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    At Mayfield Sydenham, we provide families an idyllic learning environment where every child is respected and empowered to become creative, resilient and thoughtful. Our accredited Kindergarten program offers families a choice between a Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy or a fully accredited Montessori program. Your Child will spend the day at our beautiful facilities with friends and develop a genuine love of learning and willingness to explore our large spacious shady yards.

    Caring for children from three months to school age, your child will develop their skills and confidence in natural and open-ended environments. We pride ourselves on offering healthy and nutritious meals where no one goes hungry, while offering experiences that grow young minds such as music, language and sport. Our play-based learning programs are designed to inspire your child’s love of learning, exploration and curiosity. With highly skilled and dedicated staff, children who attend our centre will receive the very best start to life and foster a love of learning. We invite you to visit us and learn more about the Mayfield Sydenham difference.

    550 Melton Highway Sydenham, VIC 3037
    Monday to Friday: 6:30am - 6:30pm
    03 9390 3551


    • StoryPark App
    • Debit Payment Options
    • Child Care / Long Day Centre
    • CCTV surveillance
    • Nutritionally-balanced meals provided
    • Sunscreen Supplied
    • Age appropriate toys & books
    • Regular Incursions & Excursions
    • Community Connection
    • Shaded Outdoor Areas
    • Experienced, degree-qualified teachers
    • Kindergarten Program
    • Self-Directed Discovery (Montessori)
    • The Self-Directed-Developmental Approach (Reggio Emilia)

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


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

    The is an estimate of what you might expect to pay. Fees are based on a 10 hour session fee per day for 3 days, for a specific rate please contact us directly.


    12 Weeks - 2 Years

    Our nursery room caters for children from 12 weeks to 2 years. With a focus to provide a nurturing and warm environment whilst building strong and trusting relationships. Our individual outdoor environment, with a covered sandpit, provides our nursery children options to explore both indoor, and outdoor experiences, in a safe, secure location, while engaging with educators and starting to create the early opportunities for communication and connections with friends. A separate sleep room enables children the opportunity for flexible and individual sleep routines


    2 - 3 Years

    Our toddler room caters for children 2-3 years. Extending on children's emerging relationships, we believe that all children are capable, creative, and powerful learners, with the desire to connect with others. Our toddler children are provided opportunities to engage in learning, and explore materials in both, the indoors and outdoors environment. Our purpose built play structures, encourage children to engage in learning from peers, whilst extending on physical activity,


    3 - 4 Years

    Our 3 year old room caters for long day, and kindergarten children from 3 Years - 4 Years. Our qualified assistant educators are supported by our Early Childhood Teacher. With a focus on beginning our transition to school, building on existing relationships with our community, peers and educators , while extending our independence. The children have an opportunity to extend on physical skills and development through utilising our large outdoor space, shared with children from 2years, complemented by fixed climbing structures and vegetable patches.


    4 - 6 Years

    Our 4 year old room caters for long day, and kindergarten children from 4 to 6 Years. Our qualified assistant educators are supported by our Early Childhood Teacher. With a focus on extending our children's school readiness and transitions. The early learning team work collaboratively to support children's independence, self-help, social and academic skills in a structured and supportive environment. Our emergent programs allow the children to contribute to the development of the curriculum which is guided by individual and group interests. In support of the learning outcomes we seek for every child, the kinder group also participate in many intentional teaching experiences throughout the year such as water safety, road safety, school readiness, literacy and numeracy projects, cooking, pet awareness responsibility, health and hygiene, and many more.


    3 - 6 Years

    Our Montessori program caters for a combined age group of 3-6 year olds. Our qualified Montessori teacher implements our program, supported by qualified assistant educators. Incorporated into our long day setting, our Montessori program includes school readiness and transition, whilst focusing on the four main areas of Montessori learning in a pre-school program. Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. Considerable emphasis is also placed on Creative Arts, Music, Science, Geography and Cultural Studies.

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    Meet Kylie

    I have been in the early education sector for 20 years, stopping briefly to have 2 children. I have an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and strongly believe in working, and building relationships with the children and families of my service, collaborating together to to ensure that all children have the best opportunity for development. Through nurturing a child's mind, creativity and interests, in a safe, caring and fun environment, we, as educators, support the development of all children into the amazing young people they will be in the future.

    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.


    Great childcare, daughter 2y7m is in since august 23 and settled in very quickly, no crying when I leave in the morning and she is busy the whole day with fun and interesting activities. Staff is beautiful, warm and welcoming and i feel comfortable that my "bunny" s in good hands the whole time. Greatful for the center being so flexible with my requests and helping my LO with her development. LO loves it here and her happy face says it all. Manager Kylie is just as loving, helpful and kind as all the amazing staff in the center. From the first orientation we knew that this is the place where we want to stay. Thank you and keep up the good work. Highly recommend.


    This is my first time putting my 4 year old and 2 year old in childcare. I am so happy I decided to go with this kinder. The staff are absolutely amazing, so warm and welcoming and you can see they genuinely adore the kids at the centre. They always are able to update me on my kids time at the centre without every having to ask and they know exactly what’s going on with every child. I’m so happy to have found a centre where my kids and I are comfortable. Thank you to the whole team there and especially Kylie for just being amazing and helping me navigate a new phase of my kids life. Would highly recommend.


    Our little boy attends Montessori and boy oh boy he has flourished like never before. They have excellent teachers; I cannot stop raving about them. A very structured way of learning with lots of variety in activities for the kids. We are extremely happy with the centre.


    Get in Touch

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