Highett Childcare & Preschool

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

Campus Overview

At Only About Children Highett, our children enjoy plenty of outdoor play space with dedicated areas for our Nursery, Toddler and Kinder children. We have planter boxes for growing vegetables and a bike track. Our seven age-based indoor spaces are specifically designed to encourage children to learn and grow with a focus on safety and natural elements. The main kitchen is designed for children to interact with our Cook and take part in cooking experiences.  

We enjoy connecting with our local community through planned excursions and activities that build on the children’s interests and learning. The Highett early learning centre plans trips to Woolworths and other local businesses, and we have a great connection with St Agnes’ Primary, where our children enjoy regular visits throughout the year. We also experience natural environments by visiting local parks. 

At our Highett early learning centre you will find a team of qualified and passionate Educators ready to help your child feel stimulated, safe, nurtured and happy. Our educational curriculum, known as Oac Grow, specifically supports the development of growing minds in Nursery and Kindergarten aged children. We cover numeracy and literacy, technology, creative expression, exploration and sustainability. Your child will take part in a range of experiences exclusive to Only About Children. Our teaching is delivered in a fun, inclusive environment, with programs ranging from ‘Book of the Month’ to our enriching Music program and our ‘Spanish Language Appreciation’ program. Our ‘Active’ program helps children learn gross motor skills and improve their strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination. 

Highett Kindergarten

Only About Children Highett 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 Highett 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 Highett 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.

Highett Toddlers

Our Only About Children Highett 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 Highett 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.

Highett Nursery 

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

The Highett 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 Highett 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, purpose-built Campus is conveniently located at 491 Highett Road Highett, a short walk to Highett Station and bus interchange and just across the road from our local Woolworths. We have a number of Primary Schools and reserves in the area. With covered parking, pram storage and lift access available, families can be sure of a simple and secure drop off and pick up, with each visit. 

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 our Campus Director

Lauren Hall Lauren Hall

Lauren Hall

Campus Director

What our families are saying

The Educators are so involved in each child and their development. Daily updates with the StoryPark app. Clean rooms and a big outdoor area where they can roam around freely.

Thank You Highett Team

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