Lilydale Lakeside Children’s Centre (LLCC) is operated by the Box Hill Institute, a not-for-profit organisation established to provide education and support to communities and industries.


  • Provide a nurturing environment that recognises each child and family’s individuality and unique abilities.
  • Protect, nurture and develop the psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing of children, parents and staff at our centre.
  • Collaborative partnerships with families and the community to achieve improved learning outcomes for children enrolled in our centre.


  • Based on the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • High-quality standards according to the National Quality Standards.
  • Our program works to promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child.
  • We promote the integrated development of children to prepare them for life-long learning.
  • Our funded kindergarten program engages children in STEAM education


  • We encourage constant open communication between parents and staff.
  • We believe in respecting each child’s and family’s individuality and unique abilities.
  • Our educators welcome children into the program and gently introduce them to the new environment.
  • We observe children at play and design their learning journey according to their individual learning and developmental needs.
  • We ask questions, encourage exploration and provide opportunities both indoors and outdoors, to support our little learners in making connections across disciplines and contextual settings.


  • We uphold a commitment to providing families with a home-like environment filled with love, care and nurturing.
  • We are committed to a respectful and supportive engagement with children and their families in this community to ensure optimum outcomes for everyone.


  • Fully qualified kindergarten teachers and early childhood educators.
  • Collaborative partnerships between educators to design high quality educational programs.
  • Visionary educators that provide holistic learning and innovative practices and deliver full potential outcomes for all children regardless of ability.