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About Bassetts Road

Summary

  • Child care in Doreen supporting families in Mernda, South Morang, Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs.
  • High-quality programs delivered in 6 age-based rooms.
  • Play-based programs meet all the National Quality Standards.

Join our happy community

Bassetts Road Early Learning Centre is a multi-purpose community hub designed to connect children and families to early learning, activities and specialised supports.

Run by Melbourne City Mission, we provide long day care for children from 6 weeks through to 6 years of age, 5 days a week.

Our daily opening hours are from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Kindergarten and child care programs

Our 4-year-old kindergarten program is run by an experienced educator, 5 days a week across extended hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm. Child care is available outside these hours.

Our modern centre has a range of features everyone will enjoy.

6 age-based rooms

Our rooms provide the opportunity for children to feel safe, build relationships with educators and experience age appropriate learning environments.

Natural, large and well-equipped playgrounds

Each of our playgrounds are allocated by age group to allow our educators to support, engage and play with children at all times. Our safe and fun outdoor spaces feature versatile play equipment that can be adapted to the changing needs of your child.

We feature sensory experiences including large sandpits and soft fall areas, quiet areas for individual play, and shaded spaces to protect children while they learn. Children enjoy playing in these areas and are involved in developing and growing our veggie garden.

A large, commercial grade kitchen

In our kitchen, healthy meals are prepared by our on-site cook each day. Every meal is made with nutrition in mind and can cater to your child’s dietary requirements.

A community meeting space

Our meeting area is perfect for playgroup sessions and community hire.

Specialised support services

Support services are available by referral to support local children and families.

These services include Cradle to Kinder for young mothers and early childhood intervention support.

Quality care for every child

Our child care programs are designed to promote diversity, inclusion and respect in our community.

Bassetts Road’s play-based educational program provides opportunities for children to develop their literacy, numeracy, social, and emotional skills. Based on the Victorian and national Early Years Learning Framework, our program is evidence-based and tailored to each child’s interests and developmental goals.

We also support children’s physical health and wellbeing by providing 5 nutritious meals and encouraging active learning in our expansive outdoor areas.

Bassetts Road meets all the National Quality Standards (NQS) set by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. The NQS are high, national standards for quality early learning and care services in Australia.

Our team achieved a rating of Exceeding for NQS Quality Area 6 for our collaborative partnerships with families and communities. This rating reflects our passion for and commitment to the children and families we work alongside.

*We provide day care and funded kindergarten to the surrounding areas of Doreen, Whittlesea, Mernda, Nutfield, Yarrambat, Yan Yean, Wollert, South Morang and more.

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