Watts Street Children's Centre
Located in the heart of vibrant and culturally diverse Box Hill, Watts Street Children's Centre delivers high quality and inclusive childcare for children aged three months 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 Watts Street Children's Centre.
Highlights of our childcare centre
- Engaging and flexible indoor and outdoor play spaces filled with plenty of natural resources to support children's development.
- Exceptional childcare programs rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.
- 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 at childcare from anywhere via the Storypark ePortfolio.
- Regular incursions including a music program that helps children develop self-expression, coordination, speech, listening skills, and a love of music.
- Incursions, excursions, meals and nappies are included within our daily fee, which means there are no hidden costs for families.
Watts Street Children's Centre vacancies change frequently. Register your interest in our centre here.
Play is the best way for children to learn. That's why at Watts Street Children's Centre, your child's early learning 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.
Some of our activities include:
- language and literature
- music and movement
- art and craft
- dramatic play
- science and maths
- sensory motor activities
- cooking and healthy eating
- activities to promote physical coordination
- incursions and excursions.
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 four-year-old kindergarten
Watts Street Children's Centre's integrated kindergarten program is led by our wonderful bachelor qualified teacher. It features a variety of play-based learning experiences 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.
Watts Street Children's Centre offers a warm and friendly home-like feel; the perfect environment to support your child's learning. Our kitchen is in the heart of our centre, and the aroma of delicious meals being prepared is the first thing you notice as you arrive.
Our indoor play spaces are filled with an abundance of natural light, providing a bright and welcoming learning environment. Our rooms feature an open-plan design that enables educators to set up flexible play experiences that foster children’s imagination, curiosity and exploration.
Our rooms open onto our spacious natural outdoor environment, which features lovely shaded verandahs. Your child will have access to our array of natural resources and play equipment to support their development, including:
- a sandpit
- digging patches
- vegetable garden
- climbing equipment.
Your child’s childcare program will be delivered by Watts Street Children's Centre qualified, experienced and nurturing teachers. Our educators are wholly committed to ensuring each child receives the best possible experience at childcare. Our educators speak a variety of languages, reflecting our culturally diverse community, and extending children's learning.
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 early learning program.
Educators will share live updates about your child’s learning 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 will work with you to ensure your child gets the most out of their time at Watts Street Children's Centre. Our educators can also connect your family with specialist support if needed.