Kensington Kinder Haven provides care and education for children between 15 months and 6 years of age. We are a premium, high quality, day care centre, committed to providing high quality programs by qualified and experienced staff.
Each staff member treats the education and care of the children with sensitivity by understanding each child’s needs, interests and developmental stage.
The development of your child’s Gross Motor Skills is encouraged by our obstacle courses, jumping platforms, and specifically designed outdoor climbing equipment. We are fortunate to have extensive grass and ‘soft-fall’ areas, and a sandpit which provide many wonderful learning experiences for the children.
The outdoor environment also offers the discovery and exploration of nature and its many wonders through our Herb and Vegetable Gardens and Wormary. Children have the opportunity to grow and harvest small amounts of produce for our kitchen and have exposure to and participation in the sequence of recycling. This element of our program fosters appreciation and respect for natural environments and living things.
Our centre provides meals including Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea for your convenience.
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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.
My name is Debbie and I am the Centre Manager of Kinder Haven Kensington.
I have worked in the early learning industry for around 15 years and I have a Diploma Education in Early Childhood. During my career I have had the opportunity to work with different age groups and across the variety of areas in the industry.
I strongly believe that every child has the right to a good education – and a solid start in life – to give them every opportunity to meet their potential. For me, it’s all about collaborating and forming meaningful partnerships with the community and families.
I am fortunate to work with a highly qualified and experienced team, whose passion for the industry and their roles therein is matched by a commitment to giving the children the highest quality learning experiences.
I look forward to meeting you and your family – and exploring how we can support you on your child’s learning journey – soon.
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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||4 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Home cooked meals including Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
- Breakfast and a late afternoon snack provided
- Weekly cooking classes with our in house chef
- Health Professional Checks including Dentist, Speech, OT and Vision Screening
- Free Sports classes
- Veggie garden
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computer/s
- Large, natural play environments
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
- Excursions to local nursing home and local primary school
- Free Incursions such as The Bug Show and Under The Sea Show
Reviews and Testimonials
“The educators and manager are friendly, dedicated and genuinely caring. My boy loves it there ! After just 3 months he has made so much progress, thanks to all the educative activities and the committed staff. I definitely recommend Kensington Kinder Haven.”
“Kensington Kinderhaven is a wonderful centre with very caring staff, a great new school readiness program, and always lots of fun and laughs.”
“My children have been going to Kensington Kinder Haven for just over two years and I can not rate their care high enough. I have had a few separation anxiety issues with my son and once going to this kindy things began to get a lot easier. The staff always go above and beyond to help. He went from being very nervous at drop off time, clinging and crying to asking to go to kindy on his days off and just saying bye mum. This is all due to the effort made by all staff to make in feel extremely comfortable. Now apart from creating lasting bonds with my children they have exceeded my educational expectations. My just two year old could spell her name and recongnise it, and also tell me what certain flags were. My son can spell write read (somethings) and also do addition and subtraction. If you are looking for a kindy to not only educate your child but create a deep connection with each child on their own level then this is the centre for you.”
“This is a great childcare centre. The staff are warm and friendly, they are very creative and put together great activities for the children. The centre is always very clean and I like the two separate outdoor play areas for the children of different age groups. Their seasonal menus are always varied and nutritious and my daughter is very happy there.”
“We have recently joined the Kinder Haven family at Kensington. We have been made to feel exceptionally welcome, and our son has settled in quickly to his new environment. What has impressed us the most?
- the teachers don’t just supervise the children, they actively engage in activities with the children and genuinely enjoy spending time with them
- the facilities are fantastic, with access to wonderful variety of educational toys and activities, including the latest technology smart boards
- the centre is always kept clean and well maintained, which teaches children to have respect for their surroundings
- the teachers know your child individually, and can tell you how they spent their day, what they experienced, and who they played with
- communication from the centre is great. They make use of apps and emails to give you access to the days activities and learnings, and enable you to manage your own bookings and attendance online
Overall, the quality of care, education, and social development offered at Kinder Haven Kensington is outstanding and we would highly recommend them to any family considering enrolling their child.”
“Kensington Kinder Haven is a lovely, professional and caring centre. My two boys love it there and even though it’s a bit further than some others in my suburb, I am not worried about the extra drive as it is so worth it! They truly care about the kids and do everything to ensure all children are not only nurtured but school ready. They listen to the children and the parents and I couldn’t ask for a better centre.”
“I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful staff at Kinder Haven Kensington. Not only are they so caring and understanding towards the children but they speak to them and treat them intelligently and teach them things that we as parents often don’t think to. The staff have created a warm, safe, familiar and fun environment for the children and it really is like a second home for my daughter. She looks forward to going there and is so happy when she arrives which makes us feel at ease. We couldn’t be happier with our choice for our daughter’s early child care and we look forward to sending our little boy there.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Kinder Haven Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Kensington 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.