Headstart Early Learning Centre Carnegie

About Us

HS_Carnegie-08Headstart Early Learning Centre Carnegie provides a supportive, nurturing, engaging and secure learning environment for families from Glen Eira, Chadstone, Oakleigh, Bentleigh and Caulfield. The centre also is conveniently located for commuters from Danadenong Cranbourne as we are located close to Carnegie station.

Environments designed for little explorers

Our centre is well resourced and each area is specifically designed with young learners in mind. We offer purpose-built indoor spaces and outdoor environments that are designed to encourage exploration and learning through play. Our outdoor play areas have plenty of space for the children to learn and explore.

Carefully crafted menus

All meals and snacks, seasonally prepared, are provided for children under care by the centre’s in-house chef. Food is used as a way to teach the children about the benefits of healthy eating. The centre offers a varied menu that meets Nutrition Australia recommendations. The children are offered breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.

Dedicated educators and high-quality programs

We provide care for children aged between 6 weeks to 5 years and have a dedicated passionate and welcoming team of educators. The highly trained team of educators are hand-picked to support the children and their learning, and they strive to create a calm, comfortable environment where each child feels safe.. Our educators come from different cultural backgrounds, languages and studies in the field to provide high-quality programs.

We support our children’s physical development, needs and strengths with musical programs such as rhythm and move. Both programs promote fine and gross motor development, social and emotional skills.

We have a Government funded 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs that ensures your child is supported with their transition to school every step of the way. Educators want to give children the best possible start on their early learning journey, which is why they focus on the children’s social development, confidence and independence at a young age.

You will receive daily updates and photos detailing children’s learning and development through our parent App – Xplor.

Centre Manager Profile

Pam Molczyk
Childcare Centre Manager – Headstart ELC Carnegie

I began my early childhood education and care career in 2001 and started working at Headstart ELC Carnegie in 2019. I hold a Diploma of Community Services.

My experience in early education ranges from occasional care, nannying and centre biased care from assistant to lead educator to assistant centre manager and now to centre manager.

I started Certificate II while in year eleven as a VET course. I fell in love with early childhood while doing my placements! My favourite part about working in early childhood is being a part of the children’s journey as they make so many new discoveries and play a part in the families lives.

What I have learnt about children is that you never stop learning. And that children make the most amazing teachers.

My approach to helping children on their learning and life journey is to let children guide me. And to be there to support children through trial and error, to hold their hand and give them a big hug every day.

Childcare gives your child an opportunity to develop social skills, which helps them form healthy relationships with other people. Children in care learn how to get along with other children, share and take turns, listen to others, communicate their ideas and become independent. In addition, children learn and develop thinking skills by playing and exploring the world through their curiosity.

The Headstart Carnegie team is a long-standing passionate, multicultural team. We are all permanent to maintain consistency in care and communication with families.

We are here to help; from your tour to orientations to your first day, we will guide you through the paperwork and how to use our family app Xplor. We understand that the transition into care can be a new and exciting journey for most. This is why we strive to provide a warm, welcoming, educational, safe and secure environment where children/families feel a sense of belonging.



Age Group Daily Fee
Toddler $140.00
Kindergarten $140.00
5 Day Discounted $133.00

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, come in any time for a tour of our centre.


Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Snowdrop Daisy Tulip Lily
0 – 1 year 1 year – 2 years 2 years – 3 years 2 years – 3 years
Iris Sunflower Bamboo
2.5 years – 3.5 years 3 years – 4years 4 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and late snack/fruit available
  • Pin code security
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • Sports and yoga program
  • Special guest visits including librarians for storytime with the children
  • Excursions within the community including aged care facilities, local
  • primary schools, parks and shops
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Sunscreen provided
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • School readiness program
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Sport program (Over 3’s)
  • Xplor home app – keep you updated throughout the day


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“Five star childcare.” – Bhavi Patel


“We’ve been at the centre for nearly 3 years now and can not fault it. There is very little staff turnover which is excellent and all the staff are lovely, our son adores them. We’ve even moved further away from the centre and have others closer to us now but we are so happy with Headstart Carnegie we wouldn’t even consider leaving.” R is for REIGN


“Love it! Great carers, great facility.”Ben


“My daughter loves Headstart carnegie. The staff are amazing and the programs have been great for my daughters development.”Arlene Cole


“Wonderful centre. My son is very happy there and we have been consistently delighted with the staff and levels of service. Very responsive to feedback too.”Emma Campbell







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 Carnegie, 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.