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Early Learning Centre

About Leaves Early Learning Centre Murrumbeena

Leaves Early Learning Centre (ELC) is a Long Childcare and Kindergarten service that provides education and care for children aged 3 months to 6 years.

Our qualified Kindergarten teacher has over 5 years’ experience teaching and all educators hold qualifications in the industry. Read more.

At Leaves ELC, we limit the number of children to 12 per room up to 3 years of age. Many studies have shown that younger children generally learn and develop better in smaller environments. By limiting the number of children in each room, we ensure that each child receives maximum care and is offered the best opportunities for their development. We are committed to providing a safe, happy and stimulating environment for every child that attends the service.

The service offers an educational program tailored to each developmental age group, from the nursery up to and including our 4-year-old preschool program. Our aim is to ensure that your child is best prepared to attend primary school in the following year. The preschool program is managed and delivered by a Masters Qualified Kindergarten teacher and our team of early childhood educators is carefully selected to ensure they have the appropriate qualifications and experience.

Leaves ELC offers four spacious, natural outdoor play areas with 4 large shade structures. We strongly believe in children learning through play in natural environments and having choices of kinesthetic, visual and verbal learning. Our service and educators are expected to follow the Cancer Council’s SunSmart policy.

As parents of young children, we understand that the decision to commit to childcare and early learning can be very emotional and challenging. We are committed to the care and education of every child and believe the early years are a unique and important stage of a child’s life. We promote a healthy lifestyle for all children by offering a balanced diet, a comprehensive menu and exceptional role-modelling by all educators.

Service details

20-21 Crosbie Road,
Murrumbeena VIC 3163
Ph. 03 8592 1995
Monday to Friday
7am to 6.30pm

What makes our childcare service in Murrumbeena unique?

  • Nutritionally balanced meals provided
  • Nappies & wipes provided
  • Sunscreen provided
  • Linen & blankets
  • Incursions & extra curricular activities
  • Fully accredited, Government-funded Kindergarten Program
  • Highly qualified & experienced educators
  • Daily photos & updates on your child’s activities
Nursery 1
3 months - 12 months
Nursery 2
12 months - 18 months
Toddler 1
18 months - 2 years old
Toddler 2
2 years - 2.5 years old
Senior Toddler
2.5 years -3 years old
Kinder 3
2.5 years - 4 years old
Kinder 4
4 years -5 years old


Service Manager at Leaves Early Learning, Murrumbeena

“My name is Brooke and I am the Service Manager at Leaves Early Learning, I have been working in the Early Childhood field for more than 18 years taking on various roles including Room Leader, Centre Manager, Advisory Consultant and working in shared projects with external providers.” Read more.

I have been in my role as a Manager for the past 11 years.

I have been working on developing a strong partnership with families and local communities to ensure that children are given the best opportunities to develop based on their strengths and abilities.
I love being a part of the Leaves family and working with Educators to ensure that children and families are provided with the best possible environment to learn, grow and develop. I see this role as an opportunity to bring my experience and professional knowledge, and to commit to the continuity of the excellent service provided to all current and future families.

I believe that children are confident and capable learners, enthusiastic creators of their present and future. Children are unique individuals, they have beautiful minds and capabilities to take on wonders and adventures with their learning and environment. I see my role as a facilitator and a leader with a strong interest in children’s advocacy and children’s rights.

I would love to invite you and your family into Leaves Early Learning to tour our beautiful environments and to get to know our nurturing team.

My qualifications & experience

  • Advance Diploma in Children’s Services
  • 20 years in the Early Learning sector

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The Sparrow Way.

The Sparrow Way combines proven international early learning methods to create a unique practice designed for today’s society. Guided by the principles of Reggio Emilia and underpinned by The Early Years Framework for Australia, we embrace children’s inherent abilities to learn and develop, creating an environment for them to find solutions through exploration, discovery and invention.

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Waitlist & enrolment process

Our childcare centre in Murrumbeena promotes an open-door policy where families can visit and walk through the centre at any time during operational hours.

Once families have completed a tour, they will receive an enrolment pack with all necessary paperwork.

Once enrolled, the orientation process begins. The orientation process is an arrangement made between families and staff that supports the family’s needs.

Accessing the Childcare Subsidy

We understand that access to the Government Childcare Subsidy is an important consideration when choosing a childcare centre. Learn more about eligibility, how to access the subsidy and how Sparrow works with your family to ensure a smooth transition into early learning childcare.

Happy families at Leaves Early Learning Centre Murrumbeena

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