About us

Butterflies Childcare & Early Learning Centre was formed on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation.
We acknowledge Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this country and their connection to the land, water and community in which we operate.
We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs and to Elders both past and present.

A little bit about us…

Butterflies Childcare & Early Learning Centre is a small, family owned organisation comprising of two early childhood education & care services in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
The company directors; a husband and wife team along with their four children, dreamt of opening their own childcare & kindergarten where they could ensure high quality education and care in a setting that feels like a ‘second home’ to families and their children.

Our first service; Butterflies Childcare & ELC Orchard Road opened in November 2011 and has been providing high quality education and care to families from the Doreen, Mernda, Yarrambat, Whittlesea and Diamond Creek areas.


After 10 years of operation and the opportunity to expand, Butterflies Childcare & ELC Mulwala Drive opened its doors in January 2021. The Mulwala Drive service is owned and run by the same family and some of our wonderful and experienced educators have moved over from Orchard Road to ensure consistency for children and families and to ensure the organisation’s philosophy is upheld and implemented.

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