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Smart Start Early Learning and Development Centre


Fees & Availability

$139 120
Vacancies Avg. price/day Approved places

Long Day Care

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6 wks to 18 mths


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Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $140 /day
Fee includes Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies

10 mths to 18 mths


Availability
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $140 /day
Fee includes Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies

18 mths to 2 yrs


Availability
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $140 /day
Fee includes Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies

2 yrs to 30 mths


Availability
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $140 /day
Fee includes Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies

30 mths to 3 yrs


Availability
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $140 /day
Fee includes Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies

3 yrs to 4 yrs


Availability
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $137 /day
Fee includes Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided

4 yrs to 5 yrs


Availability
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $137 /day
Fee includes Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided

Pre-school

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3 yrs to 4 yrs


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Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
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Fee information is not available. Please contact the service directly for information.

4 yrs to 5 yrs


Availability
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Fees Approved service for CCS
Fees POA
Fee information is not available. Please contact the service directly for information.

About

Welcome to Smart Start Early Learning and Development Centre!

At Smart Start we provide a play based curriculum program that reflects the EYLF and is based on children’s needs and interests and abilities, where children have access to opportunities that maximize their learning and development through planned experiences, spontaneous play and intentional teaching.

Our team of educators promote children’s learning through meaningful, inviting and challenging experiences in our indoor /outdoor programs. Our team of educators are qualified Early Childhood professionals who have a great passion for nurturing, engaging children in learning and furthering their development in the areas relating to the Early Years Learning Framework.

Each room runs an indoor /outdoor program where children are empowered to make choices in regards to their play, giving them a sense of autonomy and agency. We encourage families to come dressed for the possibilities of the many seasons in one day that Melbourne has to offer us as we endeavor to utilize our indoor /outdoor program on a daily basis.

Play is a major focus in the planning of children’s development and learning as play allows children to participate in exciting, engaging and meaningful experiences through fun and stimulating play.

Service Features

Allergy Aware
Bottles Supplied
Meals Provided
Nappies Supplied
NQS Rating
Sun Safe Aware

Services - what are the different

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Pre-school

Location

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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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AREA NQS RATING
Overall Meeting
Educational Program and Practice Meeting
Children's Health and Safety Meeting
Physical environment Exceeding
Staffing Arrangements Meeting
Relationships with children Meeting
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting
Governance and leadership Meeting
NQS rating last updated 11-Aug-2022

Reviews for Smart Start Early Learning and Development Centre

Gray star Gray star Gray star Gray star Gray star Overall (9 reviews)
Gold star 4.0 Google (9 reviews)

Ben Mitchell image
I was very happy with the level of care provided to my child at Smart Start. The staff were warm and welcoming, and this was consistent everyday. The center was encourages creativity and has a well developed education program. The food provided was of very good quality. Communication with parents was exceptional. In addition to detail communicated directly by the careers, the children's activities were well sent to parents in weekly reports via email. Regular events were organized for parents to be involved and this helped forge a good community.

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As I drop my daughter off for the last time after 3 years, I have to express my gratitude and admiration for the team at Smart Start. Not only have they educated and cared for my daughter in a way that has exceeded my expectations but they have been a pillar of support throughout some of the most trying times in our lives. I'm sad to be leaving but so thankful for everything they have done for us. Special mention to Mel, Mai, Daniella, Oz and Anna. If you are looking for an outstanding childcare to look after your child, look no further.

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After having my daughter for 2 years at Smart Start I can highly recommend the centre - Daniela the owner goes above and beyond to accommodate everyone’s needs and provide the best possible care for the little ones. Rooms are clean and decorated in a way which I personally really like - good balance between ‘nature play’ and mainstream toys. The recently renovated outdoor area is big, well equipped and far enough from the traffic. Good parking and walking distance to train stations.

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Tamarin Morley image
Beautiful staff, so caring and attentive. It’s a great space too - plenty of shaded outdoor play area. The kids do loads of fun and educational activities and they eat better than most grown ups! I feel very comfortable sending my toddler here, he loves it (takes me ages to convince him to leave when I pick him up).

Danielle Dexter image
Terrible communication from management

James image
Clean. Lots of outdoor area. New. A bit hard to get to by car due to the level crossing just up the road but other then that its fine.

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How Smart Start Early Learning and Development Centre compares with Alphington, 3078
Price
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This centre $139
Alphington $137
Reviews
This centre
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Alphington
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National quality standard
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This centre Meeting
Alphington Meeting
VIC Alphington Smart Start Early Learning and Development Centre