Nestled amongst parkland with space to play, run, climb, and explore.
There’s nothing quite like spending time outside, and the children at Altona North get plenty of it. The service is nestled amongst shady parkland. The yard has large established trees, mud patches, areas for running, climbing and exploration. The outside play area is bigger than average and gives the children more space to play.
Altona North Children’s Service has been part of the community for many years. The integrated kindergarten addition allows us to offer more support to local families. We’re proud to have families return with their second and third child. We love watching families grow and becoming part of their story.
Altona North fosters the Reggio Emilia Philosophy at our service and believes the environment is the ‘third teacher’. This philosophy influences the practices used and the service environment. The team believe in providing a program that allows children to be curious and imaginative. All while building resilience and acknowledging cultural diversity.
The team at Altona North are highly skilled, experienced, and capable. Some educators have worked at the service for 15+ years. The staff are very focused on sustainability. They use upcycling, recycling and natural resources in the experiences they designed for the children.
The Altona North Children’s Service is a 113-place service.
- Our babies room caters to infants 0 to 20 months.
- Our toddlers’ room caters to children from 20 months to 3 years.
- Our kindergarten program caters to children from 3 years to 6 years.
- Sessional 4-year-old kinder 9:30-2:30, Tuesday to Friday.
- Integrated long day care.
The funded kinder program runs five hours a day, four days a week by our early childhood teacher.
We’re displaying the Kinder Tick to show we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded and approved kindergarten program. That means our service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.
The Kinder Tick shows we meet criteria in the funding guidelines set out by the Victorian Government — which means you can have confidence your child’s learning and development will be supported by qualified early childhood teachers and educators through a responsive, evidence-based learning program.