Our Philosophy

Every child is unique and has the right to feel appreciated and valued. Here at Altona Early Education centre we are proud of our service and our focus on building a strong foundation for each child to grow and develop at their own pace. We endeavour to provide an environment that is homely, clean, safe, secure, happy and stimulating for you and your child. QA3

We firmly believe that all children must have love, kindness, comfort, support, independence, communication and time in order to reach their full potential hence our centre has an open-door policy which encourages families to be involved in our centre. We recognise that families are the most important influence in a child’s life. We believe that building a strong partnership with families enables us to extend on family values, diversity, needs and interests in our daily programs and inclusive practices. QA5 and QA6

We have created a quality educational program that is constructed with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), National quality Framework (NQF) and the Department of Educational and Care National Regulations. We endeavour to cater for all individual areas of development, each child’s needs and interests to promote a happy and positive learning experience. The educators reflect upon the learning environment and endeavour to create an inclusive program, adjusting the program based on the needs of the children QA1

In relation to professionalism, educators are qualified, passionate, understanding, and respectful. The educators participate in ongoing professional development, to broaden their skill set and enhance each child’s experience. We believe in building a positive team relationship and we encourage educators to utilise their individual skills within the centre for example; ability of languages, music abilities and creative ideas etc. All educators have an approved ACECQA approved qualifications and have a clear understanding of the Child Safe Standards. Every educator working at the service will hold a current working with children check, current first aid, valid CPR and anaphylaxis. All educators have completed child protection training QA4

We promote health and nutrition across our centre. We accommodate for all dietary requirements for the children for example allergies, religion and personal references. All meal times are positive, relaxed and a great time for social interactions. All meals offered are of nutritional value in accordance with ‘Nutrition Australia’ and Melanie Boris (paediatric dietitian) We will continue to promote correct hygiene practices to minimise the spread of germs and contamination etc.QA2

Get in touch

9398-5229 manager@altonachildcare.com.au MON - FRI: 7am - 6pm">MON - FRI: 7am - 6pm
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Why Choose Us?

We pride ourselves on providing the best long day care services in Altona and the Western Suburbs. Our small, boutique and homely purpose-built centre offers much that many centres built today don't. We Offer:
Small room sizes - Important when considering early education for your child. Studies have shown improved academic, social and emotional development in children who attend smaller centres;
Small, cosy, homely centre - Our centre provides a lovely homely setting, so your child will feel safe and welcomed into our home. Our owners are onsite daily and are very hands on, ensuring the highest standards of care. You and your child will feel welcomed and have a sense of belonging as part of our family environment at Altona Early Education Centre;
Higher educator ratio's - Enabling us to provide your child with the highest possible care;
Free weekly incursions - We understand that cost is an important factor to our families, that's why we offer our incursions at no cost to your family;
Higher qualifications amongst our staff - We hire only the best to care for your children, that's why most of our educators are diploma qualified or above;
Casual bookings - Because we understand that life is often unpredictable, where possible, we offer casual days to support your family with last minute change of plans, or to replace lost days due to public holidays, (subject to availability);
Owner operated, and conveniently located - Our Altona Early Education and Learning Centre is located near Altona Primary School and St Mary's Primary School making the kindergarten, preschool and school run a breeze.

Hear From Our Parents

Since their opening in July 2017, our son (7 months then) has been attending EEC. A five-star boutique childcare experience for first time mum and dad, and the best in the Inner West. Grace (owner) and ALL the STAFF are so amazing, affectionate, caring and very accommodating of our needs. The facilities are fantastic and modern which is only complemented by the healthy food they provide for my little boy. I cannot recommend this centre more highly. This place is like a 2nd home for my son and the best decision we made for his early childhood learning.

- Lisa

This day-care couldn't be any more helpful, supportive and caring to our family and our son who is enrolled. I feel so lucky that we have a spot here. The leaders are amazing with the children, the food is always amazing and the amount that my son learns is astonishing! Thank you to everyone for such a great experience!!

- Reagan

Our kids have attended the centre since its opening and couldn’t be happier. We love the fact that it’s an independent family owned centre. You can tell that they really care about providing service excellence in all areas and most of all wanting to make it a happy experience for all. We also love all the extras they do to celebrate special occasions such as Christmas, Kinda Graduation etc. We certainly give the service a gold star.

- Louise

We are thrilled that our little man has a spot with the team at AEEC. We’ve always felt that the team care about him as a human, his wellbeing, his early education, his routine and (most importantly) his happiness as much as we do, and this means everything to us. Tate loves his friends and carers at AEEC.

- Erin

This day-care has made such a positive difference in my son’s life and by extension, our whole family’s wellbeing. From 6 months old to now 2.5 years, my son has grown into a caring, articulate, sociable, and well-behaved little boy. This is largely because of the meaningful interactions and relationships he has built with all of the carers and other children. I never take for granted how lucky we are to have this day-care in Altona and that we are a part of it. Thank you so much!

- Monica

I cannot recommend this centre more highly. Sarah and her team are caring, compassionate, flexible and make leaving for work that much easier. Due to its size it feels more intimate than others in turn making the care very individualised and keeping the children engaged.

- Kylie

We have been very happy with the care at AECC. It’s a very friendly and supportive place. The educators in my sons’ rooms have been amazing. The management team are approachable and very supportive. We are very happy to have the team at AECC as part of the village helping us raise our son.

- Liz

My baby currently goes to Altona early education. I could not feel more comfortable leaving her there each day!! A fantastic centre and fantastic educators.

- Tegan

We love Altona Early Education Centre, and so does our three-year-old son who has been attending for 18 months. The staff are amazing, and we feel so comfortable leaving our child in their care. It's a warm and nurturing environment for children to feel safe and thrive.

- Chelsea