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    Welcome to Mayfield Sandringham (formerly Genius Childcare Sandringham), where we are dedicated to creating a safe and imaginative space for your children to flourish and learn. Our Sandringham childcare centre is ideally situated on Bay Road, right in the heart of Sandringham, offering convenience and accessibility to families.

    Our centre is designed to provide a fantastic outdoor play area that encourages children to embark on exciting adventures, a commercial kitchen to prepare nourishing meals, and a modern, inspired learning environment that encourages exploration and discovery.

    But what truly sets us apart is our extraordinary staff who always go the extra mile to care for and nurture each child who walks through our doors. At Mayfield Sandringham, we're more than just a childcare centre; we're a community of passionate educators and caregivers committed to providing your child with a loving and supportive environment.

    We welcome you to join our family. Together, we'll nurture their potential and create beautiful memories along the way.

    139 Bay Road Sandringham , VIC 3191
    Monday to Friday: 7.00am - 6.30pm
    03 8637 5006


    • Child Care / Long Day Centre
    • Nutritionally-balanced meals provided
    • Regular Incursions & Excursions
    • Music Programs
    • Community Connection
    • Sports Programs
    • Shaded Outdoor Areas
    • On-site Car Parking
    • Wellbeing Room
    • Experienced, degree-qualified teachers
    • 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
    • Kinder

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


    During the nursery stage, infants and young toddlers are in the early stages of their development. The focus of a childcare centre in this stage is primarily on providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Our team prioritise building secure attachments with each child, fostering a sense of trust and emotional security. Activities often focus on sensory exploration, fine and gross motor development, language acquisition, and social interaction.


    The toddler stage is a time of rapid growth and exploration. Children at this age are developing their independence, language skills, and social abilities. At Mayfield, the focus shifts towards fostering self-help skills, promoting language development, and encouraging social interactions and play. Activities may include imaginative play, early literacy and numeracy experiences, sensory exploration, and physical activities that enhance coordination and motor skills.


    Kindergarten is the final stage before children transition to formal schooling. At this stage, children have developed foundational skills and are ready for more structured learning experiences. Many of our centres align their programs with the early years of schooling, focusing on preparing children for a successful transition. The emphasis is on further developing literacy and numeracy skills, fostering critical thinking, promoting social skills, and encouraging independence and self-regulation. Activities may include phonics and reading instruction, basic math concepts, problem-solving tasks, science exploration, creative arts, and collaborative projects.

    Bespoke play spaces.

    A large shaded outdoor sandpit

    Meet Melissa

    My name is Mel and my goal is to ensure that Mayfield Sandringham is a place where each child feels valued, safe, and excited to learn and explore. I believe in open communication and collaboration between parents, educators, and staff, as it takes a collective effort to provide the best possible experience for our children and families. I am dedicated to maintaining high standards while also seeking opportunities for growth and innovation. I look forward to meeting you at our beautiful Centre.

    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.


    I’m very happy with the Mayfield Team - it is very professional, friendly and most reliable .... My son is so happy there and learns so much every day which is a huge impact on my son’s development. It’s such a welcoming and friendly environment.


    My child joined at 14 months when she could barely walk/talk and has now just left as a confident and happy little chatterbox. The educators have changed her life and the development has been incredible to watch. They are all very caring and attentive and the things they teach every day are so diverse. My 2yo came home talking about "recycling"! The childcare experience from day dot has been nothing short of amazing and would highly recommend this centre to anyone.


    Could not recommend this childcare enough. Our daughter has always felt safe, comfortable and very happy at Sandringham and we couldn’t thank the educators enough. We are sadly leaving due to moving house and we will miss this centre dearly!


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