McKenzie Street Childrens Centre

About Us

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Mckenzie Street Children’s Centre is proud to hold an Exceedingrating by the National Quality Standards (NQS)!

Our warm and homely centre provides quality education and care, from birth to 6 years of age.

Why families love Mckenzie Street Children’s Centre:

  • Your child will have the edge when it comes to preparing them for school with our leading Government-approved Kindergarten program.
  • You can rest assured knowing that our long-serving educators will provide your child with the confidence to learn and grow
  • We provide fantastic and unique programs that your child will be sure to enjoy, including our Beach Kinder program and regular Sport program.
  • Our high-quality programs encourage social interactions between all children, enabling them to make friends for the years to come.
  • With large outdoor learning environments, children have plenty of space to explore and play with friends
  • Our service provides Before and After School Care (BASC) and a Vacation Care (VC) program to accommodate for your busy working lifestyle.
  • We also provide nappies and nutritious meals for healthy growing bodies
  • Our centre is conveniently open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

Join our warm and loving family, where your child will learn and make friends for life!

Places are filling fast. Secure your spot today!

 

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.

Centre Manager profile

Kylie Pettenuzzo

Hi my name is Kylie Pettenuzzo. As a professional I hold a Diploma of Children’s Services and Community Services and I’m currently studying a double degree in Kinder and Primary teaching. Through these studies I hope to share my journey of growth and development with my team and respectfully the children who will continue to inspire this journey.

I want the children who enter our service to be exposed to new ideas and experiences, learn to play cooperatively with their peers, be educated, cuddled, shown that they have agency and that they are trusted to take risks and comforted when the risks didn’t work.

The sense of connectedness and belonging at McKenzie Street is enhanced by the centre’s high level of training and comprehensive professional development program as well as interesting community affiliations.

I’m really passionate about encouraging respectful relationships, learning and growing through play, mental health and wellbeing and the environment as a teacher. At McKenzie Street we allow our children the space to naturally unfold as they respond, actively, to the passive objects and environment around them. Having worked alongside children of all ages for 10 years in early childhood education, this passion is shared with my team of educators through leadership and collaboration.

Looking forward to the future, the generosity, ideas and enthusiasm of family members are greatly valued and encouraged. As a service we strive and commit to instil in all the children a sense of social justice. Whether it is learning about the environment or diversity, understanding different cultures or treating each other with respect, it is the aspects which will ensure a generation or even a small group of children!  To go on to make the world a better place and that is the number one reason I choose to be apart and share this journey with children.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Seedlings

Foliage

Buds

Flowers

Birth – 16 months 17 months – 35 months 35 months – 4 years 4 years – 5 years
BASC
School Age – 12 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Fruit bowls in rooms
  • Door code security
  • Petting zoo/animals
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • In-house cook (all food preferences catered for)
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program
  • Before and After School Care program

Vacation Care

Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!

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Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“Amazing service! High standards and great quality care.”

– Stephanie

 

“Mckenzie Street children’s centre is like the home away from home for my children. They love heading to daycare for a day filled with learning and fun. The staff provide my children with the love and support they need to continue to grow and develop. Always with a smile on their faces and happy to see you enter the building. My children eat well at the centre and try new types of foods that they might not have at home. As I’m about to place my third child in the capable hands of Mckenzie street children’s centre I feel happy to return to work and know my children will be well looked after.”

– Mel

 

“My children have both been in this centre for ages. They love their time there, have many friends and enjoy their interactions with the workers.”

– Michelle

 

“Fantastic, professional, great communication, excellent service! highly recommended!”

– Sharon

 

I have been sending my 2 children to McKenzie Street Children’s Centre 2 days a week since they were each about 9 months. I have always found the staff to be incredibly dedicated to their jobs and caring about the kids – which to me is by far the most important thing. I think both of my kids have benefited from their time at the Centre and wouldn’t hesitate recommending it to others.”

– Amy

 

“My child has been attending the centre and is so happy when we get there in the morning. It makes returning to work so much easier knowing my child is more that happy to be at the centre. I have always found the staff and management very helpful and nurturing to all the children. Highly recommended!”

– Rebecca

Enquire Now

We would love to welcome you to McKenzie 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.