Chaya’s Creche a home to all

Chaya''s Creche is a family oriented centre. 200656_03 Picture: ROB CAREW

Chaya’s Creche in Elsternwick is a family-oriented long day care centre where the teaching is infused with Jewish values, and the passionate staff nurture and care for children of all abilities.

Director Chaya Raskin has lead the centre since 1987 and says it provides high quality care for children aged 14 months through to kindergarten age.

In nurturing and caring for the children in their care, the educators are attuned to children’s emotions and feeling, rather than their behaviour.

The “emotion coaching” approach is a critical part of the values at Chaya’s Creche.

Chaya’s Creche has sessional care, with flexibility for families for morning or full day options.

The centre is family oriented, personable and warm, with placements for 31 children over two rooms.

As the director, Mrs Raskin says the children under her care are treated as though they are her own.

“It’s like they are being looked after by a family member,” she explained.

Mrs Raskin, who holds a Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) is closely involved in educating the children in the centre. We are open and happy to modify our curriculum to provide an inclusive program for children with special needs.

Mrs Raskin is adored by the children, educators and parents, with a passion for fostering the children’s care, learning and development.

Passionate about leading the educators in delivering a high-quality program and care, Mrs Raskin and her educators are driven to provide the best possible education and care for your child through nurture, love and care.

For a personal tour, contact Mrs Raskin on 0416 202 303 or 9505 3352, or visit

The centre is located at 278 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick.