Our Mission

At Play & Grow, our mission is to lay the foundational building blocks for a bright and successful future generation. We are committed to delivering the highest standard of care and education, ensuring that every child receives the best possible start in life.

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Why you'll love Play & Grow Early Learning Melton

Nutritious Meals

Healthy and tasty meals made fresh daily

outdoor play

Multiple playgrounds designed for all ages

Fun & Learning

We make learning fun so your little ones love it

Incursions & Excursions

Weekly activities such as music class and sports

Health & Care

Current health and safety best practices

Age Groups

Baby Joeys

6 wks to 12 Months

Cuddly Koalas

1 to 2 Years

Tiger Cubs

2 to 3 Years

Cheeky Monkeys

3 to 4 Years

Bouncing Kangaroos

4 to 5 Years

“Hello families! I’m Kitty, and since our doors opened in 2018, I’ve had the privilege of leading our centre as Director. With 15 years dedicated to early childhood education, my journey has been driven by a desire to create a meaningful impact on young peoples lives. I believe that every child is a beacon for our future, and there’s nothing more rewarding than nurturing their potential as lifelong learners

Kitty Bhabra

Learning Philosophy

At Play & Grow Early Learning, we embrace the philosophy that play is not just a right, but the essence of learning. Our approach nurtures lifelong learning skills, essential for children as they embark on a journey of self-discovery and understanding the world around them. We celebrate every child as a unique individual, fostering their distinct interests, talents, and ideas within our inclusive and dynamic curriculum.

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What's included at Play & Grow Early Learning Centre

Meals provided daily

Healthy, nutritious and delicious meals

hat & sunscreen

Your child’s safety is our priority

nappies & wipes

Keeping your little ones feeling fresh


Adventures for your little one to love

School Prep program

They’ll be ahead of the pack at ‘big school’

Discover the difference at Play & Grow request a tour today!

13 Yuille street, Melton, Victoria, 3337 Australia


    Reviews from Google (20)

    Play and Grow Early Learning Centre

    20 Google reviews

    Lachlan Montague
    5 months ago

    We’ve had an excellent experience here. Unfortunately with a change in my wife’s work we’ve needed our kids closer to our house on the other side of Melton. We had had a disastrous experience with another childcare which was why we changed to here to begin with. Both our kids have flourished, and in particular with our eldest, we’ve seen a massive improvement even at home which I attribute to the time they’ve spent here. All the staff are extremely friendly (despite a few of them barracking for Collingwood), our kids were always happy to be on their way there, and drop offs were always painless, again a very different experience from the last place. If you live close to the heart of Melton I thoroughly recommend their service. If we could pick up their whole facility and people and move them to Eynesbury, our kids would be the first enrolled.

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    simer pandher
    1 year ago

    I love play and grow day care. After looking into and visiting other daycares , my husband and I walked into play and grow,My 7 month old loved the place on very first visit. She enjoyed all the orientations and easily settled for full days. All credit goes to dedicated, hard working staff and homely environment of the centre. Director kitty is an amazing leader, true example of motivation and leading the day care family with lots of luv and passion. My baby 's educators Kelly, Dinna and Daljit are fully professional, focused on babies well fare and friendly. They listen the parents carefully and follow all the instructions as per given by parents. By end of the day I get full report of my baby's day. I am happy to say that my little one is in secure and safe hands.I would recommend this place to everyone.Cheers

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    Tay L
    1 year ago

    I strongly recommend this day care,, my little brother has been going here for nearly a year and he’s always excited to go, There very family oriented and are always happy to help out

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    1 year ago

    Staff is very warm and welcoming. Friendly environment and caring staff, Highly appreciate their care and service and grateful for their time, attention and efforts. As parents, you always worry about your child and want to ensure they are in safe hands- Highly recommend Play and Grow for being so amazing!!! Thank you heaps!!

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    Natasha Hayward
    1 year ago

    Very warm and welcoming centre. My children have learnt so much and the staff are very caring

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    Nicole FR
    1 year ago

    I will no recommend it at all. Keep your eye on if you enroll your kid here 😕

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    Stephanie Jane
    1 year ago

    My son has learnt so much and has enjoyed his time at play & grow! Kitty, Karen and all the staff are all so kind and caring. They are amazing at communicating any details and reminders too! Would highly recommend.

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    ayla tehau
    1 year ago

    I can not find the words to describe how thankful/ grateful for I / my family is for play and grow. The staff have mentored, encouraged and supported my 2 children for over 2 years and we are so extremely lucky that we chose this centre. As a helicopter mum it’s been amazing to know that every day that I drop my children off I can leave knowing they are safe, well cared for and are happy. I don’t sing play and grow’s praises, I shout it 😂🙈😊

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    Dave Anthony
    1 year ago

    My daughter Diana has been going here for almost a year she loves it and she has made a lot of friends

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    Dark angel 999
    1 year ago

    Staff are lovely and friendly and my daughter Diana loves spending time with all her friends and the staff looking forward to another amazing year next year

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    Navigating the Early Years Learning Framework: A Parent’s Perspective

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    Take Charge: Transforming Your Child Care Tour with This Checklist
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    Introduction to Fun in the West When it comes to fun activities for children, Melbourne's West is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. This vibrant region offers a plethora of exciting experiences that cater to the whole family. From thrilling water parks to engaging playgrounds and family-friendly shopping destinations, there's something for everyone in the west. Riverwalk Water Park Adventure Nestled in the heart of Melbourne's West, the Riverwalk Water Park promises a day filled with splashing fun for children. This vibrant aquatic playground boasts an array of interactive features designed to captivate young adventurers. Splashing Fun for Children The Riverwalk Water Park offers an immersive aquatic experience for children, featuring vibrant water fountains, exciting splash pads, and engaging water play structures. Little ones can frolic in the shallow pools and delight in the refreshing sprays of water, creating joyful memories that will last a lifetime. Features of Riverwalk Water Park Interactive splash pads Vibrant water fountains Engaging water play structures Shallow pools for safe play Planning Your Visit When planning your visit to the Riverwalk Water Park, it's essential to consider the best times to make a splash. The park is particularly lively during the warmer months, making it an ideal destination for summer adventures. Be sure to pack sunscreen, hats, and plenty of drinking water to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable visit for the whole family. Best times to visit and what to bring Best times: Warm spring and summer days Essentials: Sunscreen, hats, drinking water Discovering the Best Playgrounds Exploring the vibrant and engaging playgrounds in Melbourne's West is a delightful adventure for families. These spaces are carefully designed to provide fun activities for children, encouraging them to play, learn, and make lasting memories. Engaging Playgrounds in Melbourne's West Melbourne's West is home to an array of captivating playgrounds that have been recognized for their excellence. One notable resource is Mamma Knows West's Top 30 list, which highlights the most exciting and well-designed playgrounds in the area. This comprehensive guide offers valuable insights into the best places for children to engage in active and imaginative play. Encouraging Mindful Play Outdoor play offers numerous benefits for children, promoting physical activity, social interaction, and cognitive development. Engaging with nature and outdoor environments can enhance creativity, problem-solving skills, and emotional well-being. By providing opportunities for mindful play, these playgrounds contribute to the holistic growth and happiness of young adventurers. Benefits of Outdoor Play Encourages physical activity Fosters social interaction Enhances cognitive development Promotes creativity and problem-solving skills A Day Out at The District Docklands Shopping and Fun Rolled into One The District Docklands is a unique destination that seamlessly combines shopping and entertainment, making it a must-visit location for families in Melbourne's West. What sets The District Docklands apart is its innovative approach to retail, leisure, and family-friendly experiences. This vibrant precinct offers a diverse range of stores, restaurants, and attractions that cater to visitors of all ages. What makes The District Docklands special The District Docklands stands out...

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