Cuddy Bear Templestowe Early Learning Centre
Cuddly Bear Templestowe Early Learning Centre is a privately owned and operated long day care centre and Government Funded Kindergarten. We provide care and education for children aged from 6 weeks old to 6 years. Our centre is open weekdays between the hours of 7.00am and 6.30pm except public holidays.
We have highly qualified, experienced, and trained educators. Our program extends on the principles and practices of Australia’s National Curriculum Framework for Early Childhood Education: EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework). Our educational programs cultivate self-esteem, encourages independence and creativity, and initiates respect for self and others. We teach cooperation and encourage the love of learning and the expression of curiosity.
Cuddly Bear Templestowe Early Learning Centre offers a high quality School readiness program provided by a Bachelor trained Kindergarten Teacher.
Stella Ada and Max's Mum.
My daughter used to attend to cuddly bear and now my 9months boy goes to the centre too. We absolutely love cuddly bear. The staff are very kind and very attentive to the kids.
Karl, Charlotte’s Dad
After my daughter Charlotte turned 1 we had to make the difficult choice of finding an early learning centre as we needed to return to full time work. From the outset the staff at Cuddly Bear Templestowe made the choice far less overwhelming and set our mind at ease. I have found the staff to be incredibly friendly, professional and they always put the needs of the children at the forefront. Now well into her second year of attendance we have never had any regrets in making this decision.
My daughter loves her days at Cuddly Bear Templestowe, she loves the yummy food and regales me with tales of the activities she has taken part in. The staff always keep me updated on her day’s activities, whether when I call to check on her, or through the daily updates online via Story Park.
I couldn’t recommend Cuddly Bear Templestowe any higher, and I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the hard working staff who take care of my little girl and fill her days with fun and learning.
Catherine, Portia’s Mum
My daughter has been attending here since she was 5 months old and it was the best decision I made for her. She's now in her last year and all ready for school. The management and staff have always been helpful and very attentive to the children. Having the swim school next door has also been a great perk as they had programs during childcare hours each term. Can't speak more highly of them and will be coming back for visits once my daughter is at school.
Tracey, Mekhi and Dilan’s Mum
Thank you so much for the joy and passion you bring while caring for my boys.
Kristy Mum of Austin and Archie
Honestly one of the BEST day-care facilities in Melbourne! My son Austin has been there for almost 5 years and I have NOT 1 complaint. Amazing kind, friendly, nurturing and skilled educators. If 10 stars was an option they would get 12! Love to the team
Belinda, Mum of Jacob and William
10 years ago I walked into Cuddly Bear and was looking for childcare for my unborn child. As a first time parent I was very apprehensive about putting my child in child care, but as I was returning to work I needed too. I needn't have worried. My son started here at just 2 months old. The girls were fantastic!!! Not only did they put up with me calling 3 times a day, they took fantastic care of William.
I loved reading about his day in his communication book and I cherish all 6 communications books that I have of his. Not even as a stay at home mum do you have a day to day written collection of all the wonderful things your children gets up to, even what they ate on any given day. I'm sure they will prove useful at his 21st!!!
I have had both of my children go through Cuddly Bear, and what a delight it was to have the same girls who took care of William, take care of my other son Jakob when he was a baby. How rare it is to have a child care centre retain the same staff for years. I think that speaks for itself. Having had my boys at Cuddly Bear for a total of 7 years, I had to move house and change their child care. Having had used a different child care centre for the remainder of Jakob's care before school, they had big shoes to fill. Unfortunately nothing compared to Cuddly Bear.
I cannot speak more highly of the girls that work there. Not only did they take fantastic care of my boys but they were always there to lend an ear if I had had a bad day. They were also great at offering expert advice on raising children. I am eternally grateful to Cuddly Bear for providing fantastic care of my boys over the years. My boys still talk about their time at Cuddly Bear, even though they are 9 and 6 years old now.
I cannot recommend them more highly to any parent who is thinking of putting their child in child care. 6 Stars all the way!!!!!!!!!
Thanks sooo much ladies, you are all awesome!!!! xxxx
Jessica – aged 5
To the wonderful friends at Cuddly bear! I am very lucky little girl to have been looked after and cared for while mummy has been at work. I have had the best time with you all and I’m going to miss you lots and lots….Thank you for helping me on my way to being a big girl, coming from the toddlers to being thought lots of new and fun things. Not forgetting the early staff shifts who make the best cornflakes and making my hair look super pretty!! I have made lots of friends and I will be sad to leave, but you will see me again at the Christmas concert and I promise to drop in when I’m a BIG School girl.
Ann, Christopher Mum.
To all the wonderful staff at Cuddly bear Templestowe. Today we come to the end of a 5 year journey which seen our son Christopher grow from a baby right through to his first day school.
Cuddly Bear staff have been there right through this journey, helping teach Christopher to be the loving, caring young boy that he is today. Knowing that a team of loving, caring ladies have always been beside us has made it a joyful and easy journey for all our family and from the bottom of our hearts we thank each and every one of you.
To Bec, Pas and Jenna and owners of Cuddly Bear, you have proven year after year that you recruit best staff and we thank you for ensuring we can have absolute trust in all your staff, we all will miss you.
Mel, Coopers Mum
Thank you to so much for the care and dedication you’re shown Cooper over the last 3.5 years. He had so much fun and will miss you all very much.
Jordan – Austin and Archie Dad.
Thanks for the journey, you guys have been instrumental in both the boys development from a young age, you’ve formed, set and reinforced an exciting & positive mindset in both the boys respectively for learning moving forward which will be detrimental to the way they view, interpret & respond to their education paths in the coming years. Most importantly though every time I pick the boys up no matter how difficult the mornings may be, they are always smiling so I can’t thank Cuddly bear enough!
So on behalf of the Andrews clan, please also pass on a massive thankyou to all of the staff (past & present) who have gone above and beyond to make this an awesome experience, we are very grateful & you guys will be dearly missed.
Zach, aged 5
Thank you for looking after me for the last 4 years, I have had so much fun at Cuddly Bear, I will miss everyone so much.
My 2 boys (aged 4 and 2) absolutely love attending Cuddly Bear day-care and kinder. The staff are friendly and extremely caring about the children's well-being and learning. They have both made so many friends and have developed confidence in themselves and respect for others. I would highly recommend Cuddly Bear to anyone.
Megan – Mum of Matthew and Nathan.
I respect and applaud your professionalism and dedication to caring for children with passion and enthusiasm. Without fail I know I can walk into the centre and be greeted warmly with a smile, every staff member knows me and my children and makes us feel welcome. This is a unique quality that not all centres achieve with such success.
Adrian and Rebecca, parents of Ashley.
Dear Educators, you have provided my daughter Ashleigh with the opportunity to learn valuable social skills, including respect, sharing, listening, and providing her with opportunity to participate, arming her with the best foundations in preparation for school next year, something that we would not have been able to do on our own, so thank you.
Bryony - Oscar Mum
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful concert and graduation you put on for the kids. I have no idea how you got the kids to cooperate on such a large scale, it must have taken so much work. You gave us a gift of such beautiful memories from the day and for that we are eternally grateful. We were so overwhelmed with pride and emotions seeing our “babies” up on stage so grown up, it was very special. Thank you again for all the hard work, you all put in, loved all the props too.
The Schwarz family
Thank you for providing such a warm, welcoming and safe environment for Eamon to learn in. Thank you for your never-ending patience and numerous fun activities, not only during the year but over the past 5 years. We really appreciate the effort you put in. Lastly a special thank you to your chef for preparing great and yummy food each day, my son had great delight in telling me what he had for lunch each and every day and how delicious it was.
For the last 6 years, you have cared for both our boys, and now prepared them for both for school, we could not have asked for more as cuddly bear and wonderful carer became our home away from home. Thank you from both of us from the bottom of our hearts for looking after our boys, we will miss you.
As first time parents we were understandably nervous about sending our son to day-care, however you all have given us a priceless gift of complete peace of mind that your boy is well cared after. In fact, he is so happy to go to cuddly bear that he starts saying “ba-bye” as soon as he gets his socks on in the morning. Thank you so much for you fantastic work.
Jenson and family
Thank you so much for all the time and effort put into making me feel so welcome and part of the gang. I will miss playing with you all.
Thank you all for all the effort that was put into the information evening, the extra work you do, on top of caring for my boys is always appreciated especially when it keeps you away from your own families.
De Melis family
We are very satisfied over the past 8 years with the delivery of Cuddly bear, my two children have been extremely happy. They were confident and very prepared to commence primary school Keep up the good work – Well Done girls.
Marc, Katerina’s dad.
Your swimming lessons have been such a valuable part of my child’s kinder years, thank you for helping Katerina with her confidence in water, going to swimming lessons each week with her friends helped her with her confidence. Olympics here we come J
Johnathan, Caleb’s step dad.
Congratulations to your team for achieving MEETING in the quality assessment, thank you for allowing me to help with policy reviewing and reviewing your handbooks, I hope my proof reading helped in any way. J
Brenda, Tenayah Mum
Thank you for inviting our family to each special event, mother’s day was beautiful, and my hubby loved his BBQ afternoon tea, I use my beautifully designed coffee mug each morning, thank you for helping Tenayah with her art skills to make my special pressie for mother’s day. My mum also thanks you for inviting her to grandparents. Special friend’s day, it was so lovely.
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Cuddly Bear Templestowe acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.