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About us

Happy Hippo Kindergarten and Childcare is a Family Owned and Operated Business, serving three learning communities throughout Melbourne, locations include Annadale, Brunswick and Lovely Banks. Each service offers state-of-the-art facilities with Early Education underpinning our curriculum.

Children of all age groups have access to programs such as cooking, gardening, language, sports and much more.

Our Educators hold all relevant qualifications from Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, through to Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood. Our team are mandated by the Child Safe Standards this includes holding the relevant first aid qualifications, undertaking a criminal history check upon employment and regularly renewing their working with children’s checks.

Our Educators are committed to delivering the highest quality Educational Program to all children, our team are dedicated to constant upskilling as they are always undertaking professional development throughout the year.

We look forward to meeting with you and sharing our knowledge and passion for Early Childhood with your families.

Enrolment Process

You will complete a waitlist form on our website: www.happyhippo.net.au and click the register now tab on the top right-hand side. We will then offer you a place in the order you appear on the waitlist. Once we have a definite idea of a start date we will ask you for a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place, but this amount will come off your first week’s fees or until it is used up. You will then be sent a link to an enrolment form to complete in preparation for your child starting care. You will need to complete this form and return it to us electronically. We will then liaise with you regarding orientation before your start date.

Government Funding

You may be eligible to claim CCS. Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment from the Australian Government that helps you with the cost of your child care. This is based on your family’s activity test. More information can be found at: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy

You must be registered with Centrelink to be eligible for these payments. This will then be noted against your CRN (customer reference number) and your child will have their own CRN. To start care you will be required to have these numbers which will allow us to access your information and to reduce your out-of-pocket fees.

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