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Buggles Childcare Beckenham

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Welcome to Buggles Childcare Beckenham

We provide child care and early education for families living in Beckenham, Cannington, Langford, and Kenwick. Our homely, purpose-built child care centre in Beckenham offers long day care and kindergarten for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30am to 6:30 pm.   

Our child care and kindergarten in Beckenham has a team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years’ education journey. We provide families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.   

Spacious and resource-rich environments

At Buggles Beckenham, we believe that our environment plays a crucial role in the child’s development. Buggles Beckenham is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning. We incorporate many natural and recycled resources in the centre. 

Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include vegetable garden, sandpit, nature play area and cubby houses for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play.  

Dedicated and passionate team of educators

Our long standing team of passionate educators make up the heart of our Beckenham child care centre. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy, and resilient learners. Our educators are professional practitioners and observe closely, listen to children carefully and give value to their ideas and then create strategies to build on their interests.

We are a multicultural early learning centre with several languages being spoken across our team including Mexican, Filipino, Turkish, Mauritian, Hindi, and Afghan.

Delicious and healthy meals prepared on site   

We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every week, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child including and not limited to Halal and vegetarian options.    

We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.   

Play is essential to every child’s learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Beckenham child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.   

Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:

  • Real life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.  
  • Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.  
  • Music and movement programs: Our music programs have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration.   
  • Sports program: This program is offered to our Kindy children and is designed to encourage activity and movement, while also building the children’s motor skills.
  • Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community librarians, local police, and other community services in Beckenham to help familiarise the children with their local community. We arrange centre events like the chicken hatching program, Crazy Critters with their Kangaroo, Lizards, frogs and snakes and professional photos of the children and families. We have close connections with our local primary schools, Gibb Street Primary school and Beckenham Primary school, to assist our kindergarten children with their transition to ‘big school’. 


Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Baby Room (0-2 years)   

Learning starts from before birth. Our nursery Educators have created a welcoming and nurturing environment where each baby feels safe to explore and discover new things – through their senses, their communication, cues (body language, facial expression, and sounds) and by experimenting.  

On any given day you can see the nursery children engaging in all types of meaningful play, such as water play, music time, story time and more. Each day provides a brand new, exciting opportunity for our nursery children.   

Toddler Room: (2-3 years)  

Our Teachers and Educators encourage the toddler children to learn through play to help enhance their sensory-motor development. This learning happens through carefully planned music, dance, games and reading experiences. On any given day the children can be seen developing their numeracy by building a tower, sorting objects, pointing and identifying shapes and patterns and participating in counting songs and games. 

Children in our toddler rooms are encouraged to participate in group play. Group play is important, as it helps our toddlers develop important social skills such as, turn taking, developing self-confidence and emotional self-regulation. Our team helps children through talking, planning and role modelling.   

Kindy Room: (3-5 years)  

Kindergarten is a unique time for learning with peers and developing skills for later learning.  Our play-based Kindergarten program encourages active engagement in learning and supports a range of positive developmental outcomes including resilience, independence, critical thinking, and creativity. 


Our service provides the following:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Other meals
  • Nappies and wipes included in the daily fee
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie Garden
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water Play Area
  • Early Childhood Teacher


I have been working in early learning since 2014 and joined Buggles Beckenham in 2024. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Certificate IV in Leadership & Management. Throughout my career with G8 Education, I have taken on various roles across different centres. This experience has enabled me to build strong and capable teams, achieving quality outcomes for children and families. I particularly love developing strong, trusting relationships with my team, the children, and their families. I believe that a strong team culture leads to better outcomes and creates a nurturing environment where everyone can thrive.

I have learned that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work in early childhood education. I advocate for a holistic approach to cater to each child’s unique needs. Dedicated and passionate, I am committed to supporting children on their learning and life journeys.

Enrolling children in an early education and care service offers numerous benefits, such as peer-to-peer friendships, school readiness, and the opportunity to be cared for and educated by skilled early childhood educators following the Early Years Learning Framework.

At Buggles Beckenham, our team is long-standing, with many members having been with the service for over five years. As a smaller centre, our team gets to know all the children, creating a homely and family-like atmosphere. I support families by greeting them with a smile every day and listening to their needs, fostering strong relationships through open and friendly communication.

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Our pricing



  • Fees effective from 15 July 2024



  • Fees effective from 15 July 2024



  • Fees effective from 15 July 2024

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Buggles also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.

On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.

Buggles’ Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. 

Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Buggles centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.

Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.

Most of our Buggles child care and early education centres offer the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook

Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.

It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

Buggles uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day.

After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Buggles is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.