Starfish Early Learning Centre - Springvale

Starfish Early Learning Centre - Springvale
28 St Johns Ave, Springvale, VIC, 3171
5.0 Average score
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Monday to Friday
Licensed for 108 Children

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Welcome to Starfish Early Learning Centre - Springvale

Centre Philosophy
Starfish is a community of learners where the voices of families, children and educators are respected and valued. We aim to develop a sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming, as reflected in the Early Years Learning Framework (2009) for all our families, children and educators. We are committed to providing opportunities of play for children to explore, investigate, discover, hypothesise, make connections, imagine, create and grow. We will endeavour to create an environment that will provoke learning and allow for possibilities.

We provide education and care for children aged 6 weeks to kindergarten.
The centre consists of:

  • 2 nurseries, 2 toddler rooms,
  • 3 year old kinder and,
  • Funded 4 year old kindergarten.

Building & classrooms

Starfish Early Learning Centres are purpose built and architecturally designed to enhance the natural play spaces available. Our facilities consist of 6 different rooms: 2 nurseries, 2 toddlers and 2 kindergarten rooms (3 & 4 year old funded kindergarten).

Each room is equipped with furniture that is fit for purpose, age appropriate and designed to enhance and promote a child’s learning experience. We at Starfish ELC promote natural environmental settings and have furnished the rooms with timber tables, chairs, cots and high chairs, to name a few. We have also adopted nature in our outdoor play spaces by creating an environment which minimizes the use of rubber and artificial products with sand, tan bark and stones.

Kitchen & Nutrition

Our Kitchen has a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating (as assessed by City of Whitehorse), is kept hygienically clean and maintained on a daily basis with regular audits scheduled to maintain hygiene. Children are provided with freshly prepared meals that are nutritionally balanced by our qualified chef on a daily basis. Hot and cold meals are served from a variety of different cultural backgrounds to enhance their learning experience during meal times by exposing them to multiple colours and textures. We only source our raw produce from reputable local suppliers who deliver two to three times per week.

Due to a growing number of children at risk of anaphylaxis, Starfish Early Learning Centre is free from all forms of nuts, nut products and eggs are prohibited from the centre. Cakes are made with egg free recipes and/or using an egg replacement.

Meals and menus are produced on a 4 weeks rotational basis and can be viewed at your respective centre.

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Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition

We prioritize the health and well-being of our children by providing them with fresh and nutritious meals. Our qualified chefs prepare daily meals in our commercial kitchens, ensuring that each meal meets high standards of quality and nutrition. We believe that mealtimes are not just about nourishment, but also about learning and expanding children's culinary horizons. That's why we offer a diverse range of hot and cold meals from various cuisines, introducing new flavors and textures to enhance their learning experience. To ensure the safety and cleanliness of our kitchens, we maintain a high Food and Hygiene rating and conduct regular audits to uphold the highest possible standards of cleanliness.

We understand the importance of accommodating children's allergies and dietary restrictions. All our Starfish centres are nut and egg aware, creating an allergy-safe zone for our children. We take the necessary precautions to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all. Our commitment to quality extends beyond the classroom. We believe that a well-balanced and nutritious diet plays a crucial role in a child's development. By providing fresh and wholesome meals, we aim to support their growth and give them the best start in life.

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28 St Johns Ave
Springvale, VIC, 3171
National Quality Standard Rating
Overall Meeting
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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 Exceeding
Governance and leadership Exceeding

Centre Reviews

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Back in 2016 I had my first son and boy was it a roller coaster ride. Suffering from PND and being a... Read more

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Apr, 2024

I'm pretty late to post this review.should have written it 11/2yrs ago. I only realised it now -how a review could help a parent to... Read more

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Su De S
Jul, 2023

Extremely bad communication. They don’t listen to the parents and always thinking their staff are right . My little boy use to come home highly... Read more

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Kelly kerford
Nov, 2022