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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Our vision

At Little Explorers, our ultimate vision is twofold, encompassing both the present and the future. In the present, we strive to create an exceptional childcare experience that leaves parents feeling confident and assured about their choice, while ensuring that the children in our care are safe, engaged, educated, and always wearing a smile. Looking ahead to the future, our aim is for these children to reflect on their time with us as a cherished and invaluable part of their childhood, fostering warm memories that last a lifetime. By uniting the immediate well-being of our children with a steadfast commitment to their long-term happiness and fulfillment, we aim to provide an extraordinary journey of growth and exploration for every child who walks through our doors.

Our Mission

At Little Explorers, our mission is to deliver the utmost standard of care and education for children aged 0-5 years. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and nurturing environment that fosters holistic development, encompassing social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Our primary objective is to offer an enriching educational experience that empowers each child, fostering a positive self-image and setting the stage for realistic opportunities for success. We recognise that the collective efforts of our dedicated educators, valued centre administration, engaged parents, and supportive community members are crucial in cultivating an environment abundant with learning experiences and endless possibilities for the children within the Little Explorers community. Together, we strive to create a transformative journey of exploration, learning, and growth that equips every child with the skills, confidence, and resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world.


At Little Explorers, our teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in a holistic approach to education and care. Our play-based learning environment is thoughtfully designed to cater to the diverse aspects of children's development, including their physical, temporal, intellectual, social, and emotional growth. We consistently create ample opportunities for children to achieve their learning outcomes by employing comprehensive methods such as analysis, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation. Through these practices, we gain a deep understanding of each child's progress, duly acknowledging and documenting their development and well-being.

At the core of our curriculum lies a strong connection with our children and their community. Our child-centred approach recognises the uniqueness of each child and actively incorporates their ideas, interests, needs, and thoughts into our curriculum decision-making process. By valuing their input, we actively include their perspectives in our curriculum decision-making process. This collaborative approach empowers our children to become active participants in their own learning.

Our dedicated educators possess a wealth of professional knowledge and a deep understanding of the children they serve and the community they belong to. This expertise enables them to make informed decisions and prepare curriculums that are not only tailored to meet the needs of our children but also foster continuity in supporting children's learning and development. Our educators are committed to continuous improvement and growth, actively engaging in critical reflection of their practices and participating in ongoing professional development. By working collaboratively as a team, they synergise their efforts to create a cohesive and effective learning environment.

Inclusivity lies at the heart of our educational practice. Our educators go above and beyond, making maximum efforts to establish strong partnerships with children, families, professionals, and individuals from our local community. We recognise the value of diversity and actively collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, ensuring that our education and care reflect and respect their rich cultural heritage. Together, we create a safe, secure, predictable, inclusive, and sustainable play environment where every child feels valued, accepted, and supported.

We deeply understand the precious stage of early childhood and are committed to upholding the rights of every child under our care. Our dedicated team is committed to providing safe, secure, and nurturing experiences, and filled with positive memories. We cherish the opportunity to contribute to their growth and well-being during this precious stage of life.


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