Koala Childcare and Early Learning Centre

174-178 Lava St Warrnambool VIC 3280
Phone: 03 5562 1289
Email: warrnambool@shel.edu.au

Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm

Child Care and Kindergarten for families in Warrnambool

Quality early childhood education and child care provides the foundation for learning for life.
Let your child’s learning story begin with us

Meals Provided

Your child will eat the freshest, most nutritionally balanced meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef.

Educational Programs

Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring programs are designed by our experienced early childhood educators.

Sunscreen Provided

As a Sunsmart Centre, Koala Early Learning Centre Warrnambool provides SPF30+ broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen.

Meet Our Service Manager

Well hello, my name is Gill Marsden, and I have been working in the  early childhood industry for 30 years. I started out as a room leader, and by the time I was 24, I was fortunate enough to have my own centre in St Kilda. After 17 years, I sold it and joined the Koala family, first as second in charge, and then on to director at a number of their services. Two years ago, I was honoured to have the opportunity to move to Warrnambool to join this fantastic team of educators as well as our wonderful community of families!

This year, we had the excitement of seeing our Service grow from 102 places to 162 places with the opening of our beautiful new extension.

As a service manager, I believe it is our  role to build a rapport and positive relationships  with educators, children, families and the wider community, and this is something I believe we do well.

Please, take the time to come in for a tour of our wonderful facility, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tailored Learning and Curriculum for each age group

Koala Childcare and Early Learning Centre

We believe that the value of play is of utmost importance to children as it is their way of learning about their world.  While children play they are able to experiement with new ideas, test theories and their understanding of concepts, express their creative ability, release their emotions and share their feelings.  While engaging in play children are developing across all domains and creating the building blocks for their future.

Baby Nursery Child Care

6 weeks to 12 months

We partner with you to provide a safe, quality, family-centred learning environment where every child is respected and nurtured. We continually develop our skills and explore new ways to enrich your child’s early learning experience.

Child Care for Toddlers

1 year to 2 years

Indoor and outdoor play based experiences are an integral part of our program. Educators plan a diverse range of experiences to create opportunities for your child in both structured and spontaneous play.

Pre Kindy and early Preschool

2 years to 4 years

Our programs are inspired by the wisdom and teachings of early childhood theorists and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and aim to develop children’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence.


Over 4 Kindergarten

The Kindergarten curriculum continues to emphasise play based learning, however offers additional intentional learning times where the focus is on literacy and numeracy, socialisation, self-regulation and independence.

Contact Koala Childcare and Early Learning Warrnambool

174-178 Lava Street Warrnambool VIC 3280
Phone: 03 5562 1289
Email: warrnambool@shel.edu.au

  • Customised daily routines to suit each child
  • Our Curriculum is child orientated and based on family and child input.
  • Families are encouraged to be involved with all aspects of our service including policy review, menus and resources, as well as parent helpers within the service.
  • Create a safe and friendly atmosphere where children are welcomed as individuals and feel a sense of belonging.
  • Our healthy and nutritional menu considers cultures and dietary requirements of each child.