Occasional Registered Professional Childcare Preston & Thornbury

3-year-old kinder & occasional child care

The Bridge has been providing outstanding 3-year-old kinder and occasional child care in Preston and Thornbury for over 20 years, led by passionate, supportive, experienced educators. 

We provide safe, stimulating, nurturing environments for children to be curious, explore and learn through play. Our Preston site features a playground, sandpit, outdoor play area and outdoor undercover play area. Our Thornbury site has a bush setting and nature-based outdoor undercover play area.

Our programs are guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and we are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Our team is multicultural and speaks Arabic, Cantonese, Malaysian, Persian and Sinhalese in addition to English. We are proud of our high employee retention, which provides consistency for children – some of our educators have worked with us for over a decade.  

Child care can be booked quarterly or annually, and our terms follow the Victorian school terms: 

  • Term 3 2018: 16 July – 20 September 
  • Term 4 2018: 8 October – 20 December 

We also run special children’s activities during school holidays and rent our spaces for children’s parties.


In order to maintain our staff ratios and ensure your child’s safety, enrolment is required before commencing child care. All fees must be paid prior to term commencement. 

If you enrol in a pre-accredited course at the Bridge or any Learn Local institution, you may be eligible for free child care to support your learning. Contact us for details. 

To enrol use the documents below: 

Get in touch for more information, to arrange a site visit or to book your place. 

Parent testimonials 

“My son is always excited to attend child care and loves the educators. They’re warm and nurturing and I’m very grateful for their care and expertise.”

“We had previously used a few other childcare facilities, but this has been the best in terms of offering a warm, caring and stimulating environment. The educators facilitate a sense of community, which we found lacking in other larger centres.”

3-year-old kinder

Children are eligible to attend 3-year-old kinder from their third birthday.  

Location: the Bridge Preston 

When: Mondays & Thursdays, 9am to 1pm 

Term 4 fees: $620 full fee / $560 concession 


Occasional child care

Location: the Bridge Preston  

  • Fridays, 9am to 1pm, $450 full fee / $350 concession in Term 4 

Location: the Bridge Thornbury 

  • Mondays, 9am-2pm, $570 full fee / $470 concession in Term 4
  • Tuesdays, 9am-2pm, $513 full fee / $423 concession in Term 4
  • Thursdays, 9am-2pm, $570 full fee / $470 concession in Term 4 

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