Highett Childcare & Kindergarten

Our Highett Campus is committed to providing the best care for every child in a nurturing environment!

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!

At Only About Children Highett, our children enjoy plenty of outdoor play space with dedicated areas for our Nursery, Toddler and Kindergarten 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 experience and our Special Room for Kindergarten provides children with a dedicated area for long term projects that promote in-depth discovery and learning. 

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. 

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 Highett. 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.

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 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 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 3-5 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

Allana Christie Allana Christie

Allana Christie

Campus Director

Allana has worked for Only About Children for over 7 years and is a strong believer that all children are capable and confident learners that should be treated with respect and given opportunities to learn at their own pace, through play-based learning. In 2021, Allana won the Only About Children National “Passion for Education” award for her passion to support her team in delivering a rich and meaningful learning program for children to flourish within. She works in partnership with families to ensure consistency and give each child the best possible start to their education.

At the Highett Campus, Allana endeavours to provide a warm, caring and open learning environment where each child feels a sense of belonging. Ensuring that meaningful and respectful interactions and relationships with each child is at the forefront of all we do.

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

$1,000 Fee Credit & $0 Enrolment Fee

Enrol before 30 March 2024 and enjoy $1,000 fee credit and waived enrolment fee. Contact us today for details. T&Cs apply.

$1,000 Fee Credit & $0 Enrolment Fee

Enrol before 30 March 2024 and enjoy $1,000 fee credit and waived enrolment fee. Contact us today for details. T&Cs apply.

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