Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea

About Us


Learn, play and see your child spread their wings at Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea.

Our long day care and early learning centre offers child care in Cairnlea in a home away from home setting that is perfect for families living or commuting through Cairnlea or nearby suburbs Derrimut, Deer Park, Saint Albans, Albanvale and Kings Park.

With its homely appeal our child care centre features modern playgrounds to provide children a sense of connectedness with nature as part of our sustainability program and ample opportunity for outdoor play.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum based on the Australian Government’s Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for children from birth to six years. Our Kindergarten program is taught by a bachelor qualified teacher and focuses on building the foundations to prepare children socially and emotionally for the transition to school.

With so much happening in our families lives we understand how busy life can be, so we offer a stress-free all-inclusive early education experience. From nutritious meals including Halal options, nappies, Happy Feet music and dance program, sport and excursions – this is all included in the daily fee. Our centre cook also provides breakfast on the go for our busy families. We provide extended hours for your convenience open from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Our qualified and passionate team of educators care deeply about celebrating all children’s cultural and religious backgrounds through regular in-centre activities. We know how important the decision is as to where you are going to place your child in day care and we guarantee to make your day care experience full of fun and happiness.

Learn, play and see your child spread their wings at Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea. Book a tour today to see everything our centre has to offer.

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Why you’ll love Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea

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  • Highly qualified educators who are from diverse cultural backgrounds and speak a range of languages. Our team is dedicated to developing a great relationship with your family to ensure your child’s learning experience is customised to their individual needs and interests.
  • A comprehensive play-based curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework for children from Nursery through to kindergarten.
  • Modern outdoor play areas featuring a large natural yard, vegetable garden and play equipment for children to explore.
  • Fees inclusive of nappies and nutritious meals.
  • Delicious and healthy meals prepared daily by our chef who also provides breakfast on the go for families. Halal meal options available.
  • A kindergarten program taught by a qualified early childhood teacher. The curriculum will prepare your child socially and emotionally for their transition to primary school.
  •  Daily updates and photos are provided on our app so you can stay up to date with their learning and development.
  • Specialised programs including Happy Feet music and dance class and sport.
  • We regularly present educational children’s shows and welcome special guests to the centre to extend on the children’s learning.
  • We offer extended hours for busy families open weekdays from 6:30am to 6:30pm.
  • We proudly provide flexible hours (9-hour, 10-hour or full-day sessions) to allow families to make the most out of their Child Care Subsidy.
  • A sustainability program that teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them.

Call our Family Support Specialist team today or drop into our centre at your convenience to meet out team to find out more about us.

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Meet the Centre Manager – Stephanie Trposka

I have been working in the early learning sector since 2019 and have been at Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea since 2021. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. My experience includes being a Nursery Lead Educator and an Educational Leader. 

What inspired me to become an early childhood professional, is the role you play in shaping the lives of young children is enormous! The early years (0 – 5 years) are so important for the cognitive and emotional development of children, and often they’ll be spending a lot of that time with you. Through the relationships, you create with these children you can inspire their love of learning and help them develop those ever-important social skills.

I have enjoyed having an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children by providing quality experiences that encourage positive outcomes for children’s health, well-being, and learning. I have learnt that all children are uniquely different from personality to developmental stages, observing and planning for everyone provides a challenge but a highly rewarding outcome seeing their growth and development. Children will develop good habits, they will develop literacy and numeracy skills, they will develop emotional resilience, they will develop a lifelong love for learning.

Our team is extremely passionate about creating a centre that is a home away from home for both families and children where our team celebrates the diversity of all cultures. We’re fortunate to have educators who speak a variety of languages including Vietnamese, Macedonian and Hindi, to name just a few. The centre really is an extension of the home environment, and we work in partnership with families to ensure this is the case, understanding each child’s individual needs.

Building good relationships with families involves valuing each other’s knowledge of their child, valuing each other’s roles in their child’s life, trusting each other, communicating freely and respectfully with each other, sharing insights and perspectives about their child and engaging in shared decision making.


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Book a tour today to experience the Pelican Early Learning difference. We can’t wait to meet your and share this exciting journey with your family.

Rooms and Facilities

Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea provides early education and care for children from nursery age through to kindergarten. Each room has been designed and set up to provide the best early learning experience for your little one.

Our Nursery rooms provide:

  • A homely, safe and secure environment for children to explore.
  • Passionate and qualified educators who truly care about children’s wellbeing and growth.
  • Activities crafted to grow physical and cognitive development, including tummy time, sensory play, music, singing, rhymes and reading.

Our Toddler rooms offer:

  • Play-based activities including music, movement, memory and construction games that are designed to support sensory-motor and cognitive development.
  • Enhanced social skills and self-confidence through group play.
  • The ongoing development of language skills through reading and open-ended questions.
  • Real-life and play-based experiences which allow children to engage in basic literacy and numeracy concepts.

Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten rooms provide:

  • A Kindergarten program with a strong curriculum focused on further developing literacy, numeracy and social skills.
  • Interest-based learning placing children at the forefront of their early education experience.
  • Play-based opportunities to further develop social skills and emotional development.
  • A transition-to-school program.

Learn, play and see your child spread their wings at Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea. Book a tour today to see everything our centre has to offer.

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Hear from our families

“My son has been attending Pelican Cairnlea for 2 days a week for a few months now. Not only have the staff there gone above and beyond in ensuring that my son felt comfortable and safe, but they also reassured me (a very nervous mum who was very hesitant in putting her baby into care) and gave me the confidence to trust them with the most important person in my life. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff, from adding extra days and being constantly bombarded with phone calls and emails (especially in the first couple of weeks!) to sending me photos of my boy just to reassure me that he was happy. I am very confident and comfortable that my little boy loves his time there which is evident from the way he runs inside when dropped off and cuddles his educators Mai and Minakshi when it’s time to say goodbye.”

  • Helen


“I love the centre because I am comfortable with the great level of education all activities and care that the very dedicated staff consistently provides. My toddler and a a 4yo love attending and the management is always so supportive and understanding. They always follow up with the parents and provide any feedback so we can work together in assisting the child development. Five star and would recommend this centre to all the parents in cairnlea and surrounding areas.”

  • Leyla


“The staff are experienced and love their job. The service is fabulous including the regular nappy changes and great meals. Most importantly, when my husband went to collect our son last week (for the first time) he was asked for identification. We were so impressed with this one small detail, it makes us feel that our son is safe at Pelican.”

  • Cara


“The staff are very friendly and the open door policy for playing outside suits my child perfectly as he loves outdoor play, so he can run in and out to his hearts content. And he is more than happy to run into the room and leave me behind.”

  • Dawn


“Just starting and so far I am finding the experience very supportive and re-assuring. And Alexander seems to love it, just runs in without a backwards glance to me.”

  • Mary


“Pelican tries its best to adapt to reasonable demands from parents. For example, my daughter has just started weaning. As such, management has kindly agreed to design a menu for her specially since she is the youngest one there.. The staff is dedicated. My daughter loves her educators who take good care of her.”

  • Ancy


Learn, play and see your child spread their wings at Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea. Book a tour today to see everything our centre has to offer.

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We’d love to welcome you to one of our Pelican Childcare centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Pelican Early Learning Cairnlea, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.