Southbank Childcare & Kindergarten

Explore our Southbank Campus campus and learning how our programs and inclusions can help your child reach their full potential!

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!

Only About Children Southbank is an expansive childcare centre with three dedicated outdoor areas, each with its own unique age-appropriate structures, children have plenty of space to engage in exploring, creating and leading their own play. Our seven age-based indoor spaces, including dedicated playscape, are specifically designed to encourage children to learn and grow with a focus on safety and natural elements.

At Only About Children Southbank we have a culturally diverse team of bilingual educators who can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Hokkien, Arabic, Fiji Hindi, Korean, Shona and Sri Lankan. 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 Southbank, these include regular walks to our various local attractions. Access to our Health Program is inclusive of your child’s enrolment and includes specialist screening and support in Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition and Vision. Our nourishing daily meals are also included and your child will enjoy a seasonal menu, designed by a Dietitian and prepared fresh daily by onsite cooks.

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 Southbank Campus. 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.

Southbank Kindergarten

Only About Children Southbank 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 Southbank 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 Southbank 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.

Southbank Toddlers

Our Only About Children Southbank 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 Southbank 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.

Southbank Nursery 

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

The Southbank 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 Southbank 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 multi-level Campus is located on the 8th floor of 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank, a premium apartment building in a unique location on the banks of the Yarra River, and opposite the Melbourne CBD. The National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Art Centre are both only an 8-12-minute walk away. With pass-access onsite parking available, families can enjoy a convenient drop off and pick up every visit. Public transport is in abundance at our Southbank early learning centre. We are close to Flinders Street Station and local tram stops and bus stops, with plenty of services going to and from the Melbourne CBD.

We have 3 childcare centres located in Melbourne CBD, please view our Melbourne CBD 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

Tina Han Tina Han

Tina Han

Campus Director

Tina is a passionate early childhood professional who sees children as innately wise and capable beings, who teach us what life is all about.

Having studied her master’s degree of Early Childhood Education at the University of Melbourne, she is dedicated to supporting and promoting the emotional, social, and physical development of young children. With my aim to lead a team to deliver high-quality educational program and care, working together with families to help all children reach their potential and to thrive in their future.

Having worked as a kindergarten teacher, educational leader, and centre director, Tina brings to OAC a contemporary approach to pedagogy and education with experience in the STEM learning environment.

Together with the team Tina strives to guide innovative and holistic approaches to achieve exceeding themes within the service.

What our families are saying

We have been so happy with the quality of care our daughter has received. The friendly, passionate and knowledgeable carers have made the experience very smooth and our daughter has totally flourished.

Thank you Southbank Team

Corporate Offer - 10% Off Daily Fee

Work at Southbank? Enrol at Only About Children before 30 September and enjoy 10% off your daily fee for lifetime of enrolment. Contact us today for more details. *T&Cs apply 

Corporate Offer - 10% Off Daily Fee

Work at Southbank? Enrol at Only About Children before 30 September and enjoy 10% off your daily fee for lifetime of enrolment. Contact us today for more details. *T&Cs apply 

VIC Gov Free Kinder in 2024 Families can claim Free Kinder at Only About Children Southbank. The subsidy is up to $2,050 in addition to CCS

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