About Explore & Develop Leichhardt

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Explore & Develop Leichhardt, Early Education and Care Centre, is conveniently located in the vibrant heart of this inner west suburb.

Retaining the beautiful rustic integrity of a former warehouse, this purpose built conversion provides a unique and inspiring environment for all children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.

The centre is privately owned and operated by local mothers, both of whom are passionate about encouraging children to imagine, explore, discover and create. Opportunities for this are provided through a full and active program delivered by qualified and experienced educators.

Explore & Develop Leichhardt has a comprehensive preschool ‘school readiness’ program, implementing the same curriculum of the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ (EYLF) used in preschool only centres.

The framework has specific emphasis on play based learning to develop a positive predisposition to learning.

With multiple outdoor areas, the architecturally designed play spaces specifically cater for different age groups to promote the development of gross motor skills, an appreciation of the natural environment and stimulating sensory challenges.

We appreciate that for most children, our centre will be the first education and care environment that they encounter. With this in mind, our aim is to foster a welcoming and home-like ambiance, where the children and their families feel a sense of security and belonging.

National quality standard rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard.

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

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32 mths to 3 yrs S M T W T F S
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    • Long Day Care
    • $155 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 2yrs
    • Fee includes: Bottles Provided, Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided, Nappies.
    • Long Day Care
    • $145 /day
    • for ages 27mths to 3yrs
    • Fee includes: Education & Developmental Programs, Meals Provided.
    • Long Day Care
    • $140 /day
    • for ages 4yrs to 6yrs

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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-Feb-2020

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  • Warmth & Empathy towards children

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EAD is a wonderful centre with caring, thoughtful carers which is exactly what you want for your child/children. My daughter greatly enjoys her time at EAD. I highly recommend this centre to all families!
EAD Leichhardt is a beautiful centre. Our son goes there with a smiling face 4 days a week. The educators are all so loving, caring and helpful. We are very happy with our choice with this place and highly recommend it.