Lemon Tree Children’s Centre

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Lemon Tree Children’s Centre is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Carlton, just north of the Melbourne CBD, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

Children at Lemon Tree Children’s Centre have open access to bright, nature-inspired spaces, structures and experiences with plenty of room for growing, inquisitive and energetic bodies to play, relax or quietly explore.

We invite you to tour our centre to learn more about our high-quality curriculum and Reggio-Emilia inspired early learning environments.

Learn More About Our Centre

Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

2/10 Grattan St
Carlton, VIC, 3053

Learn More About Our Centre

Lemon Tree Children’s Centre is a 60 places centre, catering for children aged 4 months – 5 years of age. Each child’s individual needs are taken into consideration when settling, planning and programming for them, and our educators are trained to help you and your child feel comfortable in the new surroundings.

Our environments and learning experiences presented to the children are reflected in the research and knowledge of emergent curriculum, Reggio Emilia, and the National Australian Early Years Learning framework.

Children’s learning is fostered and enhanced through exploration, play and experimentation, whilst being challenged and supported by their educators. Your child will love their day at Lemon Tree with our friendly and passionate team of educators. We have high educator to child ratios allowing educators and families to work together to ensure a happy and productive time whilst children are in our care.

Our educators take the time to provide families with up to date information on their child’s day and development progress. Our educators are selected for their qualifications and expertise in the early childhood field and we pride ourselves on the quality of our care and the warm and secure learning environment we provide.

Your child’s learning and development will benefit greatly from the interaction with educators and other children at the centre. We make sure that our curriculum and school readiness program fits within the Commonwealth Government’s Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

We offer a range of excursions for all age groups including visits to the Carlton Gardens, The Children’s Museum, our local bookstore for story time sessions and walks around Lygon Street. This excursions links us to the local community and our eight seater pram is ideal for getting our babies out and about into the local area. Our culturally diverse team brings a worldly perspective to our programs and give children an opportunity to explore other cultures and traditions.

Our over threes have a fortnightly sports program incursion to learn healthy habits and our under threes have a music and movement session. The unique baby room has a beautiful indoor space that’s perfect for young minds to be nurtured.

We cater our services at the centre to make life easier for our busy families. We provide nutritionally balanced meals prepared by our own chef in our centre kitchen. We also provide necessities such as nappies, sunscreen and bedding for nap times.

Fee Information

Age GroupDaily Fee
Under 3 Years$146.00
Over 3 Years$144.00

Good to Know

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Four nutritionally balanced meals including: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea & a late snack.
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Hats

What to Bring

  • Formula and bottles
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

Our Educators

Our educator team are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. With Guardian children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experience.

Our educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.

You and Your Child

All Guardian Centres provide a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.

Our Centres use Storypark and each family is provided with a secure login to access on their computers, mobiles or apps.

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