About Explore & Learn Family Daycare

Explore & Learn Family Daycare provides a nurturing and educational environment for children, offering enriching curriculum, outdoor play opportunities, and a focus on hygiene practices. With a strong emphasis on sun safety, nutritious meals, and parental involvement, we strive to create a safe and engaging space where children can explore, learn, and grow. Our dedicated staff, led by Miss Deb, ensures a positive and sun-smart experience for every child in our care.

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 7am to 5pm
Wednesday 7am to 5pm
Thursday 7am to 5pm
Friday 7am to 5pm

Please note that our daycare operates from Tuesday to Friday with the specified opening and closing times. Our commitment is to provide flexible care options to accommodate the needs of working families. Reach out to us for more information or to discuss any specific requirements you may have.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing the right daycare for your child is an important decision, and at Explore & Learn Family Daycare, we strive to provide a safe, educational, and nurturing environment that meets the needs of both the child and the parents. Here are some reasons why you should choose us:

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 Experienced & Dedicated Educator

Led by Miss Deb, is highly experienced and dedicated to providing a positive and enriching experience for every child in our care.


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Safety & Nutrition

We prioritize sun safety with outdoor play guidelines, sunscreen application, and sun-protective clothing, as well as nutritious meals and snacks provided by both parents and us.


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Curriculum and Education

Our educational program includes a variety of activities and experiences designed to promote learning and development in a fun and engaging way.  Read more...


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Parental Involvement

We believe in open communication and partnership with parents to ensure that their child's needs are met and their concerns are addressed..


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Hygiene Practices

We maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all children in our care.  We also educate the children and facilitate their development of self help skills to promote personal hygiene practices.


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Personalised & Small Group Care

 Providing personalised care with smaller child-to-educator ratios compared to centre-based care. With a maximum of four children, children receive individual attention in a small group setting. 


We understand that leaving your child in the care of someone else can be daunting.
At Explore & Learn Family Daycare, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where you and your child can feel comfortable and confident.

What to Bring

To ensure your child's comfort and safety, we kindly request parents to provide the following items:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks: Parents should pack meals and snacks for their children to be consumed during their time at Explore & Learn. Please include a variety of nutritious options to meet your child's dietary needs and preferences.  In addition to the food provided by parents, we offer cooking experiences throughout the week.
  • Drink bottles: Parents are kindly requested to provide drink bottles for their children, filled with water or age-appropriate beverages, to ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Nappies and wipes: For children who are not yet toilet-trained, please provide an adequate supply of nappies and wipes to ensure their comfort and cleanliness. 
  • Change of clothes: Accidents can happen during playtime or while eating, so please pack a spare set of clothes in case your child needs a change.
  • Sun-safe hat: Please pack a sun-safe hat for your child to wear during outdoor playtime. A wide-brimmed hat or one with a legionnaire style that covers the neck and face provides excellent sun protection.
  • Sun-protective clothing: It is important to dress your child in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-coloured clothing that covers their arms and legs. Fabrics with a high ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) are ideal for blocking harmful UV rays.
  • Sunscreen: Before dropping off your child, please apply sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 to exposed areas of their skin.

A Safe & Sun Smart Environment

By working together, we can create a safe and sun-smart environment for your child to explore and learn.  If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to providing a positive and sun-safe experience for your child!

While parents are responsible for providing some items, Explore & Learn ensures a safe and sun-smart environment for children with the following measures:

  • Outdoor play guidelines: Miss Deb, who is trained to supervise outdoor play and enforce sun-safe practices, follows the outdoor play guidelines. We limit outdoor time during peak sun hours, provide shaded areas, and encourage children to seek shade when necessary.
  • Sunscreen and insect spray application: With parental consent, Miss Deb can assist in reapplying sunscreen and insect spray if needed throughout the day to ensure your child's continued protection from the sun and insects.  
  • Educational activities: We sensitively educate children about the importance of sun safety through age-appropriate activities and discussions, promoting awareness and healthy habits