Pelican Childcare Coburg

About Us

Welcome to our long day care centre, Pelican Childcare Coburg. This state of the art centre provides long day care of 60 children and funded kindergarten program for 30 children taught by qualified Kindergarten Teacher.

Located in Pentridge Village estate, Pelican Childcare Coburg provides services to both Pentridge Village residents and surrounding areas. As with all of our child day care facilities, Pelican Childcare Coburg has architecturally designed playgrounds and award winning building design.

In addition to quality facilities, the centre also provides nappies and there is a qualified chef who prepares all meals on site with fresh market ingredients.

Our commitment to quality child care has the industries best staff aspiring to be employed at our centre. We understand the importance of consistency and stability with your child care educator and aim to have the highest staff retention rates in the industry.

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 you day care experience full of fun and happiness.

If you are passing by, drop in and say hello and let us show you around.

Coburg Kindergarten & Preschool - Pelican Childcare

Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government.


Our 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 b ready for school and beyond. 

Centre Manager profile

Natasha Bombaci

Coburg Child Care Centre Manager - Pelican ChildcareI began my career in early childhood education and care in 2011 and started working at Pelican Coburg in early 2021. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and a Certificate in Child Protection. I am fully trained in First Aid/CPR. I also hold a Certificate of Education Support-Integration Aide/Teacher Aide.

I have had 10+ years’ experience in Early Education, caring and educating children from birth to 3 years. I have undertaken many roles of which include assistant educator, lead educator, educational leader, and an assistant Centre Manager.

During my younger days I loved role playing teachers and as I finished Grade 6 my dream career was working with young children. After completing high school, I entered the Early childhood sector and since then I’ve enjoyed seeing children’s development and their learning as they grow and flourish in their early years.

Throughout my years of working in Early Childhood Education, I’ve learnt that children best learn through play and most importantly through interactions. The play environments provide the children with many learning opportunities to support the children’s development and knowledge. The environments also support the development of the children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. Having many learning opportunities available assists the children to become independent, social, and resilient.

Early childhood education helps children master a range of learning skills from a young age and the learning environments at Pelican Coburg allow for a play-based learning which encourages language and emotional skills as well as the development of creativity and imagination. It also supports children in building social skills as they bond and form strong friendships with their peers.

My team at Pelican Coburg are multi-cultural, dedicated and passionate early educators with some educators being at the service for more than 10 years. Our main priority is ensuring we deliver high quality care and education to the children and most importantly building trusting relationships between the educators, children, and families. The team are all trained in Child Protection and first aid and regularly keep up to date with training through our company’s online portal.

Pelican Coburg ensures the enrolment and orientation process are a smooth process for each child and the family. We know how hard it can be letting go of your precious little child on their first day as they venture off to a new beginning of learning. Our educators ensure relationships are built from the first day of orientation and information about the child is gathered before the official start day. Orientation is an important process as it gives the families the opportunity to ask any questions as we are here to assist every step of the way and to finalise all the required steps of the enrolment. We know settling and separation anxiety is every family’s biggest concern when enrolling their child. Rest assured; our educators are here to support with this concern as well as any other concerns by providing strategies to help you and your child. You can trust us when we say it does get easier as each day passes by.

I look forward to meeting your family and introducing you to my friendly early childhood educators.



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Toddler Pre-Kinder
0 – 15 months 15 – 18 months 18 months – 3 years
Junior Kinder Kinder
3 – 4 years 4 – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computer/s
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program
  • Undercover parking
  • Excursions and incursions


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“It is one of the best centres. The educators (Lauren & team) have really helped my Son learn and grow throughout his time at Pelican. Well equipped centre, always clean. I would really like to thank the Director (Tamara) and Steph for their roles”

– Rahul


“My little boy has been attending Pelican Childcare since the age of 5 months and I have never been happier. My boy loves it so much he doesn’t want to leave. The staff are amazing, the activities are exciting and fun and management are professional and friendly I would wholeheartedly recommend them.”

– A Newell


“My son has attended Pelican Coburg for 5 days a week for the past 3.5 years. My experience is that the staff at Pelican Coburg are very caring and approachable and they make my child and my family feel very welcome and important every day. As my son spends an immense amount of time at Pelican Coburg, learning and development while my child grows is extremely important to me. I have been very happy with the quality of the childcare and the friendly and nurturing environment at Pelican Coburg. Many thanks to the Centre Director, Tamara and her staff. Keep up the great work. We will miss you all when my child finishes Kinder later this year.”

– G Fong


“My two children both attend Pelican Childcare and have done so from a rather early age (8 months onwards). My daughter has special needs and the Centre has adequately accomodated her requirements beyond exception. My daughter is thriving thanks to the interaction she receives from the professional staff at the Centre. The food at Pelican is fantastic with fresh hot meals being cooked daily at the centre. The Centre often encourage families to participate in events such as morning/afternoon teas and the Christmas Parties are alot of fun!!”

– Silvana


“My daughter has been attending Pelican for almost 2 years, and my son has been there for nearly 5 months and both are very happy there. The teachers are all caring and professional and the centre is very well run. I feel very comfortable leaving them there in the mornings, knowing they will be cared for, well fed, stimulated and treated with respect.”

– Catherine

Enquire Now

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 Coburg, 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.