Lovely Banks

178 Cox Road
Lovely Banks VIC 3123

Happy Hippo Childcare Lovely Banks - Close to Corio, Norlane

Lovely Banks Long Daycare & Childcare Centre

The daycare team at Happy Hippo Kindergarten and Childcare Lovely Banks are dedicated to providing all children with rich learning opportunities, both within the service and externally amongst the broader community. Our daycare’s teachers and educators are committed to striving towards excellence in Early Education and care every day. We love to meet new families and community members, so please feel free to come visit us today.

Meet the staff at our Early Learning Centre in Lovely Banks

Heather Honeyborne - Lovely Banks Centre Manager

Lovely Banks Centre Manager


  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Years of experience:

  • 20 Years in Childcare

What makes you passionate about working in childcare?

Knowing that what we are educating the kids on today will some day have an impact on what they are going to do, or where they will be heading for the future.

Not only are we educating the children, but we are also working in partnership with their families. For some, we are also working alongside additional support services, so as to ensure that we are making a positive difference and we are striving for the best for your young ones.

Onsite Bush Kinder Program

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare in Lovely Banks?

Happy Hippo is conveniently located on the edge of Corio and Lovely Banks, allowing families direct access to and from the freeway.

Currently being prepared and developed is a new housing estate on Matthews Road. This will enable the community to access a Long Day Care, an Early Learning Centre, kindergarten and more – all within walking distance to home and public transport. We have free onsite parking for bikes and prams, making the daily drop off and picks up times so much more convenient.

We create beautiful enriching learning environments both indoors and outdoors, including our Bush Kinder. These atmospheres empower children the freedom to explore and learn in a respected, safe and happy learning room.

Our service provides a variety of extra-curriculum activities such as our Mini Master Chef Classes, Little Sports Heroes, Out and About programs, Italian and much more.

We have two qualified kindergarten teachers who operated our funded four-year-old and three-year-old kindergarten programs. 

We offer a strong School Readiness Program for all preschool-aged children and quality childcare programs to prepare your child for school.

With our FREE public holidays for all families and discount holiday bookings, our service is more affordable than ever.

                   To find out more about the benefits of a Bush Kinder Program click here: https://selmar.edu.au/2020/01/benefits-of-bush-kinder/

We look forward to welcoming your family to ours!

Easily accessed via the new Anakie Road overpass, the Centre is perfect for young families looking for childcare in the North Geelong and Lovely Banks region.

Our space is a state-of-the-art, new facility with plenty of large outdoor, colourful, fun and natural play spaces, complete with modern equipment for your child to explore, discover & grow.

Easily accessible to busy families with off-street drop-off parking, great local public transport links and on-site pram parking.

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

Take a look!

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