03 9748 2004

Tarneit Childcare

Tarneit’s Best Childcare Service

Our Tarneit childcare centre is located at 642 Tarneit Road and has been awarded the Exceeding rating from the ACECQA, making it the best childcare centre in Tarneit.

Our centre caters to children aged 6 weeks to 6 years old, where they can engage in a play-based curriculum designed to help children understand their role in the world and become lifelong learners. The purpose-built facility has a beautiful indoor-outdoor environment with four open spaces for your child to develop and paired with the latest research in early childhood development, we provide your child with the resources and tools to progress their physical and emotional development.

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A Family-Focused Childcare

Owned by parents and educators Sam and Ian Johnson, our Tarneit centre prides itself on engaging their families and their community to meet the needs of their families better. Our team takes the time to get to know your family, culture, values, and routines to assist in the transition to childcare. For us, our childcare service would not be possible without our families’ input and engagement.

What is included at Childs Play ELC?

Our rooms are flexible when it comes to design, furniture, and resources and can be altered to cater to the needs and influx of the local families and their children. Children attending can look forward to a full menu including breakfast, morning tea, a two-course lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. Our in-house chef is trained to provide nutritious and delicious meals while staying aware of allergies and dietary requirements.

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.

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

"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

"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

Meet your Centre Manager: Sam Magro

Hi, my name is Sam and I am the Centre Director at Child’s Play Tarneit. I’ve been working in the Early Childhood Industry since 1994 in a range of roles across regional Victoria including Room Leader, Operations Manager and now Centre Director! I love coming to work each day and working in Early Childhood for so many reasons such as being there to support families, watching children grow and learn, being part of a fun wholesome team and of course dress-up days!

What is something you love?

Outside of work, I love FOOTY! My family and I spend a lot of time watching the Geelong Cats and I’m also the coordinator of an Auskick centre that my daughter attends. and we love the family-friendly environment and experience this brings.

How would you describe Child’s Play ELC?

I love being part of the Child’s Play team because it’s like being part of a family. Everyone is so supportive and inclusive of each other. We have so much fun during our days and it’s not a chore coming to work. Our Philosophy “Every Child Matters” underpins everything we do, and you can see that all the way from the owners’ Sam & Ian to every person who steps in the door.

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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