278 Victoria Street
Brunswick VIC 3056

Explore Our Brunswick Daycare & Childcare Centre

The friendly team at Happy Hippo Kindergarten and Childcare in Brunswick are passionate about offering all kids a vibrant learning experience both within the centre and amongst the extended community.

Our staff are committed to striving towards excellence in Early Education and all of the possibilities involved, each and every day. Moreover, we love to meet new community members, so come and say hello today!

Meet our Brunswick kindergarten and daycare team

Katelyn Spillman Centrel Manager

Katelyn Spillman

Brunswick Centre Manager


  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education

Years of experience:

  • 3 Years

What makes you passionate about working in early learning?

I believe that kids deserve to grow and learn at their own pace – they are individuals who are all capable of amazing things! As educators, I believe it is our duty to provide a rich learning environment for each child by building quality relationships with them as well as quality environments for them to explore. We do this through active listening, planning, communication, role-modelling, and having fun with the kids!

Throughout early education, we can offer kids an opportunity to learn important social skills at a young age. Together, the little ones learn how to thrive in a community. Important skills such as empathy, sharing, taking turns, and even sustainability is learnt throughout their journey as they prepare for primary school. All these skills are essential for success as they get older. I believe that early childhood educators are very lucky to be able to help guide children in this journey!

Our daycare in Brunswick provides a variety of extra-curriculum activities as well. Let your little one experiment with our Little Sports Heroes, Mini Master Chef Classes, Out and About programs, Italian and much more.

The kindergarten is also lead by two qualified teachers. They both operated our four and t three-year-old programs.

For little ones getting ready to transition into school, we have a strong School Readiness Program to help the do so with as much ease as possible. 

Meanwhile, our FREE public holidays mean it’s more affordable than ever to enjoy our thriving environment! 

Why do you believe Happy Hippo Brunswick is the best choice for parents?

Happy Hippo was the first childcare centre I worked at when I first moved to Australia. At that time, the centre was still very young, and it was amazing to be a part of its growth. During this time, I was the Educational Leader. I am not from Australia, so I was on a student visa at the time. The entire Happy Hippo Group was very supportive to me throughout my journey of moving to Australia and I have yet to find any other centre that has such a strong sense of community. Community plays such an important role in Early Learning and I am so happy to be back with the Happy Hippo family.

I believe our daycare is an excellent choice for families because we are a big family. We have all grown together and will continue to do so by providing quality care and education for all the children.

We welcome you to our facility with open arms. We pride ourselves on embedding a strong community-focused program that allows your family to connect with other like-minded people in your area. We enjoy hosting regular events either at our centre or somewhere exciting within your area.

With a range of resource-rich environments including a spacious outdoor area, a covered deck, natural play structures and exciting features, children are encouraged to explore and learn. As part of the sustainability program, the centre also has vegetable gardens, and an ever growing recycling program.

Our on-site chef prepares nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, our staff encourage regular cooking experiences for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

Our doors are open to you now!

Situated in the heart of Brunswick, we are close to public transport. Our location is easily accessible to busy families and has plenty of off-street, drop-off parking. There’s also local on-site pram parking.

We are a secure facility with plenty of things for your child to see and do. Let them explore a vibrant environment that embraces their development and growth. 

Our passionate educators are committed to giving your little one a warm welcome to ensure that their early years are enjoyable and memorable.

Take a look!

Take a look!

Our Centres are open 6:30AM – 6:30PM Monday – Friday excluding public holidays