McKenzie Street Childrens Centre

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Wonthaggi Preschool & Kindergarten Near MeMckenzie 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.

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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

Stephanie O’ConnorStephanie O'Connor Nurture One McKenzie Street

Hi, my name is Stephanie O’Connor, and I’m the Centre Manager at McKenzie Street Children’s Centre.

I started working in the Early Learning profession in 2017, with my first position being at McKenzie Street Children’s Centre as the four-year-old Kindergarten Teacher. My first post-school qualification was a Bachelor’s in Primary Education. Through this course, I developed a passion for working in Early Childhood and decided to pursue a career specifically targeted to this area.

I obtained a role as the Early Childhood Teacher at McKenzie Street, and in my first year at the centre, I studied for my Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Education. My favourite part of this role was building relationships with both the children and their families to foster their children’s learning and development and provide all children with a great foundation to learn at school. 

In July of 2021, after completing a Post Graduate Certificate In Business Administration, I was fortunate enough to obtain the role of Centre Manager of McKenzie Street Children’s Centre. This role is extremely fulfilling, supporting our families, our children, and our team every day and providing everyone with a welcoming environment that nurtures the children’s learning and development. 

We have such an amazing team at McKenzie Street, with educators qualified in both Certificate 3 and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. We welcome trainees to our service and find that they thrive by being able to provide them with on-the-job training within a professional and engaging environment.

Our centre’s philosophy revolves around purposeful play that reflects the children’s interests and stages of development. Our children are guided by educators to develop personal independence, self-awareness and a feeling of self-worth. They will have many opportunities to form warm and caring relationships with educators and peers, promoting positive self-esteem.

We love meeting new families and are looking forward to welcoming you into our centre!



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:





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


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!



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.