Newport Gardens Early Years Centre

51 Maddox Road, Newport VIC 3015

About us

Newport Gardens Early Years Centre is an architecturally designed early years hub conveniently located next to Newport Gardens Primary School. We deliver high quality and inclusive kindergarten and childcare. Our team of nurturing and experienced educators will partner with you to develop a play-based learning program that helps your child realise their potential.

Unique to our centre is our on-site Toy Library, encouraging the continuation of play-based learning at home and introducing children to the concept of lending.

Integrated three and four-year-old kindergarten

Our integrated kindergarten program is led by our wonderful bachelor-qualified teacher. It features a variety of play-based activities that help prepare children for the transition to school.

Our kindergarten program is a convenient and flexible option for families requiring care outside of kinder hours and during school holidays.

Newport Gardens Early Years Centre

Address
51 Maddox Road, Newport VIC 3015
Open Hours
7.30am – 6.00pm (Monday – Friday)
Phone
2024

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Sea Star Integrated 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Banksia 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Wattle 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Lilly Pilly 9:15am – 2:15pm 9:15am – 2:15pm 9:15am – 2:15pm
Multi-age Bilby 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
3YO Waratah 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-age Joey   8:15am – 3:45pm   8:15am – 3:45pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Lilly Pilly 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Wattle 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Bilby 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
3YO Waratah 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-age Joey 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-age Banksia Rotational G1 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Banksia Rotational G2 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Banksia Rotational G3 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Sea Stars 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 Tahnee Moyle, the Acting Centre Director at Newport Gardens Early Years Centre. I have held various roles in my career, from being a Certificate III Educator to a Room Leader and even an Education Leader. I prioritise building connections with families and children, creating a sense of belonging. My team and I work to ensure each child feels valued and welcome. Newport Gardens provides Sessional Kinder and Long Day Care, with a bush garden for exploration. Our focus is on community engagement, utilising Newport’s parks for immersive outings, nurturing a vibrant setting for all.

Tahnee Moyle

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

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.