Childcare Centre Torquay

A Family Owned Childcare Centre in Torquay

Child’s Play ELC is in the heart of Torquay, located just off Horseshoe Bend Rd at 1 Pintail Drive and is owned by Sam and Ian Johnson. We understand that choosing a childcare centre is an extensive process as you find the best fit for your family. As parents ourselves we take the time to get to know you, your values and your culture to best support your transition to our centre.

Our purpose-built facility has beautiful large outdoor spaces that reflect the coastal environment around Torquay. The rooms are large and spacious and have the most up to date resources and equipment to further your child’s development. Supported by a play-based curriculum, our team are constantly looking for new experiences and ways to promote a love for learning.

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What does it mean to be a family-focused childcare centre?

To be family-focused means we put families first. Our curriculum is structured around our families’ wants, needs and interests and is supported by the local community and environmental activities. We love that we are run by a family for families where every child matters, and we strive for best practice. Our children are the heart of our centre, and we want to ensure they have the best experience possible that sets them up for success in life.

Our Philosophy

Why choose Child’s Play ELC kindergarten in Torquay?

Discover the reasons families choose Child’s Play ELC for their child’s kindergarten experience in Torquay. Our holistic approach to early childhood education sets us apart.

Our Torquay kindergarten is a place where your child’s learning journey begins. Our educators, who are not only highly qualified but also passionate about early childhood development, create a supportive and enriching atmosphere. We take a child-centric approach, allowing your little one to become the protagonist of their own learning adventure.

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What our parents have to say…

Emma White


This place is not just a daycare service it’s a second home and a second family to my 2 year old. They staff are encouraging, caring and supportive to the kids and their families and the learning that takes place is above and beyond what I ever expected.
Archie Moses


Could not be happier with the care and professionalism of the staff here. Excellent communication with parents and a really nice 'family' vibe to the place.
Tanya Hobson Knowles


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

What is included in the best childcare in Torquay?

Our rooms are flexible when it comes to design, furniture and resources and can be altered at any time to cater for the needs and influx of the local families and their children.

Our daily fee includes everything that your child requires for their day. Nappies, sunscreen, meals, milk. We ask that you bring a bag or backpack for your child along with a drink bottle for water that they can drink from with minimal or no assistance. Your child will be allocated a locker to keep their belongings in.

Your Centre Managers

Tracey Ames
Tracey Ames

Centre Director Torquay

Lorraine Kelton
Lorraine Kelton

Admin Assistant Torquay

Megan Croft
Megan Croft

Educational Leader Torquay

Laura Boucher
Laura Boucher

3IC Torquay