Somerville, Victoria


Wagtail Cottage has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. Located in the middle of the Mornington Peninsula, within a rural aspect. It was originally built as a doctor’s surgery with a garden designed by famous landscape gardener, Edna Walling.


We provide care for children from 6 weeks through to school age.  Our centre prides itself on a warm friendly atmosphere that has often been referred to as an extension of the home.  We aim to provide and offer care that compliments and extends on the home life, supporting families to meet their child’s needs to the best of our ability.


Our natural setting adds to the extention of home life, where the children are able to explore nature and be challenged by their investigations.


Our relationships with families and children is of utmost important to us and we strive to support our families and children to feel part of our Wagtail family.


We stand out above many centres with our community access program, where the children have the opportunities to access the community in many ways as of the programs within our centre.



Hello my name is Cassie and I am the service manager at Wagtail Cottage Early Childhood Care and Education. I am also a mum to two beautiful boys.

I have 10 years experience in Early Childhood Education and hold my Diploma in Children’s Services.

Working with children is my passion. I believe that every child is unique. 


I work together with my team to establish an environment that is safe, secure, homely, calm and nurturing. This ensures that the children in my care feel a sense of trust, warmth and comfort. I aim to ensure all children are cared for like they are my own. I lead by example and aim to learn and improve each and every day.


I believe in working in partnership with families. I welcome their feedback, participation and the sharing of ideas as an essential avenue for encouraging their involvement and of evaluating the centre's performance in regards to ensuring best practices and continual improvement.


My aim for Wagtail Cottage Early Childhood Care and Education is to provide the highest quality care, enhance current practices ensuring the educators meet the child’s needs, family’s needs and expectations and to maintain a strong reputation within the community.

Our team here at Wagtail Cottage Early Childhood Care and Education look forward to welcoming you to our homely environment.





Contact Wagtail Cottage Early Childhood Care & Education to book a tour today

1140 Frankston-Flinders Road

Somerville VIC 3912

Ph. 03 5977 5576






Monday to Friday

7.00am to 6.00pm



  • Nappies Provided

  • Nutritional Balanced Meals Provided

  • Hats & Sunscreen Provided

  • Bus Service to local Pre-Schools

  • Maternal Health Nurse

  • Fully Accredited, Government Funded Kindergarten Program

  • Our own farm yard animals


Meeting the National Quality Standards

  • We promote an open door policy where families can visit the centre at any time during operational hours and are offered a walk through and an overview of what we provide and offer as a centre.

  • Once families have completed a tour they will receive an enrolment pack with all necessary paperwork.

  • Once enrolled, the orientation process begins.

  • The orientation process is an arrangement made between families and staff that supports the family's needs.