Building resilience begins before school

Social and emotional wellbeing is a vital part of helping children gear up for life. Helping to build confident and resilient school-ready children starts well before kindergarten. Personal strengths and a sense of independence can hold children in good stead for the next phase of their lives.

Local rooftop playground wins top Educational Play-space award

The magnificent rooftop garden and playground at local Kindergarten and Childcare Centre, Platypus Junction Mulgrave has recently been awarded Gold and the Best in Category Award at the National Landscape Design Awards. The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) judged Botanical Traditions the winner in the Educational Play-space category.

Nurturing curious minds is child’s play

A new childcare centre has inspiring and safe environments tailored to the needs of families. A family owned and operated business with a 23-year history of nurturing young children will soon open its third purpose-built Melbourne early learning centre, in Langwarrin.

Every child and family is different

Care tailored to meet the needs of each child is vital to working families.

“If you want something done well, do it yourself.” It’s a variously attributed quote that two busy, working parents took to heart in 1995 when it came to childcare for their own children.

Places were hard to come by and there were problems with safety, cleanliness, the curriculum and being heard.

State-of-the-art childcare comes to Croydon

Croydon has a village-feel and a tight-knit community. And that’s what the locals love about it.

The suburb of Croydon has much to offer and now boasts a new state-of-the-art childcare centre. Platypus Junction Croydon has just opened its doors after months of excavating, construction, landscaping and interior design and decoration. It was purpose-built on Croydon Road, conveniently located across the road from Croydon Primary School with easy access to Croydon Train Station and Maroondah Highway.

Childcare lays the way for move to ‘big school’

Children who have had the benefit of quality childcare and early learning are more likely to make an easy transition to school.

Children need basic skills by the time they start school. They should know how to hold a pencil, open a lunchbox, open and shut a water bottle and pack away books. They also need the ability to handle events that can make them angry, sad or frustrated. School requires them to know how to sit still, listen to a teacher, be open to new experiences, take turns and share.