Welcome to MELCC

— Caring for children in Malvern/Armadale for more than 40 years –

Malvern Early Learning and Childcare Centre is a community run service combining early education and long day care. Managed by parents and run by educators, we hold the children and their families at the centre of all that we do. That’s why we maintain low child to educator ratios and seek out the best staff. Being not for profit means that all fees go back into enhancing the centre and your child’s learning and play experience.

Our programmes include, Babies, Toddlers, 3 year old kinder and 4 year old kinder. Please click on the programmes to find out more or contact our Director, Jess on 03 9509 0739.

Why choose MELCC?

  • Caring for children in Malvern/Armadale since 1975
  • Small, homely environment
  • Caters for a total of 34 children from babies (6 weeks) to Kindergarten
  • Nappies included
  • Onsite kitchen with in house cook providing fresh and nutritious meals and snacks
  • Funded 4 year old kinder program
  • Fully air conditioned and heated
  • Natural play areas
  • Separate play areas for babies and older children
  • Long daycare with minimal closures
  • Community run centre that is not for profit
  • Opportunity for parents to participate in many ways including the running of the centre
  • Public holidays, when the centre is closed, are not charged for
  • Regular communication to parents with photos so that special moments are recorded

What do parents say about MELCC?

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 3.14.34 pm“MELCC has been the greatest for my children, right through from the babies room, ‘toddies’ room to the excellent Kinder program. From its little Victorian cottage, the environment the wonderful staff create is one of caring, kindness and nurturing. I liked that it is a small centre allowing for a unique experience similar to one big happy family. My children have loved it, with lots of outside play when possible the exploits of their fun and exciting days can be seen on their smiling faces and remnants of ‘wombat stew’ on their clothes. My eldest is now at prep and he has ‘hit the ground running’ after receiving such wonderful foundations for learning at MELCC”. – Emma

What do the children say?

“I need to go to kinder to see all my friends!” – Gabriella, 4