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  •  Google Rating - 4.4
  •   16 - 20 Arco Lane Clarinda VIC 3169
  •   Mon-Fri 6:30AM - 6:30PM


Pelican Childcare Heatherton is a child care centre in a modern, award winning building for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years old. The passionate educators offer a warm and supportive environment for children, where they can develop a love of learning. The children are kept busy with a mix of activities including cooking, science, bush kinder and even optional swimming lessons. Outside in the three shady architecturally designed playgrounds, children can enjoy the sandpits, the mud kitchen, cubby houses and more. This child care centre is located within the corporate Pelicans building, close to Karkarook Park and Lake, making it ideal for excursions.. Why not use our website to book a tour at Pelican Childcare Heatherton, where learning takes flight.

Google Reviews (4.4 / 5.0 - 41 reviews)

Renee Draper (a week ago)

My daughter has been at the centre for almost two years, I have always found the staff there to be loving and a family sort of feel. I had my issue's with the last director in charge and didn't always feel heard by her. But since the new management has been put in place and the amazing Tegan has been put in charge I feel heard and that policies are kept up such as the ratio in the rooms, and every child and family is being treated fairly and respectfully which I didn't see kept up with the last director. The love and devotion the current director Tegan shows to not only her job as director but as an extra set of hands to help out when needed in the rooms is truly beautiful. She is always loving and supportive with all the children especially during morning drop offs when children can get upset. The centre itself is clean and open and a really inviting place with a home feel to it. I couldn't imagine sending my daughter anywhere else the whole centre feels like a family and the new management has just made it an absolute dream centre.

Fanny HURST (a week ago)

I highly recommend Pelican Childcare Heatherton. The team is AMAZING, the place is clean, light and well furnished and last but not least, my daughter LOVES going there.

Andrew Humphris (7 months ago)

Pelican Childcare Heatherton has been a pleasant experience. I can't tell you how we've been met with other childcare centres in the past and how they focus themselves more on running a business than creating a sense of community. I would strongly recommend Pelican Childcare to any parent that is looking for a community centred childcare that can offer a holistic childcare experience.

Kathryn Leah (7 months ago)

My son has been at Pelican Childcare for 2 years now (started when he was 12 months old) and the entire Team has been a vital part of his development ever since. We moved a 30 min drive away from Heatherton last year and continue to send our son to Pelican because he loves the educators so much. It truly feels like a family and all of the staff are so friendly and genuinely care about the kids. My son has learnt so much - just the other day we were cooking together and he passed me the bowl to stir and said 'Mummy's turn now'.... (so cute!). From sharing, respecting & recognising others, to manners and language skills - all of those things have been developed at Pelican Heatherton. My son is always happy when he talks about his day and the things he has learned.

Pavithra Weerasekera (a year ago)

My son attended Pelican for a year. He wasn’t happy with the previous childcare so with recommendation from my colleagues I have put him in to Pelican as it was closer to my office. When 2019 lockdown came into place we still kept him there even though we had to travel from Camberwell. Because this place worth keeping my son happy and safe! Centre Manager Aline along with all the educators were absolutely wonderful. My son progressed immensely at this place. I cannot thank them enough for the love and affection they show upon all children. The educators are not just doing a job. They are so passionate about children and their development. Unfortunately I had to take him out as we now live very far from Heatherton. I can clearly see the difference of how Pelican operates compared to others. Thank you so much Pelican!

Quynh Nguyen (a year ago)

Pelican Heatherton was the very first childcare my son started when he was only 10 months old. Aline and the staff was very nice and helpful plus the centre is always bight and clean which made me feel good every time I left my son there. Really highly recommend the service here. All the best team!

Bec Rothville (a year ago)

My son has been attending Pelican Heatherton for a year now after leaving not one, but 2 other terrible childcare Centre’s. I have high expectations, as do all parents, and this centre surpasses them all! Every single member of staff is professional, caring, knowledgeable, loving and truly the most amazing people ive seen in childcare yet! I adore each and every one of them! (I also have a 20 year old and a 9 year old who both attended childcare so that’s saying a lot!) I myself am a Nurse and currently working as a COVID vaccinator so my hours, when I work, can be long, but I never ever have to worry because having my son at Pelican is like having him with family. The site ensure the children participate in well rounded activities every day including cooking, learning another language (they’ve been learning sign language! How awesome is that!!) arts and crafts, reading, music and dance, learning numbers and letters, outside play with the most amazing outdoor equipment! Gardening…. And that’s just in the 2 year old room!! Plus with their app you get updates all day on what they’re doing, what they’ve eaten, when they’re sleeping etc and even a photo update with lots of lovely photos of the kids playing and doing activities. It’s the best being able to see my son whilst I’m at work, especially in my line of work it really makes my day! The staff, ALL the staff, actually really care about your child, and about you and your family. The difference this centre has made for us is indescribable, I don’t know what I’d do without them honestly. No matter your circumstances they will help you and your child have a rewarding and positive experience (another area they go above and beyond trust me!) ADD - the centre is extremely proactive in COVID policies and actions. They go above and beyond what is required of them to ensure your child and your family are as safe as they can possibly and humanly can be from this awful pandemic. And this is from someone who spends all day in this industry. Basically if you’re looking for a centre that will treat you and your children like family, will help your child reach and excel at their milestones, keep your child safe at all times, give them healthy yummy meals, have your child having an amazing time everyday and making best friends, and somewhere you can relax knowing they really are treated like family then choose Pelican @ Heatherton! You will never ever regret it and you and your child will be grateful you did.

Nik W (8 months ago)

My daughter goes here and loves it. Staff are diligent yet nurturing. So far, we have been very happy with the Cubs and Meerkats rooms.

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16 - 20 Arco Lane Clarinda VIC 3169

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