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Pelican Childcare Craigieburn

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Welcome to Pelican Childcare Craigieburn

Pelican Craigieburn child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Roxburgh Park and Somerton in Melbourne. Our homely Craigieburn child care centre offers long day care and kindergarten for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm.

Our Craigieburn childcare centre has a team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators that are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years’ education journey. To ensure our families feel connected to their child’s learning and development we, provide daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.

Pelican Childcare Craigieburn is located in Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn. We are conveniently located near the Craigieburn Bypass freeway exit and Craigieburn Primary School. Our care and education centre provides long day care to 120 children including a fully funded Kindergarten program taught by qualified Kindergarten teachers.

The centre has beautiful playgrounds, adjoining sleeping rooms and nappies and meals are provided as part of the services fees.

You won’t need to worry about packing breakfast, lunch , snacks or Dinner for your child. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for Halal and all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.

Our longstanding team of educators are passionate about nurturing and caring for children and supporting them on the early learning journey. Our educators bring their own personality into the rooms allowing for engaging learning environments and building strong relationships with the children. We understand that communication is critical between our staff and families and partner with our families to keep you informed every step of the way.

We have a holistic play-based curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for children from nursery through to kindergarten. Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten 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.

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.

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery 1

Nursery 2

Toddler 1

Toddler 2

0 – 1 years

1 – 2 years

2 – 3 years

2 – 3 years

Pre Kinder

Junior Kinder

Kinder

3 – 4 years

3 – 4 years

4 – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program

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Our pricing

Nursery

$169.00

AUD/DAY

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$169.00

AUD/DAY

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Kindergarten

$169.00

AUD/DAY

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Pelican also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres in Victoria. Click here to book a tour online.

On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child. 

Pelican’s Family Support team will add your child’s name on our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place become available. 

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. 

Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Pelican centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home. 

Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child. 

Most of our Pelican child care and early education centres offers the following: 

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook

Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them. 

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toy or blanket, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes. 

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes. 

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, comforter or medication. 

It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

Pelican uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Pelican is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children. 

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.