Our Story

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Looking for the best care for your child can be a challenge, as finding an environment which is suited to your families needs and offers a service which is both nurturing and educating can often become overwhelming. Today more than ever families are constantly being asked to make difficult decisions about their children’s care and welfare. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” regime and therefore have created a family owned and operated service, looking out for the individual needs of families.

Country Buddies opened their first centre in January 2009 in Yarrawonga, Victoria.  It is a family owned, purpose built and operated Childcare Centre and Kindergarten. We are committed to providing the highest quality child care and an invaluable Kindergarten experience for your child to assist them with transition into school the following year.​

The Proprietor and Directors of each centre will manage and work closely with educators and families to acknowledge that all children are unique and have individual requirements which may mean incorporating their culture and family backgrounds, all of which are encouraged to be proud of and embraced.​

At Country Buddies we will endeavor to create as many opportunities as possible to allow your child to explore, create, dig, build, swing, touch, listen and watch.  Our overall philosphy is that children learn through play based experiences and should continually be encouraged to explore their individual talents, personalities, skills and interests.

Matt Kibble

Making you feel welcome

Our first point of call is our friendly and welcoming Director, always ready with a smile and helpful advice for families. We have established a positive and thoroughly supportive enrolment process, where families are encouraged to access as much transition and orientation time with their children as necessary. Our purpose built 18-month old centre is light, bright, airy and inviting, with a country feel and beautiful natural outdoor areas.

Our Centre

Our purpose built, near new centre is light, bright, airy and inviting. Highlights include our beautiful stone paved entry way and our timber decked verandah’s leading to our lush natural lawn and purpose built timber playground equipment. All of our rooms lead out onto their beautiful verandah area, through large sliding glass doors, which provides constant and easy access to the outdoors from our spacious indoor rooms. All indoor areas are set up with natural timber highlighted furniture and open-ended play equipment.

Real Food - Local Support

Our meals are prepared fresh on the premises each day.  We support a number of our small local businesses, which includes Quins bluebirds where we purchase all of our quality fresh fruit and vegetables, we also use Cal Gully meats, a local butcher.  We prefer to use and support our local businesses, as this is an important aspect for us, to be giving back to our local community.


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Years of Experience

The Team

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We are super proud of our Country Buddies Bendigo team who live our mission every day!
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