About Explore & Develop - Epping Road

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Explore & Develop Epping Road’s path to high quality early childhood education and care is guided by the principles of the Walker Learning Approach and RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Through these influences we are equipped to personalise learning and maintain respect as the basis for all that we do, respectively.

Our service believes in the importance of connecting to the natural world and acknowledge the endless opportunities for learning found outside. We embrace risky-play as a natural desire and need for children and recognise our responsibilities in supporting children’s holistic development through active play outdoors.

Family-owned and operated

The service is owned and operated by Eva Klingberg. Eva’s vision is for the service to be a loving extension of the family home, providing children with a positive and stable environment for growth and development. Eva runs an open door policy, and believes families should have a strong sense of belonging.

Exceeding National Quality Standard

The service has been awarded the highest possible accreditation rating (Exceeding National Quality Standard) by the NSW Department of Education.

Community-based learning

All children participate in projects and experiences beyond the service, where they build connections to community. Our excursion bus opens a myriad of opportunities to explore areas and diverse peoples in our immediate and broader communities.

Pillars of Learning Program

The Pillars of Learning (POL) program was created to shape and structure our ‘beyond the classroom’ opportunities. It has come to be an addition to our programs, where children’s interests, learning and development can be extended upon through intentional adventures in the wider community.

Principles Underpinning Practice

Our service practices are upheld by principles of nurture and respect. We respect children wherever they are in their own learning journey. We recognise children’s fiery curiosities and respect their right to play. We view children as citizens of the world, who have a right to a say in matters affecting them. We advocate for children to know they are heard and valued from infancy right through to preschool-hood and beyond.

Our Team

Our dedicated team of educators are the backbone of our service. Ongoing professional development is embraced and recognized as the fuel for driving high quality early childhood education and care practices. We pride ourselves on having a diverse team with a strong supportive and collaborative culture.

National quality standard rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard.

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6 wks to 18 mths S M T W T F S
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    • Long Day Care
    • $149 - $149 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 2yrs
    • Fee includes: Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies.
    • Long Day Care
    • $136 - $136 /day
    • for ages 3yrs to 5yrs
    • Fee includes: Meals Provided, Education & Developmental Programs, Nappies.

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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 Exceeding National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Exceeding National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 27-May-2020

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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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