Chipmunks by the Sea Preschool – Childcare in Searford
Location: 186 Seaford Road, Seaford Victoria, 3198
Telephone: 03 8657 7596
Opening Times: 7:00am to 6:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Rooms: Tiny Wanderers (6 months – 3 years). Explorers (3-5 years).
Additional: Early Learning Years Framework curriculum applied, and registered under Child Care Subsidy (CCS), School Readiness and Transition to school program, Nappies & Wipes Provided, Meals Provided.
What makes Seaford childcare centre different
Chipmunks by the Sea – Early Learning Centre is a boutique, family owned child care centre located next to Belvedere Primary School in Seaford, Melbourne. We pride ourselves in providing a high quality of care across two learning environments, each featuring an open plan layout. Our committed educators are dedicated to offering enriching experiences that are tailored to meet the needs of every child under their care. Whether your child has a passion for art, engineering, construction, dance, or acting, we actively encourage and nurture their interests at Chipmunks by the Sea.
Seaford daycare centre features
- Childcare services for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years
- Two spacious indoor learning areas
- Two outdoor yards designed to accommodate various developmental milestones
- Nutritious cooked meals with a rotating menu spanning six weeks
- Dedicated and exceptional educators
- Incorporation of natural resources throughout the learning environment
- Affordable fees
- Age-appropriate and enjoyable learning experiences for children aged 0-5 years
- Extended operating hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm to support working families
- Special school readiness program tailored for preschool-aged children
- Regular communication with families through a closed Facebook group
- Monthly observations of children’s development shared via Hubhello platform
The latest updates on Seaford childcare
Take a glance at the recent activities of the children at Chipmunks by the Sea. To stay updated on what’s coming next, visit our Chipmunks by the Sea Facebook page.
Explore Chipmunks by the Sea
We are delighted to share with you some glimpses of our centre, Chipmunks by the Sea. These photos showcase our commitment to children’s education and care, as well as our dedication to providing a safe environment for all children.
Find Chipmunks by the Sea – Early Learning Centre in Seaford
Our Seaford Childcare caters to families from nearby communities like Frankston, Frankston North, Carrum Downs, and Carrum. Take a glance at the map to determine if our location is convenient for your family.
What our parents say about our daycare Belfield
We strongly believe that your child would thoroughly enjoy every minute at Belfield Chipmunks in the Garden Daycare. We are confident that your family would feel valued and always have an opportunity to add input. However, please don’t just take our word for it, below are the 5 most current google reviews from families past and present.
Chipmunks in the Garden at Belfield provides a wonderful, safe, fun and nurturing environment for children to learn and thrive. This is a centre run by highly motivated, passionate, dedicated and very skilled educators who provide a caring, family focused, holistic approach to learning and developing children. Nutritious, healthy meals are prepared on site each day, offering a great variety of food.
It is thrilling to see my child achieve so much in leaps and bounds since commencing his time here at the age of 10 months. He has fantastic, professional educators around him who continue to foster his growth and education.
A big thank you to all the staff who always go above and beyond the call of duty. These women are way beyond awesome.
I would not trust anyone else to look after my little one and I know he absolutely loves his time here. I highly recommend this place to other families in the area who may be considering it. You won’t be disappointed!La Pixmas
Our daughter has been attending Chipmunks since November 2018 (she started at 10 months old when it was formerly called Oz Education). The staff at the centre are caring, nurturing and very professional – we could not be happier with our choice and our daughter is thriving!
The centre is very clean, organised and fully equipped and has a very large outdoor area that is shaded and perfect for the kids to run around and play. Our daughter absolutely loves the meals provided which are all prepared freshly onsite. The centre Manager, Danielle is excellent and very responsive – I have been known to reach out to her on weekends to request casual days quite often, and she is always so helpful.
And the staff – these are all wonderful women who truly enjoy what they do and love the children they care for and I am sure all the children love them back too! Our little girl is learning so much and is able to participate in various educational and fun activities throughout the week which has really boosted her development – she comes home with new words and stories to share every day! The staff share daily updates and photos so that us parents don’t miss out on the fun!
Our family is very happy to be able to send our daughter to Chipmunks and would highly recommend it to all local families.Tariq Ballout
A perfect place to grow and learn for my nephew, He shows lots of improvement since he is joining the place and the communication between staff and parents always on the run to give updates about the recent activities for the kids. it is a highly recommended place for the staff are really caring and amazing.Regina Perky
Highly recommended childcare! Very homey and safe environment. Staffs are amazing.Nero 28
Chipmunks in the garden are great they really care about your child and are really caring they set up a lovely first birthday for my little baby and she is always buzzing to see them thanks so much for being a 2nd mama to my baby girl.Nadine Leeper
Meet the Belfield Chipmunks in the Garden Preschool team
Our team at Chipmunks in the Garden Belfield have many years of combined experience and knowledge. Their time with Chipmunks in the Garden Preschool ranges from 6 years – 12 years. Below you can get to know our team, their individual teaching philosophies.
Belfield Childcare Centre Director
I believe that teaching should be fun, filled with experiences which allow children to feel supported and guided by their educators. I pride myself in providing a fun and safe learning environment across all rooms that allow children to grow and be proud to call us their preschool.
Belfield Childcare Babies Room Leader
Working with children has definitely built my knowledge about children’s development. I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and make it my goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.
Belfield Childcare Room Leader
I enjoy hearing the voices of the children and seeing their faces light up with fervour each time they learn something new undoubtedly brings boundless joy.
Belfield Childcare Educator
I believe that a classroom should be safe and caring and have a strong connection to the community where children are free to speak their minds, blossom and grow.
Belfield Childcare Operations & Compliance
I believe that as Early Childhood Educators we are setting the foundations for children’s future learning and must ensure to take this as a great responsibility. It is my passion to motivate teams and individuals to understand the importance of their role as an Early Childhood Educator.
Belfield Childcare Qualified Centre Cook
As a cook, I will plan and prepare nutritious well presented and appropriate meals and snacks for the children within the centres. I respect individual requirements such as medical conditions, food preferences and cultural considerations and ensure children’s health and wellbeing whilst.
Belfield Childcare Educator
As an educator, I am committed to establishing a strong and secure connection with the children, families and colleagues. I believe in the importance of constructive learning environments to ensure the child’s learning and development. I will always help the children receive the best care and learning I can give them.
Belfield Preschool Room Leader
Working with children is fun and joyful. I enjoy working with children. Every child is special for me and I enjoy watching them grow up in my care. I enjoy supporting each child’ needs, strengths and providing a safe environment. Developing child’ interests and implementing it into the program.
Belfield Childcare Assistant Educator
I love providing children with compassionate care and monitoring their well being, supervising and directing children. I really enjoy working with children and this is a great chance for me to do what I love.
Belfield Childcare Educator
As an educator I believe children grow and learn at different paces, and that it’s important as an educator to support all children with loved, care and patience. Being an educator is amazing, as I see children progress through the years and they reach their milestones which is an amazing part to see in a child’s development.
What our parents ask about preschool in Seaford
How much does day care cost for an infant per day in Seaford?
Childcare prices vary across different services based on the offerings provided to families. Some centres may require families to provide their own meals and necessities such as nappies, wipes, creams, etc. These centres usually have lower fees due to lower operational costs. On the other hand, centres that offer freshly cooked meals and include all necessities tend to have higher fees due to higher operational expenses. Additionally, the experience of staff and wage costs can also contribute to fluctuations in fees within the area.
To determine if a centre’s fee schedule aligns with your financial circumstances, it is best to contact the centre directly and speak with the Centre Director. They will be able to calculate the exact out-of-pocket cost for their service based on your Child Care Subsidy percentage.
Is day care better for the child than staying home with mum?
Childcare can be an intimidating prospect, particularly for first-time moms who need to resume work. It is crucial to thoroughly research the childcare centres in your area and, if possible, arrange an orientation visit to meet the educators and become acquainted with their routines and practices. Engaging in this process can provide numerous benefits for your child, including fostering emotional and social well-being, preparing them for future learning experiences, and building resilience, among many others.
Does 90% of a child's brain development happen before age 5?
Research indicates that a significant portion, approximately 90%, of a child’s brain development occurs during the critical period from birth to five years of age. At Chipmunks by the Sea, we deeply understand the vital role we play as early childhood educators. As a result, our programs are thoughtfully crafted to align with the unique interests and developmental milestones of the children in our care. We prioritize setting attainable goals for each child and maintain open communication with their families, actively seeking their input.
Why is nurturing creativity important in children?
While early learning is undeniably important, we go beyond that by fostering a genuine love for learning among the children in our care. Our primary focus is on nurturing their creativity and sparking their curiosity about the world, enabling them to embark on an exciting educational journey. Additionally, we place great emphasis on cultivating meaningful friendships among peers, recognizing the importance of social, emotional, and communication skills. At our centre, our dedicated educators actively support and guide these friendships as children navigate and develop these essential abilities.