Quality Childcare and Preschool in Doncaster East

Your best choice in early education, childcare and Kindergarten.


952-954 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East, VIC, 3109

Open Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 am to 6:30 pm



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Early Learning Doncaster East

Welcome to Kids Academy Doncaster East, our qualified educators and teachers are trained in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum for ages 0-5. We nurture a lifelong love of learning through a combination of play-based and intentional teaching experiences which help your child develop Social Connectivity, Emotional Confidence, Foundational Learning and Physical Health and Wellbeing.

We provide individual care and attention to children in our baby nursery, toddler program, and Kindergarten/Preschool, ensuring they receive the best possible start to their early education. We also offer flexible care options that suit the routines of busy families. Our university qualified early childhood professionals are on staff, focusing on school readiness to prepare your child for their next educational step.

You can stay connected with your child\'s progress and receive updates about their day through our family communication app, Storypark.

Our Early Learning Centre has a range of inspiring environments for children to explore, including spacious outdoor play areas that encourage children to test their limits, build strength, and develop self-confidence. We also offer a range of incursions and excursions, including fitness and health, animals and nature, and the larger community. We provide fresh and nutritious meals to the children each day.

Our dedicated Family Support Team is always available to answer any questions you may have about our programs and services. We believe that by working closely with families and communities, we can provide the best possible care and education for each child. Contact us today at 1800 24453 2273 or fill in our online form to book a tour of our centre, meet our team of experienced and caring educators, and learn more about the Kids Academy’s difference.


Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum Includes:

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Why Choose Kids Academy?

Kids Academy is a high-quality provider of childcare where every child experiences the joy of learning in a caring community.

We’re experts at knowing how kids develop and grow, and we nurture them through these vital and precious early stages of their lives. Through these important early years children change so quickly - they are constantly absorbing new information and expanding their skill set. We gently encourage and guide them to explore their own potential.

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum draws on current research, evidence informed practices and specific programs in each age groups such as The Circle of Security in our babies’ rooms, Abecedarian Language Priority for our Toddlers and Inquiry Based Learning Projects for older children.

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Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum

Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is Australia’s most progressive approach to early education for children from birth to age five. It is based on the belief that learning and development occurs most successfully when supported by nurturing and engaged educators, in partnership with families and communities. Our educators and teachers are trained and accredited in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum by Affinity Education Group, Australia’s leading provider of early education and care. This curriculum draws on the best models of early education, contemporary research and evidence informed practices such as Circle of Security, Abecedarian, and Project Based learning. It aligns to Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework and offers a rich combination of play-based and intentional teaching experiences appropriate to each age group. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum is based on what children learn, where they learn and how they learn.

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Leading The Private Childcare Sector In Quality

Our centre practices, policies and procedures aligned with legislative expectations outlined in the National Quality Framework. This means that every effort is made to comply with the Education and Care Services National Law and Education and Care Services National Regulation, the approved learning frameworks and the National Quality Standards.

Throughout the year, our dedicated Quality Team work tirelessly alongside our Centre Managers to ensure our teams maintain Quality Standards across the Affinity Education Group in line with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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Our Lifelong Learning Programs

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Your child's lifelong learning journey starts here! Our nursery provides a warm, safe environment for your baby to learn and grow. Caring and gentle educators will develop nurturing relationships with your baby, so your child will develop trust and a sense of belonging.



Our centre provides a stimulating and fun environment to enhance your child's learning in their early years. Learning starts long before school, with the first five years of a child's life being crucial to laying the foundations for their ability to learn throughout their later years.



Preparing for primary school is one of the most important times in a child's life. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum School Readiness program stimulates young minds, builds confidence, resilience and positive self-image, and supports children's transition to school.


Meet our Team

Josephine Cai

The year you started working in the early learning industry?
I started working in the Early Childhood Sector in 2011.

I hold a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) from Deakin University.

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education?
Working in early childhood education is my passion because I firmly believe that education
has the power to transform lives, and it all begins in those crucial early years. It is a field that fills my
heart with joy and purpose. By creating a nurturing and supportive environment, I have the privilege of
helping them build a strong foundation for their future success. Every day, I am inspired by their
curiosity and eagerness to learn, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact in their

What is your most memorable moment at the centre?
It is the annual graduation ceremony for the kinder children. It holds a special place in my
heart as I witness these young minds, whom my team has nurtured and guided, take their
first steps towards the next chapter of their educational journey. It fills me with immense
pride and joy to see their bright smiles, the twinkle in their eyes, and the sense of
accomplishment radiating from them. The kinder children's graduation is a celebration of
growth, resilience, and endless possibilities, reinforcing my passion for early childhood

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents?
Our people - For over a decade, our dedicated team has been serving the local community with
unwavering commitment. We take immense pride in the continuity provided by our long-term
educators, who have been instrumental in shaping the educational journeys of countless children
throughout the years. Their wealth of experience and unwavering dedication ensure a stable and
nurturing environment where children can thrive and families can trust in the consistency of care. Our
centre is proud to have a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff members. Both our senior
leadership team and Affinity heavily invest in the ongoing professional development of the educators.
Relationships with families and local community-At our early learning centre, we prioritize building
strong relationships with families and external communities. We highly value the involvement of our
families in every aspect of our learning program. We actively encourage them to participate and
contribute by engaging them in our Creative Arts Competition, where they had the opportunity to vote
for their favorite entries just this past March. Furthermore, we foster a sense of togetherness by
organizing center events like our annual Christmas Party and Kinder Graduation, which provide
enjoyable opportunities for our families to bond with one another and with our staff.

Fun fact about you?
- I am a comedy enthusiast!
- I was a Kindergarten Teacher for 8 years, and an Educational Leader for 2 years
- I hold a Bachler of Finance
- I can also speak Mandarin and Cantonese.
- I will always choose savory over sweets
- I have a deep love for DIY and crafts!

Our Centre Gallery

Before you book a tour of our early learning centre and meet our wonderful team of educators, you can take a look at our rooms and environments below.

What our families say about us

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Flexible Sessions

To make the most of the CCS available to you, we also offer the option of 10-hour or full-day sessions. This means your fortnightly CCS hours can be spread out over more days. Talk to one of our Family Support Consultants on 1800 CHILD CARE. We can help you determine if you qualify to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and provide you with a quote.

Some families can also get extra support on top of the CCS through the Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS).

To estimate your Child Care Subsidy or other entitlements you may be eligible for, please visit our CCS Estimator.

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Big Thinkers STEM Program

Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has always played a vital role in the development of our Lifelong Learning Curriculum for children in our preschool rooms (3-5 years*).   

The Lifelong Learning Curriculum - Big Thinkers STEM program is aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework, ensuring:  

Your child has a strong sense of identity - Through creating a safe secure and supported learning experience, your child will develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience, and sense of agency; through this, developing on their self-confidence with encouraging interaction with care, empathy and respect. 

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How to Enrol

If you’re thinking of enrolling, we encourage you to book a tour of our centre.

Family tours are an opportunity to explore our learning environments, meet our team of Educators, and see our curriculum come to life in the room where your child will learn and play.

Our dedicated Family Support Team is always available to answer any questions about our programs and services. Contact us today at 1800 24453 2273 or fill in our online form to book a tour, meet our team of experienced and caring educators, and learn more about the Kids Academy difference.

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Get in touch with one of our friendly team and start your journey with Kids Academy Doncaster East

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