Hawthorn Childcare & Preschool

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

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Campus Overview

Only About Children Hawthorn is a childcare centre with ample space to create, explore and lead their own play in all of our four dedicated outdoor areas. Our Kinder space has a vast play area with a large sandpit and slides, and our toddler space overlooks the Melbourne City skyline. Our five age-based indoor spaces are specifically designed to encourage children to learn and grow 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. 

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. 

Hawthorn Kindergarten

Only About Children Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn 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.

Hawthorn Toddlers

Our Only About Children Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn 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.

Hawthorn Nursery 

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

The Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn 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 beautiful purpose-built three-level Hawthorn Childcare Centre  is conveniently located at 140-142 Barkers Road, Hawthorn, just across from Xavier College, with several private schools and public schools within the local Hawthorn area. We are close to public transport. With onsite parking provided, families can enjoy an efficient drop off and pick up every visit. 

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

Rebecca Clifton Rebecca Clifton

Rebecca Clifton

Campus Director

What our families are saying

The team, the environment, the care and their attention to detail is amazing. I feel so confident every day when I drop my child off that she is going to have an awesome day!

Thank you Hawthorn Team

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