We’re part of your village at Community Kids Pakenham Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Pakenham.
From the moment you step into our Pakenham child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments includes a sandpit 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.
We are a tight-knit community that makes genuine connections with every family. We pride ourselves on our positive relationships with children, families and the local community as well as together as a team. We offer a play-based program where children are encouraged to participate in safely managing risks, ask questions and feel empowered.
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.
Our well-planned Before and After School-aged care programs provide children with a positive social environment designed for play, leisure and learning. Children participate in diverse experiences, allowing them to be physical and creative and have time to relax before or after the school day.
Lunch and snacks for your child are catered for. 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.
We offer specialised programs including music and movement program and Bush Kinder to develop fundamental skills.
Throughout the year, educators and children venture out on excursions to our local Pakenham community visiting nearby parks, nature reserves and aged care centres. 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 offer an engaging sustainability program teaching the children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world and also get them out into the wider world.
Community Kids Pakenham is located next to Pakenham Hills Primary School where we offer before/after school care and vacation care.
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 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.