Looking for an exceptional place for your child to learn, grow, and play? Look no further than Seawinds Early Learning Centre (Seawinds ELC). Newly renovated with large natural play areas, intergenerational programs, and enriching bush and beach kinder sessions, this centre nurtures your child’s development in a safe and engaging environment. Offering long day care and free sessional kinder, Seawinds is more than just a childcare facility – it’s a community hub conveniently located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, just a stone’s throw from the freeway. Give your child the best start in life at a centre that truly cares.

Nurturing Young Minds in Nature’s Playground

Nestled in Rosebud, Seawinds ELC is easily accessible from as far south as Rye or north to Dromana. The spacious, modern facility is designed to provide a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment. The dedicated team of carers and teachers offers a play-based learning approach, ensuring every moment is enriching and meaningful.

Why Seawinds?

At Seawinds ELC, they champion the magic of the great outdoors and the incredible benefits it brings to a child’s development. Their exceptionally large indoor and outdoor play areas are perfect for kids to explore and connect with nature, boosting their confidence and social skills.

A Play-Based Learning Environment

Seawinds ELC offers play-based programs designed to ignite curiosity and foster a love for learning. Through daily activities, your child will gain confidence, make friendships, and develop essential life skills. Guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), your child receives the best start to their educational journey.

Community and Connection

Seawinds isn’t just a place for kids; it’s a community hub where families come together. They value the role of families as their child’s first teachers and strive to work in partnership with you to meet your child’s needs. Join the Parents and Friends Committee, participate in classroom activities, or simply enjoy a coffee while watching your child play.

The intergenerational program at Regis Aged Care, coupled with the exceptional stability of long-term staff exceeding 10 years and low turnover rates, presents a rare and valuable offering in today’s childcare landscape. Children and families benefit immensely from the consistent presence of highly experienced educators during drop off and pick up times, fostering a secure and predictable environment. This stability enhances communication, trust, and continuity of care, ensuring that each child receives personalized attention and support tailored to their needs. Amidst widespread staff shortages and instability in other services, Regis Aged Care’s commitment to a stable, permanent teaching team reflects a dedication to quality and consistency that is deeply valued by both current and prospective families. 

Programs and Facilities. Seawinds ELC offers:

  • Long Day Care for children from 6 months, open 7am to 5.45pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 3-year-old sessional Kindergarten (11 hours per week) – Victorian Government-funded.
  • 4-year-old sessional Kindergarten (15 hours per week) – Victorian Government-funded.
  • Before & After Kindergarten care outside of sessional Kindergarten program.

Their educational programs are rich and diverse, encouraging children to discover, investigate, and imagine through both open-ended play experiences and planned activities. They also emphasise language development and literacy skills, supported by literacy specialists.

Embracing the Outdoors

At Seawinds ELC, they know that nature is a child’s best teacher. Their indoor/outdoor programs and beautiful natural play-spaces encourage daily interaction with the natural world. Activities like Beach Kinder and Bush Kinder include small hikes, exploring streams, natural crafting, and shell collecting—perfect for bonding and introducing little ones to the natural environment. Just check out the photos, how much fun is everyone having, their hearts are humming!

A Welcoming Community

Seawinds values its volunteers and their role in supporting the teachers, educators, and children. By fostering a learning community, they encourage sharing ideas and knowledge in a safe and supportive environment. Their strong ties with Eastbourne Primary School and other local organisations ensure your child is part of a vibrant, connected community.

Discover the magic of Seawinds ELC—a place where children thrive, families connect, and nature is the classroom. Visits are by appointment tours any day of the week between Monday and Friday, people can call or email to book a time. For more information, please contact Seawinds ELC or visit their website. If we were starting all over again, this would be our first stop, especially for families commuting from the Peninsula.


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