We have put together a Philosophy at each centre, Preston & Reservoir. Please read below –


We provide a service that is educational, inclusive and promotes children’s holistic development and values.

The strong partnerships we have with families and the community strengthen our team and align their practices and curriculum while promoting positive outcomes for all children.

We embed diversity and a commitment to reconciliation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and perspectives.

We include and promote positive environmental and sustainable practices into our
daily routines.


Our diverse and dedicated team at Darebin Childcare and Kindergarten, establish and maintain respectful relationships with children, their families and the wider community.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and we are committed to reconciliation, in collaboration with Narragunnawali and Reconciliation Australia.

We believe a play based curriculum strengthens each child’s capacity to learn and develop new skills regardless of their abilities, culture and background.

Every child demonstrates new and exciting ways of being and doing. Showcasing their unique and individual learning styles and abilities, embeds a positive outlook for life-long learning.

Empowering children as active participants and decision makers, establishes the foundation for them to grow into confident and resilient adults.