What to expect on a centre tour

A centre tour is the perfect way to experience your centre of choice, seeing a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. We often have parents tell us that “the vibe” is the most important factor for them when choosing a centre. Upon walking into our centre, you may immediately know that it’s the perfect fit for your family; we encourage you to follow your gut instinct on this, asking us any questions you have along the way. We strive to offer a memorable and authentic tour, tailored to each family. If you would like to book a tour at our centre, call us on 02 9838 0380 today!

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Making early learning more affordable.

What is the Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?

he Child Care Subsidy (CCS) makes early childhood learning more affordable for many Australian families. The below guide should help you help break down how the benefit works for you and your family.

Eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) depends on a number of factors, including;

  1. How much "work related activity" you and your partner undertake each fortnight. The entitlement is based on the person who does the lower amount of activity.
  2. Your combined family income. The higher the income, the less subsidy you are entitled to generally.
  3. The type of early childhood education or child care undertaken.

For more in depth information, on the rules and regulations around the administration of the CCS please visit the Services Australia website.

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A step by step guide to ensure your experience is smooth and hassle free.

Child Care Enrolment Checklist

The information below will guide you through the child care enrolment process. Please ensure you have completed these steps well in advance of your desired start date as they may take some time. This is particularly true if you or your child does not already have a Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN). If you are unclear on any of the steps below, please contact us, we are more than happy to help guide you through the process. Please remember - the earlier you start this process, the quicker your child can be enrolled and the quicker you will receive any subsidy or benefits you are entitled to. This eliminates out of pocket expenses you would otherwise incur whilst waiting for Centrelink to process your request for a CRN or your Complying Written Agreement (CWA).

Create a MyGov Account

The first step to enrolling your child in child care is to create a MyGov account online if you do not already have one - families already receiving CCS at other centres should already have one.

If you don’t have a myGov account, it’s easy to create an account. If you need help read our Create a myGov account online guide.

Once you have a myGov account, you can access a range of services online, including Centrelink.

You’ll need to link your service to your myGov account. You only need to do this once.

Set up a Centrelink Account

The second step to enrolling your child in child care starts with setting up a Centrelink online account if you do not already have one. Families already receiving CCS at other centres should already have one.

You need a myGov account to set up and use your Centrelink online account. Refer to step-1.

You will need your CRN, your child’s CRN and your last payment amount from Centrelink. If you don’t have a CRN you will need to telephone Centrelink on 136 150 or visit a Centrelink office.

Apply for CCS

If you are enrolling in child care for the first time you need to apply for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) via MyGov.

Please complete the online assessment by following the instructions. Make sure you complete the entire process.

Confirm your CWA

When you provide us the completed enrolment form and other required documents to finalise your enrolment, we will set up an account with Qikkids and submit your child’s enrolemnt with centrelink. Qikkids is our the software platform we use to help us administer the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on behalf of parents.

Once we submit your child’s enrolment application, the system will create a Complying Written Agreement (CWA). This is the enrolment schedule agreed upon between you as a Parent and Little Explorers as the Service Provider.

This will notify Centrelink that you agree to the enrolment and that you uthorize Little Explorers to process your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) claims on your behalf.

Confirm your Enrolment

The last step to enrolling your child in child care is to confirm your enrolment details are all correct.

Once the government has received confirmation of your Complying Written Agreement (CWA), they will send you a notification through MyGov, which should accurately reflect the same attendance details you have previously agreed to.

Please follow the steps below to confirm the enrolment via MyGov online account.

  1. Sign into MyGov and access your Centrelink online account.
  2. Select 'My Family'
  3. Select 'Childcare'
  4. Find 'Little Explorers Learning Centre'
  5. Check the enrolment details and confirm them

NOTE: You must confirm that this information is correct through the prompts in MyGov before subsidies will be paid on your behalf to Little Explorers. If have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Centre Director for help.

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(Under 2 Years)

Young children need lots of love and extra special care, and our Infant Care program provides just that for under 2-year-olds. Each dedicated infant room is a comfortable place filled with nurturing surroundings and loving care. Our program offers each child one-on-one and group activities, gentle play, and safe exploration. It stimulates the development of young minds without being overwhelming.

Each infant's needs differ, so we have flexible routines for babies under 12 months. There are areas for sleep, relaxation, personal space, and the opportunity for outdoor experiences in the fresh air. Moreover, you don’t miss out on all those little things that happen each day, and your child has a personal learning journal that captures their journey as it unfolds.

Teachers in our infant classrooms are committed to creating a safe and nurturing atmosphere where babies can explore and interact with their environment and peers. Teachers will encourage and assist the children in physical development, language/literacy, cognitive and general knowledge, approaches to learning, social/emotional development, and creative arts by using healthy interactions with other infants and adults.


  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup/water bottle
  • Sun hat/winter hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Cot sheets
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream


(2-3 YEARS)

For a toddler, the world is a magical place, full of constant learning and exploration. When caring for toddlers we help facilitate that adventure along with positive emotional guidance helping them to understand the boundaries of their independence.

We help provide structure to little lives through a consistent routine, which includes free play, structured play, group times for music and language, and outdoor experiences. Our encouraging and nurturing staff are sensitive to the individual needs of each toddler’s social and emotional development. In addition, each child has their own personal learning journal, which helps you follow them on their exciting journey of self-discovery.

Teachers in our toddler classrooms focus on self-soothing and self-regulation techniques, promoting independence, motor-skill development and coordination. Curiosity and imagination are where the learning begins. The teacher will assess the children daily in the areas of Physical Development, Language/Literacy, Social/Emotional Development and Creative Arts.


  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup/water bottle
  • Sun hat/winter hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream


(3-5 YEARS)

As 3-year-olds start coming into their own, it’s important they have time and space to explore their independence in a safe and supportive environment. We help develop autonomy and an openness to learning.
We are aware that when a child first attends school, it involves a great deal of change for them and their family. To help ease this transition, our educators will always discuss starting school in a positive manner that reinforces a healthy attitude toward the transition and provide opportunities for discussion and reassurance.
Our curriculum incorporates school readiness experiences such as lunch box days, school uniform show & tell, and taking part in progressive independence necessary for big school. This is done over the course of their time in our preschool room, allowing children to grow, learn and develop in their own way with assistance. We don’t believe in a crash course in school readiness. We believe in adopting practices that are incorporated into every day that strengthen children’s readiness for school. 


Transitioning to school is such an important time and is one of the biggest milestones for children and families. Forming strong relationships between early childhood settings and schools before children start kindergarten assists in ensuring a smooth transition. This also allows for information sharing between families and primary school settings prior to commencement. As part of our Transition to School Program, our services host school readiness information sessions for families in the month of June and again in September. The information session not only provides parents with information for a smooth transition but also information needed in the decision-making process in sending your child to kindergarten. We will also provide information on how you can support at home, your child/rens readiness for school in conjunction with what they are learning at Little Explorers.


The NSW transition to school statement is prepared by educators with input from children and families. The NSW Transition to School Statement is given to your child’s teacher the following year. It consists of important information to help your child have a successful start to school.


Our services hold this very special event for our school leavers at the end of the year. Our Graduation celebration marks this special time in our children’s lives as we all come together to celebrate the end of an amazing year we have had.


  • Bottles filled and labelled
  • Labelled sipper cup/water bottle
  • Sun hat/winter hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Comforters
  • Any medication or cream