Windermere Early Learning Centre Frankston

Our Early Learning Centre in Frankston is set in a stunning natural environment, providing your child with a caring and supportive learning environment.

What is an Early Learning Centre?

An Early Learning Centre, also known as a Child Care Centre, is child care based in a long daycare setting. This child care model puts the care of your child in the hands of Early Childhood Education professionals who are trained in enhancing your child’s development of social and emotional skills.

Why Windermere Early Learning Centre in Frankston is a Leading Child Care Centre

From the extensive, interactive outside play spaces - complete with veggie garden - to dedicated workrooms and separate sleep rooms for infants, your child will be encouraged to thrive.

Our creative play-based learning environment fosters your child's curiosity, enthusiasm and imagination to develop confidence, determination and cooperation – helping them to build essential life skills.

Our warm, professional educators and support staff are there to ensure your child has the best early childhood education experience.

Our Early Learning Centre provides your child with:

  • A state of the art facility designed to foster your child’s play-based learning and essential skill development.
  • A partnership with Monash University, which includes:
    • Occupation Therapy Program – developing skills needed for everyday independence.
    • Excursions to Monash University e.g. rock climbing.
    • Other program opportunities as they arise.
    • Monash students and staff are eligible for a daily fee discount.
  • Fresh, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks – at no additional cost.
  • Nappies – at no additional cost.
  • Separate age-appropriate rooms, for babies to children up to six years.
  • Part-time or full-time care options.
  • Dedicated 3-year-old kindergarten program - no more taking your children to and from kinder and child care.
  • Government-funded 4-year-old kindergarten program.
  • Qualified, experienced and friendly early childhood educator professionals.
  • The convenience of long daycare centre hours.
  • An inclusive environment for children with special needs and with wheelchair access.

Fees & the Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Access to CCS subsidies

No matter what care option you choose, as an accredited and authorised provider, Windermere gives you full access to eligible government payments including the Child Care Subsidy (CCS).  Find out more about your Funding Options here.

Fees Schedule

Check out our 2023-2024 fee schedule

Common child care centre questions

Below are two of our most frequently asked questions. 

What is the meaning of Early Childhood?

Early Childhood refers to children aged eight years old and younger. This is a critical time in a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development. As such, Early Childhood Care and Education play a pivotal role in developing the skills your child needs to thrive and succeed in life.

Who is the peak Early Childhood Advocacy Organisation?

Early Childhood Australia is the peak Early Childhood advocacy organisation in Australia. They have been a voice for young children since 1938, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. Learn more about Early Childhood Australia.

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI) is the peak Early Childhood advocacy organisation for Koorie people in Victoria. Established in 1976, VAEAI aims to increase the presence and voice of Koorie people in education decision making. LLearn more about VAEAI.

See our full Early Learning Centre FAQs

If you're interested in providing your child with high-quality child care in the social, group environment an Early Learning Centre provides, then enquire today via the form below or speak to one of the team on 1300 946 337.

**Windermere is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people** For more information, see our Protecting Children Policy here.

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