Welcome to Casa Bambini Essendon.
Casa Bambini Essendon provides childcare and education for children between 6 weeks to 6 years. For your convenience, nappies and nutritious meals are provided.
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 quieter activities.
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.
Casa Bambini Essendon 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.
Our Kindergarten program is supported by the Victorian Government.
Our childcare 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.
What is your name?
How long have you been working in early education?
I have been working in early education for 5 Years.
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
The beautiful families, children and staff. Everyone is so warm and welcoming.
What qualifications do you hold?
- Currently studying my Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management
- Diploma in Early Childhood Education
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams” – Oprah Winfrey.
What values are most important to you in your team members?
Love, kindness and understanding. Each educator understands that no child is the same and requires support in different ways.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A mum! I was always playing with my baby dolls and telling my parents that they were the grandparents of my baby doll!
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
At Casa Bambini your family will feel loved and supported. We are always here to listen and be your child’s home away from home.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 18 months
||18 months – 2 years
||2 years – 3 years
|2.5 years – 4 years
||4 years – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals – late snack/fruit available
- Petting zoo/animals
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Music program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology (computers)
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten Program
- KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings within our centre
- Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
Below you can find what others are saying about our service.
“My daughter loves Casa Bambini, some days we go to pick her up and she doesn’t want to come home. The centre is clean and spacious and the staff are all very friendly and great with the kids. They do all sorts of things with the children from singing and dancing to art work and making cup cakes. My daughter is now 2 1/2 and has been coming here since she was 11 months old. I would highly recommend this centre to anyone.”
“Our daughter has been attending Casa Bambini for almost a year. The staff have always been very professional and provide a fun and nurturing environment with plenty of affection for the children. Our daughter always comes home smiling from her days at the centre.”
“I was extremely nervous about leaving my daughter in child care full time however she absolutely loves Casa Bambini. The staff are amazing and I can now go to work without feeling guilty.”
“Casa Bambini is fantastic. The staff are so friendly and professional and always welcome you with a smile ( even at 6pm). The centre is always clean and the food is delicious – my fussy 3 year old will eat all her veggies here. We arrived from interstate at the beginning of 2010 and noticed a huge difference, instead of being a child care centre, Casa Bambini is an investment into our children’s education. 5 stars.”
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 Essendon, 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. We recommend visiting the centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.