Journey Early Learning Thomastown

2 Charles Street, Thomastown, VIC 3074

Centre Hours

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

Our Facilities

  • 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 Centre Thomastown is where your child’s journey begins. We provide 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.
Our brand new centre is purpose built to spark curiosity and create joy. We provide a supportive environment where children can participate in a wide range of exciting play-based learning activities, including adventure gardens, a water play area and even a rock climbing wall to build their confidence. Our regular cooking classes are a particular hit with the children. We are passionate about guiding developmental outcomes and providing a creative environment for our little adventurers.
We love being part of Thomastown, and think it’s vital that our children get to explore their local neighbourhood. That’s why we take them on mini adventures to the train station, library and even our local coffee shop. Sometimes we simply take a stroll through the neighbourhood to say hello to the neighbours.
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

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Hi I’m Kat, Centre Manager of Journey Thomastown.
I’ve been working in Early Childhood and Care for eight years and am currently studying a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching. I have worked as an Educational Leader and part of the Leadership team at Journey Thomastown for several years.
I enjoy photography, shopping and taking my dogs for adventures! A lot of people may not know this, but I also love Disney.

The Journey Early
Learning difference

Children playing at childcare centre

Community engagement

– Fitness Fridays
– Date night
– Community outings
– Library visits
– Breakfast on us
– Little Sports Heroes incursion
– Cooking classes with Deb
– Magic Jenny Dance and Movement

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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