We welcome you to Platypus Junction with a smile. Here, you can relax. You and your child are in experienced hands. For over 20 years our Platypus Junction family has nurtured children in wonderful early learning centres across Melbourne.
Our brand new, family-owned and operated early learning centre will be opening soon on Union Road in leafy Langwarrin. It’s right near The Gateway Shopping Centre with easy access to Cranbourne-Frankston Road.
Our purpose-built centre has been designed to trigger imagination and engage curious minds to support the development of babies to 4-year-old kindergarten. Our learning spaces are open, airy, bright and clean, they’re full of life and designed around children’s development to enable the perfect preparation for school. The centre includes our welcome area, kitchen and eight separate age grouped rooms.
The calm and colourful babies’ nursery focuses on developing sensory play and discovery. Our focus with our youngest learners and their families is building trusting and nurturing relationships that mark the beginning of the educational journey as your child develops into a young confident learner.
The toddler room contains plenty of spaces to explore and have fun. Our toddler rooms are equipped for the most curious little minds. The curriculum is created to encourage discovery, learning and investigation through play; the children watch, listen, explore and experiment with the support and guidance of our professional educators.
Our 3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten is complete with art spaces, music areas, active learning spaces and quiet zones for exploring language and quiet play. The centre is surrounded by our fabulous native garden, designed by leading early childhood playground designer Ruth Czermak of Botanical Traditions. The Langwarrin nature kinder curriculum has a special focus on nature and the garden allows for exploration and learning.
Our story since 1995
Platypus Junction was developed by Dale and Julie Pearce in 1995. Two busy working parents, on the hunt to find high quality childcare for their children Nick and Felicity. This was not an easy task. There were many challenges trying to book into their preferred centres in their area. Often basic needs were not being met regarding cleanliness and safety. The curriculum was disengaging and there was a lack of communication. These centres did not support working parents.
So with a lightbulb moment and new lifestyle direction, Dale and Julie decided that they would dedicate themselves to opening a high quality, clean and safe early learning centre that supported families and their children in the best possible way. This included providing a programme that was fully inclusive and took the stress off families trying to balance the demands of home and work. The centre provided nappies, nutritious yummy meals, fantastic education and curriculum programmes with a bright, happy, motivated and highly qualified educator team. To this day, this remains the focus of Platypus Junction. Dale, Julie and now Felicity, who has joined the team are thrilled with their state-of-the-art early learning centres in Croydon, Mulgrave and now Langwarrin.
Children and their family
Platypus Junction builds meaningful relationships with the children and their families by listening and responding to the needs of the child. This allows us to provide an individualised early learning experience for each child and their family.
We embrace diversity and know that every family is different
We work with each family to deliver a genuine early learning experience for the children at Platypus Junction. The diversity of our families helps us shape and tailor the experiences we deliver in our programme from the multicultural menu and food options, to festivals, special guests and incursions. Diversity is celebrated with the children and families throughout the year.
Our new purpose-built centre sets the benchmark in childcare. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself and book a no obligation tour – 1300 261 685.