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    Welcome to the idyllic community of Bacchus Marsh, where Mayfield Maddingley (formerly Genius Childcare Maddingley) is nestled amidst rolling hills and lush vegetable farms. Our centre is where the journey of learning and growth unfolds through the play-based learning, guided by our dedicated and diverse team of educators.

    At Mayfield Maddingley, we take pride in offering five distinct rooms that cater to children's individual developmental milestones. Each child is encouraged to become a capable and engaged learner, embarking on a path of self-discovery and exploration.

    We believe in the power of community, and that extends to recognizing the traditional custodians of the land upon which we play—the Woiwurrung and Wathaurong People of the Kulin Nation. We encourage children and their families to embrace their connection to nature, whether it's through the wonder of dirt, the joy of sand, or the fascination of water. In doing so, we instill a profound sense of responsibility for the environment and the world that surrounds us.

    Mayfield Maddingley is not just a place of learning; it's a place where children grow, flourish, and develop a deep understanding of their place in the world. We invite you to be a part of our community, where curiosity knows no bounds and the beauty of nature is celebrated every day. Welcome to Mayfield Maddingley!

    16 -18 Harry Valance Drive Maddingley, VIC 3340
    Monday to Friday: 6.30am - 6.30pm
    03 4317 4701


    • XPLOR Playground
    • Debit Payment Options
    • Flexible Sessions
    • Allergy Aware
    • Sun Safe Aware
    • Secure Access for families
    • Nutritionally-balanced meals provided
    • Nappies Supplied
    • Sunscreen Supplied
    • Nature based play
    • Outdoor Playground
    • Sleeping Room
    • Kindergarten Program
    • Play-based Learning

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


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

    For more information on how fees are charged, please contact the centre. To see how this would effect your CCS, use our estimator.


    0 - 12 months

    Welcome to our babies room, room 1 is a busy room with lots of individual routines that are created in consultation with parents and families for the best comfort and growth of your child. room one holds 12 children per day and has 5 permanent staff that rotate shifts to make this room as consistent as possible to help children feel valued and safe.

    Toddler 1

    1 - 2 years

    Room 2 is where the fun begins as the children in here can walk and play. the children are learning every day with a combination of play based learning that is programed around the interest, needs and nurturing. room 2 has its own sleep room that allows educators to continue flexible routines that meet children's need for rest and play while moving towards a more group based routine for meals rest and play. room 2 has 16 children per day and has 5 -6 permanent staff that participate in the childrens education and play each day

    Toddler 2

    2 - 3 years

    Room 3 is an exciting fast paced room with lots to see and do. our toddlers in this room enjoy lots of different environments that are purposely programed around the children interest to excite and develop the children's wounder and exploration of the world around them. self help skill ,talking and gross motor skills are big developments that happen in this room. with 16 unique little people in this room each day there is always something new to learn and our team of 5-6 permanent staff are always learning and growing along side your child.

    Kindergarten 1

    3 years

    Room 4 is and amazing new space with the combination of the introduction of the funded 3 years old kindergarten program that has been rolled out over the last two years by the government and our on going long day care program lead by a qualified early education teacher and two assistants this room see a lot of growth in knowledge, problem solving skills and personal development. with up to 30 children a day in this room there is always something to do and new people to play with.

    Kindergarten 2

    4 years

    Room 5 is a government funded 4 year old kinder room that is lead by a qualified early childhood teacher with a professional team of assistant educators. this room encourages the children to develop their independence, self regulation and autonomy while encouraging them to use their voice and language to communicate the needs and thoughts. This is all accomplished through a play based learning curriculum that is geared towards school readiness and developmental milestones. we strive to help children gain the knowledge and confidence to move into the next phase of their learning journey.

    Bespoke learning spaces.

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    Meet Kristy

    I have been working in the childcare industry for 10 years. I started my journey as a trainee at a sessional kindergarten in a rural town in northern NSW after the encouragement of my family and friend to follow my passion of working with children. as this passion grew so did my thirst for knowledge and I began working towards my diploma and soon became a room leader. than came the big decision to move here to VIC. Working through the roles of lead educator, educational leader and 2IC I gained the knowledge and confidence to pursue my dream of being a center manager in this role I am able to support families and be a advocate for children learning and happiness.

    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.


    As a first time mum I was extremely nervous to head back to work and leave my daughter in the care of others. Upon our initial walk through of the centre, I knew this was the one for us. We instantly felt welcome by all the staff, the centre is so clean and well maintained, the staff go above and beyond for our daughter, right down to ringing me when she has a day off to make sure she is okay! She loves going here and has a wonderful group of educators and friends in her room. Highly recommend this centre to all of my family and friends who are expecting :)


    The transition into care is always a very daunting time but the patience and kindness the educators have shown my son and I has been amazing and made it a very smooth process. Always feel very welcome, highly recommend!


    Our son has attended for over two years and we have always found staff to be supportive and attentive. Extra care has always been paid to my son’s additional needs and any concerns raised have always been taken seriously and addressed swiftly. We look forward to enrolling our second child soon, knowing he will experience the same high standards of care.


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