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Mossfiel Children's Centre

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Mossfiel Children's Centre has been an integral part of the Hoppers Crossing community for over 25 years. We deliver high quality and inclusive childcare for children aged six weeks to six years. Our team of nurturing and experienced educators will partner with you to develop a play-based early 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 Mossfiel Children's Centre.

Highlights of our childcare centre

  • An intimate home-like setting that ensures children feel happy, calm and ready to learn. 
  • Children have access to exceptional childcare programs rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard
  • Engaging and flexible indoor and outdoor play spaces filled with plenty of natural resources to support children's development.
  • Delicious and healthy meals prepared by our talented chef to fuel children’s growth and development. 
  • Parents and teachers can share and receive live updates about children’s learning from anyway via the Storypark ePortfolio.
  • Children can learn about responsibility, empathy, and compassion by caring for our resident pet guinea pig, Puzzle. 
  • Children learn about the importance of connecting with their community and supporting those in need via our regular community giving projects. 

Mossfiel Children's Centre vacancies change frequently. Register your interest in our centre here.

“Both my kids go to Mossfiel Children Centre and they absolutely love it. The staff are absolutely wonderful, very caring and helpful. They have lots of experiences planned for kids for various occasions throughout the year like celebrating Holi, Chinese New year or Christmas etc. The staff are very friendly, and over the years my kids and I have developed a bond with each and every one of them. I definitely recommend this centre.” Radhika Y.

“I was first recommended Mossfiel by colleagues. All of them raved about the centre and I put my baby's name down hoping a spot would be available by the time I was ready to return to work. A place was available when the time came, but of course, I was absolutely not ready! Belinda and the staff were so understanding and patient during our orientation process. They calmed my nerves around every topic from sleep to meals. On my first day at work, they even sent a gorgeous and thoughtful card with pictures of my little girl doing activities during her orientation time. The staff at Mossfiel genuinely care with affection the children in their community. We are so lucky we picked Mossfiel and couldn't be happier with the service they provide.”  Azadi R.

"Belinda and all the staff have been very helpful, friendly and engaged with us and the kids. The activities, educators’ enthusiasm and love for children, the beautiful yard and small numbers made Mossfiel a natural choice for us, despite the relatively long commute. Catering to our vegetarian needs, cooking up inspiring dishes for the children, is also Kristie, an integral part of Mossfiel. Sathvi has grown immensely in both learning and social skills. The pets introduced, garden activities, water play, interaction with other kids, younger and older, listening and oral skills, painting and craft activities, incursions, multi-cultural themes, special days and dress-ups - she has loved it all, and skips into the centre every day with a big smile and eager anticipation of what her day will bring. Kudos to all the staff for providing a safe and welcoming place for the children, where they learn life-long skills through innocent and enjoyable play!”  Pavi V. 

Play is the best way for children to learn. That's why at Mossfiel Children's Centre, your child's program will incorporate a variety of open-ended and structured play-based experiences. Activities will be guided by your child's interests and capabilities, ensuring your child gets the most out of their childcare experience.

Activities will include:

  • language and literature
  • music and movement
  • art and craft
  • dramatic play
  • science and maths  
  • sensory motor activities
  • messy play
  • cooking and healthy eating
  • activities to promote physical coordination
  • incursions.

These play-based experiences will help your child develop important social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills.

All our early learning programs are based on the National Early Years Learning Framework “Belonging, Being and Becoming” and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

Integrated 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.

Mossfiel Children's Centre's flexible indoor environment enables educators to set-up a variety of play-based experiences that foster children’s imagination, curiosity and exploration.

Our large outdoor play space offers the perfect place for children to explore. Your child will have access to our array of natural resources and play equipment to support their development, including:

  • a sandpit
  • bikes
  • digging patches
  • vegetable garden beds
  • a music garden
  • climbing equipment.  

Your child’s early learning program will be delivered by Mossfiel Children's Centre's experienced, passionate and nurturing teachers. Our educators' number one priority is ensuring each child receives the best possible experience at childcare. 

Educators will work in partnership with you – your child’s most important teacher – to develop a childcare program that reflects and builds on your child’s interests, curiosities and skills. Educators will also recognise and celebrate your child's unique background and culture, incorporating these into their program. 

Educators will share live updates about your child’s development via Storypark - a secure, login-based ePortfolio. Documentation may include photographs, videos, learning stories, and samples of your child’s work. Storypark will also allow you to contribute to and comment on what your child is doing while in childcare. You can share your family activities and your child’s updates with educators via Storypark too.

If your child has additional needs, our educators can connect your family with specialist support.

Meet our Centre Director

Hi, I’m Belinda Timpano, the Director at Mossfiel Children’s Centre. I’ve been at the centre for almost 10 years and have worked in the early childhood industry for the past 20 years. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I began my career as a diploma educator, which I loved. I have worked across all age groups, and I have found working with children and families and watching them grow and develop to be incredibly rewarding.
I really enjoy my role at Mossfiel Children’s Centre. I'm proud to work with such passionate and dedicated educators. Being a small centre, we have built up strong relationships with children, families and the local community.