Welcome to Headstart Early Learning Centre Ocean Grove!
We provide quality care and education for children from birth to six years and are open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Our passionate educators thoughtfully prepare the environment to create enriching learning opportunities that encourage the children to explore and discover. For your convenience, nappies, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a late snack are provided.
We prize our large natural outdoor environments which are perfect for encouraging a fit and active lifestyle.
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.
My name is Leeanne and I am the Centre Manager here at Headstart Ocean Grove. I hold my Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services, Diploma in Business Management and Leadership and a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. I have also had 20 years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care. Over the years I have worked as a Team Leader, Assistant Centre Manager and Centre Manager. I have been at this amazing centre for over 11 years now.
I believe that all children have a right to feel safe, loved and secure in their environment. I believe that all children are individual and all have their own unique personalities, which is why I love what I do.
I love at the end of each day when the children and parents come past the office and tell me about their exciting day or pop their heads in just to say hello. I enjoy forming close relationships with families and believe that it is really important that we, as Educators work in partnership with families to ensure that each child develops to their full potential. I love being able to be a part of the children’s lives and watching them develop into confident little beings.
Most of all, I love that over the past 11 years in my role I have been able to bring my own children to work with me and have been able to watch them grow and learn into the confident little people that I aim for them to be.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
6 weeks – 16 months
16 months – 2 years
2 years – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 years – 6 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Music Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computers
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“My daughter has been at this centre just on 2.5 years. She has thoroughly enjoyed everyday and made some special friends. She has learnt so much and the centre continues to amaze me with the great educational, craft and inspiring programs they follow. All of the staff are friendly and try to include you as a parent all the time. I would recommend this centre and have done so multiple times.”
“All the staff are always so friendly and helpful, my boy has a bit of separation anxiety and they are always fantastic about helping him feel alot better. Also the communication is at a high standard which as a parent is comforting. Highly recommended.”
“I would like to express my gratitude to centre director Leeanne Kelly from Headstart Ocean Grove. We have recently moved to the area, and Leeanne has made us feel so welcome and also my daughter Kenzie loves to go to childcare (big change). Leeanne is the center director and she is involved with the children, I know she makes sure she is kept in the loop and is very professional and friendly, not only to me to all families and will have time for every family member that walks through the gates. No matter how busy she is.
This is an amazing childcare centre, my daughter Kenzie is thriving, starting later than the other children, her team leaders Elisa and Jackie (from the pre kinder room) have made sure she is included and no matter how busy the girls are at the end of the day, I will always get a full report on my daughters day. this means so much to me that I am given the time to discuss my daughters day.
This has made me feel at ease, comfortable and I couldn’t be happier with the centre and how much my daughter has progressed in the short amount of time she has been there. The centre deserves to recognised for its outstanding team, its outstanding leader and management staff and for its outstanding program. Well done team Ocean Grove – Thank you for bringing out the best in my child.”
“My 2 children 3.5 yrs and 18 month both attend this Center, I have never found such a wonderful, creative, safe and caring day care center. The staff are amazing and take the time to comfort and nurture my children. I would recommend any parent to place their little ones at Headstart Ocean Grove my children love going to day care!!!!! And now next year Kinder can’t thank you enough Headstart Ocean Grove”
“Great Centre! All the carers at the centre take time to get to know not only your child, but your family too. They are very personable, friendly, and appear to love what they do. There’s a good mix of age groups with the carers – some young, some older, and many with children of their own. You can always guarantee you’ll get a friendly wave and a smile every time you walk in & out of the gates!”
“My daughter attended Headstart from the age of 1 to 4 years. In that time we have been very impressed with the care she received. All the carers took a keen interest in Lucy and her well being. She flourished at the centre and was always so happy to spend time with her friends in such a safe and supportive environment. We took lucy out when she was to start 5 yr old kinder and have felt that after such a fantastic start in her early care at headstart that we wished we had kept her there until school. Our son Joe, who is now 2 started at a similar age and has received equal care and support and we plan to leave him there until the completion of kinder. My husband and I will be forever grateful for Headstart and all the carers and highly recommend centre. Our 3rd child will continue the tradition and attend also. Thanks so much to you all.”
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 Ocean Grove, 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.