Altona North Childcare & Kindergarten

Rated as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard, our Altona North Campus is committed to providing the best care for every child in a nurturing environment.

Now Enrolling for Mid-Year 2024 plus 2025!

Only About Children Altona North has two separate and dedicated outdoor play areas where children have lots of space for adventure and self-lead play. Our toddler yard features a large sandpit, a fort with a slide and a cubby house. Children love the garden bed with its plants, vegetable patch and herb garden. Our nursery yard also has a large sandpit and a fun fort with a slide attached. It also has a small vegetable patch and herb garden. Our four age-based indoor spaces have been specifically created to encourage children in their learning and growth, with a focus on safety and natural elements. We enjoy connecting with our local community through planned excursions and community activities that build on the children’s interests and learning. 

Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at our Altona North Campus. This option is for families wishing to utilise occasional or back up childcare at short notice. Flexi Care is available in 2 sessions, full day or part day and is available for children aged 12 weeks – 5 years old.

When your child is enrolled at Only About Children childcare Altona, they are included in our Health Program, offering specialist screening and support in Nutrition, Vision, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Each day your child will enjoy nourishing and freshly prepared, seasonal, meals designed by a qualified Dietitian. 

With a team of qualified and passionate Educators, your child will find an early learning environment where they feel safe, nurtured, stimulated and happy. Our educational curriculum – Grow – gives Nursery, Toddler and Kindergarten children the best opportunity to develop their growing minds during their early years. It includes

  • Left Brain Logic – Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) and Sustainability
  • Right Brain Creativity – Music, Dramatic Play and Art
  • Health and Wellbeing – Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Social Development – Trust, Respect & Relationship and Resilience & Mindfulness

With an innovative play-based curriculum we stand out by delivering intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments where children’s successes, skills and challenges are monitored on an ongoing basis. 

Altona North Kindergarten

Only About Children Altona North Kindergarten is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing kindergarten educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math), Sustainability, Music, Dramatic Play and Art. We aim to make your child’s transition from kindergarten to school as smooth as possible by providing balanced, small group learning activities that build independence and resilience along with academic skills during their early years.

Our team of highly-skilled educators and health specialists work together to create an integrated journey that enhances your child’s learning and development. Individual learning plans are created to empower each child with skills that will help them reach their full academic and social potential.

We use the Kinder Tick at Only About Children Altona North because we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means our service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.

Our Altona North Kindergarten program includes:

  • Age 3-6 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Small group learning activities for individual attention.
  • Special focus on school readiness and skill development.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum

Altona North Toddlers

Our Only About Children Altona North campus is focused on giving your child a calm and welcoming environment that balances play, exploration, and learning. Our Toddler rooms are led by passionate educators who create play-based learning activities designed to provide toddler-aged children with nurturing experiences that encourage growth and development.

Our Toddler rooms are safe, supportive spaces that facilitate creative exploration. Each space is expertly designed to encourage younger children to explore, solve problems, create, construct and interact with peers.

Our Altona North Toddler program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

Altona North Nursery 

At Only About Children Altona North Nursery, our passionate educators focus on laying a foundation for enduring curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. Our Altona North Nursery caters to the care and development needs of infants aged 6 weeks -2 years.

The Altona North Nursery focuses on safe sleep practices developed by qualified Family Health Nurses and Consultants. Our nursery is a safe and stimulating environment that encourages your child to explore and play and implements both structure and a nurturing environment with our exceptional caregiving and play routines.

Our Altona North Nursery Program includes:

  • Age 6 weeks -2 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Sleeping rooms with a focus on positive sleep practices.
  • Dietitian designed baby menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Baby essentials such as nappies, cots, linen, and sunscreen.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum

Where to find us

Our Campus is situated in a converted house at 37 Misten Ave, Altona North close to our local shops and a short walk to both Altona Gate Shopping Centre and local parks. With street parking available, families have close access for drop off and pick up every visit. We are near to both Altona Gate bus stops and Blackshaw Road bus stops, offering services to nearby train stations and to the city. 

Interested in learning more? The best place to start is with a tour or call us today on 138 622.


National Quality Standard Rating

To ensure your child receives the best quality early childhood education, The National Quality Framework (NQF) offers a national approach to early years education regulation. By assessing children’s services against its quality standard, NQF ensures childcare centres like our Altona North early learning centre provides your children with ideal educator to child ratios, qualified and skilled educators, approved learning frameworks and transparent information for educators and parents.

Independently assessed under the National Quality Standards, Only About Children’s Altona North early learning centre is proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.

Begin the adventure at Only About Children Altona North today by booking a tour or speaking to one of our friendly team members today on 138 622. 

Helpful information

Meet our Campus Director

Helen Jensen Helen Jensen

Helen Jensen

Campus Director

Helen has over 28 years experience working in Early Childhood Education and has worked with Only About Children for over a year. She is known for her sunny and colourful personality!!!

What our families are saying

I find Altona North Campus to be a very nurturing environment. Staffed with the most thoughtful, caring and professional carers. My child is thriving there.

Thank you Altona North Team

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Explore our campus, meet our educators and learn more about our state of the art curriculum

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Explore our campus, meet our educators and learn more about our state of the art curriculum

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