Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South

Astra Early Learning offers high quality early learning, Kindergarten and care for children from six

Operating as usual


Today we welcomed the team from Mammolina Childrens Home in Beijing, they are visiting Australia to understand more about our Early Years and how we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach in the Australian Context.

What a great opportunity to share in professional dialogue between both Countries.

This forms part of our International Partnership with China. We look forward to visiting their services later in the year!



Cutting gives young children independent movements of each finger. Cutting with scissors works on the separation of two sides of the hand and strengthens hand muscles. Bilateral coordination is also addressed when they have to hold the scissors in one hand and paper in the other ✂️


Inquiry based learning enables children to be the authors of questions, the builders of theories and the constructors of their own knowledge. Inquiry learning also stimulates investigation and develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning!


Hope everyone is staying safe
and enjoying their long weekend!
We will be closed on Monday 12th June for King's Birthday, Public Holiday.
See you all bright&early Tuesday. ❤️

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 09/06/2023

Our Curriculum Advisor Kirsty is in Tassmania ready for the Reconciliation Symposium- we cannot wait to hear all about her stories she will take away from this opportunity.


Today we had the KIDS ROAR INCURSION, ROAR AUSTRALIA is committed to the prevention of abuse on children and adults through education on personal safety. The program included Positive Behaviour Themes: 1) ‘We all have the rights to feel safe at all times and ‘2) ‘We can talk to someone we trust about anything, no matter what it is’


Yay we have raised $144 for the children’s ground! Thank you everyone for your donation. Your generosity means everything to us and to the community we serve.” 🖤♥️💛

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 31/05/2023

‘Wear it yellow Day’ As part of fundraising for the Children’s ground for National Reconciliation week we invited the children and team to come dressed in yellow. Throughout the week the children were engaged in numerous experiences and activities ❤️🖤💛

Children's Ground is a bold First Nations not-for-profit organisation changing the future for First Nations children, families and communities.


This week we are celebrating National Reconciliation Week, the children are learning about indigenous culture through play, stories and small world experiences ♥️🖤💛


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie

One of the most powerful practices we can cultivate is Gratitude. A daily gratitude practice goes a long way to keeping things in perspective and to keeping us feeling healthy and strong.

As early childhood teachers and educators you are constantly giving – to your children, their parents, and to colleagues; to your partner and your own children (if you have any) and to your tribe – parents, friends and other family members. Kindness, empathy and compassion radiate in everything you are and in everything you do. Who takes care of the Heart of You? Who shows You kindness, compassion and empathy?

How we treat our body, mind, heart and spirit is entirely up to us. What we eat (and drink!), how much we exercise, the quality of our sleep, and the company we keep determine how we feel and live each day. ❤️


Yesterday the kinder children participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime. The National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by Australians is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, homes and children's facilities all over the country and the world!

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 23/05/2023

Butterfly life cycle - As part of the inquiry project our 3 year old kinder enjoyed learning and observing the metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly!


‘Wear It Yellow Day’ 💛

This National Reconciliation Week, we are thrilled to partner with Children's Ground in hosting a special 'Wear It Yellow Day' at our center to raise funds for First Nations children.

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, 31st May 2023, Astra ELC invites you to join us for a free dress day, with a touch of yellow.

To donate you can follow the following link:

By wearing yellow and making donations, we not only show our support but also contribute to Children’s Ground's community-led approach in shaping a brighter future for First Nations children. Every donation counts and plays a vital role in fostering positive change. Together, we can make a lasting impact! 💛🤝


Why is children’s participation important?
Participation is important for children because it gives them an opportunity to have a say about issues and decisions that affect them, learn new skills, have fun and develop a closer connection to their community. As a result programs and services created for children will better reflect their needs.

The United Nations
Convention on the Rights of the Child states children have a right to be active participants in all matters affecting their lives.


🌷Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all Mums a wonderful day. We thank you for all your love and support, and today we celebrate all the incredible mother figures and special people in our lives. 💗✨💐🤲🏻

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 14/05/2023

Special Person’s Day Celebration at Astra ELC


🌺We will be closed for the Anzac Day Public Holiday on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023. We'll see you all bright and early on Wednesday.


Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 20/04/2023

Re-use, Revive, Re-invent, Revamp, Renew and Reduce was the theme of our Educational Leaders workshop!
All our Educational leaders and our Curriculum advisor had a great time exploring Reverse Art truck Inc


"Children need the FREEDOM to appreciate the infinite resources of their HANDS, their EYES, and their EARS, the resources of FORMS, MATERIALS, SOUNDS, and COLORS."
- Loris Malaguzzi


Happy Easter to our beloved Astra community! 🐰🌷

As we celebrate this memorable holiday, we are reminded of the importance of family, friends, and love. We feel so grateful to have every one of you as a part of our extended family here at Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South.

We hope you can spend time with your loved ones this Easter and create new memories that will last a lifetime. May your day be filled with laughter, joy, and lots of chocolate!

A kindly reminder that our centre will be closed from Friday, 7 April to Monday, 10 April 2023. We look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday!


The Reggio-Inspired philosophy embraces the idea of the ‘Environment as a Third Teacher’ and it's nothing short of inspiring! The beauty and natural light of the environment are intentionally designed to evoke a sense of wonder and creativity in children. They are surrounded by authentic materials and tools that communicate their capabilities and competence as they explore. Watching children engage and collaborate in this ever-evolving and changing space is awe-inspiring.

The Reggio Emilia approach understands that every child is unique, and the environment is tailored to meet the specific needs of each child or group of children in the classroom. Whether inside or outside, the environment is designed to encourage exploration, communication, and collaboration, not just among the children but also with the teachers.

It's heartwarming to see how Reggio draws inspiration from nature, creating beautiful spaces that foster a love for the environment among children and adults. The ‘Environment as a Third Teacher’ concept is flexible and always reflects what the children are interested in, focused on, and learning about. This philosophy has transformed the traditional classroom experience into something that is truly magical and memorable.

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 21/03/2023

Can you help us pick a name for our budgies? Pls drop your suggestions below!

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 20/03/2023

On Saturday Astra Education Group hosted a workshop on “Image of a child”.
This was an opportunity for developing the skills of our early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals and is a key pillar to attract, maintain and retain a high-quality ECEC workforce. There are many ways for our employees to acquire and develop the knowledge and skills that increase their professional competence and thus their ability to effectively promote children’s learning, development and well-being.

Book a Tour | Astra Early Learning | Narre Warren South 17/03/2023

Book a Tour | Astra Early Learning | Narre Warren South

Looking for a childcare centre that can offer your child a nurturing and safe environment? Look no further than Astra Early Learning! Our Open Day is the perfect chance to get a sneak peek of our centre's offerings.

With a range of exciting activities planned, there's something for everyone at our Open Day. Kids can jump around in our jumping castle or show off their sports skills with Little Sports Heroes. They can even get their faces painted and leave with a fun souvenir of their visit!

Meanwhile, parents can take a tour of our facility and meet our dedicated educators, who are passionate about early childhood education. You can also learn about our curriculum and how we tailor our programs to meet each child's individual needs.

And don't forget about our special promotions and a referral bonus for new families who register on the day! It's an excellent opportunity to secure your child's spot in our centre and enjoy fantastic savings.

So please mark your calendars for April 1st and join us for a day of fun and discovery at Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South. We can't wait to meet you and your family!

🌟The Open Day is scheduled for April 1st 2023 from 10 am to 1 pm and will feature a range of activities, including:
• Meet our educators
• Explore our environments
• Learn about our curriculum
• Face painting
• Jumping castle
• Little Sports Heroes sports activities
• Referral bonus
• Special promotions apply

Book a Tour | Astra Early Learning | Narre Warren South Experience Astra Early Learning Centre in Narre Warren South firsthand by booking a tour today! Our dedicated and experienced educators will guide you through our state-of-the-art facilities and see our play-based, Reggio Emilia approach in action and learn about our programs, including pre-school a...


Play is often talked about as if it was a relief from serious learning, but for children, play is serious learning play is really the work of childhood.
Fred Rogers


Happy Labour Day everyone! 🎉 Just a reminder that our centre will be closed tomorrow to celebrate the public holiday. We hope you enjoy the day off with family and friends, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in the centre on Tuesday! ❤️

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 08/03/2023

Happy Holi! We love to explore other cultures and ways of life at Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South! Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.

Photos from Astra Early Learning Narre Warren South's post 02/03/2023

Our 4 year old kindergarten children were very excited to be part of the The Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO) program. The program educates children from ages 4 to 12 on living safely with dogs and responsible pet ownership. It was a very fun and interactive program and the children got lots of fun resources to take home


The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of a child with strong potentialities for development and a subject with rights, who learns through the hundred languages belonging to all human beings, and grows in relations with others.


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75 Shrives Road
Melbourne, VIC

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 6:30pm
Thursday 7am - 6:30pm
Friday 7am - 6:30pm
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