Community Kids Mornington

We’re part of your village at Community Kids Mornington Child Care and 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 are 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. Community Kids Mornington Early Education Centre is a high-quality, affordable child care centre that cares for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years old. We are open from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Spacious areas designed to inspire

From the moment you step into our Mornington child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments include climbing equipment, a water play area, sandpits, and a vegetable garden to engage all the senses. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play. 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 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 can follow your child’s progress through daily updates to our parent communication app - Xplor

Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house

There is no 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.

Community-based early learning

No two days are the same at Community Kids Mornington. Educators and children venture out to excursions to our local Mornington community visiting nearby parks, nature reserves such as The Briars, Coolart Wetlands, Healesville Sanctuary and more. Children also visit the zoo, library, beach and museum. 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, ensuring that children feel safe, supported and challenged to learn new things and participate in new experiences. 

We offer engaging specialised programs designed to grow physical and cognitive development, including a music and movement program, yoga and Bush Kinder.

Dedicated team of educators

The highly qualified educators at Community Kids Mornington believe that children are unique learners and develop at their own pace through play. Children learn best when they are able to experience things in a variety of ways and feel supported and safe to take risks. The educators ensure that children feel safe, supported and challenged to learn new things and participate in new experiences.

The educators seek to make sure that the environment is inviting, natural, stimulating and engaging, and that it reflects the children’s personalities and interests. Educators want to give children the best possible start on their early learning journey, which is why they focus on the children's social development, confidence and independence at a young age combined with a school readiness program will help children prepare for the next step in their education.

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 them today on 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.

16 Robertson Dr, Mornington VIC 3931 (03) 5973 5888

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.

Meet your Centre Manager
Joanne Coils-Mead
“As an educator, I have found it is important for us to adapt our teaching styles to suit what the children need, not the other way round.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

Mornington day care & childcare - Educator watching a child paint
Mornington childcare & day care - An educator giving a child a hug at Community Kids
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Mornington daycare & child care near me - children playing outdoors at Community Kids
Mornington preschool & kindergarten - A child getting an early education on sustainability at  Community Kids
Early learning & education educator teaching children about colours
Kindergarten & preschool educator reading a book  to a child - Mornington
Preschool & kindergarten teacher teaching a child how to write - Mornington
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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.

Useful Information

Opening hours

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
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre:

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all in one family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates.
  • Dinner three times a week. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 411 604 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide  What you'll need to bring 
  • Hat
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Sunscreen
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack
  • Community excursions
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag
  • Water bottle
  • Bottle, milk or formula

Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $132.50
Toddler $132.50
Kindergarten $132.50

Note: The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy - learn more about our Flexible Hours options.  

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, click here to learn more about how to apply for the subsidy and see what our enrolment process looks like here

Don’t forget that our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, simply call 1800 411 604.

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 411 604 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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