Discover the Green Leaves difference for yourself


Green Leaves Early Learning specialises in the fundamental stages of educational development from nursery through to kinder (six weeks through to six years).

With a purpose to provide early education and care that exceeds traditional standards, Green Leaves is excited to launch a brand-new early learning centre in Mickleham, due to open late 2024.

Melbourne’s northern suburbs are already home to four other Green Leaves centres, located in Craigieburn, Kalkallo and Cairnlea. Upon entering these centres, families are welcomed into the family lounge where they can connect with each other, and educators over barista-made coffee and freshly baked treats from the centre’s in-house chef.

The open plan learning hubs are built and filled with thoughtfully selected resources to provide children with numerous opportunities for play-based learning, where inquisitive minds thrive.

In Victoria, Green Leaves embraces the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), which draws on and recognises that early childhood is a crucial period for learning and development. This philosophy enables children to step into the wider world with curiosity, confidence, and a lifelong desire to learn.

The programs at Green Leaves are age-appropriate, flexible, and customised to suit each child’s knowledge, interests, culture, abilities and strengths. This ensures that children are nurtured throughout their early years with care, encouragement, and respect while developing a love for lifelong learning.

Recognising the importance of community connections, the curriculum at Green Leaves is supported by activities that include visits within the local community to provide children with the opportunities to extend on their interests. Visits from local fire brigades and police units are very popular, as are walks to the letterbox and around their communities.

The natural environment is an integral part of the program at Green Leaves, where children are encouraged to cherish and protect their natural world. A favourite feature across all Green Leaves centres are the edible gardens. These gardens thrive through the children’s interest in planting seeds, observing them grow, composting, harvesting, and then creating delicious meals with the help of the centre’s chefs.

As part of Green Leaves’ all-inclusive fees, children also participate in incursions and excursions, which include yoga, and language lessons, bush kinder experiences, and music and movement classes, just to name a few.

While high quality architectural features are standard designs across all Green Leaves centres, each centre has its own unique characteristics. Green Leaves Craigieburn, Highlands, Cloverton and Cairnlea welcome families to pop in for a coffee and tour in preparation for the opening of Green Leaves Merrifield late 2024. Contact your local Green Leaves to arrange your visit