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Papilio Early Learning Barton


Fees & Availability

$150 65
Vacancies Avg. price/day Approved places

Long Day Care

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6 wks to 2 yrs


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Price $152 /day

2 yrs to 3 yrs


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3 yrs to 5 yrs


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Price $148.40 /day

Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care

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6 wks to 2 yrs


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2 yrs to 3 yrs


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3 yrs to 5 yrs


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Pre-school

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3 yrs to 5 yrs


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About

Welcome to Papilio Early Learning

Papilio Early Learning pride themselves on providing quality education and care for all children. Our centres have special environments designed to be engaging and fun for children of different ages and stages of their development.

Children are encouraged to explore their natural curiosity and build upon their independence and self-help skills, with the support of our early childhood educators. Our highly qualified team aim to provide a safe and warm, environment for each child to encourage their development and learning.

What's Provided

  • Healthy Children - Healthy Children learning themes in every day learning activities.
  • STEM STEAM - Introduction to STEAM concepts for our Preschool children.
  • Healthy Meals - Healthy Children learning themes in every day learning activities.
  • Long day care - Casual and flexible care are available to accomdate your family's needs.
  • Sustainability - In-centre sustainability program involving all age groups.
  • Weekly incursions - Two year Preschool program.
  • Our centre is easily accessible for those busy mornings and afternoons.
  • Connect with us during the day with our Storypark updates.

Service Features

Allergy Aware
Bottles Supplied
Meals Provided
Nappies Supplied
Sun Safe Aware
NQS Rating

Services - what are the different

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
  • Pre-school

Location

  • Pink map marker icon Suite 2 - Lionel Murphy Building, 50 Blackall Street Barton, ACT, 2600
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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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AREA NQS RATING
Overall Meeting
Educational Program and Practice Meeting
Children's Health and Safety Meeting
Physical environment Meeting
Staffing Arrangements Meeting
Relationships with children Meeting
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting
Governance and leadership Meeting
NQS rating last updated 22-Jun-2022

Reviews for Papilio Early Learning Barton

Gray star Gray star Gray star Gray star Gray star Overall (36 reviews)
Gold star 4.7 Care for Kids (11 reviews)
Gold star 4.6 Google (25 reviews)
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Arsalan Qazi image
We moved to Kingston from Wollongong and looked at a few day care centres but found Papilio in Barton to be the best one and my son loves to be there. Educators are always welcoming and very informative about your child's daily activities. Monica and her team is great. They have alot of activities for your child's development and growth. My son is learning alot every day in their care. Highly recommended. Thank you Papilio Barton for exceptional day care.

FJ M image
Completely amazing. Our 16 month old started at Papilio Barton at the end of 2021 and we couldn't be happier. The educators and centre director are incredible and genuinely caring and our baby loves his daycare days. They consistently keep you informed and proactive seek feedback to continually improve. Would highly recommend this centre.

Katharina L image
Overpriced, high staff turnover, School Readiness program is shocking and not worth it (The educators consistently misspelt my child’s name - a very common name with a common spelling. How is the child supposed to learn to read and write their name like this? A presentation for the parents about the program was riddled with spelling and grammatical mistakes.), we were not informed of incidents until days later (The reason was that the educator finished her shift before pick up. Well, another educator could have spoken to us, or they could have called.), continuous issues with admin (lack of responsiveness, no statements received, incorrect statements received, Centre Manager unable to explain incorrect statements, overcharges by almost $1000), issues have been escalated to the Area Manager and the Operations Manager with no results. Clearly, profit is more important than the children, centre community or even the efficient running of the service.

Shavindya Gunasekera image
Helpful and great staff that cares for children. The center manager is very efficient, great at listening and is open to feedback for any improvements or suggestions made for the child's growth and development. The pre school program is educative and provides opportunity for the child to develop skills in many areas.

Carlos Nunez image
The fees charged are very expensive compared to other child daycare centres and when you see the quality and state of the equipment and facilities it makes you wonder where is the money going. The place has a huge staff turnover which creates unnecessary stress for the kids and the parents. You can’t really know the real progress of your kids because of the staff turnover and lack of effectiveness in their communication both internal and external. Most staff including administrative staff lack sufficient training and more often than not even simple queries take a few days to be answered. For example, there were a few instances where the caters did not notify me about accidents my son had which created unnecessary stress. Lack of communication with the staff meant that nobody knew what had happened, except for the actual cater who saw the accident. Also, lack of empathy, and privacy meant that their indiscretions created unnecessary problems with my ex. If possible, try to find a different childcare and use this as your last option.

Eathar A. image
Absolutely the best childcare centre!! Started not long ago but could not be happier. The staff are sooo friendly and welcoming always taking proper care of my child and extremely professional!! Admin side is also amazing as the amazing centre director has accommodated us on a very convenient timeframe. Shes super helpful as well as all the educators. I want to thank them as well for doing such a great job! It was the best decision we’ve made

Juan José Barboza image
Our 3 year old daughter joined Papilio this year and as parents we couldn’t be happier on how things are going. The team has been very caring and accompanying our daughter since it’s a new country and a new language to her. They have done everything possible to support our daughter to adapt. She is very happy at school and little by little she begins to speak English and interact with her classmates as one more. Communication is permanent through the app, where one can be aware of what and how much they eat, whether they sleep or not. But they also keep us informed about the weekly activity plans, which by the way are very good and varied. Speaking of food, the menus are varied, homemade and healthy with plenty of fruits throughout the day. Without a doubt it has been a great support for us and we are very grateful and satisfied with the entire team of Papilio and particularly to Monica for her continuous support. Papilio is an excellent option!

Faheem Lughmani image
Best in Canberra without any doubt. Highly recommended.

Dana P image
My toddler loves going to Papilio Early Learning Barton. The educators are wonderful, caring and thoughtful, and always responsive to my child's needs. My little one has allergies and the centre has been extremely responsive and pro-active to her needs. We are really grateful to be part of the Papilio family - thank you Monica and team for looking after our little one so well!

Celia Rideaux image
For the past four years my child and I have loved becoming a part of the Papilio Early Learning Barton family. Papilio have created an inclusive, multicultural, loving, environmentally conscious, flexible, collaborative, innovative, educational environment for my child during his formative years and I couldn’t be happier. They have provided exceptional coverage of his learning and play through the app and in person at the end of the day. And I have to mention the in house chef who caters to all the children’s various dietary needs and of course makes sure everyone gets a birthday cake! If you are considering Papilio, I encourage you to book a visit, you won’t look back.

How Papilio Early Learning Barton compares with Barton, 2600
Price
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This centre $150
Barton $137
Reviews
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Barton
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National quality standard
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