We’re part of your village at Community Kids Chirnside Park Child Care and Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Chirnside Park, Croydon, Mooroolbark and Lilydale. We are open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
Our centre is proud to have received Exceeding the National Quality Standard. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important outcomes for children’s learning and development.
Spacious areas designed to inspire
From the moment you step into our Chirnside Park child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments include sandpits, climbing equipment and a vegetable garden to engage all the senses. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoor spaces to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence.
Our indoor environments invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our parent app - Xplor.
Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house
You won’t need to worry about packing lunch and snacks for your child. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. Allow us to treat you to a hot coffee and a snack during your morning drop-off.
Community-based early learning
Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids Chirnside Park child care and early education centre. We offer a rotating schedule of specialised programs designed to grow physical and cognitive development, including music and dance. As part of the children’s learning experiences, children and educators love to venture out into our community with excursions to the nearby primary school and shopping centre. We also regularly welcome special community guests to the centre including Inspiro Community Health and dentists offering dental screenings.
We offer an engaging sustainability program "Small Green Steps" that teaches the children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world.
As members of our Community Kids community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call 1800 411 604 to enquire or book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.