Tarneit Childcare & Kindergarten

Explore our Tarneit Childcare campus and discover how our unique approach to early learning, health and development can help your child reach their full potential!

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Only About Children Tarneit is an expansive centre that provides an abundance of space for your child to learn, grow and explore through every stage of childhood development.Our beautiful Tarneit childcare centre features a range of inspiring, custom-designed environments for children to explore; both our indoor and outdoor areas are aesthetically pleasing, with a focus on safety and development surrounded by age-appropriate natural and recycled materials. With eight age-specific indoor learning areas and two sizable outdoor playing yards equipped with sandpits, planter boxes, barrels, and shade sails, there’s plenty of opportunity and space for adventure and development.  The children also love our pet Axolotl (also known as a Mexican Walking Fish) named Tofu.

Children love our unparalleled Playground to Plate program, which encourages them to learn about food and nutrition through a hands-on experience in our unique sensory garden. Through this program, children learn to grow, prepare and share fresh seasonal food while developing healthy eating habits.

At Only About Children Tarneit we get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We love exploring Goddard Street Reserve and neighbourhood Woolworths to build on the children’s learning and encourage social confidence and independence. The children love these programs and it brings so much joy to everyone involved.

At our Tarneit childcare centre, our passionate educators, allied health specialists and accredited dietitians are focused on creating a learning space where families and children can learn and grow together. Each day, our in-house chefs prepare nutritionally balanced meals using fresh, locally grown ingredients. Our nourishing meals are included in enrolment, allowing your child to enjoy seasonal meals with the right nutrition for their growing bodies.

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 Tarneit 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.

Tarneit Kindergarten

Only About Children Tarneit 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 Tarneit 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 Tarneit 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.

Tarneit Toddlers

Our Only About Children Tarneit 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 Tarneit 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.

Tarneit Nursery 

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

The Tarneit 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 Tarneit 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 purpose-built Tarneit Campus is located at 19-255 Turva Avenue, Tarneit. You can find us located next to Penrose Community Centre, where a maternal and child health nurse facility and regular council-run educational programs are held. We’re a convenient five-minute walk from Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre, and a number of sports ovals, parks and playgrounds. Our local train station is close-by (only 2km away), providing easy access to public transport. Nearby schools include Tarneit P-9 College and Tarneit Rise Primary School. With 26 parking spaces on-site, families can enjoy a smooth drop-off and pick-up every visit. Our campus is a convenient choice for families living in Tarneit, Truganina and Hoppers Crossing  who are looking for quality childcare close to home.

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: Michelle Carter

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Michelle Carter

Campus Director

Michelle has been part of our Tarneit childcare family for the past 5.5 years. With over 19 years of experience in early childhood education, a Diploma in Community Services (specialising in Children’s Services) and a genuine passion for children’s education, Michelle’s well-travelled personality and profound understanding of the diverse needs of the local community give her the power to make a difference in the lives of families and children at Tarneit Childcare.

Michelle, along with our other incredible educators, constantly work towards creating a balanced, safe environment that equips children with the confidence and skills they need to thrive.

What our families are saying

I have found the Tarneit team to be genuinely caring and thoughtful with my children. Communication between both my husband, myself and educators is always great, which I feel is key to ensuring the best care and learning outcomes for our kids.

Thank you Tarneit Team

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Explore our campus, meet our educators and learn more about our state of the art curriculum

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