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Child Care Centre in Clayton

At Discovery Tree Child Care, we strive to deliver the highest standard of quality child care assistance and education for each child. We achieve this through our quality and detailed programs that provide numerous opportunities for discovery, curiosity, wonder and interest. Furthermore, we respond to the uniqueness of each child, their needs, personality, cultural backgrounds as well as their strengths and interests.

We believe that with the combination of our state of the art facilities and resources combined with our highly experienced and dedicated educators, as well as the utilisation of a solid foundational management hierarchy that we can most assuredly provide a stimulating learning environment. We look forward to your family embarking on a wonderful learning journey with us.

Please take the time to browse our website to see what we have on offer and we encourage you to book a tour so you can experience the Discovery Tree difference.

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Why Choose Us?

Locally Family Owned and Operated

Most child care centres today are owned by corporate entities that are listed on the stock exchange and only see your child as a means to increase the value of their shareholdings.

Discovery Tree, on the other hand, is 100% locally family owned and operated, so the people that own the centre are also the people working in the centre, working directly with families and children, getting to know each and every one at a personal level. Additionally, we constantly strive to give back and support the local community by providing the very best child care assistance to not only Clayton, but also to the surrounding suburbs such as Keysborough, Dingley, Clayton South, Clarinda, Oakleigh South and Springvale, extending throughout the South Eastern Melbourne area.

Dedicated Educational Leader

An Educational Leaders role is to oversee the education that is being delivered within the service, this role is mandated by the department of education. Most child care centres allocate this role to an educator that is already working within the rooms and is typically only allocated 8 hours per month. Discovery Tree, on the other hand, have a dedicated Educational Leader who is provided with 15 hours per week, solely to support and mentor our educators, ensuring that we are delivering the highest standard of educational program and practices.

State of the Art Child Care Facility

Discovery Tree Early Learning Centre is a brand-new state of the art facility which has been purposely built to maximise learning outcomes. The rooms have been designed to promote effective supervision of children at all times.

The bright open plans encourage a warm and friendly environment. Many safety features have been built into our centre to minimise any potential harm or access of unauthorised persons.
All of the play equipment has been carefully selected for quality and age appropriateness, toys and resources are always available for educators to help implement quality programs.

Each educational room has its own dedicated age-appropriate playground to maximise your child’s outdoor experiences, encouraging energy release and exploration.

Diploma Qualified Staff

The majority of our educators are Diploma trained and qualified, exceeding the minimum qualification requirements set out by the department of education. We only employ dedicated, passionate and experienced qualified staff who are committed to working with children. Even our management staff are Diploma qualified.

We encourage quality partnerships with families providing honest communication and quality feedback.

  • We provide higher than required educator to children ratios
  • We provide quality learning through the Early Years Learning Framework
  • We strongly encourage and support all educators to extend on their learning
  • We only use approved age appropriate positive behaviour guidance strategies
  • We ensure high-quality hygiene practices are maintained at all times

High-Quality Early Educational Programs

Discovery Tree recognises the early years as a time which can heavily influence the potential of a child’s future. Our Educational Leader is constantly developing our curriculum to provide:

  • Learning, guiding and intentional teaching through play with lots of encouragement in a positive learning atmosphere
  • Interesting content and a variety of themes and topics offered throughout the year
  • Individual and group project work initiated through children’s interests and educators’ observations
  • Fun games, songs and activities for all age groups
  • Individual expression in children’s artwork by providing a wide variety of art materials
  • Engaging with local community members
  • Both written and verbal reports highlighting each child’s learning and development.

Everyone is welcome at Discovery Tree

Our Child Care Early Learning Centre located in Clayton South and we cater for all surrounding areas including Clarinda, Westall, Oakleigh South, Springvale, Dingley, Keysborough & Bentleigh East, offering long day care and early education in our state of the child art education centre.

If you would like to book a tour of our Brand New Child Care Centre please contact us today (03) 9551 0870. You can also follow us on Facebook!