Community Kids Pascoe Vale Early Education Centre
Welcome to our Community Kids Pascoe Vale Early Education Centre. Our child care centre is located 10 minutes drive from DFO Essendon. We provide childcare and early education for families living in Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Hadfield, Oak Park, Strathmore, Essendon and Coburg North area. Our homely Pascoe Vale child care centre offers early childhood education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30am to 6:30pm. Our Pascoe Vale 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.
Our early childhood education centre isn’t accessible directly from Bell Street. Anderson Street and Magdalen Street behind our centre would bring you up the One-Way Service Road (which is on Bell Street) and to our car park and entry.
Community Kids Pascoe Vale is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
The indoor learning spaces in our Pascoe Vale child care centre feature natural resources and interactive whiteboards for educators to utilise while planning programs. Each learning space extends onto our spacious outdoor environment that features beautiful decking, pergolas and plenty of established trees, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include climbing equipment, sandpits, soft fall areas and vegetable patch for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play.
Our team of passionate educators make up the heart of our Pascoe Vale childcare 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.
We have long standing early childhood educators who have been at the service for 18 years. Our small class sizes allow our educators to better focus on each child's individual learning goals. Our educators move with the children each year to ensure consistency. We are a multicultural early learning centre with several languages being spoken across our team including Arabic, Turkish, Filipino, Krio, Liberian English, Chinese, Greek and Nepalese.
Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Pascoe Vale 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: Each age group participates in a sustainability project 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 music programs have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration. Children learn to appreciate and develop an understanding of music - and of course have fun while doing so! We have Mini Maestros that visit us weekly on Tuesdays that is free!
- Community engagement activities: We have support from our local Preschool Officers and Inclusion Support officers which supports educators and aims to improve the inclusion of children with additional needs. We also have excursions to our local park Kelvin Thomson Park and local primary school Pascoe Vale and Pascoe Vale North primary schools to assist our Kindergarten children with their transition to ‘big school’. Throughout the year, educators and children venture out on excursions to our local Pascoe Vale community visiting nearby aged care facilities and primary school. We regularly welcome special community guests to the early learning centre based on the children’s interests.
We provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack to all children at our Pascoe Vale childcare centre. Our centre chef creates nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal whole foods to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every fortnight, catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child including Halal.
Our team at Community Kids Pascoe Vale look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Book a tour or contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with Community Kids Pascoe Vale today.
Why you’ll love Community Kids Pascoe Vale 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 kindergarten program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.
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|
|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.
Read our Google reviews
"We really love CK a lot for the dedication, the love and the fantastic level of care that the educators and the staff put in during the stint that we sent our daughter there. We’re leaving the centre for a logistic reason and feeling really sad looking back on the wonderful journey at CK. To all new parents out there who are considering sending your little one to daycare- This is the place and don’t hesitate a second! Nothing beats seeing your children receiving top care and love from other people in society!
Thank you Gemma and the team at CK, in particular Rina and Priyanka from the babies room! We will miss you a lot and we’ll definitely get back onto the queue in the future if things work out for us!"