Northland Kinder Haven provides a rich, nurturing environment for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years in the Preston area and is open from 6:30am 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:
- Community garden
- Rhythm and Moves program
- Healthy Aussie Kids sports program
- Ella Language program
- Regular incursions and special visitors
- Sustainability program
- 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 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.
How long have you been working in early education?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
Forming bonds and relationships with the families and the children and watching the children develop throughout their journey with us.
What qualifications do you hold?
Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies.
What are you most passionate about?
Children and their constant developmental changes and allowing them the opportunity to grow within a safe environment
What are you most proud of at your centre?
The relationships that we have formed with our families and within the community.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Live for the moment.
What inspired you to become an educator?
My love for children.
What values are most important to you in your team members?
Resilience, positivity, adaptable to change, caring, loving, experienced, passionate
What is your philosophy about educating children?
Providing children with the opportunity to experience the most out of their early years. Provide stability and opportunities to grow continuously. Allowing a space to feel safe and secure. Important to form trusting relationships with both children and their families
What makes your team/centre special?
I am very proud of the team at Northland Kinder Haven. We have together created a ‘home-like’ environment where both educators and children feel comfortable and respected
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
An early childhood educator.
What is one of your hobbies?
Love going to the footy… go the mighty bombers.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
We look forward to having you join our kinder haven family and are eager to provide an environment that is like a second home.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 1 years
||1 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 4 years
||4 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Rhythm and Moves program
- Sports program
- 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
- Regular excursions
Reviews and Testimonials
Have a look at what some of our parents say about our centre:
“We love Kinder Haven. Our 3 year old has been attending the centre for almost 2 years now and she loves it. There is a great outdoor area, excellent communication about curriculum & activities, fantastic staff and a varied menu (including dinner, which is rare to find). The sports program on a Monday is a great added bonus too. I recommend Kinder Haven Northland to everyone.”
“We have had two children go through the centre, one still attends and we have our third who will attend at some stage too, we have always been very happy. We moved from a centre closer to us as our eldest son wasn’t liking the centre, I was apprehensive to move but the staff at kinder haven made the transition extremely smooth and hassle free. In the end it was a great move and we haven’t looked back. Our eldest has separation issues and all the staff at kinder haven went above and beyond in making Henry comfortable, and me! It was always much easier to leave him in the hands of the educators knowing that they would take care of him in the most loving and nurturing way.”
“Kinder Haven Northland is a fabulous centre. My boys have both attended since they were babies and the staff were fantastic at helping the children settle into childcare as well as supporting me as a new mum. My children always enjoy their time there and have great experiences with the dedicated and caring staff. The communication with parents is great, letting us know all the things our little ones were up to and the new things they have learnt. I recommend this centre very highly to other families.”
“My little girl goes to Kinder Haven Northlands and am so happy with the educators and the service that is provided for me and my little girl. My little girl is in the babies room and the educators in the babies room are fantastic as they make her feel just like home. The meals provided are healty and yummy and the activities that they have are very exciting my little ones loves her music and she loves Hey De Ho. I just wanted to thank the girls in the Babies room Megan, Annastasia, Tara and Mary you girls have fantastic towords my little Naomi.”
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 Northland Kinder Haven, 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.