Platypus Junction Childcare, Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten

Platypus Junction offers four purpose built, family owned and operated, childcare early learning centres in Melbourne. You’ll find our childcare centres nestled in the suburbs of Mt Eliza, Montmorency, Mentone and soon Pt Cook. At each of our childcare centres we cater for children from 3 months to 5 years. Each age group has their own unique area for indoor and outdoor learning and play that is challenging and fun. Platypus Junction has a team of highly qualified and caring educators. This ensures your child is receiving an age appropriate and consistent early childhood education that is built on the Early Years Framework. We have a Victorian Government funded kinder programme for 4 and 5 year olds with qualified kindergarten educators – the perfect preschool preparation. Platypus Junction Kindergarten educators manage school readiness and liaise with our pre-schoolers new teachers to ensure a smooth transition into their exciting first year at school.

Children find plenty of Tender Loving Care at Platypus Junction. That’s why we call it the ELC with TLC. It’s not just the care that’s special at Platypus Junction.  Being family owned and operated, we think about the things that others don’t.  We take pride in our fresh and seasonal food prepared and cooked in our very own kitchens with centre based cooks, so you know it’s nutritionally balanced. Did we mention yummy? At Platypus Junction our indoor to outdoor play and learn areas mean children have a number of learning experiences – one of the favorites are the veggie patches. The children love getting their hands dirty while learning about growing their seasonal veggies and herbs. Great early learning isn’t just about the children. It’s also about families who can relax knowing their child is in safe and caring hands.