We’re part of your village at Community Kids McLaren Vale Child Care and Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through McLaren Flat and Tatachilla. 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 McLaren Vale child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments includes a water play area, sandpit and cubby house 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 breakfast, lunch or 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. Our centre also provides a courtesy bus service for the convenience of parents.
Community-based early learning
Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids McLaren Vale child care centre. We offer a rotating schedule of specialised programs including dance. Throughout the year, educators and children venture out on excursions to our local Maclaren Vale community visiting nearby parks garden centre and playgrounds. Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments. We also offer an engaging sustainability program teaching 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 about 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.