Armadale Childcare & Preschool

Explore our Armadale childcare campus and learn how our programs and inclusions can help your child reach their full potential!

Campus Overview

Only About Children Armadale is a wonderful childcare centre, with three dedicated outdoor learning environments, each specifically designed to cater for Nursery, Toddler and Kindergarten years, children have plenty of stimulating space to explore, create and lead their own play. Our children can enjoy sandpits, a wooden fort with a slide, rocky riverbeds and a mister for the warmer months. All areas are shaded or partly shaded with a beautiful big tree providing an element of natural shading. Our six indoor spaces are designed to encourage children to grow and learn, at their age and stage of development, in a secure ‘home away from home’ environment. We love to connect with our local area and community through excursions and activities that feed into children’s interests and learning. At Only About Children childcare Armadale, these include fun train trips with our older children, to a variety of local places and visits to local parks, the nursery and Malvern Central with our younger ones. 

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 – Oac Grow – gives Nursery and Kindergarten children the best opportunity to develop their growing minds, with programs ranging from literacy and numeracy to exploration, technology, creative expression and sustainability. Each day your child will participate in our fun, inclusive programs ranging from our enriching Music Program, to ‘Book of the Month’ and our ‘Spanish Language Appreciation’ and ‘Active’ programs. 

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. 

Armadale Kindergarten

Only About Children Armadale Kindergarten is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as reading, writing, numeracy, and technology. We aim to make your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible by providing balanced, small group learning activities that build independence and resilience along with academic skills.

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 Armadale 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 Armadale 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 – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.

Armadale Toddlers

Our Only About Children Armadale 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 Armadale Toddler program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

Armadale Nursery

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

The Armadale 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 Armadale 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 – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.

Where to find us

Our two-level Campus is situated in a gorgeous renovated church at 30 Kooyong Rd, Armadale, on the corner of St Georges Road and Koorong Road. Our early learning centre is conveniently situated between Armadale Station and Malvern East Station, with Armadale Station just a four-minute walk away. There are a number of local parks and playgrounds in the area. We have both onsite parking and street parking available, so families can enjoy a simple drop off and pick up every visit. We have several local bus stops just a short walk away, with services connecting to the wider area. 

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

Helpful information

Meet our Campus Director

Hayley Kennard Hayley Kennard

Hayley Kennard

Campus Director

What our families are saying

The Educators put a lot of effort into forming close relationships with children, showing care and love. They continually challenge children in fun ways at every age level.

Thank you Armadale Team

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