High quality child care and early childhood education

Kanooka is a work based community child care centre located at the Monash Medical Centre in Clayton. It  is available for employees, patients and their families of Monash Health. We provide care for children from 6 months to 6 years in a small, nurturing environment. We have four rooms dedicated to the age groupings below:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Pre kinder

Our 4 year old kindergarten program is registered with and funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

We at Kanooka feel that great potential exists within each and every child. We try to provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment using the latest educational tools.

Our ‘Emergent Curriculum’ embodies these beliefs as it responds to, expands and builds upon the ideas and interests of the children. We do this in close collaboration with parents whom we acknowledge and respect as the first and foremost educators of their children. We encourage and value input from families into our program which enhances our understanding of their values.

We also welcome parent’s participation in their child’s day and invite parents to drop in to breastfeed, play or to simply visit their child at any time.

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