Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten

Bentleigh Childcare & Kindergarten is a privately-owned Centre where children are nurtured in our Nursery, Pre-Toddler, Toddler and Kindergarten rooms.

Our inspiring team of educators work alongside families to create a community within our Centre. Nursery
Our bright and spacious Nursery can take 15 babies per day aged between 6 weeks and 18 months. Our aim is to provide a nurturing, caring, and safe environment where your baby can learn, grow and develop within a flexible routine and curriculum. Relationships are paramount to us and we go above

Operating as usual

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 15/09/2021

Sleeping Outside

Our Toddler Team have recently introduced the children to sleeping outside. Many of the benefits include:

- Natural light exposure which produces more melatonin for a more restful sleep
- Better functioning of body and brain
- Reduced stress
- Reduced illness
- Improved learning
- Better physical and emotional development

04/09/2021

Wishing all of our families a Happy Father's Day

"Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad"

30/08/2021

Australia says thank you!

27/08/2021

Congratulations to our centre manager Lyndsey and her husband Rich who received their Australian citizenship today!

[08/24/21]   RE-Enrolment forms for 2022 are due to be returned by Friday 27th August.
Places are filling fast so secure your spot now!

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 13/08/2021

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten

Are you a parent or carer of a child who’ll be three next year?
Now is the right time to enrol your child in funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, available in 2022 at Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten.
Contact us today to find out more.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 05/08/2021

Sensory Play

Our 3-Year-old Kindergarten children enjoyed a spontaneous experience this afternoon with soap flakes.
The group decided that they wanted to create a "Snow" area for their penguins and educators Vanessa and Sandra assisted the children to add water to the flakes to create their desired winter wonderland.

The smiles and engagement on their faces say it all!

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 26/07/2021

Crazy Hair Day

The children and educators enjoyed showing off their crazy hairstyles today to raise money for children fighting Cystic Fibrosis.

22/07/2021

Reading with Toddlers

We value the importance of reading and sharing stories with all of the children that attend BCK.
Reading to young children expands their vocabulary, improves memory, and allows them to practice listening skills. It sets the foundation for strong early literacy skills and helps to develop thinking and imagination.

What stories do you like to share at home?

Reading with Toddlers

We value the importance of reading and sharing stories with all of the children that attend BCK.
Reading to young children expands their vocabulary, improves memory, and allows them to practice listening skills. It sets the foundation for strong early literacy skills and helps to develop thinking and imagination.

What stories do you like to share at home?

13/07/2021

Siblings

"Because of you, I will always have a friend"

We have a number of siblings that attend BCK and we provide opportunities throughout the day for them to spend time with one another within our indoor/outdoor programs.

Siblings

"Because of you, I will always have a friend"

We have a number of siblings that attend BCK and we provide opportunities throughout the day for them to spend time with one another within our indoor/outdoor programs.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 12/07/2021

Toddler Excursion

This morning our Toddlers ventured out into the community for their first excursion for 2021.
They delivered some unique drawings to the residents at Estia Heath Aged Care Facility and then dropped into our local café called District Brewer for a Babycino.

07/07/2021

NAIDOC Week 2021 "Heal Country" is held from 4th-11th July.
Healing Country means embracing First Nation's cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage.
At BCK we are participating in various activities and events throughout the week.

NAIDOC Week 2021 "Heal Country" is held from 4th-11th July.
Healing Country means embracing First Nation's cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage.
At BCK we are participating in various activities and events throughout the week.

02/07/2021

Come and book a tour at Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten and discover how we can give your child the best start in their educational journey.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 25/06/2021

Pyjama Day

With the chilly days rolling in we decided to throw a PJ day!

The children and educators loved dressing in their cosy nightwear, robes and slippers. Our 3 and 4 Year old Kindergarten children also loved choosing their favourite movie to watch and snuggled together sharing some popcorn.

10/06/2021

Show and Share

The children in our 4 Year Kindergarten have the opportunity each day to "Show" or "Share" something that is meaningful to them. Oliver loved sharing this wonderful family tree that he has been creating at home. He was so proud to point out family members, where they live and that it will take pride of place in the toy room at home!

Show and Share group times provide the opportunity to extend children's language and communication skills, promote listening and responding whilst building self esteem as they discuss matters that affect them.

Show and Share

The children in our 4 Year Kindergarten have the opportunity each day to "Show" or "Share" something that is meaningful to them. Oliver loved sharing this wonderful family tree that he has been creating at home. He was so proud to point out family members, where they live and that it will take pride of place in the toy room at home!

Show and Share group times provide the opportunity to extend children's language and communication skills, promote listening and responding whilst building self esteem as they discuss matters that affect them.

26/05/2021

At BCK we recognise the significance of National Sorry Day and wanted to share the many ways we can say sorry.

21/05/2021

Just a reminder that our Open Day is tomorrow! Come and meet the team and see our beautiful facilities! 😁

We would like to invite families to our Open Day on Saturday 22nd May between 10am and 12pm.

We would love to show you round our facilities and you can discover more about our educational programs and meet our inspirational educators.

13/05/2021

We would like to invite families to our Open Day on Saturday 22nd May between 10am and 12pm.

We would love to show you round our facilities and you can discover more about our educational programs and meet our inspirational educators.

We would like to invite families to our Open Day on Saturday 22nd May between 10am and 12pm.

We would love to show you round our facilities and you can discover more about our educational programs and meet our inspirational educators.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 10/05/2021

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Today we invited our families to a special afternoon tea to celebrate and give thanks to our wonderful mothers.
The children baked delicious treats and shared beautiful gifts that they had created.

"To the world you might be one person, but to me you are the world"

08/05/2021

From all the BCK children, families, and educators, we wish all the special women in our lives a very Happy Mother's Day.

Here is a special message from some of our Kinder 4 children
❤️🌷

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 27/04/2021

4-Year-Old Kindergarten Excursion to Bentleigh West Primary School.

Our Kinders loved meeting Mrs Bergen the Prep teacher this morning and exploring the classroom as part of our school readiness program.

This provided a great opportunity to support the children with their transition to school from 2022 and we look forward to continuing these excursions again this year.

26/04/2021

When it comes to early learning, research shows that two years are better than one.
That’s why Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will be rolled out at Bentleigh Child Care in 2022, giving eligible children five hours a week of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Talk to us about your child’s best start.

For more information, ask our staff or visit www.vic.gov.au/kinder

When it comes to early learning, research shows that two years are better than one.
That’s why Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will be rolled out at Bentleigh Child Care in 2022, giving eligible children five hours a week of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Talk to us about your child’s best start.

For more information, ask our staff or visit www.vic.gov.au/kinder

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 22/04/2021

Our 3-Year-Old Kindergarten children were excited to re-commence our Library Excursions at Bentleigh West Primary School this morning. They enjoyed exploring a range of books with Carmel the librarian before selecting their own books to "Read."

This excursion demonstrates our commitment to building strong partnerships with the local school and is an integral part of our school readiness program. It also promotes early literacy in both verbal and written texts.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 12/04/2021

Easter Egg Hunt

The children enjoyed participating in our annual Family Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 10th April.

This was a great opportunity to celebrate a special event and promoted a sense of community and belonging amongst the BCK families, children, and educators.

09/04/2021

Our beautiful and spacious pre-toddler room environment is designed to nurture and educate 15 children per day.

We aim to facilitate a homely atmosphere and promote discovery and exploration for our inquisitive toddlers.

Our dedicated team of educators foster a love of learning in a safe and welcoming environment and we place a strong emphasis on collaborative partnerships with families and the community.

06/04/2021

A huge congratulations to our wonderful educator Eva who has been employed at the centre for 12 years today!

Eva is an integral part of our support team who assists in all rooms covering planning time and breaks.

Eva is adored by children, staff and families and we want to say thank you for all of her hard work and commitment over the years.

A huge congratulations to our wonderful educator Eva who has been employed at the centre for 12 years today!

Eva is an integral part of our support team who assists in all rooms covering planning time and breaks.

Eva is adored by children, staff and families and we want to say thank you for all of her hard work and commitment over the years.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 17/03/2021

Yesterday we celebrated 'St Patrick’s Day.'

Our wonderful ECT Sharon shared her knowledge from her Irish cultural background and all the children and educators wore something green.

We enjoyed a delicious Irish Stew for lunch followed by Irish Soda Bread for afternoon tea which was baked by our Kinder children.

They explore themed experiences and it was a great opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to cultural diversity and care for ourselves and others.

09/03/2021

Our unique and spacious 3 year old Kindergarten is designed to care and educate 25 children each day.

We aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment that inspires children to explore, experiment and collaborate, bringing learning to life in a fun and active way.

Our play based curriculum uses the children’s interests as a platform to extend into the various facets of learning.

We place an emphasis on promoting social development, emotional regulation and enriching language and communication to support them in their transition to our 4 year old kindergarten program.

26/02/2021

Wishing our wonderful Early Childhood Teacher Nancy the best of luck as she embarks on her next journey as a mummy.
We can’t wait to meet him 💙

Wishing our wonderful Early Childhood Teacher Nancy the best of luck as she embarks on her next journey as a mummy.
We can’t wait to meet him 💙

25/02/2021
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25/02/2021

Our spacious and inspiring Toddler room caters for up to 25 children per day aged between 2-3 years.

We offer an engaging, stimulating and educational program that enables our toddlers to thrive, explore and learn in a safe and supported environment.

Our passionate toddler team believe that children need reassurance and guidance.
They place a big emphasis on promoting independence and self help skills for your child to flourish.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 24/02/2021

WE'D LOVE YOUR HELP!

Being a privately owned group of only four Child Care Centres in Melbourne, we are constantly up against the large child care chains.

We pride ourselves on providing a ‘home away from home’ learning environment whilst ensuring children feel safe and secure.

We value our partnership with you and your children and are committed to providing high quality childcare and education.

To support and inform new prospective families, we would love it if you could write a small review on our page or through Google.

We have been inundated with tours and enquiries and any feedback from families currently attending would be invaluable for both the Centre and new family.

Thank you in advance.

Photos from Bentleigh Childcare and Kindergarten's post 18/02/2021

Tanya , one of our amazing educators from our Glen Iris Centre has committed to shaving her hair for the world’s greatest shave here in the centre on 12th March.
The person who makes the biggest donation will have the honour of completing the first cut to begin Tanya’s shaved head!

Please click on the link to donate on Tanya’s page, or follow the link on Tanya’s page to the Samantha’s team page where you can donate to the team. http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/tatianamelnikova'

16/02/2021

Introducing our wonderful Nursery Room
Our bright and spacious Nursery can take 15 babies per day aged between 6 weeks and 15 months.

Our aim is to provide a nurturing, caring and safe environment where your baby can learn, grow and develop within a flexible routine and curriculum.

Relationships are paramount to us and we go above and beyond to ensure your baby develops secure attachments which will enable them to be confident and inquisitive learners.

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Location

Products

We offer;
- Nappies
- Nutritious meals prepared on site
- Incursions and excursions
- Funded Kinder Program

Telephone

Address


20-24 Brewer Road Benteigh
Melbourne, VIC
3204

Opening Hours

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