Altona Early Years Hub

103B Grieve Parade, Altona VIC 3018

About us

Altona Early Years Hub provides families with a state-of-the-art early years facility located on the site of the Altona College P-9 School. At the heart of this facility is the belief that each child is a competent learner from birth. The hub’s team of nurturing and experienced educators deliver high quality and inclusive childcare (from birth to six years) and three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that help each child realise their potential. Educators partner with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop a play-based learning program that encourages your child to expand their capacities and deepen their understanding of the world. In turn, your child will develop vital social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills. Even more importantly, educators ensure your child is safe, secure and happy while in our centre.

Altona Early Years Hub

Address
103B Grieve Parade, Altona VIC 3018
Open Hours
7.00am – 6.00pm (Monday – Friday)
Phone
2024

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Dingo Integrated 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Walert Integrated 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Shark Green 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm    
Multi-age Shark Blue Rotational   8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Shark Green 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Shark Blue Rotational G1 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
Multi-age Shark Blue Rotational G2 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
Multi-age Shark Blue Rotational G3 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
3YO Possum Integrated 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
4YO Dingo Integrated 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Casey Aldridge, the Centre Director at Altona Early Years Hub. My career in Early Childhood Education spans different roles, including Trainee, Room Leader, Educational Leader and Centre Director. I cherish supporting and engaging with our families, educators and community, and value the joy of child-led discovery. I believe in upholding each child’s right to a safe and secure learning environment that caters to their individual needs, boosts their confidence, and celebrates their uniqueness. Our team of capable educators and teachers welcome you to join us at Altona Hub.

Casey Aldridge

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

Our families say

Have had my kids in here for the last few years and have been so happy with the incredible support and care provided by all the staff as well as the friendly and engaged manner we have always been afforded as the parents. I would highly recommend Altona Early Years Hub to anyone in the area looking for quality child care.

Callum Foley

Frequently asked questions

Your child will need a backpack or bag, a refillable water bottle, a change of clothes, a wide-brim sun hat and their favourite toy, which can help them settle in.

Children love community visits. Experiencing different environments and groups of people helps them learn. You’ll get plenty of information in advance and have opportunities to ask questions. The centre will also need your written permission before your child can take part.

Germs spread quickly, and home is the best place when we’re unwell. Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if they show any of these symptoms.

• 38C and higher temperature

• Vomiting or diarrhoea

• Rashes that can’t be explained

• Red, swollen and discharging eyes

• Unusually lethargic, irritable or not eating and drinking

When your child is feeling better with no symptoms for 24 hours, they’re welcome to return.

Infectious diseases

If your child has an infectious disease, please keep them at home and let us know straight away. Whatever you tell us is confidential.

See the list of infectious diseases at www.health.vic.gov.au/infectious-diseases/school-exclusion-table

If your child becomes unwell while at the centre, teachers will make them comfortable and ask you to pick them up. If you’re not available, they’ll call one of the other contacts listed on your enrolment form.

Whether it’s a one-off issue or requires ongoing care, talk to your teachers if your child is on regular medication or has food allergies or intolerances. The team is there to support your family, and the more you can tell them, the better they can help. They will ask you for information from your doctor about how much your child takes and how often. Also, let the team know when anything changes. They will set up a new plan to support you, including any necessary training.

ECMS is a Child Safe organisation. We rigorously follow the child-safe standards set out by the Victorian Government. These standards guide us to drive a child safe culture, provide appropriate strategies and actions to put the interests of children first, keeping them safe from harm. We are committed to involving families and communities in our efforts to keep children safe.

Engaging in risky play is vital for children’s learning and development. Our teaching teams plan for and support opportunities for children to explore their environment and challenge themselves within play. Navigating risk promotes problem solving, persistence and resilience, and in a safe environment, is lots of fun!

Explore a day in the life

Immerse yourself into what a day at our service could look like for you and your family.

Questions about enrolling?

Get in touch and one of our team will help you.

    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.