Mill Park Heights Childcare Centre is situated next to Mill Park Leisure Centre on Morang Drive and located close to Mill Park Primary School, Stables Shopping Centre and Westfield Plenty Valley.
Our curriculum has been built to reflect both the National Quality Framework and the Victoria Early Years Learning Frameworks. We aim to create a welcoming, warm and loving environment, allowing the children to feel comfortable and eager to learn and grow. Our educators create an environment where children will feel a sense of belonging and enable them to become their best self.
Mill Park Heights Childcare Centre has 5 rooms offering long day care and integrated kindergarten* catering for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years old.
Our outdoor play space is a vibrant area complete with a sandpit, cubby house, age appropriate play equipment, a yarning circle for story time and our very own veggie patch where we teach children about the importance of sustainability and the environment.
Our children become connected to the community around MPHCC. Educators lead groups in community walks which provides the opportunity for them to talk about what they see and learn about the world around us. We also offer Bush Kinder where the children and educators walk to our local park area and learn through using the natural environment to create. Our centre visits our local Woolworths and the children can learn about our local produce, the cost and value of the groceries we purchase and learn all about healthy eating. Finally, our water awareness classes and school readiness program help to build your child’s confidence and prepare them for life after MPHCC.
We use Storypark to help record your child’s development and share information about upcoming events and happenings at the centre. The Storypark platform allows us to deepen relationships between educators, families and children by creating an open line of communication. Parents are also welcome to check in with our educators at drop off and pick up times if they have any questions or just want to chat!
We provide nutritious meals which are prepared on site to make sure our children have plenty of energy to learn and play. Some of the usual favourites are Pasta Bolognese, Shepherd’s Pie and Tuna Pasta Bake. The children love our hearty soups in the winter such as Chicken & Vegetable, Thai Sweet Potato and Potato & Leek. Sometimes we get a bit adventurous with dishes like Butter Chicken and Fish & Potato Curry!
*Children who attend our integrated Kindergarten program are required to attend a minimum of two days, to ensure they receive the required 15 hours of a Kindergarten program.
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Meet the Manager
Hi, my name is Julie Sheehan and I am the Centre Director here at YMCA Mill Park Heights Child Care Centre and Kindergarten
I have worked in the Early Childhood Industry for 19 years and during this time I have had experience in all roles before taking on the position as Centre Director 3 years ago.
My favourite part of my job is watching the children thrive. I love to see children excited about learning and sharing it with their families.
I aim to provide a warm, comfortable and relaxed learning environment where children and families can feel a sense of belonging.
I believe children have a right to learn through communicating, exploring, risk taking and making mistakes. We as educators have the responsibility to provide ongoing professional support to guide them along their journey.
I have 2 grown children of my own. My son, Jake, is 26 years old and my daughter, Beth is 24. It has been amazing to watch them grow and learn and now I can do the same with your children.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your children and family
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See what our families have to say about Mill Park Heights Childcare Centre & Kindergarten.
I have two children at Mill Park Heights Childcare and could not be happier! From the homely feel to the amazing educators. They all always greet you with a smile and my kids love it there. When they ask to go every day and miss the educators on the weekends you know you are onto a good thing.
We’ve come to this centre from a newly built larger centre and couldn’t be happier with the decision to move. Both my children have settled in beautifully and the staff are so welcoming, caring and attentive to their needs. I love that they can all play outside together and the smaller room sizes mean they have more one on one time with staff. Could not recommend this centre highly enough!!
Mill Park Heights Child Care Centre has made us feel like part of the family from the beginning. Their teachers are all so friendly and nurturing and they helped our girls transition smoothly into their rooms. Thank you for making each day such a fun, explorative and creative experience for our kids!