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Kathleen Millikan Centre

Kathleen Millikan Centre

The Kathleen Millikan Centre is an integrated early learning centre, based in Casterton, Victoria, providing high quality care for children from 8 weeks to 12 years in a purpose built facility.

Our Hours

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The Centre is open from 7:45 am to 5:45 pm, Monday to Friday.

Morning session – 7:45am – 12:45pm
Afternoon session – 12:45pm – 5:45pm
All day session – 7:45am – 5:45pm

Our Philosophy

The Kathleen Millikan Centre is part of a small, close-knit, rural farming community located on the lands of the Gunditjmara people, in far Western Victoria.

We 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.
Our rich living history shapes our town’s strong community spirit and sense of belonging.

We believe every child is unique and has the right to be valued and respected as part of the community. As our future leaders, we understand that they are ready to learn from birth and are capable of great things when given the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.

We understand that families are children’s first and most important teachers and that they play a major role in our service, being the first link in connections that provide a supportive, caring and nurturing community.

We will realise our ideals by:

  • Providing the highest standards of education and care for the children and families through environments that are stimulating, inviting and inclusive for all. We welcome all children and families of all cultures and beliefs, treating them as equals, irrespective of family circumstances and backgrounds.
  • Educators are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, providing a safe and secure environment free from harm.
  • We encourage and welcome involvement from parents, families and friends in all aspects of the centre, providing opportunities to share feedback, knowledge and ideas. Being open and honest in all communications builds strong reciprocal relationships.
  • Advocating for the early years of learning and development as the most important in a child’s life. We offer a child centred program that focuses on community involvement, sustainable practices, hygiene and, most of all, fun. We support children to become confident and involved learners as they learn about the world around them through play.
  • Modelling and teaching children kindness, empathy and the opportunity to practice mindfulness in everyday situations.
  • Building strong reciprocal relationships with families, getting to know each child individually and endeavouring to meet everyone’s current needs.
  • We believe in the importance of giving children the freedom to move, learn and develop in their own time, spotting (rather than stopping) risky play to keep children safe, not limited.
  • Our “non-interference” influence supports each child social and emotional development and provides opportunities for them to become trusted and capable learners.
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Our Services

  • Kindergarten
  • Long day care
  • Before and after kindergarten and school care
  • Occasional care

Further Information

For more information about the Kathleen Millikan Centre, please contact Children's Services on 1300 453 635 or email

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