Learning for Life

At Hawthorn Early Years (HEY) we learn side by side with children by capturing their natural wonder and curiosity, laying the foundations for the development of future global citizens. 
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Education & Care

HEY prides itself on being recognised as a dynamic and innovative early childhood service that is responsive to all children, both as individuals and within groups. We provide a range of Educational Programs for children aged 4 months to 6 years old including 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten Programs.

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HEY is a purpose built Service, with 9 classrooms and various beautiful outdoor spaces.


HEY accepts applications for children who are unborn through to 4 years old. We encourage families to join the waitlist as soon as possible in order to recieve an offer at the earliest opportunity.


HEY provides education and care for up to 155 children per day across 9 classrooms. Our 21st Century pedagogical approach ensures that all children can develop positive dispositions for learning to realise their full potential from birth through to the transition to school.

Specialised Programs

Our specialised programs include a Fundamental Movement Program, Music, Kitchen Garden and Sustainability, and Mental Wellness which are carefully developed to address age-related needs and develop coordination, communication and much more.


National Quality Standard

We are proud to announce our rating and assessment result from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is Exceeding in all 7 Quality Areas. View our rating here.

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Connecting parents and childcare services through an innovative parent portal. Managing your child’s bookings and accessing your child’s documentation has never been easier.

Join the HEY Team!

We are always interested in hearing from talented individuals looking to join the HEY Team.

"Hey offers rich learning opportunities with best possible outcomes for children and families."
“Leading Early Childhood Education and Care in our Community”

How can we help you?

If you have a question, or are interested in our service, don’t hesitate, contact us today. Use the form on the right to send a quick enquiry, or reach us at the details below.

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    Hawthorn Early Years Acknowledgement of Country:

    Hawthorn Early Years Acknowledges and pays our deep respect the Wurundjeri elders and
    ancestors who have always cared for the lands, skies and waterways that sustain us here at HEY. This land was and will always be their land.

    We want to follow in their footsteps, caring for Country through our kitchen garden and 
    sustainability practiced, encouraging our families, children and team members to walk softly and thoughtfully on this sacred land.

    We recognise and honour that education holds significant importance to our first nations people and we want to continue respecting and honoring this through our teaching and learning.


    Vision of Reconciliation:

    At HEY we are passionate about ensuring that indigenous perspective are embedded in all parts of our programs. However, we do recognise that this is an ongoing journey of discovery and reflection, working alongside the Wurundjeri people.




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