Balwyn North Childcare & Kindergarten

Explore our Balwyn North Childcare campus and learn how our programs and inclusions can help your child reach their full potential! ( 中文浏览  )

Now Enrolling for Mid-Year 2024 plus 2025!

Only About Children Balwyn North is a warm and inviting childcare centre with three dedicated outdoor play spaces, featuring sandpits and climbing equipment, children have plenty of space to explore, create and lead their own play. Each space is dedicated to a different age group with designated areas for Nursery, Toddler and Kinder children. 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 have a dedicated team of bilingual Educators who are fluent in languages including Mandarin, Persian, Cantonese, Hindi and English. We also have two Early Childhood Educators in the Kindergarten room who hold a Master of Teaching, to ensure that every child receives the care they need to learn and grow.

Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at our Balwyn 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.

We enjoy getting out into our local community through planned excursions and community activities that build on our educational curriculum and the children’s interests. At Only About Children childcare Balwyn North, these include regular trips to our local shops and parks and engaging in activities with children and teachers from Greythorn Primary School as part of our School Readiness Program. 

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. 

Balwyn North Kindergarten

Only About Children Balwyn 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 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 Balwyn 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 Balwyn North Kindergarten program includes:

  • Age 3-5 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

Balwyn North Toddlers

Our Only About Children Balwyn 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 Balwyn 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.

Balwyn North Nursery 

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

The Balwyn 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 Balwyn 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 purpose-built two-level Campus is conveniently located at 135 Greythorn Road, Balwyn North, on the corner of Greythorn Road and Yeneda Street, right opposite Greythorn Primary School and a 10-minute walk from Greythorn Park. There are several parks and reserves in the surrounding area. With underground parking available, families can be sure of a smooth drop off and pick up every visit. A public bus route runs along our road with bus stops a short walk away.

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

Phoebe Osler Phoebe Osler

Phoebe Osler

Campus Director

Phoebe has over 8 years experience working in Early Childhood Education, including being part of the opening team at our Southbank Campus and has experience working across a number of our Only About Children campuses.

Her appoach to teaching is built upon the ‘rights of the child’ and she believes that through a collaborative holistic approach with families, children can thrive in their Early Years to establish a strong sense of being and belonging in their world now and for their future. She believes children learn best through play and by providing a safe, exciting environment, supported by responsive and attentive educators, children can learn strategies that can instil a sense of curiosity and love of learning for a lifetime.

Phoebe grew up in regional Victoria in Gippsland where she developed a great love of dancing and music. One of her favourite experiences to share with children in her care is dancing and singing. Through this, she believes children can develop great confidence in approaching different situations with courage and determination.

What our families are saying

The Educators are lovely and my child is always happy! We love the app with the photos and updates about the kid’s day.

Thank you Balwyn North Team

VIC Gov Free Kinder in 2024 Families can claim Free Kinder at Only About Children Balwyn North. The subsidy is up to $2,050 in addition to CCS

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