Oakhill Family Centre

91 North Road, Reservoir VIC 3073

About us

Oakhill Family Centre is delivering high quality and inclusive early education and care for children from birth to five. 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. Even more importantly, our educators will ensure your child is safe, secure and happy while at Oakhill Children’s Centre.

Oakhill Kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard. Learn more about the National Quality Standards. Enrolments are centralised through Darebin City Council. If you have any questions about enrolling, fill out the enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you.

Oakhill Family Centre

Address
91 North Road, Reservoir VIC 3073
Open Hours
7:00am – 6:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Phone

Centre Philosophy

Oakhill Family Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land we live, play and work on. We strive to promote greater understanding of First Australian ways of being and knowing through an acknowledgement. With over 30 years of dedicated service, we provide high-quality early childhood education, including sessional and integrated kindergarten, early learning and care, and a Parent Activity Group. Families are also supported with access to a Maternal Child Health Nurse onsite.

At Oakhill Family Centre, we value trusting and respectful relations and the celebration of each child’s family and cultural heritage. We prioritise building strong partnerships with families and the wider community, ensuring an inclusive and supportive environment for all. Through our play-based educational programs, children are encouraged to explore, create, and learn in a nurturing setting. We continually enrich learning experiences by integrating observations and insights from families and staff, supported by ongoing professional development initiatives.

2024

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Joeys 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
4YO Possum 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
4YO Kookaburra 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Kangaroos 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Joeys 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
4YO Possum 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
4YO Kookaburra 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Kangaroos 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Nadia Vallelonga, the Centre Director at Oakhill Family Centre with experience in roles such as Educator, Room Leader and Assistant Director. I enjoy mentoring my team as we collaborate to achieve the best results for ongoing learning. I prioritise growth, trust and building respectful relationships with families and children. We have been part of our diverse local community for nearly fifty years, serving first nations children, children from complex and vulnerable families, children newly arrived in Australia and multi-generational Oakhill children. Our team of skilled educators welcome all children and are dedicated to meeting every child’s educational needs.

Nadia Vallelonga

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

Outstanding kinder and wraparound quality education 2023, thank you.
A very impressed grandmother!

Vivien Brodsky

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.