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QV Childrens Centre

QV Children’s Centre is a purpose-built childcare centre conveniently located the heart of the Melbourne's CBD. We deliver high quality and inclusive early education and care for children from birth to five years. Our team of nurturing and experienced teachers 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 in QV Children’s Centre.

Highlights of our childcare centre

  • Easy access to trains, trams, and buses - making life easier for busy families. 
  • 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 anywhere via the Storypark ePortfolio.
  • iPads are used for a variety of interactive learning experiences.
  • Children can connect with their community and learn in engaging settings outside the centre via our regular excursions. 
  • Excursions, meals, and nappies are included within our daily childcare fee, which means there are no hidden costs for families. 

"We love QV Childcare because the educators show a genuine interest in and love for our children. The centre provides activities that not only engage the children but also encourages them to explore their environment and pursue their varied interests."

"Both of our children have been extremely happy at the QV ECMS centre. The staff are very caring and have focused on each of our child's needs, from an early education perspective and a social and emotional support perspective. It has been a pleasure to be part of the ECMS early learning community."

Play is the best way for children to learn. That's why at QV Children’s Centre, your child's early education program will incorporate a variety of open-ended and structured play-based learning 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
  • excursions and incursions. 

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

All our childcare 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. 

This year our kindergarten children will learn French as part of the Government's Early Learning Languages Australia program.

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

QV Children's Centre's architecturally designed spaces reflect the urban landscape of our surroundings. Our flexible indoor play spaces enable educators to set up a variety of play experiences that foster children’s imagination and curiosity.
We have three fantastic open-air playgrounds where children can explore, learn and play. Your child will have access to an array of resources and play equipment to support their development, including:
  • a sandpit
  • bikes and trikes 
  • a vegetable garden
  • a digging patch
  • raised decks that can be used as viewing platforms
  • climbing equipment.          

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

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 this 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 care. You can share your family activities and your child’s updates with teachers via Storypark too.

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

Meet our Centre Director

Hi, my name is Clare, and I'm the Centre Director of QV Children’s Centre. I have worked in the early childhood industry for 14 years. I have been fortunate to work at QV Children’s Centre since its opening in 2006.

My philosophy is that learning is a triangle; child, parent and teacher. It's our role to teach and support the children and families as well as each other as educators.

I am passionate about the early learning and wellbeing of our centre’s children, educators and community, and help to build, support and develop the relationships through positive and effective communication. 

Working with our 2IC and Educational Leader, I harness our team's abilities to provide high-quality care and education. I also ensure the early learning journey for each child is authentic, rich with knowledge and full of memorable relationships with educators and friends.