First Steps Early Learning


Address: 58-60 Smiths Rd, Templestowe VIC 3106
Phone: (03) 8372 2012

We are a family owned centre and unlike other childcare centres, which are owned by a corporation or investment firm, we’re not focused on profits. Our goal is to develop a relationship with each child and family and provide a personal touch to support each family.

We provide the children with fundamental skills for life through an urban farming approach. Each day the children tend to the vegetable garden, care for the rabbits, stick insects, turtles and give their food scraps to the chickens. The children often help make pizza dough or pesto pasta using basil from the garden.

We have an expansive outdoor yard with vegetable and herb gardens, water play, sandpits, boat and much more.

We have studios that cater for children from 6 weeks to school age, with a qualified kindergarten teacher for our 3 and 4 year old children.

We value children’s learning and have a separate art studio & garden classroom, cooking classroom and family library to support literacy at home. We support children’s wellbeing with little sports hero’s every fortnight.