West Hawthorn Early Childhood Centre provides the authentic childhood for children to explore, evolve and succeed. We are a 40 place non-for-profit service that embraces family traditions with community values. We pride ourselves on building a strong partnership with our community, offering a modern approach to early learning to support children’s growth and development.

The Centre has been in continuous operation for over 25 years and is fully accredited. The Centre was assessed against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and received the highest rating of “Exceeding” in all seven (7) quality areas, giving the Centre an overall rating of Exceeding.

As a community (parent) managed Centre, families are engaged in various activities throughout the year such as fundraising events, working bees and the annual general meeting. Our facilities are owned by and maintained by the City of Boroondara.

We aim to create an environment that is homely, nurturing and educational as well as fun and safe. The children have access to a range of indoor and outdoor activities that are open ended to enhance their learning and discovery.