Moonee Ponds Kinder Haven is a beautifully presented heritage listed centre that provides a rich, nurturing, environment for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years and is open from 7:00am to 6:30pm. Our qualified educators and assistants are trained in early childhood development and our centre is purpose-built, designed and equipped to meet the unique needs of children in each appropriate age range.
Along with personalised attention and support, this approach creates a fun and engaging environment that supports learning throughout the day, for each and every child. For your convenience, nappies are provided and all meals including dinner are prepared daily using fresh market ingredients. We take great pride in incorporating environmental sustainability into our everyday; children learn about recycling items, growing and eating vegetables and lessening our impact on the planet.
Our centre also incorporates the following features:
- Music program
- Sports program
- Meditation program
- Beautifully presented natural environments
- Specialised curriculum with individual learning journals
Our ultimate goal is to help develop and promote healthy, active children who are strong in mind, body and spirit.
Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government.
Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2012 and started working at Moonee Ponds Kinder Haven in early 2021. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care; I’m trained in Child Protection and First Aid.
During my time in the early childhood industry, I have undertaken most roles including student, assistant educator, lead educator, cook, assistant centre manager, educational leader and now centre manager. These roles have given me a strong understanding of how a service runs and what is needed to provide children with the best quality of care.
Growing up I have always been around children, my aunty and uncle have been foster parents since well before I was born, caring for over 550 children. Each time I would visit, I was so excited to meet the new child. The transition period was always difficult but being there to help settle, make them feel safe and secure has always been rewarding. Which has given me a great understanding of the transition period into care.
To make the transition into our service as smooth as possible, we offer the family to come in to have as many orientations as they need to feel comfortable and to ensure their child is feeling safe, secure and supported for their first day starting with us.
Moonee Ponds Kinder Haven have a long-servicing team with some educators being here for 15 years who truly believe this is their home. Our team are multicultural which gives our centre a large understanding of cultural needs children have and being involved with celebrating special cultural events with great knowledge.
Our beautiful heritage building foundation stone being laid on the 18th of September 1920, The War Memorial Hall and Club Room were built as a memorial to those who served during the Great War. Which was converted into our service back in 2006.
Community involvement is such a big influence with us at Moonee Ponds Kinder Haven as we are located in the heart of Moonee Ponds. Using our 6-seater pram we love to go on local excursions to Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Central, our local library and much more.
With many of our team having children of their own, we have all been or are going through the process of child care and early learning – we are proud to offer support where possible – from helping our families to enrol, applying for the Child Care Subsidy or even tips to help with fussy eaters. We are here to help!
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
Pre Kinder One
6 weeks – 1 year
1 year – 18 months
18 months – 2 years
Pre Kinder Two
3 – 4 Year Old
2 years – 2.5 years
3 years – 4 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Hot dinner
- Pin code security
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- Secure on-site parking
- Music program
- Sport program
- Meditation program (3 – 4 years and Kinder rooms)
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten Program
- Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
- KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings with our centre
Ratings and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“Thank you so much for all that you do to make the environment for our kids such a happy, exciting, healthy, fun, safe place to be. Your rooms are fantastic and exciting. The themes you have are awesome – the shop in Pre Kinder 1 is a real winner!! Everyone is always so cheerful and helpful. You have a massive part in shaping the lives of our little ones in these important foundation years, we can’t thank you enough for the work you do and all the effort you put in.”
– Sandy and Tina
“Excellent service, very professional & attentive staff who provide a structured & supportive environment. Very happy!”
“Great homely feel, my daughter loved her experience in Kinder! Welcoming and friendly staff in all rooms, especially kindergarten and professional and supportive manager in office. Definitely recommend this service!”
“Nice and safe environment for kid to spend his day learning and playing while we are busy at work. Very helpful, friendly and professional staffs and careers. Happy to recommend.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Kinder Haven centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Kinder Haven Moonee Ponds, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.