Brighton East Childcare & Kindergarten

Explore our Brighton East childcare campus and learn how our Kindergarten and School Readiness Programs can help your child reach their full potential!

Now Enrolling for Mid-Year 2024 plus 2025!

Special Offer Enrol before 30 June and receive $1,000 Fee Credit & $0 Enrolment Fee! Talk to us to find out more!

Only About Children Brighton East, is a warm and inviting childcare centre perfectly situated on the Nepean Highway, close to surrounding suburbs of Moorabbin, Bentleigh, Hampton and Brighton East, making it easy to access from surrounding suburbs to the CBD, inbound and outbound. The childcare centre has expansive, dedicated outdoor play spaces, including bike tracks, a sandpit, climbing structures, a mud kitchen and plenty of space for children to explore, create and lead their own play. The children also enjoy caring for the vegetable garden and worm farm.

Our age-based indoor spaces have been specifically created to encourage children in their learning and growth, with a focus on safety and natural elements. Children enjoy meals in the spacious dining hall which is next to our open kitchen so that children can watch our much loved cook Martin prepare meals as well as participate in cooking activities. 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. These include regular outings to nearby schools and parks. 

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. 

Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at our Brighton East 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.

Brighton East Kindergarten

Only About Children Brighton East 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 kindergarten 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 Brighton East because we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means our kindergarten service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.

Our Brighton East 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 through our Grow curriculum

Brighton East Toddlers

Our Only About Children Brighton East early learning centre 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 Brighton East Toddler program includes:

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

Brighton East Nursery 

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

The Brighton East 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 Brighton East 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 through our Grow curriculum

Where to find us

Our purpose-built state of the art Early Learning Centre is conveniently located at 409-411 South Road, Brighton East, VIC, a seven-minute walk from Moorabbin Train Station and close to nearby schools. The childcare centre has a large carpark off the main road, providing plenty of parking spaces so families can be assured of a smooth drop off and pick up every visit. There are bus stops nearby that connect to the wider area in both directions.

We have 4 childcare centres located in the Bayside area, please view our Bayside Campus page to see more.

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

Helpful information

Meet The Director

Cat Hannan Cat Hannan

Cat Hannan

Campus Director

Cat is an experienced Early Childhood Education Leader with over 23 years experience working in the industry, including leading campuses and supporting Early Childhood Teachers to move to full registration. She has a Bachelor of Teaching (birth – 5 years) and places high value on forming relationships between adult and children and believe that children learn best when they feel loved, respected and heard.

Cat has 2 daughters and a dog called Dex. She loves spending her time at the beach, visiting zoos and loves true crime!

What our families are saying

My little one is just so happy there which is a testament of the quality of the care she is receiving. I can focus on my work knowing she is well looked after.

Thank you Brighton East Team

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

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