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    Welcome to Mayfield Dandenong, where we cultivate a nurturing sanctuary that harmonizes the wonders of nature with the joy of early childhood development. Nestled in the heart of Dandenong, our center embraces a philosophy that cherishes the profound connection between children and the natural world. Here, exploration and engagement with outdoor spaces are not just encouraged; they are integral to our daily rhythm.

    With a capacity to accommodate 111 children daily, we warmly welcome little ones aged 4 months to 5 years old. Our vibrant and stimulating environment is meticulously designed to support and foster every stage of your child's growth and development.

    At Mayfield Dandenong, our classrooms are thoughtfully crafted to create a sense of comfort and security, mirroring the warmth of home. Our expansive outdoor areas offer safe and inviting spaces for children to play, discover, and connect with nature, nurturing their curiosity and imagination.

    We pride ourselves on being more than just a childcare center; we are a close-knit community dedicated to the well-being and holistic development of your child. Come and experience the unique blend of natural exploration and nurturing care at Mayfield Dandenong, where your child's happiness and growth are at the heart of everything we do.

    57-59 Stud Road Dandenong, VIC 3175
    7.00 AM - 6.00 PM
    03 9794 6763


    • OWNA App
    • Allergy Aware
    • Sun Safe Aware
    • CCTV surveillance
    • Secure Access for families
    • NQS Exceeding Rating
    • Nutritionally-balanced meals provided
    • Nappies Supplied
    • Regular Incursions & Excursions
    • Community Connection
    • On-site Car Parking
    • Experienced, degree-qualified teachers
    • Kindergarten Program
    • Cultural Education and Celebrations

    All inclusions are subject to availability and are provided at the discretion of the centre director.


    Rate per day
    • Nursery
    • Toddler
    • Pre-Kindy
    • Kindy

    This is an estimate of what you might expect to pay. Fees are based on a 11-hour session fee per day for 3 days, for a specific rate please contact us directly.

    Sweet Pea

    4 - 15 Months

    As the name suggests the babies in this room are like seeds, ready to grow and bloom into flowers quickly. The room is all about what the babies want to learn and explore to achieve their milestones. The educators are nurturing, caring and flexible with the babies’ routines in the room.


    15 Months - 2 Years

    The toddlers at this age are curious and eager to learn new skills, including gross and fine motor development, learning different means of communication and language development. Children are assisted and supported by educators as they continue to build their confidence and emotional wellbeing.


    2 - 2.5 Years

    Children are provided with a variety of learning experiences dramatic play, cognitive, gross motor and developing strong sense of wellbeing. The children begin negotiating through communication and learn to interact with each other, learn rules and daily routines. Our compassionate, inspiring and committed educators in this room encourage the children to be more independent, help them make sense of their world through practicing new skills and repeating everyday things they see.


    2.5 - 3 Years

    Our highly dedicated creative educators in this room program to create imaginative and engaging learning spaces to fulfil the children’s emerging inquisitive minds. Lavenders learning program highlights lots of messy play, construction, pretend play, while incorporating and enhancing numeracy and literacy to engage our Mayfield pioneers.


    3 - 4 Years

    Our 3-year-old kinder children are masters of excellent self-help skills. Our little brains have incredible magic, which always comes out in imaginative and pretend play. The children in this room love to create lots of different experiences. They are open to accept different challenges and build strong relationships with our teachers, educators, families and peers. They are enthusiastic and curious enough to explore the world!


    4+ Years

    Daffodil room is our funded 4-year-old kindergarten room, these children are considered our role models who are eager to share their knowledge throughout the service. Our Early childhood teacher provides an enriched kindergarten program which meets the kindergarten regulations that is fully funded by the Victorian government. The primary focus for the Daffodils is School Readiness program which ensures that children are independent, resilient and able to self-regulate their emotions. This program ensures these children will transition smoothly in their next learning journey to primary school.

    Meet Jenni

    Hello, and welcome to Mayfield Dandenong, I am Jenni the proud Centre Director. With a deep-rooted passion for early childhood education and 22 years of experience in nurturing young minds, I'm committed to providing a warm, enriching environment where children can flourish. We embrace a child-centred approach, valuing each child's unique journey. Our dedicated team of educators and staff work collaboratively to create a supportive, inclusive space where curiosity is sparked, confidence is nurtured, and lifelong learners are born. We celebrate diversity within our community, recognizing the richness it brings to our learning environment. I invite you to explore our website to discover more about our programs, philosophy, and how we strive for excellence in early childhood education. If you have any questions or would like to visit us, please don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to welcoming you and your child to our community!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We provide most of the essentials that may be needed throughout the day. We ask that you pack and label; spare clothes, water bottle, comfort items/dummies. And if your child requires a sleeping bag, milk bottles, formula, or breast milk.

    We offer orientation sessions for families to come along before the first day to have a short play with us. These sessions are usually close to the first day and act as a good lead in. It gives you, your child, and the educators time to get to know each other and the opportunity to ask any questions or provide important information. These sessions are usually organized once enrolment is confirmed, they last for 2 hours and are free of charge. Talking about it at home is also a great way to get your child excited for all the amazing experiences they will get to be a part of.

    Be positive! Make the drop off a happy experience and take a few minutes to help your child to settle in. The mornings can be busy, but taking some time to find an activity your child enjoys and saying goodbye can help for a smoother start to their day. There will always be a warm and caring educator on hand to help. You are always welcome to give the centre a call after you have left for an update.

    The educator to child ratio varies depending on state and territory, we meet or exceed this ratio. 0 to 24 months the ratio is 1:4 in all states and territories. 24 to 36 months the ratio is 1:5 in QLD and SA, and 1:4 in VIC. Over 36 months the ratio is 1:11 in QLD, SA and VIC. You can find out more on the ACECQA website.

    It is important to take the time to find a centre where you feel confident and comfortable and know your child will be safe, happy, and protected. Find a centre that provides a learning environment where careful guidance and role modelling by educators can help children become competent, independent and develop valuable life skills. It is also important to consider aspects that will impact your family such as location, cost, and inclusions.

    All Mayfield Early Education centres aim to meet or exceed the National Quality Standards and Regulatory requirements of an early childhood service. We regularly update our policies and procedures to ensure that children, family, and educators are aware of their requirements and responsibilities to help keep children in our care happy, safe and protected. As a parent or guardian of a Mayfield Early Education centre, you can find out more by visiting www. This page requires a password which you can obtain from your Centre Manager upon your enrolment.


    Mayfield is the fantastic child care centre. The dedicated staff goes above and beyond to foster a stimulating and caring atmosphere. The facility is clean and secure, promoting a sense of safety. We feel confident and grateful entrusting our child to their care. Highly recommended for parents seeking a nurturing and enriching childcare experience.


    The team at Mayfield is nothing but absolute hardworking champions who live with providing exemplary service with such a zeal , which we trust our baby is in the best of hands. Our issues have been addressed promptly and our requests were always entertained by the team. We are delighted that we chose Mayfield Dandenong for our child.


    The Dandenong Centre has helped our child to grow and learn in a supportive and caring environment. Our child has developed through having a great daily routine that is well planned and Implemented. The staff are attentive and dedicated to their roles and we feel like our child is cared for with the highest commitment. We are so happy we chose Mayfield Dandenong!


    Get in Touch

    We warmly welcome any questions you'd like to ask about Dandenong.