Welcome To Birches Early Learning Centre Ormond

Welcome to our family-owned childcare centre and kindergarten, nestled in the vibrant suburb of Ormond. Conveniently situated at 38-40 Dalmor Avenue, our beautiful centre is perfectly positioned near North Road and Booran Road, offering easy accessibility for families in the area.

Immersed in a serene and picturesque setting, lush gardens and natural play spaces envelop our centre. These thoughtfully designed environments provide an organic and nurturing backdrop, fostering a sense of wonder and exploration for children. Surrounded by nature, our little learners have the opportunity to connect with the outdoors, engaging in imaginative play and discovering the marvels of the world around them.

Our centre believes in creating a warm and supportive environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive. Our dedicated team of educators is passionate about providing high-quality care and education, ensuring that each child’s needs and interests are nurtured. Through a play-based curriculum, we foster a love for learning, encouraging children to actively participate, ask questions, and develop essential skills for their future.

We understand the importance of family, and as a family-owned centre, we prioritize building strong partnerships with parents and guardians. Open communication and collaboration are at the heart of our approach, allowing us to work together in supporting each child’s development and well-being.

Our centre strives to create a sense of belonging and community. We value diversity and celebrate the uniqueness of each child and family. We aim to create a space where everyone feels valued, respected, and embraced through inclusive practices and a supportive atmosphere.

Discover the joy of learning and the warmth of our community at our family-owned childcare centre and kindergarten in Ormond. We invite you to visit us and experience the enriching environment we have created, where children are inspired to learn, friendships are formed, and memories are made.

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 Laxmi, it’s my pleasure to introduce myself as the Centre Director at Birches ELC in Ormond. I have a deep passion for early childhood education and care, and have been dedicated to this field for over three and a half years.

My journey began working with various age groups, from nursery to age 5. I believe children thrive in safe and secure environments, which is why I strive to build positive and meaningful relationships with them. This helps them flourish within their learning journey, becoming strong, independent, and confident learners.

I look forward to getting to know your family and being a part of your child’s learning journey. At Birches ELC, we are a family, a team, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care that nurtures the holistic development of each child. Our safe and welcoming space is designed for children to explore, create, and learn through play. We foster a sense of belonging where every child feels valued and supported.

I’m genuinely excited to be on this journey as Centre Director. While I enjoy guiding, supporting, and inspiring the little ones, my biggest strengths lie in nature play, loose parts play, and activities that encourage critical thinking and outdoor exploration.
Growing up in the Himalayas playing outside in the sacred space of Nepal instilled in me the importance of sensory experiences and outdoor play. We can build on this by offering children a variety of sensory experiences and encouraging them to play outside several times a day. This supports their physical development, wellbeing, builds confidence, and allows them to explore themselves.

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

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38-40 Dalmor Ave,
Ormond VIC


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