Discover Our Waterford West Child Care Centre

The Hatchlings Early Learning Centre has modern rooms and diverse and interesting outdoor areas that are designed to keep your children stimulated and active.

Waterford Centre

With every child that registers with Hatchlings Early Learning Centre we provide the children with their own Hatchlings uniform, drink bottle and hat.

Safe, happy and healthy environment, which recognises the special needs and talents of individual children through the employment of caring, qualified staff.

All aspects of each child’s developmental needs are programmed for and periodically assessed.

Basic support to families through the provision of high quality care, resources and education.

Involve parents in decision making about centre policy development, staffing, and general centre management to as great a degree as possible.

Provide services to families with different economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, preventing segregation on the basis of any of these factors, and always respecting the individual rights of all families.

Promote ongoing training and professional enrichment to all staff with opportunities for career advancement wherever possible.

Provide secure, supported employment through sound industrial rights, conditions and personal practices.

Support regulations governing children’s services.

About Us

We are committed to providing a comprehensive service with affordable high quality, developmental and educational child care and early learning to your community.

You must feel highly confident about entrusting your children to our care.

For general enquiries please contact us during centre open hours on (07) 3299 7822 or submit an enrolment application here.

Recommendations & Reviews

Skye Ible


Throughout my tours of childcare centres in Waterford West, Hatchlings was by far the best. Its home like environments and friendly and welcoming staff were the highlight of the visit. They also have a large outdoor playground with real grass which my son just loves. If you haven't already I would highly recommend popping in for a visit.

Emily-Leigh Hodgson


This centre has the most amazing staff, always lending a helping hand whenever needed. Hatchlings has been the most amazing place to have come across in the childcare community. Everyone is so friendly and the centre makes you feel like your at home. This is an awesome childcare centre.

Dee Thompson


People that actually don’t just care for your children but want to nuture and invest into their little lives. Everything from its decor and design to the care for the children has a intentionality that goes beyond just a childcare centre .

Rachel Tisdell


Wow what can I say hatchlings is family to us my little one has been there sense he was six weeks old and is turning one in a couple of weeks. They bend over backwards to meet all his and cater to all his allergy needs which there are many. My little man has grown so much in his time with his dedicated educators supporting him through all his milestones and learning.

Our Rooms

Hatchlings Early Learning educators emphasise the respect for each child’s individuality and the chance for a child to develop as a unique person, whilst encouraging every child to interact and develop social skills that will become a cornerstone for the child’s life.

Nursery 6 weeks to 15 months
Toddlers 12 months to 2 years
Junior kindy 2 years to 3 years
Senior kindy 2 1/2 years to 4 years
Kindergarten 4 years to 5 years
Before and After school care | Vacation care

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