There are so many important decisions a parent is required to make in their little one’s early years. We can answer one big question for you, what childcare facilities are available near you? We’ve put together a list that covers a few of the many childcare centre within close proximity to Thornhill Park.

Penguin Childcare – Caroline Springs
Penguin Childcare provides both long day care of 60 children per day and a funded kindergarten for 30 children. Kids will enjoy meals prepared on-site by a qualified chef, religious and cultural values are respected and staff welcome communication with parents who like to check on their child’s progress throughout the day. Children love the architecturally designed playgrounds and naptime is easy with the younger children’s adjoining sleeping rooms.
Penguin Childcare encourages parents to drop in for a guided tour of the centre.
03 9449 4999
2 Becca Way, Caroline Springs, VIC 3023

YMCA Taylors Hill Early Learning Centre & Outside School Hours Care
The YMCA Early Learning Centre provides long day care for preschool aged children, four-year-old kindergarten, before and after school care and school holiday programs. The Centre’s educator’s deliver a holistic and child-centred approach to care and education with a belief that children must be enriched and develop an enthusiasm for learning to reach their full potential. This is achieved through stimulating activities, toys and reading materials and inclusive, exciting excursions where children learn about farming, emergency services, musicians and more.
If you’re ready to get started at YMCA Taylors Hill please book a tour on the website or by phone.
03 9307 5000
12 Park Lane, Taylors Hill, VIC 3037

Goodstart Sydenham – Childcare Centre
Goodstart offers five rooms, a Nursery, Toddler One room, Toddler Two room, Pre Kinder room and a Kindergarten room with university qualified teachers. Government-funded kinder at Goodstart has been developed to provide opportunities for your child to develop self-confidence and self-esteem, to practice creative problem solving skills, to be independent and to make choices, and to communicate effectively with others. They serve chef prepared healthy and nutritious meals to the kids (including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack) and all meals are Halal approved. The Goodstart chef is trained in catering for children with additional food requirements.
Goodstart looks forward to showing parents around the Centre and garden, where children plant a variety of fruit and vegetables.
03 8390 8714
60 Community Hub, Sydenham, VIC 3037


Guardian Childcare & Early Learning – Hillside
At the Hillside Guardian Childcare & Early Learning Centre children experience bright, nature-inspired spaces, structures with room for energetic bodies to play, relax or quietly explore. The Centre provides nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs run by committed and passionate educators. Children experience diverse learning opportunities, interesting excursions and experimenting with recyclable materials so they can learn about the natural environment around them.

Guardian Childcare has a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes. To book a tour visit their website.
03 8361 6111
4 The Parks, Hillside, VIC, 3037

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