Your child will Explore, Discover and Develop through intentional and purpose teaching experiences.

Connecting to Your
Child’s Early Learning
Experiences

Leaving your child at daycare is easy as we share their daily adventures with you. We communicate with you directly about what your child is learning. Our educators welcome daily discussions about your child’s development and activities.

We share photos, videos and messages via our app to keep you connected throughout the day.

Early Childhood Education & Care

At Explore & Develop Alexandria we:

  • Encourage play based learning.
  • Deliver the Early Years Framework.
  • Provide extra-curricular activities.
  • Cater to all learning styles.
  • Plan individual learning programs.
  • Go on regular excursions.

Learning For All Ages

0-2 YEARS

Babies
Respectful approaches build trusting and secure attachments.

Early Learning Approaches:

  • Magda Gerber RIE Philosophy – Respect, Initiate and Explore.

Learning Environment:

Warm welcome, sensory play, small groups, reading, music, messy play, warm meals, sleep, afternoon tea, music, reading, late snack before home time.

Vacancy:
Available

2-3 YEARS

Toddlers
Valuing play and hands on involvement as toddlers make sense of their world.

Inside our Toddlers room, your child is encouraged to explore, discover, create and imagine through individual play-based programs. Designed with your child’s interests and abilities in mind, our responsive program is vibrant and flexible.

Early Learning Approaches:

  • Jean Piaget Theory – Making sense of the world.
  • Lev Vygotsky – Self-regulations, social interactions, cognitive development.
  • John Dewey – Child centred active and interactive play.

Learning Environment:

Exploring, problem-solving, making friends, self-dressing, entering and exciting play, toileting, self-serve lunch, packing toys and belongings away.

Vacancy:
Available

3-5 YEARS

Preschool
Purposeful programs, social interactions and community engagement support a confident transition to school.

Children flourish in our specially designed preschool program. Their early learning emphasises:

  • Cognitive, social and emotional development
  • Preparation for school
  • Growing confidence and building independence
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

The room is intentionally planned to allow for a smooth flow of experiences. It creates a sense of order and a feeling of belonging. Your child will have opportunities to make choices to:

  • Collaborate with others.
  • Be an active participant.
  • Be mindful – where they can think, dream and observe.

Early Learning Approaches:

  • Loris Malaguzzi – interaction and Imagination.
  • Maria Montessori – Value of play.
  • Friedrich Froebel – Hands-on involvement in practical learning.

Learning Environment:

Independent and project-based learning, leadership, writing, mindfulness, a transition to school program, excursions to connect with the wider community.

Vacancy:
Available

Explore, Discover and
Develop with Individual
Learning Programs

We create an authentic, resourceful and respectful culture. Our privately owned and operated service:

  •  Allows children to unfold in their own way and time.
  • Recognises children as capable and competent people with agency and rights.
  • Encourages interest play-based learning.
  • Delivers the Early Years Framework.
  • Provides extracurricular activities for new experiences.

Meet Your Child Care
Centre Owner & Operator

Explore & Develop Alexandria is privately owned and operated by Rita Dias, a mother of three boys. Rita has assembled a committed team of Early Childhood Specialists with years of experience.

Rita is a passionate owner and operator who is always available to answer questions and support families’ needs.

“As an Early Childhood Provider, relationships are the heart of everything I do. Ensuring genuine nurturing and positive relationships with our children, families and each staff member is essential to Explore & Develop Alexandria.”

Family Testimonials

“Wonderful care has been provided for my nine-month-old son who started attending the centre from age four and a half months. The team are lovely and caring, and my son thoroughly enjoys his time at daycare. It’s really encouraged him to learn and grow. The pets (chickens and lizards) are also great for the kids.”

Edwina

  “Brand new facilities, lovely caring staff who listen to your concerns. We have two boys (aged two and three) here, and feel lucky to have such a wonderful environment available to us for them. They both love it and run in every day.”

Noel M

  “Just wanted to let you know that Krista and I are really happy with everything that is going on at Explore & Develop Alexandria this year. We really appreciate all of the 2018 efforts and initiatives (including Kinderloop), as well as the great team that you have put together. We were having a chat at the weekend and both agree that you guys have created a wonderful caring & learning environment there this year. Louis and Cleo are learning a lot and having a ball.”

Ben & Krista

“Wonderful care has been provided for my nine-month-old son who started attending the centre from age four and a half months. The team are lovely and caring, and my son thoroughly enjoys his time at daycare. It’s really encouraged him to learn and grow. The pets (chickens and lizards) are also great for the kids.”

Tori Hawke

  “Nurturing staff and a calm and welcoming environment.  Children are always happy!

Jan Malley

  “The staff are amazing and genuinely care for all the children.

Lauren Kron

  “Beautiful child care center, passionate educators !

Luhana Budin

  “Super people running this really care about your kids.

Noel Muckian

Experience Our Virtual Tour

Download the FREE Explore & Develop Transition to School Program.

Thinking about sending your child to Explore and Develop Alexandria? Get detailed information on how we support a confident transition to school by completing the form.

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What Makes Explore And Develop
Alexandria Different?

All children deserve to have a sense of belonging. Our service provides meals and care products. Your child also benefits from our extra curricular programs.

Nutrition

Freshly cooked healthy meals, prepared on site. Includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and an optional late snack.

Care Products

Nappies, wet wipes, and bedding (sheets and blankets provided for those under 2) provided for all ages. As well there’s sunscreen, and more all included.

Excursions

Regular excursions connect children with the wider community. Visits include Green Square Library, Sydney Park & local parks.

Language

Second language classes in Spanish and Mandarin are included in Preschool & Kindy program.

Health & Well Being

Yoga and Ready Steady Go Kids classes hosted by specialist fitness educator. 

Music

Kodaly early childhood music classes for all rooms run regularly by an external, specialist music teacher.

To find out more, download our Transition to School Program, or Book a Free Tour.

What Makes Explore And Develop
Alexandria Different?

All children deserve to have a sense of belonging. Our service provides meals and care products. Your child also benefits from our extra curricular programs.

Nutrition

Freshly cooked healthy meals, prepared on site. Includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and an optional late snack.

Care products

Nappies, wet wipes, and bedding (sheets and blankets) provided for all ages. As well there’s sunscreen, and more all included.

Excursions

Regular excursions connect children with the wider community. Visits include Green Square Library & Perry Park.

Language

Second language classes in Spanish and Mandarin are included in Preschool & Kindy program.

Health & Well Being

Yoga and Ready Steady Go Kids classes hosted by specialist fitness educator. We also promote NSW’s Munch and Move.

Music

Kodaly early childhood music classes for all rooms run regularly by an external, specialist music teacher.

To find out more, download our Parent Handbook, or Book a Free Tour.

Connect With Us…

Frequently Asked Questions
From Our Parents & Community

Do you have a Preschool program?

Yes, We created our own program that bridges the gap between the EYLF to the Early Years Stage one (Kindergarten) Syllabus.
This ensures that each and every child is equipped with the tools needed for a successful transition to school.

Are your meals cooked on site?

Yes, we have a chef who prepares freshly cooked, healthy meals and snacks that cater to individual needs and requirements.

What rebate will I get from Centrelink?

Centrelink grants financial assistance (CCS) to eligible families to reduce the total cost of child care fees. You may qualify if you meet Centrelink’s conditions, which includes an activity & income test. Visit my.gov.au to complete a Child Care Subsidy assessment.

Do you have availability?

Yes, we currently have availability. Once your enrolment forms and immunisation are all complete then you are ready to start.

What time do you open?

We open at 7:30 am, Monday to Friday.

Do you have parking?

Yes, we have free onsite parking which is accessible from level 1.

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LEVEL 1 / 100 Collins St Alexandria NSW 2015

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