Welcome to Milestone Child Care & Kindergarten
Providing Quality Early Childhood Education in Croydon
Milestone Child Care & Kindergarten is a purpose built early childhood centre and kindergarten located in Croydon, Victoria. We cater for 106 children daily, aged from 6 weeks to 6 years. We are a privately owned centre managed by a director. Milestone was established in April 2010 but our centre has been a part of the Croydon community since 1995.
Milestone is committed to providing our children with the highest quality child care and education. Our play based learning program provides a balance of experiences to enhance and enrich the individual child's social, emotional, physical, creative, lingual, and intellectual development. We aspire to create an environment that is warm, safe, fun and nurturing which encourages a love of learning and assists each child to reach their utmost potential.
We had our Assessment and Rating Visit in June 2013 and can now say that we are officially Meeting the National Quality Standard. Best of all, we were rated Exceeding in three of the seven quality areas - Relationships with Children, Staffing Arrangements and Children's Health and Safety.
We do not make appointments so please feel free to come in for a centre tour at any time.
Social Media and Networking
Milestone utilises many different social networking sites to keep our families and the community updated on information and events happening at the centre. You can access our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts by clicking the icons listed at the top right of the screen, or by viewing our Facebook plug-in at the bottom of this page.
We have 3 special friends here at the centre. Their names are Charlie, Geoffrey and Lenny and they are our Milestone giraffe mascots! They are here to share special moments with us. Charlie is our biggest giraffe. He lives at the centre and participates in centre activities & generally keeps an eye on us all. Geoffrey and Lenny are our travel buddies. They are available for families and educators to borrow for adventures and trips. We track their progress via our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Small Green Steps Program
Milestone is committed to taking an active role in caring for our environment and contributing to a sustainable future. We have been enrolled in the Small Green Steps program for almost 3 years. This program has been designed to help childcare services embed sustainable practices into service operations in order to meet National Quality Standard 3.3 contained in the National Quality Framework.
One of the requirements of the program was to implement a Green Team. This team is lead by our Sustainability Coordinator. Together they work through the modules and regularly meet to discuss new ideas for the centre.
Healthy Together Achievement Program
Milestone is enrolled in the Victorian Healthy Together Achievement Program which is a simple, evidence-based framework to create a healthy learning environment and support the health and wellbeing of everyone in our service. This initiative gives children the best possible start to their learning and development and also boosts staff productivity. The program helps coordinate health and wellbeing actions across six health priority areas. We can apply for recognition for promoting these health priorities once we have successfully met state-wide benchmarks.
Our centre Health and Wellbeing Team put together a very lengthy submission and have been recognised in the above 3 health priority areas – Mental Health and Wellbeing, Sun Protection & Tobacco Control. Becoming recognised means that we now have an outdoor sign that symbolises that we are officially a health promoting service - the first centre to achieve this in the whole shire of Maroondah! Way to go, Milestone! It is such a great effort and we are thrilled to be recognised in such a big way!
Asthma Friendly Children's Service
Milestone has been recognised as an Asthma Friendly Centre by the Asthma Foundation Victoria for the past 3 years. This recognition will be valid until November 2019.
SunSmart Early Childhood Program
Milestone has been recognised as a SunSmart Centre by SunSmart Victoria for the past 15 years. Our current certificate will be valid until November 2019.
& Special Events
4 Y.O Kinder Program