Pelican Childcare Fairways provides long day care of 70 children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years and is located in Fairways Boulevard, Craigieburn with easy access to the Hume Freeway. Pelican Childcare Fairways Craigieburn has architecturally designed playgrounds and award winning building design for the children to have fun and learn.
The centre boasts nappies, monthly incursions, a qualified chef who prepares all meals on site with fresh market ingredients and adjoining sleep rooms for the little ones.
We understand the importance of consistency and stability with your child care educator and aim to ensure trust and routine for our children.
Individual children’s cultural, religious and nutritional needs are catered for and we encourage communication from parents who like to check on their child’s progress throughout the day.
We know how important the decision is as to where you are going to leave your child or baby in day care and we guarantee to make this a positive experience for you and your child.
Pelican Childcare Fairways has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government.
Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
Welcome to Pelican Childcare Fairways.
My name is Donna Micallef and I would like to introduce myself to you as the Centre Director. I have two adult children and I have been through numerous issues that affect the family such as what kindergarten and school to send them to, whether to send your child to school at the age of 4 or 5 years and the issues surrounding this, how to deal with bullying in the school environment and other problems, dietary and eating difficulties and any other problems that relate to the family unit.
I have been in the childcare industry for 15 years and have worked my way through various sections of the system beginning as a centre cook, working through Certificate III in Children’s Services followed by the Diploma of Children’s Services and eventually completing my training with my Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. I have also worked as an Area Manager however after a couple of years I felt that it was time to slow down a little and work a few hours less than what I was.
I want the educators, children and parents to feel as though they belong to our community and feel safe and secure at the same time. I have an open door philosophy where I am happy to discuss any issue or problem at any time so that all families can feel as though they are being heard and that any problem can be solved immediately.
As a local I understand and know what is happening in the community of Craigieburn and how to direct parents to other agencies within our community. E.g. health centres, schools – and I receive feedback from parents on what school is great and what isn’t so good, where to get help for mental health issues and the like.
I believe that all children deserve the right to have an early childhood education, to have fun, to make new friends and form lasting relationships and bonds with those around them while learning from our diverse cultural community which is evident in the Craigieburn area.
Please come and introduce yourself and child to our childcare centre in the near future.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 18 months
||18 months – 2.5 years
||2.5 years – 3.5 years
||3.5 years – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – Laptop in rooms
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play Area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten Program
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“I’ve seen Penny grow and change over the last few months and I know much of this is because of the time, patience and care which the Nursery team and the extended team at Pelican invests in her.
For all of you who I have either only met briefly, or perhaps haven’t met but you have spent time with Penny, please know I am thankful that you are spending time and energy sewing in to her! I hope you all get the recognition you deserve on this particular day, but also realise that you are very much appreciated all year around!”
“Fantastic! Our son has spent 4 years here with amazing educators and staff that have nutured him from the babies room to getting ready for primary school. The centre takes pride in the way they attend to all the children, their learning and facilities. Highly recommended!”
“Very happy with the care provided at this centre. It is clean and well-kept, the food is of a high quality and smells delicious! My daughter attended here and now my son is currently attending. The carers are courteous, friendly and understanding. Donna, the centre manager is fantastic! So well organised, everything just flows – never had any issues with my payment arrangement nor the centrelink setup. It all just worked and on time.”
“Excellent centre, I had my oldest son attending this centre 5 years ago. He had great learning experience, great staff, centre always clean and their foods smells amazing( thanks to the wonderful chef). Now my toddler is also attending the centre and it’s still above standards in all their care, approach, attention to small details, great role model educators who always great my son with love and cuddles I really appreciate! Especially thanks to Donna, for all her dedication, professionalism and excellent management. It truly has been a home away from home for both of my children.”
“This is the greatest place for the kids learning. We are extremely satisfied from the service. Highly recommend.”
“Teachers are nice”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Pelican Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Pelican Childcare Fairways, please fill out the childcare enrolment 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.