Richmond VIC2020-01-07T07:53:29+00:00

A nurturing early learning environment in Richmond.

Secure your child’s place at a holistic child care centre in Richmond. Through play-based and outside experiences, your child will feel valued and have fun while learning.

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Parents think highly of Petit Early Learning Journey.

Sylvia, Richmond VIC

Petit has provided Allegra with a rich and balanced experience. The staff are wonderful and we are so happy to be attending!

Tara White, Richmond VIC

We are grateful for the love, care and guidance that both our little ones receive at Petit Richmond. The educators look at all the children as individuals with their own strengths and needs and we have been blessed with awesome educators who understand our children’s challenges and handle them both with grace. Both kids have learnt so much and we love seeing the updates of the goings on each day at “school” on StoryPark. I can’t begin to thank the staff enough for everything they have done for our family. Petit Richmond is an incredible centre that engages and teaches at all steps of the day.

Claire Falkiner, Richmond VIC

I have been absolutely delighted with the level of care provided by the Angel Avenue team at Petit Richmond. My daughter is learning bucket loads everyday she is there. I feel very secure knowing she is in the extremely capable hands of Arati, Pryia and team along with the fact she is experiencing new and exiting activities that I would not be able to provide for her at on home. The centre is always clean and inviting and I would happily recommend the centre to any parents looking for an excellent daycare. Thank you so much for looking after my baby girl so well.

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The high-quality care your child deserves.

Extra-curricular activities

In addition to structured child-initiated learning, playtime is a large part of our child care offering. Our large outdoor rooftop play area is beautiful and spacious and features a large fort and slide, swings, garden patch and cubby house. We also have a large indoor play area which is perfect for play on rainy days.

Meals

Have peace of mind that your child is eating the freshest, most nutritionally sound meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef.

Inclusions

A big part of our Richmond day care offering is making our families’ lives as easy as possible. All nappies, wipes and food are included in your daily fees, we also provide hats and sunscreen for all children. To assist with those busy mornings, bedding and linen is also provided.

Typical day at Richmond
Time Nursery (0-2 years) Toddlers (2-3 years) Pre-Kindy (3-5 years)
6:30am Children + Parents are welcomed Children + Parents are welcomed Children + Parents are welcomed
6:30am-9:00am Indoor/outdoor experiences + Free play Indoor/outdoor experiences + Free play Indoor/outdoor experiences + Free play
9:00am Morning tea Morning tea Morning tea
9:30am-11:30am Nursery program
Free movement
Sensory experiences
Exploration of natural world
Music
Toddlers program
Creative experiences
Peer interactions
Literacy + Numeracy
Music + Movement
Kindergarten
Literacy + Numeracy
Creative arts
Science + Natural world
Technology
Group experiences
Physical development
Community + Culture
11:30am Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm Sleep/Rest/Relaxation Sleep/Rest/Relaxation Sleep/Rest/Relaxation
2:00pm-3:00pm Child interest led indoor experiences Child interest led indoor experiences Child interest led indoor experiences
3:00pm Afternoon tea Afternoon tea Afternoon tea
3:30pm-6:30pm Outdoor experiences + Free play
Late snack provided
Outdoor experiences + Free play
Late snack provided
Outdoor experiences + Free play
Late snack provided

Tailored learning & curriculum for each age group.

At Petit, we tailor an early learning curriculum for each age group and constantly reflect and evaluate our programmes to ensure they meet your child’s individual needs.

Babies.

0-2 years

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.

Toddlers.

2-3 years

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.

Pre-school.

3-5 years

Preparing for the school years ahead, pre-schoolers 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.

The perfect environment for your child to discover their creativity, confidence and love of learning.

Your child will be engaged in an honest, welcoming and friendly environment that is suited to their age and developmental needs. Our staff-to-child ratios ensure your child is getting the best care and attention they need and deserve.

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Keeping you connected every step of the way.

To help parents keep track of their child’s day care experience, we use an online management tool called Storypark. This app allows you to discover and follow your child’s learning journey and you can also find documented stories about your child and their day.

Educator Profile

Nicole Clements Centre Director

I have been working in the early childhood education industry for over 10 years.  I hold a Diploma of Children’s Services and an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services.

I am very passionate about the educational benefits to children attending child care.  Zero to five years is such a great time for children, they learn so much in this time.  To help them grow, see them learn as we teach them about the world is a real motivating factor for me.

In the same way I enjoy the leadership role that comes with being Centre Director and the opportunity it affords me to mentor my staff.  I love watching the staff grow, and I learn a lot myself in the process.

Personally, I am inspired by the RIE theory and fully respect each child’s ability to do anything they put their mind to.  So, when we are looking at changing the rooms, I always ask the children what they would like.

I enjoy collaborating with families via StoryPark and look forward to doing more of this in the future.

Petit ELJ Fees 2019

Long Day Care – All Ages

$125/day

Included in the fees:

  • Nappies, wipes and linen
  • All wholesome meals prepared by an in-house chef. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
  • 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 (if eligible)
  • Starter Enrolment Pack (includes a sunhat and totebag)
  • Access to Kindy Now App – a convenient platform to book
    casual bookings and notify the centre of any absence days
  • Access to Safe Sleep Spaces parent program – Nourish

Richmond studios:

Studio Age Range Capacity
Baby Boulevard 0 – 1 year 16
Angel Avenue 1 – 2 years 16
Burrows Lane 15 months – 2 years 16
Willow Way 2 – 3 years 20
Darling Drive 2 – 3 years 20
Haven Place 2 – 3 years 20
Blossom Hill 3 – 4 years 20
Treasure Cove 4 – 5 years 22

Child Care Subsidy Eligibility

These fees are before Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Richmond is registered and eligible for CCS support.
You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS on:

https://www.centrelink.gov.au/custsite_pfe/pymtfinderest/paymentFinderPage.jsf?wec-appid=pymtfinderest&wec-locale=en_US#stay

Kindergarten Program.

Enrol your Child in a Kindergarten Program today to encourage a smooth transition and school readiness!

Benefits of attending a Petit ELJ Kindergarten Program:

  • Socialisation and supportive friendships
  • Develop a love of learning
  • Better prepared to start school
  • Interactive Smartboard and iPads to enhance learning journey

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Frequently asked questions

Q. Are you Child Care Benefit/Child Care Rebate approved?

A. Yes we are! To aid in the payment of childcare fees, the Family Assistance Office (FAO) has provided access to Child Care Benefits (CCB) and the Childcare Rebate. Parents, please note it is your responsibility to apply for these schemes with the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50.

For further information:
http://www.familyassist.gov.au
https://www.mychild.gov.au/childcare-information/rebate

Q. When are my fees payable?

A. Fees are payable on the Friday of your child’s first week of care via Ezidebit. Fees are payable one week in advance so in your child’s first week of care, two weeks fees with be debited.

Q. Can my child and I have an orientation before commencing care?

A. Yes you are more than welcome to orientate your child to our Petit Centres.

We want to help make the settling in period as easy as possible — as new situations are often overwhelming for young children. A gradual introduction for your child into Petit Early Learning Journey centre works best.

Please contact our Centre Directors to arrange a suitable time for you and your child to visit our Centre and meet our educators.

Our orientation sessions are at no charge however all enrolment documents must be returned and parents must stay on the premises.

Q. Do you have a minimum number of days my child has to attend?

A. Yes, we recommend a minimum of 2 days as we believe your child will benefit from building strong trusting relationships with their educators and peers.

They’ll also settle in more quickly the more frequently they attend.

Q. What do I need to bring on my child’s first day?

A. You only need bring a spare change of clothing, a water bottle and linen for your child as we supply all meals, nappies and sunhats.

For families who have littles ones in the nursery, please bring bottles and formula/breast milk. If a comforter such as pacifiers, blanket or soft toys is required, please feel free to bring this along too.

Q. Can I please come in for a tour before deciding whether we enrol our child?

A. Yes you most definitely can!

Please call our Centre Directors to arrange a suitable time for you and your child to visit our Centre and meet our educators or request a tour here.

Q. I want to enrol my child, what is the process?

A. Please complete an online enquiry form or alternatively call your preferred Centre you can locate their number here and a Petit team member will be in touch with you to walk you through the next steps in enrolling your child.