The Big Dinosaur or Discovery Childcare & Education in Croydon

About Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon

Discovery Childcare and Education – Croydon is located at 50 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.

We take pride in providing high-quality childcare services that cater to the needs of families in our local community. Our purpose-built child care facility, is equipped with state-of-the-art features to ensure the safety, comfort, and well-being of children under our care.

We understand that children have different needs, which is why we have incorporated features such as heated floors, evaporative cooling, and allergy-friendly environments to support their health. Our commercial kitchen prepares hot meals daily, and we have plenty of indoor and outdoor play areas that offer children a wide variety of activities to play, create and explore, including water misting hoops, water jets, and a two-story indoor slide that will surely captivate children’s imagination.

One of the unique features of our centre is a 1:1 scale Spinosaurus named Fletcher, located in our front play area, which has become a local attraction for families. Fletcher is just one of the many reasons why our service is special and loved by families and the community. We strive to foster a welcoming and validating environment for children, parents, and families, where your child’s wellbeing and high-quality education are prioritised. Come visit us and see for yourself what makes our centre stand out!

More details about Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon

Croydon Childcare Services

  • Disposable nappies
  • Formula in Nursery
  • Sunscreen
  • Linen
  • Hot centre-prepared meals including Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Teas
  • Specialist child care programs including: ELLA, Sports for Tots and Hey Dee Ho
  • Complimentary incursions and excursions and,
  • Complimentary health services including fortnightly doctor visits, dentist visits and other specialist health services. 
  • Access to a nutrition and wellbeing advisor who also creates a healthy seasonal menu for the children

For more information about Discovery Childcare’s Centres, visit our Childcare Page. 

Fees & Pricing

Cost per Day $149.90
Casual Day $160

Non-refundable administration fee $75
Re-enrolment fee $20

Accepted Payment Methods

Direct debit weekly in arrears.

Centre Operating Hours

Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 6:30pm

Frequently Asked Questions and More Information

What is Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon and what services do they offer?

Discovery Childcare and Education – Croydon is a leading early learningcentre that provides a nurturing and supportive educational environment for children aged 6 months to 5 years of age.  We are a long day care service with a threeyear-old as well as a four year-old kindergarten program.

What sets Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon apart from other early childhood education centres?

Discovery Childcare and Education in Croydon is committed to providing a safe, stimulating, and nurturing atmosphere where children can learn, grow, and develop essential life skills. Our team of qualified and experienced educators follow the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF), delivering high quality education while engaging children in fun, age-appropriate play and learning experiences.

The first five years are some of the most formative and a critical time to focus on early learning activities ranging from the development of literacy and numeracy skills to building confidence in children that are developing primary school skills. Our preschool and early learning programs prioritise early education, physical and social development and building strong relationships with families to assist children on their learning journey.

How can I enrol my child at Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon?

If you’re interested in enrolling your child at our Croydon child care centre, visit our website and complete the online enrolment form. Alternatively, you can call us at 03 9722 8933 to discuss your requirements or arrange a tour of the Croydon child care centre.

Is Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)?

Yes, Discovery Childcare and Education – Croydon is accredited by ACECQA. We are committed to maintaining the best standards of child care and high quality education for our children, and we work closely with ACECQA to ensure that we meet and exceed the national quality standards.

What safety measures are in place at Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon?

At Discovery Childcare and Education – Croydon, the safety of our children is our top priority. We have a range of strict security measures in place, including CCTV surveillance, secure access systems, and comprehensive policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment for children. Our educators also undergo regular training in child care, evacuation procedures, safety and protection.

How can I keep track of my child's progress at Discovery Childcare and Education - Croydon?

At Discovery Childcare and Education – Croydon, we believe that strong communication between educators and families is essential to support your child’s development. We use the online learning journal program Kindyhub which allows you to access your child’s observations, learning, assessments, and achievements at any time. Additionally, our educators are always available to discuss your child’s progress and address any concerns you may have.

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