Pakenham Aspire Early Education & Kindergarten
Quality Education and Care for Your Child
We cater to children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our Pakenham early learning centre is ideal for parents looking for a long-term childcare solution. Carers at our Pakenham childcare centre take the time to build strong relationships with every child. This helps to foster a lifelong love of learning that begins in early childhood.
Progressing from the nursery through to our kindergarten program, your child will experience a rich, play-based education. They’ll learn literacy and numeracy in the later years of their time here with us.
This allows them to learn at their own pace whilst building social skills and engaging positively with other children. Our child care Pakenham centre is warm and inviting. The interior features white walls with plenty of glass windows, dedicated learning areas and room for every child to explore.
We recognise the role of the family in a child’s education, and we operate in a community minded manner. We are always open for consultation and feedback. We believe that constructive feedback is key to creating an educational environment in which every child feels comfortable. Pakenham parents seeking childcare that is nurturing and reflective, give us a call to discuss your child’s schedule.
Expansive, Secure Outdoor Environment
It is important for children to engage with the outdoors as much as possible. At this purpose built childcare Pakenham centre it couldn’t be easier. Connecting seamlessly with our indoor rooms, our outdoor play area is ideal for both play and engaging, structured activities. With soft green lawns, modern design elements and secure locked gates children can explore to their hearts content.
There are three different playgrounds available, each suited to a different age group. This helps to support positive peer bonding and ensure that play equipment is age appropriate. Children are free to explore a range of environments at Aspire Early education. These include cubby houses, veggie gardens, bike paths, swing sets, sand pits, dry creek beds and even a rock-climbing area.
Aspire staff always keep a close eye on children as they children interact with peers and engage in play based learning. The child’s learning is always supervised as they explore new environments and discover new concepts. We also encourage a sense of environmental responsibility and respect for the natural world within children. This helps to pave the way for greener, more sustainable futures.
Convenient Melbourne Location
Our child care centre Pakenham is easily accessible for parents of all ages, being located right next door to Pakenham station. There is no shortage of facilities in Pakenham. Public transport, schools, shops and greenspace are within walking distance so it is a great place to raise a child.
Children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age are welcome at our Pakenham centre. We have both a Nursery and Kindergarten Program.
It matters not whether you’re planning to enrol for a short period of time or for the long haul. Your child will always feel a part of the community. They will enjoy positive interactions with children of a similar age during their time here.
We regularly invite community leaders into our facility to educate children and enhance our education program. Visitors include members of the local fire brigade, police service, environmental groups and more.
Caring, Compassionate Staff who Cater to Individual Needs
It is important that every child feels comfortable at our Pakenham early learning centre. Our educators aim to build strong relationships with all children. They are dedicated to ensuring the well being of every child under our care. We recognise that no two children are ever alike, and we are more than willing to cater to individual needs.
We take the time to listen to any special requests you may have as a parent. This enables us to provide the best possible care and education for your child. It is the collaborative approach between educators and parents which has allowed us to become the leading Pakenham child care centre.
Educators within our Kindergarten Educational Program hold bachelor’s degrees as a minimum and are fully qualified as Early Childhood Teachers. We take a combined approach towards teaching. This involves both the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.
Our wish is for every child to be a happy and engaged learner. During their time at Aspire Pakenham, they will develop a sense of identity. They will experience feeling of connection and a sense that they are contributing within our community.
This will make the transition into school years much easier, as they will have highly developed communication and learning skills. These are two of the most necessary skills for the modern world.
Meet our centre manager.
Hello, my name is Natasha Bottom and I am the Centre Manager of Aspire Early Education and Kindergarten Pakenham. I have been with Aspire Pakenham since our opening in 2019.
I am Diploma qualified and have been an active Early Childcare Educator for 9 years.
My passion for Early Childhood Education began when I became a mother to my three children, my philosophy being that the most important investment that we will ever make for our children, is that of a high-quality education that sets the foundation for their life journey. It is vital that we as adults give children the mental, emotional, physical and social skills that will allow them to be successful and capable adults.
That education starts at home, with you, as Parents and Caregivers you are your child’s first teachers. But as children grow, we as educators are privileged to be able to become a part of the team that continues to care for and educate your children, helping them to be ready for their next adventure.
It was with this passion and dedication to ensure that all children can access high quality and inclusive education that I chose to join Aspire Early Education and Kindergarten, whose philosophy and vision aligns with my own and I feel very privileged that I am a part of this amazing community.
I look forward to meeting you and your family and can’t wait to start our new journey together.