Contact name: Scott & Jenny Greig
Best contact between Business Hours Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm

Approved Places: 96  

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About Explore & Develop - Dee Why

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Explore & Develop Dee Why service caters for children from six weeks to six years. We are conveniently located at the top of Dee Why Grand, providing ease of access for families. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming home-like environment, where children and families feel they belong and are a part of the community.

Our curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and is underpinned by the values and beliefs reflective of our philosophy. Our ideologies are informed through theoretical perspectives, philosophies about children, and knowledge of how they learn. We provide experiences that expose children to various concepts and ideas of the world around them, drawing on their interests, knowledge and ideas.

Our program is both innovative and engaging, incorporating loose-parts play, encouraging inventive and imaginative play, literacy through immersion and promoting further enquiry. Educators are intentional in their teaching practices, and encourage a democratic learning environment, inviting children and families to contribute to the curriculum program. We view children as capable and confident, and acknowledge the importance of environment as the third teacher, paying homage to Reggio Emilia philosophies. Environments are created to promote and engage children in various ways, whilst also ensuring cultural and contextual relevance.

National Quality Standard Rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard.

Long Day Care

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4 yrs to 6 yrs S M T W T F S

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3 yrs to 4 yrs S M T W T F S
4 yrs to 6 yrs S M T W T F S
3 yrs to 4 yrs S M T W T F S
4 yrs to 6 yrs S M T W T F S
    • Long Day Care
    • $164 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 2yrs
    • Long Day Care
    • $154 /day
    • for ages 2yrs to 3yrs
    • Long Day Care
    • $141 /day
    • for ages 3yrs to 5yrs

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National Quality Standard Rating

Overall Rating - Exceeding National Quality Standard (More)
Quality Area Rating
Educational Program and Practice Exceeding National Quality Standard
Children's Health and Safety Exceeding National Quality Standard
Physical environment Exceeding National Quality Standard
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding National Quality Standard
Relationships with children Exceeding National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Meeting National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 20-Oct-2021

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  • Environment & Facilities
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Health & Safety
  • Learning & Developmental Programs
  • Management Staff & Supervision
  • Value for Money
  • Warmth & Empathy towards children

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Both my 8 month old & 2 year old sons attend Explore & Develop Dee Why. We are extremely happy with the service & care there & highly recommend it to anyone considering a Long Day Care Centre. The owners are very approachable & helpful & the carers are warm & friendly. My 2 year old loves attending the centre & is excited to go in the mornings & sometimes doesn't want to leave at pick up time.
The staff at Explore & Develop - Dee Why are wonderful - the Centre itself is beautiful, fresh, clean and brand spanking new. My son has been attending here not long after it opened and we are both very, very happy with this centre.