Kingsville Early Learning Centre

Our modern and renovated centre has 4 spacious rooms and a maximum capacity of 76 places. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, our curriculum, as well as our philosophy, revolve centrally around your child and tailoring the best possible care to support their individual needs, interests, and strengths.

The Hive has always firmly believed in maintaining a transparent bridge of communication between our centre’s educators and parents. This bridge is established by utilizing the Kindy Hub Application, which allows us to work closely with our families and receive any critical and outstanding feedback.

We happily provide for a range of ages: from 6 weeks to 5 years, in our Nursery, Toddler, Pre-Kindergarten, and a Kindergarten room.

As a Reggio inspired centre, we firmly believe that a child has no one way to communicate but rather 100 different ways. Therefore, we strive to provide facilities that can further develop our fun, nurturing, and educational environment while simultaneously exposing our children to as many different experiences as possible. Our facilities include veggie patches, incursions, playgrounds, and much more!

The Hive’s highly qualified staff are committed to providing excellent services from 6 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. Amongst our team, we have our fantastic centre cook, whose mouth-watering nutritious menu is loved by all. A supportive Operations Team that ensures our families are at the forefront of everything we do. A maintenance team which ensures our centre is looking and functioning appropriately at all times. A Marketing team to help communicate and spread all the fun we get up to across the centers and a Senior Management team who is constantly investing in its company and the happiness of the team.

That’s all about us! Feel free to call on 1300 000 843 or alternatively come on down and say "Hi!". We’d love to get to know you and show you all the opportunities awaiting your child at The Hive Kingsville!

Hi, my name is Joanne Steele and I am the Centre Director at The Hive Early Learning Centre, Kingsville.

The Hive has been my second home for almost 5 years now! I graduated from Victoria University Melton in 1991 with an Associate Diploma of Advance Science in Childcare which makes this year my 21st year in the industry. I’ve had the opportunity to explore and experience many roles in the Childcare industry, as a Room Leader, Assistant Director as well as previous Centre Director positions.

I believe early childhood learning is a great milestone in every child’s education and therefore it is essential for us as educators to create a safe and nurturing environment. An environment in which a child can foster and develop a special eagerness to learn and grow. I enjoy establishing professional relationships with our families, which helps us to work cohesively in developing the perfect environment that connects home and centre lives.

Playing a small part in a child’s life is a massive achievement my team and I take pride in. We are absolutely determined to produce the highest level of care over the progression of a child’s educational journey. We are here to assure our families that they have made the right choice choosing us for their children.

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Darren Hawthorne via Google

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Could not be happier with the staff & facilities. My little one loves it & is growing every single day. Amazing.

Julia e Weir via Google

If you are looking for a warm, welcoming and inclusive place to send your child - look no further. My daughter has attended The Hive and I have been consistently impressed with their care and attention - from the farm animals to the arts and crafts - the children's days are full of colour and movement. The Hive is a much sought-after childcare venue in the area - they beautifully integrate play with education and have a lovely philosophy when it comes to keeping parents updated throughout the day.

Emma Vaughan via Google

The most wonderful team, highly professional who take so much care, effort and pride in their centre. Our children couldn't be better looked after. Highly recommend.

Philip Nicholls via Google

We've had lots of experience with child care centres in Yarraville and Prahran. The Hive is the perfect size – not too big so that children go without, but not too small that they can't blend in – so that our third child has had a wonderful time here from the nursery to the kindergarten rooms. Care and attention at every level, and a wonderful team of educators and administrators. Thank you!

Neel Heerasing via Google

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Excellent learning centre with enthusiastic staff who are dedicated to the well being and development of the kids! Can't recommend highly enough!

Patty Rabbit via Google

My family’s home away from home. No staff turnover and attentive and responsive programming. Always clean and great communication.

Jessa McDonald via Facebook

We love Dickory Dock (Now The Hive). Our daughter loves going. Each morning when I drop her off, she is jumping out of the pram. She is growing, developing and so happy here. The team helped us though transitioning to childcare and give us lots of detail each time we pick her up.

We cannot recommend Jo and her team more highly. Love love love it!!!

Darany Maokhamphiou via Facebook

We were lucky enough to get a spot at The Hive when the renovations were complete. We’ve had our daughter enrolled here for over a year now and it’s been fantastic. The centre has great educational aids, toys and outside play equipment which she loves. The educators and centre director Jo are all amazing, easy to communicate with and very involved with the children.


Address: 31 Bishop Street, Kingsville 3012
Call Us: (03) 9315 1576

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