Steel Street Childrens Centre

About Us

Welcome to Nurture One Steel Street Children’s Centre.

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We are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and provide quality long day care and education for children aged six weeks to six years. Our care and education centre is large however has been designed to create an intimate homelike feel to encourage children to feel comfortable in their learning environment.

Our experienced and qualified educators provide programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework including a specialised Kindergarten program taught by a qualified teacher; aimed at preparing children for school and beyond.

We work closely with all our families as we understand the support this creates for the children as well as the family as a whole. Our aim is to create a welcoming and friendly environment for anyone who enters our front door, be it children, their siblings or parents or grandparents.

We value the strength of our own team, and work closely with each other to provide the best possible childcare experience for you and your children.

We believe in the unique potential of each child that we educate and build strong relationships with all children in order to help them grown and learn through their time with us.

We look forward to meeting you here at Steel Street Children’s Centre.

 

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.

Meet the Centre Manager

Michelle Bell

Healesville Childcare Centre Manager - Nurture OneMy career in early childhood and education began in 2010, and I started working at Nurture One Steel Street in 2020.

After completing my Diploma in 2014, I quickly moved from room leader to assistant centre manager to centre manager.

I have worked in child care for over ten years and continue to always grow my love and passion for children’s learning and development. I have three beautiful daughters of my own and know how important this time is.

During my time in early childhood education and care, I have come to value the importance of play because it is through play that children have fun, enjoy themselves, and express their creative side, learn, and develop socially and emotionally.

Play is a way that children can learn and investigate the world. Through play, children feel a sense of belonging, being and becoming as well as through quality educator and child interactions. This allows for quality programs to be established that reflect children’s interests as well as further learning.

I aim to provide a loving, caring, safe and home-like environment that is warm and welcoming with an open-door policy where children, parents, families, and educators feel safe, secure, respected, and supported. I will provide a place where partnerships can be formed and maintained, lines of communication are always open and valued without judgement, and confidentiality is held with the utmost respect.

A dedicated early childhood education centre, like ours, provides a service that commits to delivering high-quality care and education. I believe the first five years of children’s lives are the most important, and therefore we lay the foundation of their life ahead, recognising children as unique individuals and aim to enhance all areas of development.

We at Nurture One recognise children as unique individuals and aim to enhance all areas of development. Educators will therefore provide an individualised program, which caters for children according to their age and stage of development. We aim to meet the five learning outcomes in a process and journey rather than focusing on the end result.

Each child’s current knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of the program. And child’s documentation on learning and progress is made available to families so we can share achievements and receive family input, goals and keeping a strong connection with open communication between our service and the families. Every child is supported to participate in the program where each child’s agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions and influence events and their world; therefore, children are active participants in their learning.

Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery One

Nursery Two

Toddler

Kinder 3 – 5

Kinder 4

6 weeks – 1 year 1 year – 2 years 2 years – 3 years 3 years – 5 years

4 years – 5 years (Funded Kindergarten)

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – Late snack
  • Pin code security
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Rhythm and Moves – Music program
  • Classroom technology – computers
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water Play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings with our centre

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centres:

“The staff at Steel Street are always open to my child’s needs and my wishes for my child. My son has been attending the centre for the last 2 and a half years and has been safe, secure and supported by the caring staff throughout the rooms. Steel Street not only has their designated room staff, but runs as a “family”, I feel welcomed and appreciated in each and every room, not just my child’s, and he knows all of the staff by name also! I would highly recommend this centre to anyone looking for child care or kinder as they run a program tailor made to your child, have more flexible hours than a kinder and run the same frameworks as an external kinder with the benefits of a child care centre! My son will definitely stay at Steel Street rather than go to external kinder.”

– Tamara

Enquire Now

We would love to welcome you to Steel Street Children’s Centre. To enquire, please fill out the form below and one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your needs.