Child Care Centres
Childcare and early learning centres in Victoria and NSW
From the minute you step inside one of our Aurrum Kids early learning centres, you’ll notice open, light-filled spaces brimming with vibrancy as children play, learn and socialise within a purpose-built learning environment.
Each of our childcare centres is uniquely designed to encourage open-ended creativity and exploration. With both indoor and outdoor learning spaces that feature diverse play equipment and all-weather play surfaces, provide the perfect setting for your child to learn and grow.
Find a childcare centre near you
Aurrum Kids now has newly-built childcare centres across Victoria and New South Wales.
Explore our child day care centres
We’re not sure who loves our early learning centres more – children or their parents! Our early learning centres in Mornington, Ballarat and Penrith are newly completed, custom-designed and the perfect place for young learners to grow, develop and build new friendships.
Our learning program
At Aurrum Kids, we closely follow the Early Years Learning Framework. This mode of play-based learning stresses the importance of a child’s right to belong, be and become.
Our early childhood learning environment ensures that each child is fully encouraged to engage with their natural curiosity and interact with their surroundings. By nurturing the development of a child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and independence skills, our childhood educators are actively instilling a lifelong love of learning. Each educational experience is specifically tailored to suit a child’s age, interests and abilities to truly encourage them to forge their own unique learning journey. Our learning program is incorporated throughout the day and takes a prominent role in the activities that we organise. This all-encompassing approach to learning is what makes an early learning centre different from typical child day care centres.
All of our childcare centres share similar design features. Our centres maximise the intake of natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows and gabled ceilings, filling the open spaces with brightness. Outdoors, our all weather playground offers a range of exciting equipment and fascinating areas to explore, including a rainbow bike track, a water play area and a creek bed, a veggie patch, an outdoor kitchen and climbing equipment. To enhance the children’s learning experiences, we utilise both the indoors and outdoors in our day-to-day activities. For example, our Playground to Plate program makes full use of the veggie and herb patch and outdoor kitchen, encouraging children to take an active role in their food preparation while also learning about the importance of nutrition and healthy eating.
The team at Aurrum Kids is passionate about preparing healthy and nutritional meals that powers the minds of our early learners with fresh, organic ingredients. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in early childhood development so it’s important to allow for children to sample healthy and tasty meals from a variety of different cultures. Each Aurrum Kids childcare centre has a customised kitchen where fresh meals and snacks are served within our dietitian-approved childcare nutrition program. Children are also encouraged to take an active role in the preparation of their meals, including harvesting the ingredients from their very own veggie and herb patches in our Playground to Plate initiative. This provides a valuable opportunity to teach children about the importance of a balanced diet.
Partnership with Aged Care
Partnering with local aged care providers, our intergenerational Grandfriends program offers an incredible chance for children to learn from the wisdom of older generations, build lasting friendships and share memorable experiences with the aged care residents. Both the children and the aged care residents treasure their time together and the excitement that it brings to their weeks.
Convenient facilities for parents
We strive to create an early learning centre that is not only fulfilling for children, but also convenient for their parents. To lighten your load, our team provides linen, hats and five meals a day for all children. Each of our centres have convenient drop-off and pick-up facilities, including plentiful parking. We understand that all parents have various working and daily schedules that can limit pick up and drop off times. Our hours are 6:30am to 6:30pm, offering parents greater freedom in how they organise their time.
Make an enquiry today
It’s never too early to discover the beautiful learning experiences waiting for your children at Aurrum Kids. Enquire today to book a tour of our early learning centres in Mornington, Ballarat or Penrith, and we’d be delighted to show you through your local centre at a time that suits you best.