Zig and Zag Long Day Care Centre is a small boutique family-owned & managed service with a team of qualified, knowledgeable & caring educators.
We prepare 3 fresh healthy meals a day on premises along with an active "munch & move" approved movement program, consisting of sport, yoga, dance & gardening. 
Please email Leah with your enquiries

Kiddie Cloud Early Learning Centre enrol now, limited vacancies

Centennial Park Early Learning Centre enrol now for 2020

St Peters Community Preschool still have a few vacancies for 2020, children 3-5yrs.
Please contact Laurel on (02) 9519 1248 or email

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Alexandria Early Education
Explore & Develop Alexandria
Learn & Laugh Alexandria

Active Kids Bondi 
Gingerbread Kindergarten
London Carriage Preschool & Nursery

Zig and Zag Long Day Care Centre
Bronte Kids Preschool

A Place To Grow Early Learning Academy
Blue Gum Cottage Children's Centre
Care-A-Lot Child Care Centre, Chifley
Wonderschool Early Learning Centre Chifley

Everlearn Preschool - Clovelly

Coogee & South Coogee
Jane's Place South Coogee Early Learning 


Greengables Children's Day Nursery

Little Bay
Pine Cottage Early Education
Kiddie Cloud Early Learning Centre

Queens Park
Gingerbread Kindergarten

Beulah Matumi Child Care Centre
Centennial Park Early Learning Centre 
Randwick Creative Childcare
Platinum Pre School - Randwick
Paisley Park Early Learning Centre Randwick

St Peters
St Peters Community Preschool

Surry Hills
Forever Green Montessori 
Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre Children's Services

Rose Bay
Rose Bay Cottage

Rosebery Child Care Centre
Learn & Laugh Rosebery
Little Bees Childcare Rosebery

123four Early Learning Centre

Maroubra Junction Early Education Centre
Montessori Works Maroubra

Active Kids Mascot
Aero Kids Early Learning Centre 
Kindisaurus Child Care Centre
MindChamps Early Learning Mascot 1
MindChamps Early Learning Mascot 2
The Montessori Preschool & LDC of Sydney

Kindaburra Children's Centre 
Montessori Works Matraville

Moore Park
Active Kids Moore Park

North Bondi
Marli Marli Daycare

Vaucluse Cottage

Woollahra Cottage


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Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs Local Child Care & Services Directory.

This month we welcome

read all about these great services below.

Be sure to check out all our Detailed Listings to find all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your family when selecting child care.

This month’s parent/carer resource about transitioning to school.    Starting school is an exciting time for your child and family.   Our resource will give you some tips and hints to help this important transition.  Read more below.

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Jesse Bondi Swim Coach has been coaching for over 10 years and has coached every level of swimmer from babies to adults including national level, professional ironmen, ocean swimming and professional big wave surfers.
Jesse has recently designed an ocean & surf awareness training program called ‘Sea Squads’ which is held at Bondi Beach for children 7 years of age and up with previous swimming experience.

Sea Squads is designed to increase skills, awareness and confidence around open water swimming at the beach and in the surf. Such skills include how to enter and exit the water safely from the beach and the rocks, reading the water in various conditions, understanding tides and rips, bodysurfing techniques, open water swimming plus many more. 

Sea Squads runs every day after school during school terms and is a 10-week program. It is $250.00 for the term for one session per week. 

Monday’s to Friday’s
3:30pm – Beginners
4:15pm – Advanced
10 students max. per class.

Bondi Swim Coach also offers Private Lessons for both children and adults at Andrew Boy Charlton Pool and Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic Centre.

Bondi Swim Coach is an approved Active Kids Provider and accepts vouchers for all swim programs. 

Please feel free to contact Jesse anytime to discuss swimming lessons for you or your children today!

At Kiddie Cloud Early Learning Centre we offer a safe, inclusive, home-style environment for all children. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality educational experience that focuses on each individual child, not only to our Eastern Suburbs children but to any child whose family want quality care and early learning education at a reasonable cost.
We are committed to reinvesting back into our centre, providing ongoing professional development to our educators and staff as well as enhancing and improving our resources in our early learning childhood environment.  Contact us for more information.


MindChamps Early Learning Mascot 1 & MindChamps Early Learning Mascot 2   2 weeks free for you!
Enrol with MindChamps before 31 March and receive 2 weeks free childcare plus pay zero bond*

The world is changing and childcare needs to change with it. Developed with the latest Australian research in education, psychology, neuroscience and theatre the MindChamps’ approach connects all areas of child development to create a holistic early learning experience.

MindChamps Early Learning Centres and Preschools’ philosophy is based on instilling three critical minds – the Champion Mind, the Learning Mind and the Creative Mind – into every child, to foster future success in school and in life.

Our unique approach to Early Learning offers the strongest foundations for children from 0-6 years to prepare them for the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

MindChamps’ proven curriculum creates confident, compassionate life-long learners with the best chance of success in all areas of life.

Ensure your child reaches their full potential. Book a tour today to learn more about our unique programmes and approach!

Each new Champ will receive an enrolment pack valued at up to $280!

Our Champs get:

A MindChamps bomber jacket
A bucket hat
Our MindChamps backpack
Two school uniforms (for our pre-schoolers)
A complimentary Stay & Play Session (up to 2 hours)

Book a tour today at

Kindyhub    Starting Kindergarten
Beginning Kindergarten can be an anxious time for children and parents alike. Use Kindyhub to put families’ minds at ease.

Starting kindy can involve children being anxious and scared and parents can feel the same way. There can be separation anxiety, the stress of making new friends, a new environment to deal with, and a new daily routine.

It’s not just the children that are worried – it can be a time of stress for parents too. Is your little one going to be happy? Is this the best kindergarten for them? Are they having their snacks / meals / naps on time? Are the children doing activities at kindy that are beneficial and most importantly, are they having fun!? Read More

Any new services that signs up to Kindyhub before 31st March 2020, will receive 20% off their monthly invoices for 6 month.
Contact us on or 02 89167422 to set-up an on-line demonstration or have your own trial account set-up so you experience Kindyhub first hand, and see how our features can assist your services and families.


Learning Links  If your child finds it hard to pronounce words, understand language or express their ideas, Learning Links’ speech pathologists can help. We work in partnership with families to support children to build the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

Speech and language therapy can help children with identifying and pronouncing sounds in words, stutters, understanding and using language, social skills, following directions and pre-reading skills for school.

There is currently availability for bulk billed speech and language therapy sessions at our Maroubra Learning Centre, Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm.
These sessions have no out-of-pocket costs when children have been referred by a GP under a Chronic Disease Management Plan - for up to five sessions per calendar year. Other rebates are also available.

To find out more about how speech and language therapy can support your child’s development, contact our Customer Care team on 1300 003 900 or visit Our Maroubra Learning Centre is located at 3rd Floor, Bowen Library 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra Junction NSW 2035.

Enrol Now at your local Jenny’s Kindergarten & Early Learning Centre and get the best start for your little one. We know making the decision of where your child will attend is one of the hardest decision you will make and we are here to make that decision easier!

Pop by your local JK Centre, you will not be disappointed!

Kyokushin Karate North Bondi  
Bring your kids down to our beautiful, safe, and fully-equipped facility in North Bondi and allow them the opportunity to learn with our friendly, proficient, and world-class crew of instructors.

Our program is designed to enhance mental focus, physical coordination and mastery as well as internal discipline. Undeniable life skills for all ages.

Kiddies aged 5-7 and kids aged 8-12 are placed in age- and emotional-specific classes. We also have the most successful TEENAGE karate program in the area; geared specifically to the teen mind and body. 

The first two weeks of training are FREE and with no obligation :)   Book your child in for trail class on our website  We also do karate parties ;)

Frontrunner Learning Centres

If your child is struggling with learning at pre-school, find out more about our free assessment:

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Transition to school

Starting school is an exciting milestone for your child and family. All of you will be experiencing changes as your child settles into a new learning environment, develops new friendships, and spends time with new teachers.

Preparing your child for their transition to school prepares them for future learning and development.

Is your child ready for school?

Being school ready is not dependent on whether your child can read and write. Being school ready is about the whole child. When deciding on the right time for your child to start school, it’s important to consider a range of factors, including your child’s age, emotional maturity, language skills, social skills, physical wellbeing and their ability to undertake simple self-help tasks independently.

If your child is attending an early childhood education and care service, speak to the educators about your child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development and seek their views on how to best support their transition to school. Ask the educators about the transition to school strategy they have at the service.

You can also speak with the principal of the school your child may attend. Most schools support your child as they transition to school, through an orientation program, made up of visits to the school and spending time with the kindy teachers and other children.

How can you help prepare your child for beginning school?

  • Talk positively and confidently about starting and attending school
  • Speak with your child about the change in their daily routine, how will they get to school, what time they have to get up in the morning and what they will have in their lunch box
  • Visit the school with your child before they start so they’re familiar with the classrooms, playground equipment, bubblers, toilets, sick bay etc.
  • Meet the teachers that may be working with your child and speak about them positively to your child
  • Tell your child about support systems that the school offers e.g. if there is a buddy system where an older child supports your child in their first year of school
  • Read books together about starting school
  • Be involved in your child’s school community e.g. participating in playgroups, orientation days
    or other social gatherings like school fetes and welcome barbecues
  • Attend school events such as the book week parade, an assembly or school concert
  • Develop good relationships with other parents, especially other parents of your child’s friends
  • Establish good attendance patterns for your child
  • Develop family routines at home to support your child’s learning at school e.g. read with your child each night, help them with any homework etc.

How can your early childhood education and care service support your child’s transition to school?

Both you and your child’s educator at their service play a significant role in supporting a successful transition to school. It’s important that your child’s individual needs are considered carefully to ensure that the transition process is positive and effective.

There are a range of transition to school experiences that many services can, and do, implement to support children transitioning to school. Some examples include:

  • Talking to children about school, and encouraging them to ask questions or voice their concerns
  • Arranging visits to local primary schools to meet kindy teachers and tour the setting
  • Inviting school students to visit the service to talk about what school is like
  • Reading stories about starting school
  • Including school props, such as uniforms, bags, lunch boxes, and chalk boards in dramatic play areas
  • Support children to develop their self-help and social skills through every day routine activities such as meal times when children will practice using lunch boxes and drink bottles
  • Providing literacy items such as reading and writing materials in everyday play activities

How can you help your child settle into school?

The following suggestions may help you to support your child to settle comfortably and confidently into school:

  • Say goodbye confidently – saying a quick, confident goodbye may help them to feel secure and reassured that you trust that they will be okay at school.
  • Label your child’s belongings - labelling everything, including clothing, can help reduce anxiety for children, school staff and yourself. At school, children are responsible for their belongings and labels can help them with this.
  • Communicate with your child – take time to tell your child what might be happening at school that day, and in the afternoon, ask your child about their day. This is a great way to build confidence, and to find out how they are feeling as they settle in. If you have any concerns talk with your child’s teacher, who will provide further insight to their day.
  • Avoid overloading your child – when children begin school, they tire easily. It may be worth considering fewer extracurricular activities such as swimming, music or dance lessons, until they adjust to their new routine.
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The Eastern Suburbs Child Care & Services Directory
Ph: 0403 187 292

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