Childcare Centre Torquay & Tarneit

Quality childcare for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age.

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Childcare Centre Torquay & Tarneit

Quality childcare for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age.


Locations We currently have three locations providing childcare services to residents of Wyndham City and the Surf Coast.

Torquay › Tarneit ›
Our Program

At Child’s Play Early Learning Centre, we don't just babysit; we educate and prepare children for the future.

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Child’s Play Early Learning Centres in Torquay & Tarneit, Victoria

Child’s Play Early Learning Centres are family-owned community-driven childcare centres delivering exceeding childcare services as awarded by the Department of Education. Our directors, Sam and Ian Johnson have been working in education for more than 20 years and are dedicated to providing every child with high-quality early child care education. Our play-based learning approaches allow us to provide our children with opportunity, real-world experiences and lifelong friendships.

We have three locations located in Tarneit, Tarneit West and Torquay, and each centre delivers a unique learning experience to children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.


What our parents have to say

"Right from the moment you step through the bright open hallways of Child’s Play you feel instantly at home. The rooms are amazingly set up with so much for the children to do and allow their imaginations to run wild. My little miss was unsure about attending, but after her second orientation morning, I couldn’t get her to leave!"

Nat Louise Torquay

What our parents have to say

"While attending my girls have made some amazing memories and great relationships. I would highly recommend this centre to everyone in the area."

Selena Hukui Tarneit

What our parents have to say

"Highly recommended childcare centre. My little girl absolutely loves to be there and I have hard time taking her home because she doesn't want to leave. Their playground area is big with lots of interesting things to do."

Jocelyn Jara Torquay

What our parents have to say

"Very impressive since we visited before it officially started. Great location amazing building. Brand new facility with professional staff. Our child was bit fussy in start but is very comfortable and willing to go everyday. Will recommend to everyone around the area."

Roubal Arora Tarneit

What our parents have to say

"Spectacular Service! Outstanding! The best childcare service we have experienced. Super thankful to the staff and owners. Great communication and they actually really CARE about the kids and parents."

Abiola Gimba Tarneit

What our parents have to say

"The centre is gorgeous and well thought out, catering to the needs of children's interests and stages of development. The staff are very friendly and family oriented and I can't wait for my daughter to begin her day care journey in the nursery room"

Monica Pondeljak Torquay

What our parents have to say

"Best childcare in the area. From reception staff to educators everyone is very professional, greet us with a smile and shows genuine care n interest in our child."

Ishwinder Singh Bhatia Tarneit

What our parents have to say

"A beautiful Centre which has large, stimulating rooms that are flooded with natural light. The staff are welcoming and keen to engage with the children. Highly recommended"

Tanya Hobson Knowles Torquay

Why Child’s Play Early Learning Centres?

We know there are lots of early learning centres to choose from, but Child’s Play ELC is special; it is our family delivering high-quality education to your family. Here is how we deliver our service:

  1. Play-Based Learning: We don’t just take on one learning approach but in all of our centres we are dedicated to providing play-based learning not only because our children love it but also because it is the foundation to become confident lifelong learners.
  2. Indoor Outdoor Facilities: Our spaces are purpose-built and designed to support indoor and outdoor learning. We have an open-door policy, and we encourage children to play both inside and outside throughout the day.
  3. Family Owned: Our centres are run by local educators and are owned by Sam and Ian, and we are parents ourselves, so we understand the challenges you face when putting your child into childcare. We want to assure you that at our centres, we create an environment that is safe, nurturing and welcoming so your child can just be themselves.
  4. Every Child Matters: We believe every child deserves the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. We carry out our philosophy of Every Child Matters through our curriculum, our educators and our relationships with the community, environment and our families.

Family-Owned, Community-Driven Early Learning Centres

At Child’s Play ELC, no two days are the same. Our educators work hard to provide new activities each day that support your child’s interests. Alongside providing new activities we have an active involvement in the community and with local organisations, including with local schools and charities. Our children thoroughly enjoy their regular excursions to the likes of the library, the community gardens and the beach, and we love that the community chooses to be a part of our Child’s Play family.

Child’s Play ELC is different from other childcare centres because we are family owned and run. Our owners, Sam and Ian, have two daughters themselves and have been in your situation before when facing the choice of choosing the right childcare centre. It is what propelled them to open Child’s Play, a childcare centre designed to feel like a second home for all children. In March 2021, Sam received Lalor’s Business Women of Year from Joanne Ryan MP for her dedication and commitment to providing quality, family orientated child care throughout 2020 and all its challenges.

Find a Child’s Play Early Learning Centre


1 Pintail Drive Torquay VIC 3228 03 5296 0105 Contact Centre


642 Tarneit Road, Tarneit VIC, Australia 03 9748 2004 Contact Centre

Tarneit West

4 Hermosa Drive, Tarneit West, Victoria, 3029 03 9242 0145 Contact Centre

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About Child’s Play ELC

Child’s Play Early learning is a family owned business, Ian and Sam Johnson that have over 20 years experience in Education.  The Child’s Play brand has high expectations and the Tarneit service is rated “exceeding”.


1 Pintail Drive
Torquay VIC 3228
Phone: 03 5296 0105

Child’s Play Tarneit

642 Tarneit Road
Tarniet Vic 3029
Tel: 03 9748 2004

Child’s Play Tarneit West

4 Hermosa Drive
Tarneit West Vic 3029
Tel: 03 9242 0145