Child Care in Mornington Peninsula
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Mornington Aurrum Kids is a spacious, light filled centre featuring large gabled windows to capture sunlight and warmth in the classrooms that open onto a generous playground featuring all weather surfaces, covered decks and a sustainability hub showcasing a greenhouse and kitchen gardens.
Sitting on the land of the original custodians, the Boonwurrong people, Mornington Aurrum Kids is located 57km south east of Melbourne on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula right across the road from Mornington Botanical Gardens and Art Gallery and only 5 minutes from Mornington Beach. Mornington Aurrum Kids provides a great option for local families wanting the best education in the best environment for their children.
In addition to the art spaces, covered natural timber deck and custom built playground that features raised garden beds, climbing equipment, a rainbow bike track, water play area and creek bed, the children area also able to access the parklands and sports fields adjacent to the centre.
The variety of cultures represented among the Mornington Aurrum Kids team and students are celebrated and shared throughout the year. Enhancing the breadth of experience for the children is the opportunity for intergenerational engagement in our Grandfriends program with Aurrum Brunswick Care Home, located in the inner city suburb of Brunswick West where children will have weekly engagement, building lasting friendships, experiences and memories with the residents at this care home.
Our on-site cook prepares fresh meals daily in our custom designed kitchen using seasonal ingredients often harvested by the children from our very own herb and vegetable gardens – a real playground to plate experience! 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.
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
- 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 focused
- Varying age and background
- Expressive Arts
- Music and movement
- Environmental sustainability
Daily Fee: $115*
Daily Fee: $110*
Daily Fee: $105*
*Fee before the Child Care Subsidy is applied. For more information about Child Care Subsidy, click here
More about the Mornington 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 Mornington 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 vibrant and active community, Aurrum Kids will experience all that there is to offer from the beach to the parks to the bush connecting with and learning from their local community and environment.
Don’t miss out
Book a tour at Mornington Aurrum Kids or speak to one of our friendly team today
Giving your child their best start
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.
Our dietician 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.
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.