A nurturing early learning environment in Richmond.

Secure your child’s place at high-quality child care in Richmond and equip them with the love of learning that will last a lifetime.

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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
TimeNursery (0-2 years)Toddlers (2-3 years)Pre-Kindy (3-5 years)
6:30amChildren + Parents are welcomedChildren + Parents are welcomedChildren + Parents are welcomed
6:30am-9:00amIndoor/outdoor experiences + Free playIndoor/outdoor experiences + Free playIndoor/outdoor experiences + Free play
9:00amMorning teaMorning teaMorning tea
9:30am-11:30amNursery 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
11:30amLunchLunchLunch
12:00pm-2:00pmSleep/Rest/RelaxationSleep/Rest/RelaxationSleep/Rest/Relaxation
2:00pm-3:00pmChild interest led indoor experiencesChild interest led indoor experiencesChild interest led indoor experiences
3:00pmAfternoon teaAfternoon teaAfternoon tea
3:30pm-6:30pmOutdoor 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Sophia PrasadCentre Director

I have been in the early childhood education sector for 15 years and hold a Diploma of children’s services – Early Childhood Education and Care which I obtained from Morrabbin Holmesglen TAFE and Goodstart Training College. I was motivated to work in the ECEC sector after completing my work experience in 2002 when I was in year 10. It was an amazing experience and I was offered a job as soon as I finished my Certificate III and ended up working at that center for just over 9 years. I was motivated by the support my team provided me and loved going to work every day and progressing within the centre taking on different roles.

The most respecting aspect of the role is working alongside families to help their children develop and grow to their full potential.  Being able support and train my team while appreciating their individual strengths, experiences and knowledge within children’s services really inspires and motivates me too. My goals for the children at our Richmond Centre are:

  • To continue to build a strong leadership team that have experience within children’s services and extensive knowledge with programming and documentation to help support children’s learning and development.
  • To build strong connections with our local community so it is embedded in our daily practices
  • To continue to build strong partnerships with families to learn more their children and their individual expectations.
  • To focus on continuous improvement so we grow and learn together as a family.

I encourage children and families to collaborate and engage in the program through daily verbal communication, story park posts, outlook, newsletters and communicating to children during group time discussions. We plan a lot of special events throughout the year to build stronger partnerships with families and the community.  A magical moment that stands out in my mind is of our Christmas Party, the turnout was amazingly successful and the support from my team and families was so welcoming, I felt like home.

Fees.

Under 3

$120/day

Over 3

$117/day

Included in the fees:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • 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)

Richmond studios:

StudioAge RangeCapacity
Baby Boulevard0 – 1 year16
Angel Avenue1 – 2 years16
Burrows Lane15 months – 2 years16
Willow Way2 – 3 years20
Darling Drive2 – 3 years20
Haven Place2 – 3 years20
Blossom Hill3 – 4 years20
Treasure Cove4 – 5 years22

Child Care Rebate & Child Care Benefit eligible.

All Petit centres are registered and eligible for Child Care Rebate & Child Care Benefit support.

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

Kindergarten Program Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Do Petit ELJ provide a Kindergarten Program?

A. Petit ELJ provide a kindergarten program for children in the year before Prep (children who are 4 by 30 June in the year they start). Our kindergarten program is play-based and is delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.

Q. Is your kindergarten program funded and supported by the Australian Government?

A. Yes our Centres based in QLD and VIC run a kindergarten program that is recognised and approved by their respected Governments. These Centres also receive additional funding to enhance the kindergarten program.

Q. What is the difference between your Kindergarten Program and Council Kindergarten’s/Private Schools?

A. The difference is that our program runs within long day care hours so we operate from 6.30am to 6.30pm* Monday to Friday, are open 52 weeks a year and open all school holidays which allows us to cater to all family/work situations.

*Please check operating hours with individual Centre.

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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.

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