Platypus Junction Croydon

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  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
  • High-quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4yr olds in fee support on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of kindergarten.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Hours

Mon to Fri 6:30am to 6:30pm

Address

20/22 Croydon Rd
Croydon, VIC, 3136


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Platypus Junction Croydon! Our wonderful childcare centre is conveniently located at 20 Croydon Road Croydon, just across the road from the Croydon Primary School with easy access to Croydon Train Station and Maroondah Highway. Our bright and fresh purpose-built childcare centre encompasses the historic Croydon church hall. This wonderful structure has been a special addition to our beautiful learning environments, thoughtfully created for the development of babies to 4-year-old kindergarten. We welcome you to come and enjoy our community space. This space is for parents and families to catch up with each other or can be used when extra time is needed at drop off.

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families
  • Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Engaging outdoor environment to spark learning and exploration

Supported through a passionate and dedicated team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators, our childcare and day care centre in Croydon is an inclusive learning environment for children where a personalised approach to learning opportunities ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

Children attending our Croydon child care centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child transition from early learning to primary school.

The Victorian Government offers funding to provide families up to 15 hours of Free Kindergarten a week, in addition to the Childcare Subsidy. The funding offsets the fees for three and four-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Kindergarten program. Families will save up to $2,050 a year for children aged three years old and above in eligible long day cares in 2024. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey.

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in the centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and are wanting to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Platypus Junction Croydon today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Leanne Piper

“I aim to provide a high-quality learning environment where children, families, and educators feel safe and valued.”

Rhythm of The Day

With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

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

Our Educators

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

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.

Centre Highlights

  • Stimulating learning environments equipped with natural open-ended materials and resources
  • Large outdoor play spaces featuring natural play structures, sandpits and water play
  • Commercial grade, open plan kitchen for the on-site cook to prepare 5 healthy and nutritious meals daily
  • Children socialise over meals shared in the Piazza

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.