Community Kids Mornington Early Education Centre

About Us

Discover the difference at Community Kids Mornington!

Our early learning and long day care centre offers child care in a homely setting that is perfect for families living or commuting through Mornington or nearby suburbs Mount Martha, Moorooduc and Mount Eliza.

We have a dedicated team with a wide range of qualifications, skills and experience. Our educators know that every child is different and has their own unique passions and interests.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum based on the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for children from birth to six years. The Kindergarten program is taught by a bachelor qualified teacher and focuses on building the foundations to prepare children socially and emotionally for the transition to primary school.

We understand how busy life can be for our modern families, so we offer a stress-free all-inclusive early education experience to make your life easier. From nutritious meals made fresh daily by our centre cook, Hey-dee-ho music and movement program, Yoga, Bush Kinder and nappies – this and more is all included in the daily fee. 

Discover the difference at Community Kids Mornington. Book a tour today to see everything our centre and team has to offer.

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What we offer at Community Kids Mornington

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  • Highly qualified and multicultural team who are dedicated to forming a great relationship with your family to ensure your child’s learning experience is personalized to their needs.
  • A comprehensive play-based curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for children from nursery through to kindergarten.
  • Open outdoor play areas featuring a large yard, vegetable garden, sandpits and water play area.
  • Fees are inclusive of nappies, wipes, bedding, sunscreen and freshly made meals including dinner three times a week.
  • Healthy and nutritious meals are prepared daily by our centre cook.
  • A kindergarten program taught by a qualified early childhood teacher. The curriculum will assist to prepare your child socially and emotionally to set them up for a lifelong love of learning.
  • Daily photos and updates are provided on our app so you never miss a moment of your child’s learning and development.
  • We regularly present educational children’s shows and welcome special community guests to the child care centre to extend on the children’s learning.
  • Our educators and children explore our local community with excursions to nearby parks and library. Our mini-bus means we are able to explore further with the older children including places such as The Briars, Coolart Wetlands, Library, Beach, Healesville Sanctuary and more.
  • Specialised programs including Hey-dee-ho music and movement program, yoga, and Bush Kinder.
  • We proudly provide flexible hours (9-hour, 10-hour or full-day sessions) to allow families to make the most out of their Child Care Subsidy.
  • A sustainability program that teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them.

Contact our Family Support Specialist team today or drop into our centre at your convenience to meet our team and find out more about us.

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Meet the Centre Manager – Rebecca Witchell 

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I started my career in early childhood education and care in 2003 and hold an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services. During my career I have been in many roles, from room leader in the Nursery through to Kinder room, Workplace Health & Safety officer, Educational Leader, Assistant Centre Manager, and now Centre Manager.

At Community Kids Mornington we embrace the mantra “it takes a big heart to shape little minds”. The first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial and I love that we play such an important role in that – by helping to develop a sense of self, a sense of belonging, and just help them to flourish and grow within their own development.  There really is nothing better than listening to their little quotes that they come out with, getting a cuddle and just seeing that look of amazement on their little faces when they do something that they have set out to do.

A little fun fact about me – our family loves books and we have a very big collection of children’s books at home. My two children love to read and they love to add to our “library” collection.

We cannot wait to meet your family and share this exciting journey with your family.

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Rooms and Facilities

Community Kids Mornington provides early education and child care for children from nursery age through to kindergarten. Each room has been planned and set up to deliver the best early learning experience for your little one.

Our Nursery room provides:

  • A homely, safe and secure environment for your child to thrive.
  • Qualified and supportive educator team who truly care about children’s wellbeing and growth.
  • Activities designed to grow physical and cognitive development, including tummy time, sensory play, music, singing, rhymes and reading.
  • An open-door policy for families that allows them to drop in for a visit, a feed or a play at any time of the day.

Our Toddler room offers:

  • Play-based activities including music, movement, memory and construction games that are designed to support sensory-motor and cognitive development.
  • Enhanced social skills and self-confidence through group play.
  • The ongoing development of language skills through reading and open-ended questions.
  • Real-life and play-based experiences that allow children to engage in basic literacy and numeracy concepts.

Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten room provide:

  • A Kindergarten program with a comprehensive curriculum aimed at further developing literacy, numeracy and social skills.
  • Interest-based learning places children at the helm of their early education experience.
  • Play-based opportunities to further develop social skills and emotional development.
  • A transition-to-school program.

Discover the difference at Community Kids Mornington. Book a tour today to see everything our centre and team has to offer.

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Hear from our families

“Amazing educators, we are very happy to send our little boy here. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all the love and support we get from Amy and all the lovely educators.”

  • Lucy

“Absolutely LOVE this place….. they love and adore my baby when i am not there. The activities they do, the creative play, the food…… shes 6months old and shes painting, water play, practicing her sitting up, and the chatter!!!!! I know my daughter is happy and that gives this working mamma a break from feeling guilty about being back at work. The staff are amazing. I cant thank Kayla & Keele enough for the care and love they show my daughter xxxxx”

  • Winks

“When we started our Childcare experience my wife and I were so confused as to what would qualify as a good fit for us– but with the help of the lovely office staff we had quickly made our decision – from the office to the staff in the room everyone knows our sons Name and greets him – making me feel like they care for my family. We could not be happier with the experience and cannot thank everyone enough for making me feel comfortable leaving my Son for the day.”

  • James

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We would love to welcome you to Community Kids Mornington. To enquire, please fill out the form below and one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your requirements.