role as educators.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|18 months – 3 years
||3 years – 4 years
|4 years – 5 years
||5 years – 12 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Courtesy Bus – Offering school drop off and pick up
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other meals
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computers
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Registered SunSmart Centre
- Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
- KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings within our centre
Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“I have had my two children going to this child care – 1 for Preschool and 1 for After School Care. The staff are great – do all of the little things to make sure my kids settle in and are happy every day. My kids love the food there too, and I love not having to pack any lunches or snacks! I would highly recommend this centre!”
“My girls loved going. Teachers and staff lovely people. Put an above and beyond effort in”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Community Kids Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Community Kids Lavington, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.