West Hawthorn Early Childhood Centre and Kindergarten is a not for profit, community managed long daycare and funded Kindergarten.

We are a small 40 place Centre that has been in continuous operation for over 25 years and are fully accredited. The Centre was assessed against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care in January 2014. The centre 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, AGM’s etc. 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.

Located at the entrance to Smart Street Reserve, our Centre is set against a wonderfully green backdrop which provides plenty of fresh air. We are a Sun Smart Centre and we follow the Sun Smart guidelines during all months of the year to ensure the children’s play is in a safe environment. 

The day to day operations and staffing is the responsibility of our qualified Director and Assistant Director who are supported by the parent run committee of management. Parent involvement enables us to provide a place for open collaboration so that we can provide the best care and education for the children and families.