Headstart Early Learning Centre Clarendon

About Us

Welcome to Headstart Early Learning Centre Clarendon. We provide care and education for children aged six weeks to twelve years and are open from 6:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Our educationally sound learning programs embrace our EYLF & My Time My Place curriculum, fostering children’s development within a play-based program across all stages of development.

Carefully designed programs support children in reaching their potential through creating an environment that fosters all aspects of a child’s development. We believe that in order for children to engage actively, they need to feel safe, respected and valued; they need to feel they belong.

Our dedicated, skilled & responsive team of educators provide a welcoming, nurturing home away from home in which each individual child is valued. We pride ourselves on providing a play based open leaning environment, engaging all the senses, stimulating curiosity & encouraging active exploration.

In addition to quality educational programs, our playgrounds have been renovated and are looking amazing with many exciting new areas to explore. The child care centre also provides a bus service to and from school, nappies and all nutritious meals.

We look forward to meeting you.


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.

Director Profile

Leanne Middlemass

What is your name?

Leanne Middlemass

How long have you been working in childcare?

33 years

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Building a warm relationship with all families that attend our service.

What qualifications do you hold?

Diploma in Children’s Services.

What inspired you to become an educator?

My mother was a Family Day Care carer and having children in our home all the time was wonderful and also watching my mother care for them was inspiring, from this I have always wanted to be the same as her, caring and educating.

What makes your team/centre special?

At Headstart Clarendon each of our team members are special in many ways, they are caring , friendly,respectful,  knowledgeable and most important are here to educate all of the children each and every day.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher.

What is one of your hobbies?


What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

We invite all families to come and take a tour of our centre and experience the warm and friendly atmosphere, experience the beautiful surroundings with horses in the paddock, planes landing at the RAAF base, trains going by. Our door is always open so please drop by and say ‘Hello’.

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Headstart Clarendon Child & Day Care Centre



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Tigermoth Hornets Caribou
6 weeks – 12 months 12 months – 2 years 2 years – 3 years
Hercules Galaxy Before and After School Care
3 years – 4 years 4 years – 5 years 5 years – 12 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computers
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water Play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher

Vacation Care

Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!

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Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“I am extremely happy with the care my 3 yr old son receives from Headstart. The care, cuddles, attention and quality time they show my son reflects in his happiness. He loves to be at daycare and is never sad on arrival or departure, even if he is the last child left. He often doesn’t want to leave. He loves his teachers and they often go the extra mile for him.”

– Karen


“The staff and facilities at Headstart are exceptional. They are a talented bunch with great enthusiasm, terrific variety in their programs and treat the little ones as individuals. Can’t recommend more highly!”

– Belinda


“I have found the staff at Headstart professional, reliable, knowledgeable and helpful. My son has autism and I have found they are understanding & happy to meet any of the family’s needs. A fantastic safe & educational place.”

– Jacque


“My son is currently enrolled in the 12month-2years room at Headstart Clarendon, and I have never encountered such a caring bunch of educators. They are in tune with my son 100%, and he loves going there. He calls them his ‘ladies’. I will recommend Headstart Clarendon to all who will listen!”

– Belinda

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 Clarendon, 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.