Child Care & Preschool South Melbourne
Rated as ‘Exceeding’ by the National Quality Standard, our South Melbourne Campus is committed to providing the best care for every child in a nurturing environment.
Our unique Campus is located 221 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, in a heritage listed train station which was built in 1883. Our two buildings are named Westside and Eastside because they are separated by a tram line, which runs between them. We are close to several local schools including South Melbourne Primary, South Melbourne Park Primary, Albert Park Primary and Galilee Primary. Local bus stops are just around the corner and the 96 tram passes between our Westside and Eastside buildings.
Flexi Care (occasional care) is available at our South Melbourne Campus.
At Only About Children South Melbourne, 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 South Melbourne 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.
With four dedicated outdoor play areas – featuring climbing frames, bike tracks, sandpits, a worm farm, growing area and bamboo forest – children have plenty of space to explore, create and lead their own play. Each yard is under the covering of large sunshades for those summer days. Our five classrooms are age-based and designed with natural elements and a focus on safety and learning. We enjoy connecting with our local community through regular planned excursions and activities that build on the children’s interests and learning. At Only About Children childcare South Melbourne, these include trips to South Melbourne Market, Melbourne Zoo and the Aquarium.
When your child is enrolled at Only About Children childcare South Melbourne, they are included in our Health Program, which offers specialist screening and support in Nutrition, Vision, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Each day your child will enjoy nourishing and freshly prepared, seasonal, meals designed by a qualified Dietitian.
At our South Melbourne childcare centre we believe that our Educators are our greatest strength. They are qualified and passionate about creating an early learning environment where your child can feel happy, nurtured, stimulated and safe. We support the development of growing minds, in Nursery and Kindergarten aged children, through our educational curriculum – Oac Grow. Our programs focus on exploration, technology, literacy and numeracy, sustainability and creative expression. Your child will be a part of our enriching Music Program, our ‘Active’ Program and our ‘Book of the Month’ and ‘Spanish Language Appreciation’. All of our teachings are offered in an inclusive, fun environment.
Our innovative play-based curriculum allows Only About Children to stand out from the crowd with intentional teaching in small group learning environments where we track children’s successes, skills and challenges regularly.
Interested in learning more? The best place to start is with a tour or call us today on 138 622.
Why Only About Children
Mon-Fri 7:30am - 6:30pm
221 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
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What our families are saying
The personalised care, support, education & communication have been second to none. My little one is always encouraged to be confident happy and healthy.