About Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten Templestowe

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At Imagine our mission is to exceed all expectations in providing quality early education and care. We are proud of the warm and nurturing centre we have created for the families in our community.

Children learn through investigative and exploratory play. With this in mind we have designed open-ended play spaces, that give children the opportunity to explore, use imagination, and engage in decision making and problem solving. Our experienced long-term Educators provide a stimulating play-based curriculum that reflects the Early Years Learning Framework. We recognise the importance of teaching children to nurture and have respect for their environment. We focus on genuine connections and contributions to care for our natural world by actively involving children in sustainable gardening, recycling, upcycling, using sustainable materials, water and energy conservation, and community projects.

Our centre provides weekly extracurricular activities at no additional cost to families. These exciting programs include a music and movement program,  yoga lessons, a sports program, cooking classes, and Early Learning Languages Australia - Learn Mandarin.

Our centre specific features include:

  • Quality educational care and extension programs for children from birth to school age;
  • Incursions and excursions to complement our curriculum;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Freshly prepared, nutritious meals;
  • A Victorian Government-funded Kindergarten Program delivered by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher;
  • A qualified Kindergarten Teacher who holds their Master of Teaching;
  • A comprehensive Transition to School Program;
  • Qualified, long-term Educators who hold current CPR, First Aid, Asthma ,and Anaphylaxis training; 
  • Interactive whiteboard technology in our classrooms for children aged from three to five years of age; and
  • Access to Nurch, Australia's first childcare loyalty program.

We operate 52 weeks of the year (excluding public holidays), and we are open from 7:15am – 6:30pm. We look forward to welcoming your family to our Imagine family.

National quality standard rating: Meeting National Quality Standard.

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

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We don't have any fee details right now. To find out please contact Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten Templestowe directly.

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Educational Program and Practice Meeting National Quality Standard
Children's Health and Safety Meeting National Quality Standard
Physical environment Meeting National Quality Standard
Staffing Arrangements Meeting National Quality Standard
Relationships with children Meeting National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Meeting National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 23-Sep-2020

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  • Health & Safety
  • Learning & Developmental Programs
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  • Value for Money
  • Warmth & Empathy towards children

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Great Childcare and Kinder. I am reviewing as a mother of two children who have been through this center. My daughter is currently in the Toddler's room and she started off in the nursery. This is her second home ! My eldest is a graduate of Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten. He started off in the nursery room and is now in Primary School in Prep. He is a confident little boy, doing well in Prep and was well groomed and prepared for Prep.The same educators are still working at the center after 5 years. The staff retention rate is excellent. This speaks volumes and is a testament for the center itself. The educators are highly experienced and genuinely nurturing. I feel very safe leaving my children with them. There is some degree of flexibility for families upon request. Being a smaller center, the educators have the advantage of being able to focus on each child's strengths and offer more personalised activities based on their level. The team at Imagine at Templestowe is lead by a phenomenal director who has been in the position for very many years and continues to improve the centre. Highly Recommended !
Imagine is a really great childcare centre. The educators are very attentive and caring, and really make an effort to establish positive and trusting relationships with the children in their care. My kids are happy and settled at the centre, and I know they always enjoy their time and most importantly are well cared for by the staff. Would definitely recommend!