Community Kids McLaren Vale Early Education Centre offers a fun and safe environment for your children to learn and play.
For your convenience, the centre provides a courtesy bus service, nappies and nutritious meals for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. We also offer a dance teacher once a week to help encourage your child to get up and active in a fun, exciting and safe environment with their friends.
Our experienced and qualified educators teach specialised programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework to children aged six weeks to six years. In addition to this, we offer a School Readiness program aimed at preparing the children for school and beyond.
The centre is open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. For any enquiries call the centre today or just drop in and talk to one of our educators.
Community Kids McLaren Vale Early Education Centre has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
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.
I have been working in early education since 2010, starting as an Assistant Educator on the Fleurieu Peninsula, becoming a Lead Educator and then an Assistant Centre Manager in the Adelaide Hills, to now successfully becoming the Centre Manager here at Community Kids McLaren Vale. I feel like I am now home, having been living in this beautiful town since 2002.
I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services, and also a Certificate 3 in Montessori Studies. I am very passionate about young children and the way they learn, as Maria Montessori said, “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
Our centre is conveniently located on the main street of McLaren Vale, and we love to for walks throughout the town.
We have an open-door policy and encourage our parents to participate in their child’s learning, we like to build a strong relationship with our families and connect with the local community.
I look forward to meeting you; showing you through our centre and having you become a part of our Community Kids family.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies inluded
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Late snack
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before School Care
- Dance program
- Classroom technology (computers)
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“Our kids have been attending the centre for almost six years and they love both the centre and the staff. They are learning in a fun, happy and healthy environment and are well looked after. We would highly recommend the centre.”
“I took my son to several childcare centres and he was not comfortable and even a little distressed at all of them. My sister suggested Community Kids as her daughter was already there. The moment we walked in I felt comfortable, my son was also calm and even started to wander around and have a look himself. The ladies are all lovely and very caring. It is a very friendly and safe enviroment and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Community Kids Mclaren Vale.”
“My daughter has been going to the centre for 6 months. Our family appreciates the friendly service, nutritious meals and the feedback given to us each day of her progress and development. My daughter has improved social skills and many people comment on how advanced she is for her age. Thank you Community Kids McLaren Vale!!”
“My Twins (nearly 4 yrs old) have attended Community Kids McLaren Vale since they were about 1 year old. I cannot reccommend them highly enough. All of the carers (including the director whom I see regulary interacting with the kids also) in the centre are friendly and kind which in turn has made my childrens time at the centre enjoyable as they are happy for me to leave them there with the ladies. They love going and quite often do not want to leave when I pick them up. Its fantastic for us parents to see the pictures they draw or paint, or the crafts they make hanging on the walls everywhere, along with the endless photos the carers take of them during their activities, always with a smile on their face. I have daycare centres closer to me then Mclaren Vale but I choose to drive out of my way to this centre because I regard it so highly. I think I might be a little sad when the Twins move on to Kindy . Thankyou Community Kids McLaren Vale.”
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 McLaren Vale, 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.