Childcare & Kindergarten
About Somerville Childcare
Somerville Childcare and Kindergarten is situated in Gomms Road, Somerville, on the Mornington Peninsula. We are an 80 place service with 5 rooms, providing care for children aged 6 weeks through to 5 years. Read more.
We aim to provide the highest quality care & education for every child. We believe that every child has the right to feel safe and secure in a warm & nurturing environment that respects and caters for each child and family’s individual needs regardless of gender, age, ability, economic status, family structure, lifestyle, religion, culture or language.
Our service prides itself on the strong relationships we build with children, educators and families always encouraging their input and to become more involved within the centre and community.
We have a community yard that our whole centre shares together allowing our siblings to meet throughout the day. All rooms have time throughout the day to play outdoors in their own age groups as well. We encourage children to care for our gardens, watering them every-day. We also have a vegetable patch & fruit trees that the children can look after and use fresh produce in their room cooking experiences. Our worm farm & recycling bins assist children in gaining knowledge of sustainable practices to help our environment.
Our educators use the Early Years Learning Framework to guide their educational programs. We have individual learning portfolios that parents & families can access at any time.
What makes our childcare service in Somerville unique?
- Nutritionally balanced meals provided
- Nappies & wipes provided
- Sunscreen provided
- Fully accredited, Government-funded Kindergarten Program
- Veggie garden
- Highly qualified & experienced educators
- Daily photos & updates on your child’s activities
6 weeks – 18months
18 months – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 - 5 years
Service Manager at our Childcare Centre, Somerville
“Hello, my name is Kiara and I’m the service manager here at Somerville Childcare & Kindergarten. I hold a Diploma in children’s services and have been in early childhood education for over 7 years.” Read more.
Ever since I was young, working with children was what I intended to do. I believe children are competent, capable learners and we as Early Childhood professionals are here to help, support, encourage and guide children through their early years learning journey.
It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to lead an exceptional group of educators here at Somerville Childcare & Kindergarten. We aim to provide a high-quality education service that meets the needs and expectations of our families and focus on continual improvement.
I work together with my team to establish an environment that is safe, secure, homely, and nurturing. I believe that it is important to establish genuine and trusting relationships with all children, families and educators through communication, hands on support and listening to and understanding the needs of others.
The team here at Somerville Childcare & Kindergarten pride ourselves on the strong relationships formed between children, educators & families. We welcome all enquires and look forward to meeting you soon.
My qualifications & experience:
- Diploma of Children Services
- Over 7 years of experience in early education & childcare.
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.
Waitlist & enrolment process
Our childcare centre in Somerville 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 Somerville Childcare & Kindergarten
“I love the staff Charlie has a great time and always comes home with a smile. He is so comfortable with the girls and management are hands on and always willing to help with extra days!”
“I have 2 children 4& 3 year olds,who attend this centre and have done since they were 6 months old and they have absolutely loved their time here! Every morning I always get “is it daycare day today?” Which to me means my children are being cared for and have lots fun here because they are always eager to go back! All the educators are welcoming and friendly and make the drop off transition a nice and easy one!”
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