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Ocean Grove

Journey Early Learning Ocean Grove

33-37 Coastal Boulevard, Ocean Grove, VIC 3226

Centre Hours

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

Our Facilities

  • Now Open
  • Spacious rooms with natural light
  • Access to tech interactive learning
  • Water splash / mister play
  • Sensory pathways & rock climbing wall
  • Outdoor nursery room play spaces
  • Outdoor eating area & performing stage
  • Mud kitchen & bike tracks


Journey Early Learning Ocean Grove is where your child’s journey begins. Opened in October 2020, 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.

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3D Floor Plan of new Childcare Centre in Ocean Grove | Journey Early Learning

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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Hello and Namaste Ocean Grove Families and Team.
My name is Ekta Choudhary. I feel extremely excited to be a part the Journey Ocean Grove team as the Centre Manager and look forward to meeting you all the Centre.
I hail from the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. I moved to Australia nearly 6 years ago to study my Masters. I lived in Sydney, Geelong, Tasmania and moved back to Geelong to settle.
I have a diploma in Early childhood and in Leadership and Management. I also have a Bachelors of Science, Bachelor of Education and Master of English Literature, Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting. I have been in working in education sector since 2014.
I have a beautiful family which includes my supportive husband (Mr. Goutam Kumar) and two wonderful children, a 2.5 years old daughter (Arivu Goutam) and a 7 month old son (Skye Goutam). I’m a very hands-on mum.
My teaching philosophy is influenced greatly by Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence, where we realise that every child is born intelligent with any of the 8 types of intelligences (linguistic, logical/mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, inter-personal, intra-personal and naturalist) and it’s the responsibility of an educator to help identify, acknowledge and support every child to realise their full potential using spontaneous and planned experiences around that area of intelligence to make them confident and involved learners.
My core strength is that I am very compassionate, caring and inclusive person and will consider every possibility to make my team, children and families happy and supported.
Journey Ocean Grove is a wonderfully supported team, where the aim is to Connect with the community, Communicate effectively with each other and give Consideration to every action we perform, to build a beautiful journey for children, staff and families.

We’re proud to have built many strong relationships with local community groups. To find out more about who we connect with, enquire today.

November Ocean Grove Calendar

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Learning difference

Children playing at childcare centre

Community activities

– Bush Kinder program
– Incursions & excursions
– Story Time
– Inspire Program
– Pen Pal Project
– Breakfast on us

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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