About The Elwood Nest

Welcome to The Elwood Nest!

The Elwood Nest is newly opened in April 2021, operating from 7am – 6:30pm 5 days a week (excluding public holidays). It is close to Ripponlea train station, Ormond Road shopping street, has Elwood Primary and St Kilda Primary schools within 5 minutes drive, and provides on site parking for parents in the underground car park.

Our Centre is bright and welcoming, with lots of natural light filling our specifically designed learning spaces. With tasteful colour and natural materials used throughout the Centre, families have said that it truly feels like a child’s dream room. Parents love the many purposfully built outdoor areas, which are accessible for all children within the Centre.

Our educators and leadership team create a calm and nurturing environment for all children and families.

The Elwood Nest has 3 large outdoor play areas, two on the ground level and one on the roof top where the children have sandpits, sports equipment, bikes, water play activities (on warmer days) slides, cubby houses and creative activities to explore.

Centre Features + Inclusions:

  • Purpose built facility
  • Age and development appropriate resources
  • Allergy aware
  • Catering for intolerances, religious beliefs and food preferences
  • Food supplied and cooked onsite
  • Nappies supplied
  • Sun safe practices
  • 3 purpose built outdoor areas, available to all age groups within the Centre
  • Two nursery rooms
  • Early Childhood Teachers in both Kindergarten and Pre-Kinder rooms, two nursery rooms.

Programs

  • To commence shortly will be Bush Kinder, regular excursions and various other inclusions, including yoga and mindfulness and art lessons.
  • Our daily program offers art experiences and mindfulness practices with the opportunity to participate in cooking experiences with our inhouse chef.
  • All incursions and excursions such as botanical gardens, toy library, art program and music program are included in the daily fee.

National Quality Standard Rating: Provisional - Not yet assessed under the NQF.

SERVICES
  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
  • Pre-school

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    • Long Day Care
    • $159 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 6yrs
    • Fee includes: Bottles Provided, Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies.

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National Quality Standard Rating

Overall Rating - Provisional - Not yet assessed under the NQF (More)
Quality Area Rating
Educational Program and Practice Provisional – Not Yet Assessed
Children's Health and Safety Provisional – Not Yet Assessed
Physical environment Provisional – Not Yet Assessed
Staffing Arrangements Provisional – Not Yet Assessed
Relationships with children Provisional – Not Yet Assessed
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Provisional – Not Yet Assessed
Governance and leadership Provisional – Not Yet Assessed

NQS Rating last updated: 19-Jan-2022

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