East Malvern Early Learning Centre

Our centre is located on a quiet street in the leafy suburb of Malvern East. The centre is a refurbished colonial house which gives us an extremely homey and warm atmosphere. As soon as you walk through the front door you will notice that we have very high ceilings and all the rooms are bright and decorated with artwork made by the children. We are situtated close to public transport and walking distance from Darling train station. 

We are a privately family owned service. We offer care from birth to 6 years of age including a kindergarten program.

Educating and caring for young children is a highly specialised role requiring a unique combination of qualifications, experience and a passion for enriching children’s lives. We recognise children as individuals, and focus on their own interests and strengths. We deliver comprehensive education and learning program to all children.

We provide a nutritionally balanced, multicultural menu that is in line with the Nutrition Australia guidelines and takes into consideration children's allergies, dietary needs and cultural requirements. We provide all nappies and meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.  

Our families enjoy coming together when we celebrate special events such as grandparent’s afternoon tea, kinder graduation, centre Christmas party, dress up days and parent/teacher interviews. We also offer extra curricular activities on a weekly basis such as Sports Buzz.

Our highly motivated team encourages a loving and nurturing environment which promotes each child's healthy physical, emotional, intellectual and social development in safe and well-supervised surroundings. We are proud that the majority of our Educators have been with the centre for over 5 years. We work really well together and pride ourselves on working cooperatively as a close knit team.  

We are a government recognised and accredited long day care centre and therefore families are entitled to receive the CCB and Child Care Tax Rebate.

We are open 7am to 6pm, 52 weeks a year and are only closed on weekends and gazetted public holidays. We cater for children from 6 weeks to school age.


Educational Programs

The early years are a special time in a child’s life; an exciting period of discovery and learning. We have a strong play-based learning philosophy and our qualified early childhood Educators create programs based on current research and practices, plus decades of experience. 

Our programs reflect the Early Years Learning Framework and are designed to give the children a wide range of active and meaningful experiences, building on the children’s own strengths and interests. 

This helps develop relationships, social skills and tolerance of others and their environment. 

All children are viewed as individuals whilst learning to interact positively within a group.

For those children who are approaching school age, we place strong emphasis on programs which challenge and extend their ability and confidence, aiding the transition to school.


Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia is a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self guided curriculum.


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We are located at:

11 Illowa Street

East Malvern, VIC, 3145

Contact Information:

T: 03 9886 9142

F: 03 9886 9551

E: eastmalvern@mychildelc.com.au