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

Your Centre Manager: Emma Staehr

Hi, my name is Emma Staehr and I have worked in Childcare since 2014. My first job was working for Sam and Ian who encouraged me to further my knowledge and understanding of early childhood education by pursuing my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. I love working in Early Childhood Education as I love to witness children grow and develop, plus seeing their smiley faces each day brings a warm feeling to my heart.

What is something you love?

I love spending my weekends walking my dog, visiting family and friends and spending time with my fiancé. My favourite snack is chocolate, and if I had to choose one food to live on for the rest of my life, it would be vegetarian spaghetti with a side of garlic bread.

How would you describe Child’s Play?

Child’s Play is my second home. I love coming to work each day and seeing all the happy children and educators. Child’s Play prides itself on furthering their educators’ skills and knowledge, and I have been privileged to be a part of its journey; learning alongside all the wonderful amazing staff who call Child’s Play their home. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our family.

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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