Inspiring learning for life at St Albans Sweet Sounds Early Learning Centre. Our early learning and long day child care centre is perfect for families living or commuting through St Albans or nearby suburbs Albanvale, Deer Park and Kings Park. Located a short walk from St Albans train station, with the local bus route stopping near the front of the service, we are located closely to the local shopping precinct and easily accessible for our families.
St Albans Sweet Sounds Early Learning Centre
As you open the door to our centre, you will be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to explore and learn. Our natural outdoor area which includes sandpits, bike track, vegetable garden and a range of exciting play equipment for your child to explore with friends. Children are provided uninterrupted time and space to explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.
On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs and a courtesy bus for drop off to and from school. We also offer a vacation care program across Victorian government school holidays. We plan our programs utilising the children’s interests, theme days for the children to participate in and contacting local organisations for incursions and excursions.
Our indoor spaces invite exploration in our innovative and engaging resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as scientists, artists, architects, storytellers and designers.
The centre kitchen is at the heart of everything we do. Enjoy the smell of freshly cooked food as you enter our centre. There is no need to pack your child lunch as nutritious meals and snacks created daily by our qualified in-house chef catering for all dietary requirements.
Your child will have access to a rotating schedule of engaging specialised programs including music and movement, yoga and cooking experiences lead by educators. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program. Our educators and children explore our local community with excursions to nearby locations including parks and the library. We regularly present educational children’s shows and welcome special guests to the centre to extend on the children’s learning.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 413 885 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.
Why you’ll love St Albans Sweet Sounds Early Learning Centre
These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.
Take a walk in your child's footsteps
Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child's time so enjoyable at Early Learning Services Centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.
Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!
|Monday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Tuesday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Wednesday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Thursday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Friday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
Even more reasons why families love our centre:
- We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey.
- You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all in one family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates.
- On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
- Our sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them.
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We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare.
The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from.
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Note: Fees effective from 10 July 2023.
Your family’s daily out of pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
The above fees are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.
If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, call 1800 413 885.