Play 'N' Grow Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten

6:30AM - 6:00PM

About Play 'N' Grow Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten

At Play ‘N’ Grow we embrace the image of the child as a creative, confident and active learner. Our qualified, Early Childhood Educators use the Early Years Framework as a guide which is intended to support curriculum decision making to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school.

We aim to provide programs that are fun, play based, eductional, inclusive and reflective.

The program is based on the developmental needs, interests and experiences of all the children in our care.

Our recreational program promotes a natural environment which provides opportunities to teach children about caring for the world in which we live including:

Gardens where children can dig and grow their own plants
Sandpits for sensory, symbolic and physical play
Plants to encourage birds, butterflies and other insects
Small pits of pebbles, gravel and river rocks for fine motor and imaginative play
Water play areas for sensory play
Trees which provide shade

There are four children’s rooms.
The Nursery which caters for children aged 6 weeks to 2 years
The Toddler which caters for children aged 2yrs to 3yrs
The Pre-Kinder which caters for children aged 3yrs to 4 yrs.
The Kindergarten which caters for children aged 3yrs to School age. (Fully Accredited, Government Kindergarten Program)

In line with the manner in which children learn in their early years, we provide a play-based curriculum that allows for sensory exploration in the belief that "there is nothing in the mind that was not first in the senses" (John Locke).

Increasing evidence shows that early childhood is the ‘window of opportunity’ for children to establish the beginnings of skills that will enable them to reach their full potential. It is our job, therefore, to create a safe, secure and supportive environment where through observation, interaction and careful planning we can provide appropriate, stimulating and challenging developmental activity to meet the needs of every child in our care.

Our aim is not only to provide a sense of wellbeing and belonging for your children but for your families as well and create a community that is welcoming and inclusive where three voices are heard – not only the voice of the teacher but also the voice of the child and the voice of the family. You are your child’s first teacher and we trust we will work alongside each other to continue what you have already begun - not only preparing your child for school but also preparing your child for life.

Child Care Fees & Availability

How old is your little one?

6 weeks - 12 months

Current availability



$114.50 a day per child

Estimated fees

Fees vary based on rebate availability. You may be eligible to a rebate of up to 75% of your childcare fees.

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Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Other Meals

Getting to Play 'N' Grow Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten

100-104 Brunnings Road, Carrum Downs

Opening hours

6:30AM - 6:00PM

Play 'N' Grow Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten Reviews

  • Dan - 8 months ago

    The staff are always nice & friendly and the centre is well kept, they clearly look after the children very well while they're there, but I'm becoming concerned over the number of times that my child is sent home "sick". Its happening very regularly, I'm not sure if they are being to overly cautious or if its maybe a money making thing - as you still have to pay full rates for the total time your child isn't allowed to attend. Jury's out, 3 Stars.

  • samimp13 - 9 months ago

    The staff are amazing with my kids

ACECQA nqs rating
Exceeding NQS

Carrum Downs suburb information

Carrum Downs is a suburb located in Victoria. There are approximately 21 child care centres in Carrum Downs and fees are below the national average.

Average cost per day



0-12 Months



13-24 Months



2-3 Years

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NQS rating & quality

Carrum Downs
National Average
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