Journey Knoxfield

Knoxfield

Journey Early Learning Knoxfield

52 Kathryn Road Knoxfield Victoria

Centre Hours

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

Our Facilities

  • Coming soon
  • Spacious rooms with natural light
  • Free coffee & snacks for parents
  • Natural resources
  • Outdoor play spaces

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Journey Early Learning Knoxfield is where your child’s journey begins. Opening in September 2022, our amazing childcare centre provides a nurturing environment filled with curiosity, wonder and joy. It’s a place where children aged from six weeks to six years of age can make a positive start to a life of learning, development, growth and opportunity.

Journey Knoxfield is a warm and friendly early learning centre that inspires adventure and cheer. The centre is created around your little explorer and play-based learning. That means getting messy, digging in the dirt and playing in amongst the gardens. Our play spaces inspire children to work together with their friends to conquer milestones with confidence.

From peek-a-boo to prep, we’re here every step of the way.

School transition is a major focus, and we work hard to ensure this is a smooth process. By providing a safe and secure environment, our children develop confidence, resilience and a strong sense of self for the school journey ahead.

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.

Did you know that your child can attend Journey from 6 weeks to their first day of school?

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 Janene Melchior and I am the Centre Manager at Journey Early Learning Knoxfield.

I’ve been in the Early Learning sector for nearly 30 years and have an Associate Diploma in Social Science – Child Care and a Diploma of Business – specific to leadership in Early Learning.

I believe the child is at the centre of their own learning and that we need to allow them the space to explore, wonder and create independently. I believe in the importance of building relationships and immersing yourself in interactions with children and each other as educators and our connections to children, families and community.

I am inspired by the families, educators and children and every day learn something from my connections within the centre. I enjoy the concept of always being on a learning journey together.

I was lucky enough to visit Reggio Emilia in Italy and be able to bring some of the inspiration behind their theories and learning to the spaces and curriculum of my centres.

I am a mother myself and when I’m not at work my family, our animals and our hobbies and interests bring me the most joy.

I look forward to being a part of the Journey Early Learning community and of immersing our centre and local community.

The Journey Early
Learning difference

Children playing at childcare centre

Community activities

Interacting and connecting with the local community, ensures a bond is maintained between the children and the community, creating a sense of familiarity and belonging. It sets a rewarding scene for every child to rightfully respect their local environment.

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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