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  •  Google Rating - 4.4
  •   Level 1/25 Star Crescent (District Docklands Shopping Centre) melbourne VIC 3000
  •   Mon-Fri 7:30AM - 6:15PM


Located on level one of the District Docklands shopping complex, Giraffe Early Learning Centre Docklands cares for children from 6 weeks to school age. The centre is open from 7.30 am to 6.15 pm 50 weeks a year and has been operating since 2016. Outside the children can enjoy different activities suited to their age, including obstacle courses, sandpits, vegetable garden, climbing frames, stage, water play area, mud patch and sensory gardens. They can even see the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel from the play area. Children are made to feel welcome thanks to the bilingual staff and a structured orientation program for new starters to help settle them in. With lots of natural light inside and three spacious playgrounds outside, the centre is conveniently located within easy reach of major roads and public transport for commuting parents.

Google Reviews (4.4 / 5.0 - 17 reviews)

Goh sing siang (8 months ago)

Educators are like the friend of ours & our kids, even after graduate from Giraffe my son still looking forward to go back and meet the educators. Chef prepared kids' meals, interior environments are dynamic with themes / materials / decoration / fun stuff for the kids to explore / learn / ask questions & have fun! Clean and fresh indoor & outdoor environment, people-focused centre management.

Kim Hindmarsh (a year ago)

My 2yr old daughter has been attending Giraffe Early Learning Centre for just over a year and the improvement we have witnessed in her development and social interaction with other children is just incredible! As a parent, when your child grabs her school bag on a Saturday and Sunday then is disappointed when she can't go to school, you know your child loves going and that they are in great hands. The Manager Apryl is very caring and it blows me away that she not only knows all the kids names, the parents names but notices the small things like when one of the kids gets a hair cut and compliments them as they arrive for the day. The Educators in my daughters room seem genuinely delighted to see her every morning especially after she was sick for a week and even more excited to give me updates on what she has done during the day. At times they even show me photo's they have taken of some milestones she has achieved during the day like climbing up a rock wall she had been working at for a few days. I love that both management and the educators work together as a team to ensure that routine I have at home matches as closely as possible during her time with them. As someone working in the Dental field, the centre always looks so clean (the main reason we choose this centre) & I love being able to provide my own bedding for my daughter which I can wash as often as I see fit, especially during these uncertain times. There are so many wonderful things about this centre with the indoor and outdoor playing areas for each of the age groups & they are great at being sun smart! Here are a couple of pics that I took during the ocean theme time, but to be honest the international theme that is currently on encompassing an Egyptian pyramid, hieroglyphics code challenge for the older kids and a Guess Who game personalised with the kids faces at the centre is nothing short of absolutely charming! Great free parking available for drop off and pick up or easy walking for people living nearby in Docklands. You really can't go wrong with this beautiful establishment for your child.

Adishri Gulati (a year ago)

Our 12m old daughter started going to giraffe this year. The nursery team Grace, Divya and Amy are all very caring and thoughtful. They are brilliant at what they do. They regularly do fun activities for babies and cater for individual needs very effectively. They are also happy to share detailed information about the child's day to the parents. The environment is also safe for infants and kids. The management is very flexible with family requirements. I highly recommend Giraffe Early learning centre.

Mayuri Chaudhari (a year ago)

My 2 years daughter had been going for this child care atleast for a year and the staff was such an amazing looked after my kid very well. 5 start for Pros- Amazing professional sensitive staff members stick to standards and looks after kid as if they are their own especially Loan & Amy, Divya .as being single mother they understood child requirements. Lot of staff left the childcare and my kid had to adjust with new staff through out year.Though they all were good. Cons- Manager is bit weirdo makes you feel doubt about service.

Chiho Aratani (a year ago)

My son is in the centre. He has been Giraffe since 3 months old. Staffs are very nice. They are giving lots of attention and heaps of love to my son. He seems very comfortable and building strong trust with educators. I am very happy with Giraffe Early Learning Centre in Docklands. Strongly recommend!

Cel Andrews (2 years ago)

Although my little one doesn't attend this childcare currently, they were by far the best center that we experienced. The staff are not only friendly and normal but professional, you feel like they bond with your children and have their best interest at heart. We felt instantly at ease which inst normal for us to do so. The center its self is beautiful with lots of play areas and good separate dark areas for sleeping and lots more toys than the normal area. they always have more people in the rooms that the required number and no child goes without being looked after! Id be back in a heartbeat if possible and our Son misses everyone so much. Highly recommend!!!

seleneenea (4 years ago)

My daughter has been going there for more that a year now and we love it. The child carers are lovely and they are really trying to build a good relationship with the families and the children. The centre is always very clean and bright. The outside area is lovely and my daughter loves spending time there. I met some great friends through the centre as well. The child carers are always organising parties for special occasions (like mother's day) that provide the perfect environment to get to know other parents. My daughter used to go to another child care centre in Melbourne Central and I knew at the time that it wasn't the best but when I made switch to Giraffe I understood that the standards in the other place where really low. Thanks to friends of mine, I've been able to visit a few other centres and I have to say that Giraffe is still my favourite.

Bijo Louis (a year ago)

Both my kids went to Giraffe Early Learning Centre. Nice facility with lots of indoor and out door area. My kids loved the place and the staff is caring and very responsive. Kids are engaged in lots of play activities. Easily accessible via trams also.

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Level 1/25 Star Crescent (District Docklands Shopping Centre) melbourne VIC 3000

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