Community Kids Mornington
Welcome to Community Kids Mornington Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre are ideally located for families living or commuting through Mornington, Mount Martha, Moorooduc and Mount Eliza. We provide long day care and kindergarten programs for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Community Kids Mornington is a small family-oriented centre with a big focus on nature and Bush Kinder, which we offer three days a week to the Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten rooms.
Our Mornington 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 Mornington is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends to our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our outdoor spaces include climbing equipment, sandpits in each yard, and a dedicated undercover deck area in the pre-kinder yard. Our newly renovated indoor rooms provide individualised play spaces and art areas, coupled with relaxing and inviting group time and dining areas.
Our team of passionate early learning educators make up the heart of our Mornington child care centre. We know each child has unique talents and interests. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. They also build positive and long-lasting relationships with children and families to ensure a smooth transition into the centre. We are a multicultural early learning centre with several languages being spoken across our team.
Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Mornington 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 and basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in sustainability practices 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: Our fortnightly Mini Monstars program is designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration.
At our Mornington early learning centre, 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 and changes every season, with our chef catering to the unique dietary and religious requirements of every child. We also offer a cultural menu once a month, where families can share their favourite recipes. Our delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are all prepared daily in the centre following Australian Dietary Guidelines and recommendations.
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 Mornington 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.