Our Ballarat Childcare and
Early Learning Centre

Childcare & Kindergarten

Aurrum Kids Ballarat is a spacious, light filled centre featuring large gabled windows to capture sunlight and warmth in the classrooms that open onto a generous playground. Outdoors, you’ll find covered decks, well-kept gardens and natural play elements that all work together to support our organisational commitment to sustainability.

Centre Details

  • Opening hours – 6:30am to 6:30pm
  • Address: 21-53 Learmonth Rd, Wendouree VIC 3355
  • 122 places with 6 classrooms
  • 6 weeks to 6 years
  • Funded Kindergarten program
  • Established Centre Leadership Team
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Sitting on the land of the original custodians, the Wathaurong people, Ballarat Aurrum Kids is located 110 km northwest of Melbourne and 82 km northwest of Geelong in the central highlands of Victoria.  Conveniently located in the Suburb of Wendouree, children at the centre can access the nearby Ballarat Botanical Gardens and the open-air museum Sovereign Hill to enhance their learning experience within their local community.



At Aurrum Kids Ballarat, we take pride in the cultural diversity of our team and students and we actively celebrate these varied cultural backgrounds throughout the year. This inclusive approach enriches our community, broadening the horizons of our children and staff alike.



Our commitment to community engagement and partnerships is a key part of our philosophy of holistic development. We cultivate meaningful relationships with local organisations, schools and community groups to enhance our learning curriculum. Our community initiatives include a range of exciting activities such as visits from local heroes, interactive incursions and excursions, and visits to local primary schools to support the children’s transition into their next stage of education.



Aurrum Kids Ballarat’s on-site cook prepares wholesome, nutritious meals each day in our state-of-the-art kitchen. Our team selects seasonal ingredients to ensure the highest quality and freshness in our childcare menu. The children also get to regularly participate in cooking their own meals with the assistance of the cook and engage in conversations about nutritious food options.

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What you need to know

Our opening hours

6.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)

What we provide, and what to bring

We have ready and waiting:

  • All linen
  • Hats are included in your child’s enrolment pack and will be named and kept at the centre for their ongoing use
  • Five meals a day – breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack

Bring along:

  • A change of clothes
  • Bottles with formula or breast milk for nursery children
  • Water bottles

Our childcare educators

Within the stimulating Aurrum Kids environment, our child educators are intentionally selected to share their passions and experiences and are dedicated to ensuring that the following educational focus areas are represented:

  • Cultural diversity including bi-lingual language skills
  • Health and nutrition
  • Wellbeing and emotional development
  • Varying age and background
  • Expressive Arts
  • Music and movement
  • Environmental sustainability

More about Ballarat Early Learning Centre

Our Teachers and Educators make sure families are updated on their children’s activities, interests and development through the Parent Portal in KinderM8.  Our Ballarat Aurrum Kids team have been carefully selected for their qualifications and experience in early childhood to ensure the best possible start for your child.

With the support of the team, the children grow and harvest vegetables and herbs from our greenhouse and gardens to contribute fresh ingredients to the daily meals or to contribute to the creations in our Playground to Plate cooking classes supported by our on-site cook.

Located within such a diverse and historically rich community, Aurrum Kids will experience all that there is to offer from the mountain to the goldfields connecting with and learning from their local community and environment.

Find us

21-53 Learmonth Rd Wendouree Vic 3355
Call 1300 287 786
Email info@aurrumkids.com.au

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Our friendly team can’t wait to meet you and your child!

Provide your child with the best start to their lifelong learning journey

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Our team

At Aurrum Kids relationships with children, families and community underpin our teams’ vision and values, creating a true sense of family and inclusiveness at all our centres.

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Our menu

Our dietitian reviewed four-week rotating menu changes seasonally for variety while consistently providing nutritious meals for children, that will regularly extend into cooking experiences by the children with our centre-based cooks.

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Aurrum Kids is the start of your child’s learning pathway with play-based, inquisitive explorations of the space around them. Adding to this, our educators and the natural resources in our centres will ensure your child grows and develops.

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It’s never too early to discover the beautiful learning experiences waiting for your children at Aurrum Kids. Enquire today to book a tour at one of our early learning centres.