Community Kids Pakenham

Welcome to Community Kids Pakenham. Our child care centre is located 5 minutes’ drive from Pakenham Place Shopping Centre. We provide child care and early education for families living in Pakenham, Nar Nar Goon, Nar Nar Goon North and Pakenham Upper in Melbourne. Our homely child care centre in Pakenham offers long day care and kindergarten for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.  

Our child care and kindergarten centre in Pakenham 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.  

Victorian government approved kindergarten

Centre Highlights

Spacious and resource-rich environments 

Community Kids Pakenham 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 onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our centre boasts engaging outdoor spaces that include a bike track, a vegetable garden that the children all look after, adequate climbing equipment that encourages exploration and imagination, a sand pit and also & adequate amount of shaded areas that are accessible for the children all year around. 

Our indoor facilities include interactive whiteboards to assist with the children’s learning, which provides a really engaging way for the children to learn and can help get all the children involved. Our open plan spaces can accommodate many different types of learning.
Dedicated and passionate team of educators
Our team of passionate and long-standing educators make up the heart of our Pakenham child care centre. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. Our team at the centre is very culturally diverse. Amongst our educators there are seven languages spoken to support and engage all children from different cultural backgrounds.
Play-based early learning curriculum

Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Pakenham 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 harvesting the veggie garden, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.  
  • Sustainability Program: The sustainable practices that our centre currently has in place includes recycling bottles and other materials, worm farms and also a large expansive garden that the children will help maintain. 
  • Music and movement programs: Our music programs have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration.   
  • Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community librarians, local police, and other community services in Cardinia to help familiarise the children with their local community. We also have excursions to our local park throughout the year as developed through our classrooms programs while also visiting our local primary school Pakenham Hills to assist our Kindergarten/ Preschool children with their transition to ‘big school’.  
  • Sports program: The sports program that we have at the centre is Active8. This program allows the children to be active and learn about different sports and movements. 
Delicious and healthy meals prepared on site

We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh, and seasonal foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child.  

Here at Community Kids Pakenham, 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.  

95 Army Rd, Pakenham VIC 3810 (03) 5940 2600 [email protected]
 What we provide What to bring
  • Nappies 
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen 
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Labeled Bag
  • Comfort items
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Labeled bottle, water bottle or formula if required
We're rated excellent in the kindicare awards

Why you’ll love Community Kids Pakenham 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
Danielle
“I love the meaningful interactions and seeing the joy in children's eyes as they learn through play.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

Community Kids Pakenham childcare children learning
CK Pakenham day care children in a playgound
Early education Pakenham child playing outdoors
Smiling toddler at Early Learning Pakenham centre
Kindergarten teacher and child smiling
Preschool educator reading to a child

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 rooms

0 - 2 years
Nursery

In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.

2 - 3 years
Toddler

In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.

3-5 years
Kindergarten

Our kindergarten program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.

Useful Information

Opening hours

Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Thursday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Friday 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $146.50
Toddler $146.50
Kindergarten $146.50

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here. 

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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