Birches Early Learning Centre Carrum Downs

We are thrilled to share the exciting news about our newest centre in Carrum Downs! As a family-owned and operated service, we eagerly look forward to serving the community and providing exceptional care and education to families in the area.

Located in the heart of Carrum Downs, our beautiful centre is nestled amidst lush gardens and natural play spaces. We have created an organic, nurturing environment to inspire children to learn, grow, and thrive. Surrounded by nature’s wonders, our centre offers endless opportunities for exploration, imagination, and hands-on experiences.

At our family-owned childcare centre and kindergarten, we believe in the power of learning through play. Our passionate educators create engaging and stimulating experiences, fostering a love for learning in every child. We encourage children to develop their unique talents, curiosity, and social skills through carefully designed programs and age-appropriate activities.

We invite you to contact us and book a tour of our purpose-built centre. We understand the importance of finding the right early learning environment, and we are excited to offer our exceptional services to families in Carrum Downs.

We cannot wait to welcome you and your child into our warm and nurturing environment, where they will embark on a journey of growth, discovery, and endless possibilities.

Centre Highlights

Nappies Supplied
Parent Engagement App
Sports Programs
Music Programs
Qualified Educators
Meals Provided
Community Connection
Incursions / Excursions
Our Philosophy

At Birches Early Learning Centre, we strive to elevate the standard of early education, and our dedicated team works tirelessly to provide high-quality care and education to every child, every day. We adopt the widely respected Reggio Emilia approach to learning, which emphasizes enquiry and play-based learning experiences in natural and responsive environments. Our educational philosophies are anchored on this approach to provide an engaging and stimulating learning experience for children.

Our learning programs are designed to be flexible and emergent in nature, and they are guided by the interests and needs of the children. We are committed to reflective practices, which enable us to continually improve and refine our programs to ensure that they are effective in fostering learning and development in children. At Birches Early Learning Centre, we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life, and we are passionate about creating an environment that supports and nurtures their growth and development.

Regular documented learning is provided in the form of:
  • Daily Communication Book
  • Daily Reflection
  • Group and Individual Learning Stories
  • Group/wall displays
  • Regular management communiques
  • Parent and educator interviews
Qualified, Experienced and Dedicated Staff

At Birches Early Learning Centre, we recognize that our team of Early Childhood educators is one of our most valuable assets. We believe that we couldn’t achieve our goals or honour our philosophies without their knowledge, support and hard work. Our educators understand the importance of their role and are dedicated to ensuring that every child receives the best possible learning and developmental opportunities.

We take a team approach to ensure that the individual and collective needs of the children are met in a harmonious and friendly environment. By maintaining a consistent and professional team of staff, we facilitate continuity and familiarity for the children and their families.

Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced individuals who have been carefully selected through a rigorous recruitment process. All our team members hold the required certifications, including:

  • Working With Children Check
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Emergency Anaphylaxis Management and EpiPen administration
  • Emergency Asthma Management
  • Food Handling and/or Food Supervisor Certificate

We are committed to ensuring that our team remains at the forefront of their profession through regular professional development, mentoring, and first aid training. Additionally, all our team members hold (or are actively working towards) an early childhood qualification.

At Birches Early Learning Centre, we maintain educator-to-child ratios that adhere to the required ratios to ensure high-quality care and supervision. We proudly offer a team that provides minimum staff turnover and maximum fun for the children. We proudly offer a team that provides minimum staff turnover and maximum fun for the children.

Meet the Centre Manager

Hi! My name is Shannon, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the Director at Birches Early Learning Centre (ELC) in Ormond. With a deep-rooted passion for early childhood education, I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and have been dedicated to this field for over three and a half years.

As an early learning educator, I have discovered immense joy working with children. Their endless curiosity, boundless energy, and genuine enthusiasm never fail to inspire me. I believe that every child deserves the highest level of care and the opportunity to thrive in a nurturing and stimulating environment.

At Birches ELC, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care that nurtures the holistic development of each child. Our centre is designed to be a safe, welcoming space where children can explore, create, and learn through play. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging where every child feels valued and supported.

Our programs are thoughtfully crafted to promote both social and cognitive development. We prioritize creating engaging and inclusive learning experiences that stimulate children’s curiosity, ignite their imaginations, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning. With a focus on age-appropriate activities and a play-based approach, we ensure that children have the freedom to express themselves while developing essential skills.

As the Director, I am deeply committed to building strong partnerships with parents and families. I understand the importance of open and transparent communication and encourage parents to participate in their child’s journey actively. Together, we can create a collaborative and supportive community that fosters the growth and well-being of each child.

I am genuinely excited to embark on this journey with you and become a part of your children’s development and growth. I am pleased to guide, support, and inspire the little ones in our care as they embark on their unique learning adventures. I invite you to join us at Birches ELC, where we will provide a nurturing environment where children can flourish, build lifelong friendships, and lay a solid foundation for their future success.

Thank you for considering Birches ELC for your child’s early education. I look forward to welcoming you and your family into our loving community. Together, we can create beautiful memories and shape the bright futures of your children.

57 McCormicks Rd,
Carrum Downs, Melbourne


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