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.

Victorian Government Approved

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

Hello and welcome!

Thanks for taking the big step of looking for care for your child and considering our beautiful centre. I can empathise with you that this could be a daunting experience for you all; it’s part of my job to try and make this transition as smooth as possible. Pelican Childcare Coburg hopes to be your child’s second home.

My Name is Fanoula Lekanis, and I’m the Centre Manager I started in the Early Childhood Industry at the age of 22 completing my Certificate III in Children’s Services and Diploma of Children’s services Early Education and Care. I’ve had many roles such as an Assistant Educator, Lead Educator and Assistant Centre Manager. Throughout the 10 years I have spent at Pelican childcare Coburg I have cared and educated for children from birth to 6 years. Being a mother of two beautiful boys aged one and two I know how precious, and important your child is. I can empathise with you as I to am on the parenthood journey. I strive to provide your child with up most love, care and respect. My biggest reward is providing high quality care for children from all walks of life, I believe that the first five years of a child’s life is the most important. Children’s brains are 90 percent developed by the age of two. Children’s first life experience sets them up for who they will evolve into as an adolescent and adult.

Pelican Childcare Coburg has up to 92 children daily ranging from six weeks to five years of age, with 25 permanent educators daily. All Educator’s hold a qualification from Certificate 111, Diploma and Bachelor of Early Education. We also run a qualified Kinder Program.

Our extracurricular activities include Julian from Adventure dance who attends the service every Tuesday afternoon and he runs a music and movement program with all age groups. We also have a sports for kids program which is run every Monday morning for the kinder children. This year the children in the kinder room are learning Italian and French will be another Language that will be incorporated into the kinder program. Every Friday fortnight we have dr Robert Chan who attends the service and provides a bulk bill GP service. Weather it’s immunisations or a general check-up.

Our educators are highly skilled and trained with a extensive knowledge of the National and Victorian Early years Learning Frameworks working with children’s check, first aid, CPR anaphylaxis and asthma. We renew our first aid every three years and CPR every year.

Our centre chef Leeanne provides children with nutritional meals from breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and late snack. Leeanne provides children meals for children with Allergies and intolerances and she also meets children’s cultural dietary needs. Leeanne holds a food supervisor certificate and a certificate 3 in commercial cookery.

I look forward to meeting you and introducing yourself and your child in the world of Early Education and care.

Feel free to drop by or give me a call to organise a tour of Pelican Childcare.

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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.