Inspiring play-based early learning in Forest Hill
Join an Early Learning Centre that puts your child first and lets them lead. Share the gift of a lifetime love for learning.
The moment you and your child step foot through the doors of Petit ELJ Forest Hill, you will be amazed by the large studios and very natural outdoor play spaces which allow your child to explore and experience engaging and meaningful learning.
Children also get to relax in our indoor garden café and enjoy picnics and each other’s company. Surrounded by a white picket fence and fitted out with picnic tables and bean bags, our garden café has views into our kitchen for children to watch with wonder their delicious meals prepared.
Our Centre is led by a strong management team who empower and guide a team of fully qualified educators and teachers, allowing for a rich and high-quality educational program. We also foster a lifetime love of learning which is reflected in our six core beliefs and evident in the practises we embrace. Our Kindergarten Program equips children with a smooth transition to their school years.
Meet Belinda Balaam, our Petit ELJ Forest Hill Centre Director
Tailored learning & curriculum for each age group.
At Petit ELJ, we tailor an early learning curriculum for each age group and constantly reflect and evaluate our programs to ensure they met your child’s individual needs.
0-2 Years Old
Through a gentle, supportive approach, we help your baby develop in key areas from the very beginning. Above all, we provide a safe, warm environment for your baby to build confidence and feel secure and loved.
2-3 Years Old
Bursting with energy and curiosity, we welcome toddlers with love, creativity and patience. As 2 and 3 year-olds become more active and involved in their daily activities, we give them freedom and space to flourish.
3-5 Years Old
Preparing for the school years ahead, kindergarten children learn and grow immensely from ages 3-5. Through structured and play-based learning, we let your child explore and learn in the way that’s best for them.
View Our Studios
Meet Betty Moore, our Early Childhood Teacher
Meet Emma Matthews, our Early Childhood Teacher
What makes Petit ELJ Forest Hill different.
Fees and what’s included
$152 / day – All studios
$148* / day – Blossom Hill
$148* / day – Treasure Cove
Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Forest Hill is registered and eligible for CCS support. We offer flexible 12, 10 and 9-hour sessions which may assist in maximising CCS entitlement hours. Our Centre Director can assist in determining the best session for you. You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS.
*Please speak to our team regarding the subsidy for eligible children participating in the 3yo/4yo Kindergarten program.
Our 118 place centre has 6 studios and a separate sleep room attached to the nursery. Children are grouped in studios based on both age and developmental milestones and generally range no more than 16 months. The capacity of our studios ranges between 16 to 24 places.
- Nappies, wipes, sunscreen and linen
- All wholesome meals are prepared by an in-house chef. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
- All meals are monitored and assessed through the feedAustralia platform ensuring an alignment with Australian Dietary Guidelines
- Access to our secure, electronic sign in and sign out system
- Access to StoryPark – your child’s online learning portfolio
- Inclusion in our Early Childhood Teacher taught Kindergarten Program
- Starter Enrolment Pack (includes a sunhat)
- 3 Year-old and 4 Year-old kinder packs
- Access to ChildcareNow App – a convenient platform to book
casual bookings and notify the Centre of any absence days
- Access to Safe Sleep Spaces parent program – Nourish
Parents see their children loving Petit Early Learning Journey Forest Hill.
Lasma Feldmane, Forest Hill VIC
Excellent service through and through.
Not only do they provide dynamic, engaging and age appropriate learning program (also for the younger age groups), but also the strong bond and attachment my child has built with the educators across the centre is amazing to witness.
Management team is outstanding at coordinating the day to day operations, and are always prompt in their communication with families. The countless events are well thought through ans well organised.
Centre is well staffed, well resourced, and provides appetising and nutritious meals.
We are at ease sending out child to the centre knowing how happy they are which we can see through the daily updates.
Joana Santos, Forest Hill VIC
Petit Forest Hill is such a great centre with a caring and professional team, from the manager to the educators and the lovely chef. My daughter has loved her time here and has thrived under their guidance and support. The centre has a variety of activities and great engagement with the little ones and parents too. Thank you all for always having such a flexible approach and taking on board what works best for my daughter. Thank you for always having a kind smile on your faces when greeting us morning and night.
Yi Zheng, Forest Hill VIC
We and our boys love this centre. Staff are friendly and supportive at their best and always provide their best care to our children. Our children enjoy their time in this place so much. Highly recommended!
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