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Welcome to Penguin Childcare Ravenhall

Penguin Ravenhall child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Ravenhall, Burnside, Deer Park, Derrimut and Cairnlea in Melbourne. Our homely Ravenhall child care centre offers long day care and kindergarten for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm.

Our Ravenhall childcare centre has a team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators that are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years’ education journey. To ensure our families feel connected to their child’s learning and development we, provide daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.

Penguin Childcare Ravenhall is an open and spacious child care centre filled with charm and character that will ensure your children play and learn in a relaxed but stimulating environment.

Our Ravenhall child care centre is conveniently located near the freeway entrance which makes it easy for parents requiring care and education in Deer Park, Caroline Springs and surrounding areas. We are located conveniently behind the delicious Eating Station Café who is well known and supported in the community.

Within our yards the children can learn through our natural play areas. In our yards we have beautiful vegetable patches, garden beds and mud pits. Although we still have play equipment outside we have some natural areas to allow the children to learn about the environment. The children have been able to link these areas to learning and now have been able to participate in some amazing cooking experiences from the fruit and vegetables they helped grow. All meals are made on site with fresh market ingredients. Nappies are also provided.

Our passionate educators create educational and fun learning programs for all our children. We have regular incursions and weekly community walks in our surrounding neighbourhood. Our location allows the children to visit various local businesses which allows the children not only to learn through play but to go and put their learning into practice.

A specialised Kindergarten program is taught by a Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more, your child will become school ready. Our Kindergarten program includes lunch box and uniform days in preparation for school.

Individual children’s cultural, religious and nutritional needs are catered for. We know how important the decision is as to where you are going to leave your child or baby in day care and we guarantee to make your experience a positive one.

Hardeep

I started working in early learning in 2009. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood and Education.

The first few years of a child’s life are very important. This is a crucial time when the child explores the environment and develops new skills. I am passionate and committed to creating a nurturing, safe, and inspiring early learning environment for all children in our care. We provide open-ended experiences to help children learn and grow. As educators, we can influence and enlighten the children in our care, preparing them for life with a solid foundation.

I am lucky to be surrounded by a team of educators who are passionate about what they do and thoroughly committed to our centre and our families. I am a very approachable person and always there to help when needed.

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery

Toddler 1

Toddler 2

Pre-Kinder

Kinder

0 – 18 months 18 months – 2 years 2 years – 3 years 3 years – 4 years

4 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Convenient location
  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – Late snack
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Sports, music and yoga program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Belonging tree
  • Parent refreshment station
  • Vegetable patches
  • Water Play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program
  • Kindergarten program that includes lunch box and uniform days in preparation for school
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning

Our families love Penguin Ravenhall

4.0 /5
10 reviews

Our pricing

Nursery

$166.00

AUD/DAY

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$166.00

AUD/DAY

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Kindergarten

$166.00

AUD/DAY

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Penguin also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres in Victoria. Click here to book a tour online.

On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.

Penguin Childcare’s Family Support team will add your child’s name on our waitlist if a Penguin centre is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place become available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.

Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Penguin centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.

Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.

Most of our Penguin child care and early education centres offers the following:

  • Nappies and wipe
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook

Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toy or blanket, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, comforter or medication.

It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

Penguin Childcare uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Penguin is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.