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Diggers Rest Kinder & Early Learning Centre

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Diggers Rest Kinder & Early Learning Centre

Diggers Rest Kinder & Early Learning Centre is located in the heart of Digger’s Rest close to Diggers Rest Primary School and train station. Our centre offers 100 places for Long Day Care, including an integrated Kindergarten*.

​Our curriculum is a play based program in accordance with the national approved Early Years Learning Framework and is underpinned by the Education and Care Services Regulations and National Quality Standards. Diggers Rest ELC is a welcoming, safe, stimulating environment for children where they can explore, make friends, help their peers and just be themselves.

Our educators encourage children to develop their social skills through play. Social skills are developed in a variety of ways including imaginative play, story times and participating in incursions, excursions and community events.

Each of our 6 rooms are set up so children can select from a large number of activities allowing them to choose how they learn and play. Educators are set up to challenge children and help them learn independence and develop their problem solving skills.

Our centre has a large outdoor space where children can run, climb and ride bikes as well as a grassed area for quieter activities. We also have a veggie garden where children can learn about science and sustainability! Moving from indoor play to outdoor play also allows the children to engage with peers and siblings from the other rooms.

Creating clear and open communication between educators, children and their family is paramount to supporting a child’s learning and development. There are a variety of ways that we communicate with parents; daily routines for the child are displayed in each room. We use the Story Park platform to document each child’s development. Parents are also welcome to talk to our educators about their child’s progress during drop offs and pickups, you can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with centre and community events.

Meals are included as part of our service which are prepared onsite by a qualified chef. Our nutritious menu is based on seasonal produce, house favourites include vegetable soup and casserole in winter and fresh salads in summer. Our menu caters for all children including allergies and cultural and religious beliefs.

*Children who attend the Integrated Kindergarten are required to attend a minimum of two days, to ensure each child receives the mandatory 15 hours of a Kindergarten program.

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Operating Hours

Mon: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Tue: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wed: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Thu: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Fri: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

High-quality education at Victorian Government approved Kindergarten

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Diggers Rest Early Learning Centre uses the Kinder Tick because we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means our service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.

We Provide Early Learning & Care For

  • Nursery

    Ages: 6 Weeks- 2 Years
    No. of Rooms: 2
    Room Capacity: 8
    Teaching Ratio: 1:4


  • Toddler

    Ages: 2 -3 years
    No. of Rooms: 2
    Room Capacity: 16
    Teaching Ratio: 1:4


  • Pre-Kindergarten

    Ages: 3-4 Years
    No. of Rooms: 1
    Room Capacity: 16
    Teaching Ratio: 1:4


  • Kindergarten

    Ages: 3-5 Years
    No. of Rooms: 2
    Room Capacity: 22
    Teaching Ratio: 1:11


Indoor learning spaces

Outdoor learning spaces

What we offer

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If you would like to enrol at Diggers Rest Early Learning Centre please click the Xplor link below and fill out the form.

Xplor Enrolment Form

Alternatively, if you’d like more information on our programs and services, please fill out the enquiry form below and a team member will get in contact with you.