How do I apply for your waitlist?
Please fill out the form on our website found here.
What ages do you cater for?
We cater for children aged from 6 weeks through to five years. Our baby room caters for children aged 6 weeks to 2 years, Toddlers room 1.5- 3 years and we have separate 3 year old and 4 year old kinder programmes.
What are your fees?
We are a not-for-profit Community Co-Operative where parents form our committee of management. Families are encouraged to volunteer their time to support the management of the centre.
Our current fee structure is as follows:
0-2yrs Room fee: $120 per day
2-3yrs Room fee: $115 per day
3-4yrs Room fee: $115 per day
4 year old kinder fee: $115 per day
Fees include educational programs, incursions and some excursions, bedding, nappies, as well as nutritionally balanced morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. No fees are charged for public holidays. Meals are made fresh daily on the premises. All dietary requirements are catered for. Please inform Educators upon enrolment. Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) is available for families from Centrelink and we encourage you to apply.
What happens in school holidays?
The centre is open throughout the school holidays.
Do you offer a kinder program?
Yes. We have a fully qualified kindergarten teacher who designs and runs our kinder program. The program draws on the Early Years Learning & Development Framework (EYLF) and the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework (VEYLDF) to offer your child educational experiences that will help them to develop and learn in all areas and give them the opportunity to partake in a play based, indoor/outdoor, child centered approach that emphasis’s learning though exploration, investigation and opportunities to practice problem solving, thinking skills such as creativity and lateral thinking. The objectives of the program include preparation for a seamless transition into Primary School.
Can I book a tour?
For those interested in the Babies or Toddler Rooms we only allow tours on offer of enrolment. This is because of the volume of our waitlist and requests for tours. Thank you for your understanding! If you are interested in 3 Year Old or 4 Year Old Kinder in the next 12 months, please email waitlist@malvernearlylearning to discuss a tour.
Please note, no walk-in tours are allowed as we are a busy centre, focused on looking after the children first and foremost.
My baby is not yet born, but I am interested in enrollment in the future, can I be placed on the waitlist now?
Yes, we recommend getting on the waitlist as soon as possible, even if it is for a start date several years from now.
Do you have a minimum enrolment?
No. We take children for one day a week through to full time, but we encourage families to take on two or more days, particuarly in the 3 Year Old room and up, to best support your child.