Child Care & Preschool Melbourne Central | Only About Children

Child Care & Preschool Melbourne Central

Explore our campus and learn how our programs and inclusions can give your child more!

Campus Overview

Our single-level purpose-built Campus is located on level 5 of Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, on Swanston Street and LaTrobe Street. We have plenty of public transport options with Melbourne Central Station below us, on the ground floor of the building, and tram stops just a two-minute walk away. We are attached to the Wilson parking downstairs and offer 30 minutes free parking for the morning and evening drop off and pick up, or an early bird option of $17 to park for the whole day. We have a variety of schools nearby who we have built strong connections with, including Melbourne Grammar, Haileybury Carlton Gardens and St Michael’s. 

Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at Only About Children Melbourne Central.

At Only About Children Melbourne Central, we believe that our holistic approach to childcare and kindergarten gives every child the best opportunity to reach their full potential. Our quality early learning programs are innovative, with a focus on health, wellbeing and education. 

We use the Kinder Tick at Only About Children Melbourne Central n 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.

At our early childcare centre in Melbourne Central, all of our rooms lead to a shared stimulated outdoor play space, with large sandpits, a bike track and the opportunity for plenty of climbing experiences on our fort and slide! Children are encouraged to lead their own play through creativity and exploration. We have no barriers or divides between the ages and this really encourages social interaction between the ages and quality time amongst siblings. We have five dedicated age-based rooms that are designed with natural elements. 

We enjoy connecting with our local community through planned excursions and community activities that build on the children’s interests and learning. At Only About Children childcare Melbourne Central, these include regular trips to Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Aquarium, the State library, Collingwood Children’s farm, Carlton Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and Art play. We love to organise visits from local musicians and other community groups to feed into our educational curriculum. 

At Only About Children childcare Melbourne Central, enrolment includes access to our innovative Health Program. Your child is well supported through specialist screening and ongoing attention in Nutrition and Vision, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. We provide daily nutritious dietitian-designed meals, prepared fresh by our cooks, from breakfast through to evening snack, so your child is well-nourished throughout their entire day. 

You will find a team of qualified and passionate Educators at our Melbourne Central early learning centre, ready to provide a safe, stimulating, happy and nurturing space for your child. Our Oac Grow educational curriculum directly supports Nursery and Kindergarten aged children through the development of their growing minds. Your child will take part in a range of experiences daily that cover teachings from numeracy and literacy, to exploration, technology, sustainability and creative expression. We provide a learning environment that is both fun and inclusive, with programs ranging from our ‘Active’ program, to a fun ‘Book of the Month’ offering, as well as our Music program and our ‘Spanish Language Appreciation’ program. 

Our dynamic play-based curriculum allows us to deliver consistent teaching in small group learning environments where we regularly monitor children’s skills, challenges and successes. 

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

Helpful information

  • Mon-Fri 7:15am - 6:15pm
  • Level 5, Melbourne Central, Swanston Street & LaTrobe Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Meet our Campus Director

Rebecca Battenally Rebecca Battenally

Rebecca Battenally

Campus Director

What our families are saying

They have made it easy for my son to adjust as well as myself as a first time mum. The centre is very thorough and there is a lot of attention to details. I have also learnt a lot which I am able to introduce at home.

Thank you Melbourne Central Team

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