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126 children


138 622

Service Approval Date

16 April 2012

Primary Childcare Service Type

Long Day Care
Only About Children Moonee Ponds childcare is a light-filled, warm and welcoming centre, with a range of exciting, resource-rich environments. The campus has a large outdoor area that wraps around the front and side of the building, with two spacious yards available for age-appropriate outdoor learning; there are dedicated spaces for nursery aged children and ample room for adventure and play amongst our toddler and Kinder children. The outdoor area includes a bike track, a large climbing area situated over soft fall, entertaining mud and sand pits, worm farms, compost bins, a refreshing water trough, and large blackboards for children to play and learn. Additionally, the campus features its own unique sensory garden with a variety of edible plants where children are encouraged to explore and learn. Marie, our on-site professional garden educator, works alongside the educators to revolutionise the relationship children have with their food. The Playground to Plate program teaches children how to grow, prepare and share fresh seasonal food. At Only About Children Moonee Ponds we get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We run a Nature Play Program during terms 2 and 3 for kinder age to visit the local park, Napier Park in Strathmore, to build on the children’s interests and learning. The children love these programs and it brings so much joy to everyone involved. At our Moonee Ponds Early Learning Centre we’ve engaged accredited dietitians to complement your child’s early childhood education with the right nutrition for their growing bodies. Each day, our in-house chefs prepare nutritionally balanced meals using fresh and locally grown ingredients. Our nourishing daily meals are included in enrolment, allowing your child to enjoy seasonal meals. Our seven age-based custom-designed indoor spaces encourage children to learn and grow, focusing on safety and natural elements that are age-appropriate for all years from babies to school readiness. Our Moonee Ponds Childcare campus is an environment specifically designed to assist in developing children from ages 0-6, facilitating exploratory and natural play. You’ll find a team of qualified and passionate Educators at our Moonee Ponds early learning centre, ready to provide a safe, stimulating, happy and nurturing space for your child.

Centre Features

Can Accommodate Special Needs
Credit Card Payments Accepted
Milk Provided
Bilingual Educators
Direct Debit Facility
Insect Repellent Provided
Nappies Provided
Shaded Outdoor Area
All Meals Provided
Bed Linen Provided
Indoor Play Area
Formula Provided
Approved Preschool Program
Approved for CCS
Vegetable Garden
Outdoor Play Area
Car Parking
Education & Development Programs
Allergy Aware
Weekly Updates
In House Cook
Music Lessons
Tertiary Qualified Staff
Language Lessons
Air Conditioned
Sunscreen Provided
Daily Activity Updates


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Moonee Ponds Kindergarten

At Only About Children’s Moonee Ponds Kindergarten, we understand that school readiness goes well beyond understanding reading, writing and numeracy. With our holistic approach to early years education, we ensure your child learns independence and resilience by focusing on their physical, social and emotional well-being, as well as their academic learning. To meet key development milestones, our qualified team of educators, allied health and nutrition specialists work to cater to each individual child and family, empowering every child to reach their full potential.

We use the Kinder Tick at Only About Children Moonee Ponds because we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means our service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.

Our Moonee Ponds Kindergarten and Preschool program includes:

  • Balanced structured and unstructured play based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered everyday
  • School readiness
  • Small group learning
  • Age 3-6 years appropriate learning environments
  • All meals and snacks

Moonee Ponds Toddler

At Only About Children’s Moonee Ponds Toddler our rooms are the perfect environment for children to freely learn and explore through creative expression. The toddler rooms are tailored to the needs of children aged 2-3 years.

In a calm and welcoming atmosphere, our educators support toddlers to grow and develop in safe, nurturing and challenging environments. Our Grow Toddler Curriculum has been expertly designed to encourage younger children to explore, solve problems, create, construct and interact with peers.

Our Moonee Ponds Toddler program includes:

  • Balanced structured and unstructured play based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered everyday
  • Small group learning
  • Age 2-3 years appropriate learning environments
  • All meals and snacks

Moonee Ponds Nursery

At Only About Children’s Moonee Ponds Nursery our priority is laying a foundation in your child’s early years education for enduring curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. The Nursery is tailored to the needs of infants aged 0-2 years.

The Moonee Ponds Nursery focuses on safe sleep practices developed by qualified Family Health Nurses and Consultants. Our nursery is a safe and stimulating environment in which your child can explore and play and implements both structure and a nurturing environment with our exceptional caregiving and play routines.

Our Moonee Ponds Nursery program also includes:

  • Balanced structured and unstructured play based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered everyday
  • Primary care giving in small groups
  • Age 0-2 years appropriate learning environments
  • Beautifully appointed cot rooms and linen
  • Baby menu with all meals and snacks included

Where to find us

Our purpose-built Moonee Ponds childcare campus is located on Level 1/767 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, and is close to Moonee Ponds Primary and Essendon Primary School. We’re a convenient nine-minute walk from the Essendon train station and have a public bus stop right in front of our building, with regular bus services. With undercover parking provided, families can rely on a smooth drop off and pick-up during every visit. Our campus is an excellent choice for local families in and around Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Brunswick West & Ascot Vale.

National Quality Standard Rating

To ensure your child receives the best quality early childhood education, The National Quality Framework (NQF) offers a national approach to early years education regulation. By assessing children’s services against its quality standard, NQF ensures childcare centres like our Moonee Ponds early learning centre provides your children with ideal educator to child ratios, qualified and skilled educators, approved learning frameworks and transparent information for educators and parents.

Independently assessed under the National Quality Standards, Only About Children’s Moonee Ponds early learning centre is proud to be rated as meeting the National Quality Standard.

Begin the adventure at Only About Children Moonee Ponds today by booking a tour or speaking to one of our friendly team members today on 138 622. 

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Level 1, 767-773 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

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