Mentone Childcare and Early Learning Centre
Welcome to Platypus Junction, Mentone.
Our purpose-built centre sets the benchmark in Early Learning Centres and is nestled in one of Mentone’s loveliest, tree-lined streets. It’s the perfect place for your child’s early learning experience. Platypus Junction was established by Dale and Julie Pearce in the mid 90s. Inspired by their own childcare search they set about creating a more caring and nurturing approach to childcare. Still family-owned and operated, each centre understands the importance of early learning and in particular, learning through play.
We call Platypus Junction the ELC with TLC because children find plenty of Tender Loving Care here. However, it’s not just the care that’s special. Every aspect of your child’s day is well planned and coordinated.
All meals - from breakfast through to dinner if required - are freshly cooked and prepared with love in our own kitchens. Nutritious and delicious! Each centre has a special focus on indoor/outdoor education with bright, light indoor environments and leafy, green outside spaces and gardens. Children can help create their own vegetable patch, planting and picking the fruits (or vegetables) of their labour!
An important part of our being an ELC with TLC extends to our parents. We understand that you need to relax knowing your child is in a safe place receiving the very best early learning possible.