Journey Early Learning Essendon

7-13 Bulla Road, Essendon North VIC 3041

Centre Hours

7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Our Facilities

  • Spacious rooms with natural light
  • Free coffee & snacks for parents
  • Sensory walls


Journey Early Learning Centre Essendon is where your child’s journey begins. Our Early Learning Centre provides intentional learning opportunities daily with a focus on literacy and numeracy, language, life skills, music and rhythm, and more. Our Government Approved Funded Kindergarten Program ensures children from three-years-old are prepared for their journey to school.

Journey Essendon’s Educational and Developmental Curriculum is developed from the Victorian Early Years Learning Curriculum, based on the individual child’s interests, strengths, family expectations and professional intent. In addition to daily learning experiences, we provide a daily Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths Program (STEAM), and throughout the week, children participate in French and Chinese Language Programs, a Sports Program and a Music Program.

We collaborate closely with families through day-to-day professional conversations and hold parent-teacher interviews. Our parents stay informed and connected to their child’s progression with daily program evaluations and learning using our Storypark communication platform.

In order to ensure every child is prepared for school, our Kindergarten classrooms are intentionally designed by our Teachers to align with the Journey Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework and Curriculum. Our Government Approved Funded 3 and 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Classrooms are run by ACCEQA approved Early Childhood Teachers and Qualified Educators. Children enrolling in our 4-Year-Old Kinder Program are provided with ongoing support from teachers in preparation for school through our School Readiness Program.

Funded Kindergarten Program

We’ve designed a helpful Child Care Subsidy calculator so you can discover more about your government entitlements. Need help? We’re here to chat, just book an appointment below.

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Hi I’m Kate, Welcome to Journey Early Learning Essendon.

I have worked in the Education sector for over 13 years.

During this time, I have had various roles working with children of ages from birth to 5 years.

My passion is creating a warm rich environment for children to develop to their full potential, I believe all children are individuals and learn in their own unique way.

I truly believe that being part of children’s early years of learning is a privilege and every day brings new adventures.

Building strong relationships with children and our families is of the utmost importance to us here at Journey Essendon.

The Journey Essendon team look forward to welcoming you to our family.

The Journey Early
Learning difference

Community activities

– Frequent community exploration and visit

Child jumping in puddle at new childcare centre in Ocean Grove

Exploring nature-based play

Children love getting out and exploring in nature. It really is the greatest teacher. Nature based play is a core part of our curriculum. That’s because it teaches them vital life skills including confidence, independence, exploration and cooperation. Playing outside also promotes health and wellbeing and teaches them respect for the environment.

The first step of your journey starts right here

To find out more, call us on (07) 3102 1303 (08) 8986 7557 (03) 9005 4650 or use the form below.

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