We offer a number of different rooms and activities to suit the needs of all children at Bentleigh Child Care and  KIndergarten.

the babies room at Bentleigh Child Care Centre in Bentleigh

Nursery (Gems)

The Nursery Room caters for up to 15 children aged between 8 weeks-18 months of age.

They are cared for by qualified room leaders and two assistants. This is a ratio of 1:4 of staff to children.

Upon enrolment at Bentleigh Child Care and Kindergarten into our nursery parents are given routine forms to complete which helps gain knowledge and understanding of each babies individual routine.

Our goal is to provide a warm and trusting environment for the babies to make them feel safe. Staff follow routines given by the parents and meet with parents for changes.

Another toddler room at the Bentleigh Child Care Centre in Bentleigh

Toddlers (Amethyst)

The Toddlers Room caters for up to 15 children aged between 18mths– 2yrs.

They are cared for by qualified room leaders and two assistants. This is a ratio of 1:4 of staff to children.

The program in the Amethyst Room helps promote the beginning of independence. Children have more choice of activities and staff encourage children to gain self help skills and develop their language. This room has an age appropriate outdoor area in which the children can explore and enhance gross motor skills.

Toddlers room at Bentleigh Child Care in Bentleigh

Toddler Two (Ruby)

Bentleigh Child Care and Kindergarten toddler room caters for 25 children aged 2-3 years.

The room consists of qualified room leaders and assistants. This is a ratio 1:4 of staff to children.

The program in the toddler’s room ensures that each child’s individual needs are met whilst they gain confidence in their exploration of their environment. Programming includes a variety of music and movement, stories and rhymes as well as creative and sensory activities and experiences.

4-5 year old Kinder room at Bentleigh Child Care Centre in Bentleigh

3-4 year pre kinder (Sapphire)

The 3-4 year pre kinder group caters for children aged between 3-4 years.

There are 25 children in this group each day cared for by  qualified room leaders and one assistant. The ratio for this room is  1:11.

The program focuses on both group and individual developmental needs. Parents have access to observations throughout the year and are issued with a collective book at the end of the year.  Our 3 year old kinder is a great way of helping children be ready for 4 year old kinder!

3-4 year pre kinder room at Bentleigh Child Care Centre in Bentleigh

4-5 year old Kinder (Diamond)

The 4-5 year old kinder group caters for children aged between 4-5 years.

There are 30 children in this group each day cared for by a qualified room leader with a Bachelor in Education (or equivalent) and one assistant. The ratio for this room is 1:11.

The program in our kindergarten room focuses on building confidence and helping children  become ready for the transition to school. The room has its own large area outside in which the staff can incorporate indoor and outdoor programs. The children really enjoy exploring the outside environment with a purpose built ‘jungle theme’ sandpit area.