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Headstart Early Learning Centre Croydon

Fees & Availability

$133 33
Vacancies Avg. price/day Approved places

Long Day Care

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6 wks to 2 yrs

This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around . To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Headstart Early Learning Centre Croydon directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $133 /day
Price $625 /week


2 yrs to 3 yrs

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Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $133 /day
Price $625 /week


3 yrs to 6 yrs

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Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $133 /day
Price $625 /week


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3 yrs to 6 yrs

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Fee information is not available. Please contact the service directly for information.
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Service Extras

Allergy aware
Education & development programs
Meals provided
Nappies supplied
NQS rating
Sunsafe aware


Welcome to Headstart Early Learning Centre Croydon!

Here at Headstart Early Learning Centre Croydon, we are not just a child care centre, but an education facility as well. We are open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm and provide quality long day care and education for children from birth to six years.

We have purpose built rooms which ensures that everybody gets the most out of their experience and with our low staff turnover, we pride ourselves on our dedicated team of educators whose goal is to provide quality child care at the best possible standard.

Our play areas are bright, open and spacious, designed for a wide variety of activities for the children to participate in. Combined with our exceeding rating, our services are on track to delivering your child with the best services for education and informative play.

Our play areas have been created so that there are numerous opportunities for imaginative play and learning. We also have large outdoor play areas to inspire the imagination and encourage fit and active lifestyles. For your convenience, we provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Though our Kindyhub app parents can see photos of their child participating in our program throughout the day as well as Daily Reports and Learning stories that link your child’s learning to the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard. We embrace our belief that working in partnerships with our families helps to build secure and trusted relationships and we welcome family participation and input into our programs. We take great pride in watching as the children learn and grow as individuals and discover the world around them.

Centre Facilities and Inclusions

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and  late snack/fruit available
  • Pin number security
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area (set up in warmer months)
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Small numbers of children in each room
  • Home-like environment
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings within our centre

Flexible Hours

Our centre is offering Flexible Hours to support families to make the most out of the government’s Child Care Subsidy. Consisting of nine-hour, ten-hour, and full day options, the new Flexible Hours model will give families the freedom to choose which hours best suit their individual circumstances. Families will not be limited by start and finish times like other models from competitors, and there will be no associated fees or conditions around the minimum amount of flexible hours days they are able to access.

We welcome you to contact the centre or drop by at any time to meet the team and learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!


About The Team

About The Curriculum

Health & Nutrition

Services - what are the different

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Pre-school
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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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Educational Program and Practice Meeting
Children's Health and Safety Meeting
Physical environment Meeting
Staffing Arrangements Meeting
Relationships with children Meeting
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting
Governance and leadership Meeting
NQS rating last updated 25-May-2022

Reviews for Headstart Early Learning Centre Croydon

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Lisa Ockenden image
My beautiful grandchildren attend this centre and they adore the staff. They are cared for by a wonderful team of early learning professionals who genuinely care. Highly recommend.

Alan dickson image
Very good day care Shelby and the team take great pride in there job and go over and beyond to take care of the children, My son has developed a lot from being at Headstart

Todd Heywood image
Headstart Croydon is a great Centre and we do love being able to send our toddler there. The staff are really caring and do have a great appreciation for each of the kids that go there. Our son loves going there so we knows he loves the place and comes home tired at the end of the day which is a win for us! Shelby and the team are great and communicate very well with us.

Glen Evans image
Our son loves attending the centre. He enjoys the indoor and outdoor activities and playing with all his new friends. Staff are great and the App keeps us infomred on what he is up to during the day.

Sam Harvey image
Our son has been with the wonderful team at Headstart for over a year now in the babies room, and we couldn’t be happier with his care. The educators are kind, compassionate and eager to support learning outcomes and milestones as he develops. It’s a warm and inviting environment that gives us great confidence knowing that our son is having such a positive experience every day he attends. The team have been easy to deal with, they communicate well with us about our son’s day and I could not speak highly enough of the quality of service provided. We are always met with a smile and a very happy boy at the end of each day. The facilities have also been upgraded, and it’s great to see the improvements to our sons learning experience with more activities and toys to explore with. Would absolutely recommend the centre to anybody looking for quality care for their child.

Jacob Edmonds image
This place has really changed Logan for the better. He gets so happy now and loves coming to this place.

Eliza Gould image
We have been attending Headstart Croydon for 4 years now and my 3rd child will begin there in the next few months. It has a homely feel being a small centre and all the educators truly care for each child. They have made returning to work a smooth and comfortable process in what can be very daunting for families.

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Highly recommended! We are in our third year at the centre and had a good gut feeling about the space and educators at our first visit when looking for a centre for our baby daughter who is now in kinder. The smaller size of the centre gives it a personable feel and over time we have got to know all educators by name - and they have all been great to talk to and very kind, caring and helpful. The centre management is really good, especially Shelby Smith is a pleasure to deal with and can work through any questions we have had. There is not a lot of staff turnover which has been great for continuity for our child and also a good sign for us as parents that the team is happy :-) Each child has development goals and our daughter has been flourishing going through the curriculum and it’s just amazing to see. She also sleeps and eats better there than at home, which we are a little bit jealous about :-D In terms of layout, the indoor centre has cosy rooms dedicated to babies, separated from toddlers and a bigger walkthrough kinder room so it all felt quite safe especially back when our daughter was just a tiny baby. Outside is a spacious outdoor play space, with a special play area for babies, which gave us a peace of mind that our little girls won’t be trampled by toddlers :-) The centre is part of a bigger network (G8) so it seems to have good governance, systems etc - for example the Xplor app has been so good in keeping us at peace when leaving our little baby at the centre in the first few weeks - so we could see every single nappy change and time/volume of each feed and be certain it was according to the routine we followed for our baby. Another great thing has been a gap fee waiver for COVID related reasons, which helped a lot during so many lockdowns Melbourne has gone through. They have also recently invested in a large equipment upgrade so lots of new fun things!

Haylee Parfett image
Our toddler son has been at Headstart Croydon for almost a year now, moving from the babies room to the toddlers room a few months ago. He has always been so happy to go and gets really excited when it's a 'day care day.' The educators are warm and friendly and as the centre is small everyone knows our son. Correspondence is easy through phone calls and emails, which are always responded to promptly. The App is amazing too! Our son has always slept well at the centre which is really important to us, and also eats really well. We couldn't recommend Headstart more, we really love it!

Brodie Smith image
My son attends this centre and the quality of care received is outstanding. The staff, management and centre are all great value. We couldn’t imagine sending our son anywhere else.

How Headstart Early Learning Centre Croydon compares with Croydon, 3136
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