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
- Hey Dee Ho music program
- Healthy Aussie Kids sports program
- 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.
Northland Kinder Haven has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
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 Big School Ready.
What is your name? Marianne Fruci
How long have you been working in childcare? I have been working and studying within the Early Childhood industry since 1991
What is your favourite part of working at the centre? Setting the foundation so that children are invested in their play and develop the best possible outcomes
What qualifications do you hold? Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services
What are you most passionate about? My passion in the industry is working in partnership with the families, educators, children and the community so that together as a team the best possible learning outcomes for children can be achieved.
What are you most proud of at your centre? I am proud of the many partnerships we have established within our Kinder Haven community as well as the connections within our local community which has helped us achieve an exceeding rating of the service.
What is your favourite inspirational quote? “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.”
What is your philosophy about educating children? It is important to build trusting relationships with children in order to give them the confidence to explore life and learn.
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 we feel comfortable and this is evident in the low turn-over of staff.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre? Families will feel most welcome and special when they consider our centre. They will learn about the great journey their child will have at our centre through the excellent educators and the inclusive curriculum we will provide.
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
- Hey Dee Ho Music 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.