Headstart Early Learning Centre Altona North

About Us

Headstart Early Learning Centre Altona North is a great childcare centre that is well established in the Altona North area. We are privileged to have a fabulous, dedicated team who are passionate about early education and children with majority of our educators working at the centre for 5+ years.

We are open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm and cater to children from birth to six years.

Headstart Early Learning Centre Altona North Childcare & Day CareWe pride ourselves on enrolling not just your child, but your family, so you will always be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome. We value our team as they are the heart of our environment as well as offer them ongoing training and mentoring to ensure that we retain staff providing a consistency for the children. 

Our newly renovated yard is enjoyed by children of all ages and includes a veggie garden, two rabbits and a chicken! We enjoy a wonderful music program every Thursday where each child has the ability to participate with the group and express themselves through music.

We offer Spanish lessons with Brie every Thursday included in fees. Brie our Spanish teacher has been with us for over a year now and engages in reciprocal and responsive Spanish lessons with all our children across the centre. Our weekly Tuesday excursions where children under 18 months utilise Playhut indoor playground, while the older children use the courts for physical education and physical development

We offer a comprehensive and nutritious menu that is changed seasonally and we accommodate special dietary needs. We invite you to make an appointment to meet our team and say hello. We are sure you will be impressed with our comprehensive care and educational program.

We welcome you to visit our centre, check out our purpose built facilities and meet our caring and loving educators.


Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.

Meet our Centre Manager

Margaret Roberts

Altona North Childcare Centre Manager - Casa BambiniI began my career in early childhood education in 2010, and I started at Headstart Altona North in 2020. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and started as an Assistant Educator in 2010 in the industry.

Before joining the team here at Headstart Altona North, I held various roles from lead educator, educational leader, and the assistant centre manager. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity in a management role since February 2019. One of my favourite parts of working at Headstart Early Learning Centre Altona North is meeting and working with our families and the children to help everyone achieve their best.

In my early childhood education and care career, I have learnt that children are always learning, always exploring, and being a part of the journey and joining them as they discover their world and their own capabilities are amazing.

My approach to helping children on their learning and life journey is by joining and helping to guide them. And to assist others in joining and guiding children in their learning and development.

There are many learning benefits of attending dedicated early childhood centres like ours. For example, our educators use their professional knowledge to tailor the classroom to your child’s interests and goals. There are also benefits of shared learning between children, forming early social skills, and developing friendships.

I’m very proud of the diversity we share here at Headstart. We have such a wonderful group of educators whose passion is to engage and support children in their daily growth and learning.

We love hearing from our families and want to share in the parenting journey with them and provide support. Directly with myself and the educators in your child’s classroom, we want to work with you to benefit your child. Even if you prefer a less hands-on approach, we want families to have access to information and events that might interest them. We will share our expertise and selected community and third party resources to support our families in many ways.



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Honey Ants Possums Goannas
0 – 12 months 12 months – 18 months 18 months – 30 months
Emus Rainbow Serpents Dingos (Funded Kindergarten Program)
30 months – 3 years 6 months 3 years – 4 years 4 years – 6 years


Our service provides the following:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – late snack/fruit available
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings within our centre
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning


Reviews and Testimonials

“I would highly recommend this Headstart Altona North. The staff at all levels are highly responsive to both parents and the children. The sense of personal ownership and pride is evident. I love the clear demonstration of care and affection which is incorporated into the program – each child is an individual and each educator adapts and responds according to the little person’s stages of learning. The facilities are always clean and warmly set up to as if the children were at home. I have such peace of mind knowing my toddler is well looked after all times by any educator he is with. I have attended many child care centers and had to remove my boy shortly their after – Head Start Altona North is heads and shoulders above all of the others. Keep up the great work.”

 – Louise


“HSCC staff has helped us give our children a beautiful beginning to their lives.  Be it quality of food, table manners, sleep routine, good manners, physical and mental stimulation and most importantly the genuine love and care for the kids.  This centre is a benchmark for child care.”

 – Surbhi


“The centre provides my kids with an enriched environment that stimulates their learning. I know my kids are well looked after when I see them happy and dancing out of the centre at the end of the day when they are picked up.”

– Mariam


“The place has a great environment. Educators are very attentive to kids and become real friends with them. My daughter loves to come to childcare and enjoys her time there”



“The staff have been so lovely to my little 4 month old. It makes me feel confident while I am at work that Lily is having fun and is safe.  It’s a really great center!”



“M. has had the best time at Headstart and really looked forward to going there every week.  She developed strong bonds with many of the carers who we always found to be quite nurturing.  They always had a smile on their faces and really seemed to enjoy interacting with the children.”


Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Headstart Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Headstart Early Learning Centre Altona North, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.