Casa Bambini Blackburn

About Us

See where bright futures begin at Casa Bambini Blackburn

Our modern early learning and long day care centre offers child care in Blackburn in a homely setting that is great for families living or commuting through Blackburn North, Nunawading, Forest Hill, Blackburn South, Box Hill and Box Hill North for children between 6 weeks to 6 years. The centre provides on-site parking and operates between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm.

Learning spaces that spark creativity

Our child care centre is purpose built with attention given to colour and design to create learning spaces which feel like the children’s familiar environments at home. The centre offers state of the art learning resources including natural resources, interactive whiteboards and a STEM program. Children are encouraged to interact in the great outdoors with large natural play environments including natural trees, vegetable gardens, water play, climbing equipment, swings and a cubby house. The yards are set up by the team every morning with new challenges to foster each child’s learning and development.

A dedicated team of educators

Our culturally diverse educators strive to create a calm, comfortable environment where each child feels safe. The highly trained team of educators are hand-picked to support the children and their learning. The centre is well resourced with three bachelor trained teachers and each area is specifically designed with young learners in mind. You will receive daily updates and photos detailing children’s learning and development on our parent App.

Inclusive menus designed by in-house chef

Our unique meals dining area provides a home-like environment for the children to enjoy meals prepared by our qualified chef; our menu is inclusive and we are able to alter all meals to be suitable for individual dietary requirements. Our Chef is part of our family and loves to bake the children on their birthdays to spoil our little learners.

Exciting extracurricular activities

As part of the daily fee the children can also enjoy extracurricular activities such as our music and Mandarin language programs which are run by the educators at the centre. Nappies, wipes, and sunscreen are also provided by the centre.

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. Casa Bambini offers a range of incursions and excursions including visits from librarians for storytime and visits to the local fruit shops and post office.

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.

Victorian Government approved Kindergarten Program

Victoria Government Approved Kindergarten program

Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government. Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready. Our centre currently has 3 highly trained early childhood teachers ensuring the best learning experiences for your child.

As members of our Casa Bambini community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.

Our Family Support Team is happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 517 029 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.

Centre Manager Profile

Sabia Desai

Blackburn Childcare Centre Manager - Casa Bambini

I began my early childhood education and care career in 2010 and started working at Casa Bambini Blackburn in 2020. I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching and a Diploma in Montessori Education. I started my career as a kinder teacher in 2010 and have slowly made my way into the management side of things.

I have absolutely loved my time in the early education sector for the past 11 years.

I believe that play-based learning is strongly connected to the development of self-regulation as young learners develop the skills of collaboration, negotiate and reach compromises, share ideas and express opinions, make and follow the rules, and act with agency. It is the degree of agency and capacity to make decisions that are central to the concept of play-based learning.

My approach to helping children on their learning journey is caring for them and going out of the way to make them feel loved, welcomed and valued. This instils a sense of belonging and confidence in a child.

I believe that by placing children in an enriched environment like an early learning centre with specially designed materials and highly trained teachers, they learn quickly and easily through hands-on experience.

I have a very diverse team at my centre. We have a good mix of nationalities and ethnicity, which brings out the best in each member of the team. Having such a diverse team makes us bring the best of each culture to our children and families as well.

Young children flourish when the adults caring for them work well together. Families and staff can share discussions about how children are doing and how best to meet their needs. Families know their child’s strengths, personality, moods and behaviours very well. Staff can also get to know a child well through their daily experiences and can share their understanding of how children develop. When families and staff work together, they can exchange information and can focus on meeting each child’s needs and supporting their development.

Facilities

Rooms

Our child care centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery

Junior Toddler

Toddler

Pre Kinder

Kinder

 0 – 18 months 18 – 24 months 24 – 36 months 36 – 48 months

48 – 60 months

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)
  • Regular community excursions

Phone our Family Support Specialist team today or drop into our centre at your convenience to meet our team and find out more about us. 

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

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

“Both my girls started in Casa Bambini Blackburn in the nursery room before 9 months old. They loved it there and both had great relationship with the educators and their friends. The centre manager and educators are friendly, professional and responsive. I can tell they have the children’s best interest in heart. They also have a great kinder program and lovely kinder teachers. The transition from kinder to school was quite easy. And I have to mention they have the best cook to prepare the morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for children. Lucky kids! I told my girls they won’t get those fancy meals once they start school!” 

– Alison FU

“The growth and development that occurs in the first few years of a baby’s life is significant. The foundation at this stage is important and so we decided to send our little one to Casa Bambini, Blackburn. She was 9 months old at the time she started and we are so pleased with carers in her room, they update us by sending notifications and we exactly know what our child is doing. The centre manager and the assistant manager as well are very lovely and they make not only the kids feel welcomed but parents too, giving us a sense of warmth and security. Our daughter really enjoys going to childcare and we understand it’s the care and love she gets from the carers makes the difference, no tears and always a happy baby now at drop offs and pickups. Thanks to the entire Casa Bambini Blackburn crew”. 

– Mandeep Ahluwalia

“Such an amazing centre. Sabia, the centre manager is wonderful, she is genuine and really cares about the children. The educator’s are very professional, well trained and caring. The staff make an effort to build connections with all children, even if they aren’t the educator for that age group. 

And based on my experience, the staff turnover rate for this centre is very low compared to other centres. We love this, so kids are able to grow and learn in a consistent approach!”

-Chenxi Wang

“This is a fantastic centre- the fabulous staff and educators truly care for the enrolled kids, and their families. The centre is clean and modern, with great outdoor spaces. The food is excellent and cooked on site. I can’t recommend Casa Bambini Blackburn highly enough”. 

– Kathleen Walker 

“The centre staff and educators are great with kids, we actually feel the care from the team. Centre managers are efficient in replying to emails, always answering my questions in time. My kid loves to go every day, and enjoys the time with educators and his friends. We are so happy that we chose this centre”. 

– Jw Kai LU

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.