6-8 Andrew St
Seaford Victoria 3198

6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday

We are open all year round with the exception of public holidays and weekends.

We may choose to close or limit the hours of care between Christmas and New Year depending on business demands.

All information is given to families in advance to ensure all parents are aware of the centres availability schedule.

Our Philosophy

We believe, an environment that is engaging and inviting for children, will help them learn and extend themselves whilst at play. This is the key for how children learn. Learning about the children's interests extends their development and scaffolds their learning in a way that engages each child. A child that is comfortable within their environment is a child that will want to learn. We believe we provide this through the equipment we have available for the children to use and explore with. This equipment comes from conversations with children and families, observing the child individually and in groups.

Communication with children whilst in play enables us to learn about children's interests, development and needs. Talking with children and listening to children is how relationships are built. This is also how children build relationships with the educators and other children. This also includes relationships with parents and families, communicating with them on a daily basis is also how educators learn about the children and their background.

Supporting children to choose their own play and equipment, helps them make decisions individually and in groups, children learn to compromise, share and be aware of different options and goals in their play. This is important for children's life skills and to build confidence as learners.

Our Educators

Our team of educators are friendly, dedicated and experienced. All our educators hold an early childhood qualification ranging from Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Services, Diploma in Early Childhood Services to a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

All educators hold:

  • Working with Children Card
  • First Aid Certification Covering:
    • CPR
    • Emergency Anaphylaxis Management
    • Emergency Asthma Management

Kinder Program

At Cherry Lane we provide a kindergarten program with a qualified kindergarten teacher who holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. The program runs all day every day (with some exceptions) for 4 year olds. There is no set time that you need to attend or certain days. You can start any time of the year (providing there are space available).

For more information please give us a call!

Our Facility

Cherry Lane Children's Centre is a 62 place, purpose built centre. Our facility offers four individual children's rooms that provide age appropriate indoor and outdoor play spaces.

Our Outdoor Areas

All outdoor facilities have shade sails and trees covering all yards.

We have chickens and a community garden with vegetable patches and fruit trees. All children assist us in looking after the community garden, collecting eggs and caring for the chickens.

Nutrition

Included in the fees are nutritious and healthy meals and snacks. We provide a four week rotating menu which changes each season. Our menus incorporate 50% of the daily required nutritents that a child needs. Meals and afternoon tea's are cooked fresh everyday and can cater for dietary restriction, vegetarians, babies, allergies and religious beleifs.

Meals provided:

  • Breakfast (6:30am-7:30am)
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • A late snack for children at the centre after 5:45pm
Milk and water are the only drinks that are provided at the centre.

Fees

Under 3 Years (Daily) $117.00
Under 3 Years (Weekly) $585.00
Over 3 Years (Daily) $117.00
Over 3 Years (Daily) $585.00

Included:

  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Linen
  • All meals (cooked fresh on premises daily)
  • Fruit bowls available to all children throughout the day in their rooms

(Fee information is correct as of 02/07/2018. Please contact centre for up to date fee information as these may have changed)

Get in touch

6-8 Andrew St
Seaford Victoria 3198