Coonans Hill - Pascoe Vale Childcare & Kindergarten

Our Coonans Hill – Pascoe Vale 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 Coonans Hill, also known as our Pascoe Vale Childcare campus, is a warm and welcoming centre, with a wide range of exciting, stimulating environments custom-designed to ensure your child thrives.

The centre is home to six age-appropriate indoor learning areas that feature an invigorating mix of fun activities, small group learning, and hands-on gardening experiences. Our bespoke learning spaces are devoted to the individual needs and learning requirements of each child while providing ample space for exploration, growth and interaction with peers.

Our outdoor area includes four spacious playgrounds – abundant in greenery and sunshine – for outdoor learning and exploration. Parts of the outdoor area are covered by a canopy to allow for outdoor learning and play all year round. We also have a unique sensory garden with a wide variety of edible plants. Our unparalleled Playground to Plate Program teaches children to grow, prepare and share fresh seasonal food while learning about healthy eating habits.  The program offers an opportunity for first hand learning about plants, growing food and taking care of the environment.  Laura Fiera our on-site professional garden educator, delivers lessons 3 days a week and works alongside the educators to revolutionise the relationship children have with their food.

At our Coonans Hill Early Learning Centre located in Pascoe Vale, every child is provided with access to accredited allied health services, such as Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, and Vision Therapy. Personalised growth plans are devotedly created by education and health professionals to ensure every child achieves all essential milestones in their development.

Healthy, balanced meals are included in your child’s enrolment. We’ve engaged accredited dietitians to complement your child’s early childhood education with the right nutrition for their growing bodies. Each day, our in-house chefs prepare nutritionally balanced meals using fresh and locally grown ingredients.

At Only About Children Coonans Hill we get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the local community. We explore a variety of locations, including neighbouring parks, shops and cafes to encourage social confidence, outdoor skills and independence. The children love these programs and it brings so much joy to everyone involved.

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 Coonans Hill 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.

Coonans Hill Kindergarten 

At Only About Children Coonans Hill Kindergarten, we focus 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 inspire academic and social growth.

Our highly qualified team of 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 Coonans Hill 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 Coonans Hill 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.
  • Particular focus on school readiness and skill development.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum.

Coonans Hill Toddlers

Our Only About Children Coonans Hill 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 unique Grow Toddler Curriculum has been expertly designed to encourage younger children to explore, create, construct and interact through play and interaction with peers.

Our Coonans Hill Toddler Program includes:

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

Coonans Hill Nursery 

At Only About Children Coonans Hill Nursery, we focus on developing a life-long love for learning, and enduring curiosity and confidence. The Nursery is tailored to the needs of infants aged 0-2 years.

The Coonans Hill 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 Coonans Hill Nursery Program includes:

  • Age 0-2 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 single-level, purpose-built Coonans Hill Childcare Campus is located at 38A Coonans Road, Pascoe Vale South. We’re conveniently located close to Pascoe Vale South Primary School and Strathmore Train Station (a short 20-minute walk away). There’s plenty of public transport access with regular bus routes just around the corner and our local tram stop a 15-minute walk away. We’re a 5-minute drive from Queens Park, a beautiful green sanctuary in the suburbs, with plenty of birdlife and fun activities for the whole family. With parking available at our Coonans Hill childcare centre, families can plan a straightforward drop-off and pick-up every visit. Our campus is a convenient choice for families living in Pascoe Vale, Glenroy, Hadfield, Brunswick, Coburg and Moonee Ponds  who are looking for quality childcare close to home.


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 Coonans Hill 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 Coonans Hill early learning centre is proud to be rated as meeting the National Quality Standard.

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

Claire Bordignon Claire Bordignon

Claire Bordignon

Campus Director

As the Director of Coonans Hill, Claire is passionate about fostering the growth, development, and well-being of the youngest learners. With 12 years of experience in early childhood education, Claire is dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can thrive.

Collaboration with families is at the heart of Claire’s approach. She is committed to building strong partnerships with parents and caregivers, recognizing them as vital partners in their child’s educational journey. By fostering open communication and mutual trust, Claire creates a supportive community where every child feels valued and supported.

Claire is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, and professionalism. She works closely with the team of passionate educators to ensure that the Campus provides a secure and nurturing environment where children feel safe to explore, learn, and grow.

In her role as Director of Coonans Hill, Claire is committed to empowering children to reach their full potential, inspiring a lifelong love for learning, and making a positive impact in the lives of families in the community.

What our families are saying

Outstanding team, all the Educators really work hard on the goals myself and husband set for our child. Staff go above and beyond in their care for my child each and everyday with her well-being and learning.

Thank you Coonans Hill Team

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