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5367 3936

0407 315 935

5367 8830


6 Clifton Drive
Bacchus Marsh 3340 

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What We Offer

Bacchus Marsh Childcare & Kindergarten offers you

  • A nurturing, enjoyable and challenging care and learning environment, providing individualised high quality programs and learning plans for all children.
  • Highly trained, qualified and experienced educators and VIT registered teachers who know and form positive relationships not only with the children in their care but with their families as well.
  • Long day care options for children aged from birth to school age.
  • Kindergarten/funded preschool incorporated into our long day of care for children aged 3 to 5 years of age.
  • Before and after school care and programs for school aged children.
  • Delivery to and collection from the local primary schools for our school aged children.
  • Vacation care for school aged children in school holidays and during any school closure periods.
  • Healthy, appealing and nutritious meals prepared daily by our two centre cooks, using fresh, seasonal produce and ingredients.
  • Meal options and alternatives to cater for children who have specific dietary requirements.
  • A service that is sustainability aware of its impact on the environment

Our Educational Programs

Bacchus Marsh Childcare & Kindergarten follows The Victorian Early Years Leaning Framework (VEYLF) and the Early Years Learning Frameworks (EYLF) as per our programming policy. This is Australia's first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators.

The aim of the Frameworks is to extend and enrich children's learning from birth to 5 years and through the transition to school.

We are committed to providing a developmental and educational program which caters for each child's individual needs, abilities and interests. Our program will continue to develop as we use the relationships children have with their families and communities, working in partnership with families to ensure that each child's knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of our programs.


We encourage children to be responsible for their own learning through choices in experiences, interests and routines. We use conversations, actions and play as the basis for teaching which involves the children being partners in teaching by seeking out ideas, opinions and thoughts and questions. We encourage children by promoting their dependence and self-help skills by assisting within the routine and involving the children in interest based projects to further enhance their learning and knowledge. We value children and family input and encourage family involvement in order to gather a comprehensive and holistic view of the child.

We know that children learn effectively through play and this is supported by educators who are diligent in their responsiveness to each child. Applying strong intentional teaching will provide the children with an authentic and meaningful learning environment which challenges, supports and nurtures a child's development.

Goals For Your Child At Our Service

"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being." Maria Montessori.

Educators' practices and the relationships they form with children and families have  significant effect on children's involvement and success in learning. Children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support young children's learning. Children's early learning influences their life chances.

Wellbeing and a strong sense of connection, optimism and engagement enable children o develop a positive attitude to learning. (Early Years Framework p.9.)

We will create  range of short and long term goals for your child that we will program to and observe on which will be based on the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Frameworks and include:


  • Mutual respect and empathy;
  • Concern and responsibility for self and others;
  • A sense of self-worth;
  • Social awareness;
  • Importance of sustainability;
  • Habits of initiative and persistence;
  • Creative intelligence an imagination;
  • Self-confidence as an independent learner;
  • A love of learning.


Kindergarten & Preschool

The Kindergarten Program here at Bacchus Marsh Childcare & Kindergarten has been assessed and rated and is funded by the Department of Education & Training. The Program is delivered daily by qualified and VIT registered Early Childhood Teachers and aims to equip children with the skills necessary for starting primary school. We provide a program that is developmentally appropriate and which aims to further the children's development in the areas of Identity, Community, Well-being, Leaning and Communication.

We also aim to challenge children, encouraging and fostering their interests. International and Australian research shows that attending a quality preschool program improved the quality of children's experiences in their later schooling.


Our program ensures that children are not only catered for intellectually, also that they are cared for in a positive environment that is safe and secure. Children are taught to respect the rights of others, to work towards self-discipline, increase independence skills and creativity and to develop self-esteem. Children have an opportunity to take part in an emergent curriculum, where their interests are used as a directive and explored to their full extent. Therefore, children are encouraged to be intrinsically motivated to take control and be an active participant in the dictation of their own learning paths.

Participation in our kindergarten program ensures that children establish foundations that assist them in later life.

Our Rooms

Babies Room (Birth to 18 months)

  • 10 Children
  • 3 Educators

Toddler Room (18 to 36 months)

  • 10 Children
  • 3 Educators

 Kinder Room (3 to 5 years)

  • 30 Children
  • 1 VIT registered, degree qualified Early Childhood Teacher
  • 1 3 year old Kindergarten Teacher
  • 1 Educator

 Before & After School Program (catering from Prep to Year 6)

  • 15 Children
  • 1 Educator

 Ratios for child to educator as per the Regulatory Requirements in the state of Victoria are:

  • Children aged 0 - 3 years - 1 : 4
  • Children aged 3 - 5 years - 1 : 11
  • School aged children - 1 : 15