Casa Bambini Blackburn

About Us

Welcome to Casa Bambini Blackburn.

Casa Bambini Blackburn provides care and education for children between 6 weeks to 6 years. For your convenience, nappies and nutritious meals are provided.

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The centre is purpose built with attention given to colour and design to create learning spaces which feel like the children’s own rooms. The centre boasts age appropriate services, facilities and resources.

Our welcoming environment is considered the “third teacher”. The Casa Bambini team carefully organise spaces for small and large group projects and small intimate spaces for one, two or three children.

We offer:

  • Early Start Programs Italian lessons once a week for Kinder and Pre Kinder (during the school term)
  • Melbourne Kids Yoga for all rooms once a fortnight
  • Hey Dee Ho Music and Movement Program for all rooms once a fortnight
  • Little Sports Hero
  • Regular community excursions

Our programs are inspired by Reggio Emilia and our landscaped gardens have been designed to enhance and enrich your child’s imagination, creativity and sense of wonder.

At Casa Bambini we have a distinctive philosophy and innovative curriculum pedagogy and method of organisation which recognises the potential of young children to question, reflect, problem solve, theorise, experiment and express their findings.

Exceeding 72 RGB

Casa Bambini Blackburn has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!

The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.

Victorian Government Approved 

Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government.

 

 

Centre Manager Profile

Britt Finlay

What is your name?

Britt Finlay.

How long have you been working in early education?

19 years.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Casa Bambini is such a friendly, community rich environment, and I am so proud and fortunate to be working with such a dedicated and passionate team.

What qualifications do you hold?

Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

Here at Blackburn, we have created a space, The Piazza, where we invite children from all of our classrooms to meet and join in play and experiences with one another. Watching our Kinder children guide and support our Nursery children during play makes all of our team proud to be Educators.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent and most of all, connected to adults and other children” – Loris Malaguzzi.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a Kindergarten Teacher growing up, having fond and loving memories of my own Kindergarten Teacher and Classroom. I was fortunate enough to find myself in a management position quite early on, and fell in love with teaching and sharing with educators the knowledge that I had learnt in my career. Now, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

Please visit our beautiful centre, we would love to show you around!

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery

Junior Toddler

Toddler

Pre Kinder

Kinder

 0 – 1 years 1 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years

4 – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Late snack
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology (computers)
  • In-house Chef
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program
  • Early Start Programs Italian lessons once a week for Kinder and Pre Kinder (during the school term)
  • Melbourne Kids Yoga for all rooms once a fortnight
  • Hey Dee Ho Music and Movement Program for all rooms once a fortnight
  • Little Sports Hero
  • Regular community excursions

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

Here’s what some of our parents have to say about our centre:

“Edward starts school next year hence the reason we are leaving. We cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism and fabulous care provided by all the staff we have had contact with. It is an exceptionally outstanding centre.”

– Kathryn

 

We have been at Casa Bambini for close to 4 years and would highly recommend it! We have always been impressed by the high standard of care our boys receive. The premises are lovely and Jen cooks up a storm in the kitchen for the kids!”

– Renee

 

I have been so thrilled with Casa Bambini since I first enrolled my son there in 2009. He is now about to enter the four year old kinder program, while his little sister will be going into Toddler Room next year. I am frequently observing gentle and heart warming moments between the carers and my children, whether it is around a learning opportunity, an emotional moment, or an exciting achievement. I would (and do) recommend Casa Bambini to my friends – when they are pregnant – get in early! It is also a beautifully presented centre (gorgeous calm neutral tones rather than harsh bright colours) and all of the staff seem to share a positive vibe and philosophy. Thanks Casa, and well done!”

– Sally

 

My daughter has been attending Casa Bambini Blackburn for almost 3 years and I’ve been very pleased with the level of care she receives. She is always excited to go and comes home very happy. The centre is extremely safe, spacious & clean – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the centre to any parent. Many thanks to the team at Casa Bambini for giving my child a fun and safe environment to be in and for allowing me to know that she is in safe hands when she is in your care.”

– Anita

 

“Another phase comes to an end for the Desai family on Sept 7th. 3 kids over 7 years at Casa Bambini Blackburn. No words to describe the emotion. Fiona who took care of my 13 month old and me at that time, sensitive, caring, made me feel loved. Carla, who was a young lady now grown to be such an awesome room leader. Steph, Shae, Tegan, Vivian, Anita and the list goes on. Chelsey and Kels you both don’t get a break from us. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!”

– Sue

 

We’re very happy with the team, facilities and atmosphere at Casa Bambini. The ladies in the nursery room are really lovely and create wonderful activities and fun for the kids everyday, as well as giving detailed feedback to us as parents.”

– Kate

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Casa Bambini centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Casa Bambini Blackburn, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. Please contact our friendly educators in regards to availability and to book in a time to tour our centre.