Located in the serene natural surroundings of the Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh's Early Learning Centres offer co-educational programs designed to both nurture and inspire young learners.

Our progressive approach to education begins for 3-year-old children in our purpose-built Early Childhood Centres at the Minimbah Campus in Frankston and the Penbank Campus in Moorooduc.

With a focus on creating a supportive and enriching environment, we are dedicated to fostering your child's growth and development during these crucial early years. Both campuses operate between 9.00am to 3.00pm:

  • 3YO: two days per week
  • 4YO: between three and four days per week
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Our approach is inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, one where learning areas are interconnected. 

This is strategically informed by the five learning outcomes of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and aligns seamlessly with our inquiry-based curriculum framework of the International Baccaleurate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), ensuring a holistic and integrated educational experience.

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A Commitment to Excellence

At Woodleigh, we take pride in achieving and maintaining an ‘Exceeding’ rating in all seven quality standard areas set by the National Quality Framework (NQF) at both of our Early Learning Centres, Minimbah and Penbank. The NQF provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for all services in Australia and this rating reflects our dedication to offering the highest standards of early childhood education.

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Make an Informed Choice

From sessional kindergarten to long day care, the options for parents in Melbourne are plentiful. Choosing the right one for your child and unique family situation might feel overwhelming. At Woodleigh, we appreciate the complexities involved in this decision and offer extensive support to help you to make an informed decision for both your child and your family. 

We invite you to ask questions and visit our centre during a typical day at the next available campus tour. This is an ideal opportunity to see our facilities, meet our dedicated staff and experience for yourself our unique approach to early childhood education. Most importantly, we encourage you to trust your instincts - no one knows your child better than you!

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Lisa Coxon
Director of Early Childhood

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Minimbah's Playgroup is designed for 2-year-olds and provides an open, friendly atmosphere to encourage active participation and communication with the child and their family. It's a great way to get to know us better and learn more about our approach to Kindergarten before you make a commitment.