Community Kids Heathmont Early Education Centre
Welcome to Community Kids Heathmont Early Education Centre. Our child care centre is located 3 minutes’ drive from Heathmont Shopping Strip. We provide long day care and early education for families living in Heathmont, Wantirna, Vermont, Ringwood, Bayswater and Ringwood East. Our homely child care centre in Heathmont offers early childhood education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Our Heathmont child care centre provides daily updates and photos detailing their child's day, as well as their learning goals and progress, which is accessible on our family app.
Community Kids Heathmont child care centre is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. The resource-rich early learning environments at our Heathmont early learning centre have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity and learning.
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 outdoor environments include a large climbing fort and sandpits for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play-based learning.
Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Heathmont child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.
Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:
- Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, harvesting the veggie garden, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.
- Music and movement programs: Every Friday we have an incursion called Rhythm and Moves, which is designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration.
- Bush Kinder: Each week our children are able to go down to the creek to experience bush kinder, which is beneficial to their physical and mental health.
- Community engagement activities: We often have visits from our local Heathmont community, including librarians, local police, and other community services to help familiarise the children with their local community.
We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh, and seasonal whole foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our chef catering to the unique dietary and religious requirements of every child. Our delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are all prepared daily in the centre following Australian Dietary Guidelines and recommendations.
Here at Community Kids Heathmont, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation (such as growing & harvesting the fruit and vegetables, preparing, and helping cook the meal) - children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating.
We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early childhood education and care in your child’s formative years. Book a tour or contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.
Why you’ll love Community Kids Heathmont Early Education Centre
These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.
Take a walk in your child’s footsteps
Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at our Community Kids early education centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.
Our purposeful and inspiring early learning rooms
In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.
In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.
Our approved 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs cater to each child's strengths and needs for their successful transition to school.
Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!
|Monday||07:00 AM - 06:30 PM|
|Tuesday||07:00 AM - 06:30 PM|
|Wednesday||07:00 AM - 06:30 PM|
|Thursday||07:00 AM - 06:30 PM|
|Friday||07:00 AM - 06:30 PM|
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
Note: fees effective from 10 July 2023.
Your family’s daily out-of-pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.
If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process. Call 1800 411 604.
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