Explore & Develop - Umina

Fees & Availability

- $124 88
No Vacancies Avg. price/day Approved places

Long Day Care

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6 wks to 6 yrs

This service doesn't have any vacancies right now and the waiting period is around 12 months. To add your child to the waitlist or enquire about vacancies you'll need to contact Explore & Develop - Umina directly.
Fees Approved service for CCS
Price $126 /day
Price $121 /day


Our highly qualified educators are our most important resource. Their expertise, along with a love of children, make them second to none. It is Explore & Develops stated aim to maintain a happy and resourceful working environment for our employees, with on-going training and development.

With educators that are passionate and up-to-date with most advanced educational methods, we are able to provide the most welcoming of surroundings that is nurturing, where your child will have fun and excel!

Educators plan experiences for children based on many factors; children’s interests, theoretical knowledge of child development, experience gained from working with young children, the Centre’s philosophy and goals, as well as observations made of the children in the Centre setting.

We follow a learning through play approach with the educator in the role of engaging, supporting and fostering children’s knowledge, learning via a literacy rich environment which is aesthetically pleasing to the individual child, encouraging imagination, hypothesis and social interaction.

In addition, knowledge of children's home backgrounds, including parental expectations, family structures and individual cultures are taken into account. We provide a busy, active program where key areas of learning and development are incorporated. These include creative arts, music and movement, language skills, problem solving with maths and science, literacy, dramatic play, health and safety. We encourage a family atmosphere and welcome parental input. Parents are encouraged to join in on our daily routine or to contribute ideas to the Centre.

We feel it is imperative that children have an outlet for their energy. Our Centre has specially designed outdoor areas such as sand pits, grassed areas and open spaces offering children the freedom to explore, use their senses and be physically active in a secure and safe, yet challenging environment. We offer Yoga to encourage well being and good lifestyle choices.

Our food is prepared on the premises by our chef who is specially trained in child nutrition, ensuring meals are well balanced with all the essential vitamins and nutrients children need for an active, fun-filled day.

Service Features

Education & Developmental programs
Meals Provided
NQS Rating
Sun Safe Aware

Services - what are the different

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Pre-school


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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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Overall Exceeding
Educational Program and Practice Exceeding
Children's Health and Safety Exceeding
Physical environment Exceeding
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding
Relationships with children Exceeding
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding
Governance and leadership Exceeding
NQS rating last updated 11-Aug-2022

Reviews for Explore & Develop - Umina

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Gold star 5.0 Google (3 reviews)

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Our daughter has been at E&D Umina for the past few years. It has been the most wonderful place for her and us from the very beginning in the baby room. Everything about this place is exceptional; the educators, management, meals, facilities, education program, incursions and parent info nights. Our daughter is thriving because of the time she spends here, we are forever thankful for the role that everyone at E&D Umina play in her up bringing. I know she will be more than ready for school after her time here is done.

Joanna Teo image
Our boys have been attending Explore and Develop Umina since 2018, and we feel nothing but complete gratitude and relief that we were fortunate enough to be a part of the E and D family! The educators, chef, admin staff and management always exceed expectations when it comes to individual attention to detail, genuine care for each child, and patience. Oh the patience! I am genuinely happy and confident to leave my boys at the centre each day, and words can’t explain how enriched their lives are, thanks to the team at Explore and Develop Umina.


How Explore & Develop - Umina compares with Umina, 2257
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This centre $124
Umina $120
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National quality standard
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