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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Orientation at Little Explorers

At Little Explorers, we believe that the right start for children in their new environment is essential for ongoing success. Orientation gives you a glimpse into Little Explorers' early learning programs and facilities and helps you become familiar with our educational programs. Also, this is an excellent opportunity to get to know the staff a little and pass on any information they will need to know about your child(ren). So that you can be assured your child(ren) will receive the highest quality of care and education whilst you are away. After the enrolment process is complete, an orientation session will take place to give you and your child(ren) a first-hand experience of all that it offers. We strongly recommend that all new families complete a few orientation sessions in the weeks leading up to your child(ren) 's first day at Little Explorers.

Take a tour at Little Explorers

Little Explorers is a name that families can trust, where our people thrive and our children flourish. But do not just take our word for it; come on to the centre and take a first-hand look at all we have to offer.

Contact us to arrange an initial visit and tour of the Little Explorers Learning Centre. Our professional educators and staff will take you through the carefully curated and selected learning environments, facilities, and resources. They will tell you how our signature early educational programs are implemented within the centre. They will also discuss the centre's essential policies, procedures, and offerings with you and any questions you may have about the centre, our staff, or your child.

Enrol your child(ren)

Once you and your child(ren) are happy with our premier early education and care offering, you can feel confident enrolling in Little Explorers Learning Centre. We understand the value of positive partnerships with our families and the wider community and the significance early education plays in the first five years of a child's life.

Call us to discuss the process, and we will give your child the best possible start, setting them up for a lifelong love of learning.

Post enrolment orientation

Once your child(ren) is enrolled, an official orientation occurs. This is an opportunity for you and your child(ren) to become familiar with Little Explorers and our educational programs.

During the orientation visits, the parents only stay for a short time, and the child(ren) stays with us for about one to two hours, playing and interacting with their peers.

You can discuss with centre director about specific needs, personality, areas for further development, goal setting and routine. You can also meet Little Explorers' passionate educators, participate in their room routines and discuss any questions about our programs or how we operate.

Also, this is an opportunity for our educators to understand better your child(ren) and their daily routine, which will help support their sense of belonging and make the transition from home as seamless as possible.


Let us help your child experience the love of learning the natural way.


(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