Mt Atkinson Children’s and Community Centre

160 Clara Avenue, Truganina VIC 3029

About us

Mt Atkinson Kindergarten, situated in Truganina, opened its doors in January 2023. Located within the Mt Atkinson Children and Community Centre, the kindergarten can accommodate up to 132 children each day.

The Mt Atkinson Children and Community Centre offers a variety of services, including three- and four-year-old kindergarten programs, maternal and child health services, and spaces for community meetings and activities. These services are designed to support the needs of this rapidly growing suburban area.

The Mt Atkinson community eagerly anticipates the continued expansion of local amenities, with new primary schools and shopping centers set to open soon.

Mt Atkinson Children’s and Community Centre

160 Clara Avenue, Truganina VIC 3029
Open Hours
8:15 am – 3:45 pm, Monday
8:15 am – 4:15 pm, Tuesday
8:15 am – 3:45 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:15 pm, Thursday
8:15 am – 3:45 pm, Friday

Centre Philosophy

Mt Atkinson Children’s and Community Centre Values:

Respect – We actively foster respect for children, families, the community, teachers and educators.

Inclusion – We passionately advocate for the rights of all children, families, professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Collaboration – We engage in collaborative partnerships to foster shared goals.

Integrity – We consistently uphold honesty, shared responsibility and transparency in all our actions.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Green 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Red 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
4YO Orange 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-age Purple 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
3YO Yellow 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
3YO Blue 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Green 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
4YO Red 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
4YO Orange 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-age Purple 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Yellow 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
3YO Blue 8:30am – 1.30pm 8:30am – 1.30pm 8:30am – 1.30pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Louise Vuk, the Nominated Supervisor at Mt Atkinson Children’s and Community Centre. With experience in diverse roles like Inclusion Support and Educational Leadership, I prioritise supporting my team and promoting respectful partnerships. My philosophy focuses on inclusion, respectful connections, and fostering a nurturing community where children, families, and educators collaborate for overall well-being and development. Mt Atkinson excels in inclusion, partnerships, and integrity, valuing honesty, shared responsibility, and transparency in all we do, and we welcome you to join us.

Louise Vuk

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

Really impressed by the services available at the centre. Special thanks to Miss Louise, Miss Paris and all the teachers and staff members for all their efforts. It is all coz of them that the children feel excited coming to the centre and enjoy spending time there. Thank you.

Arsalan Gilani

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

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.