Nurturing children’s curiosity and exploration of the world.

Explorers Early Learning is a leading early learning provider with Centres located across Melbourne. We offer Reggio Emilia inspired childcare and Kinder from six weeks to school age.

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Why Choose Explorers?

Choose Explorers for our commitment to high-quality early learning, Reggio-inspired approach, experienced and dedicated Educators, and family support. We provide stimulating learning environments and individualised programs that nurture children's interests and strengths and we offer a range of resources and services to support families every step of the way.

Reggio Emilia Inspired Curriculum

The Reggio Emilia philosophy guides our curriculum and learning principles. Our child-led, play-based program stimulates children’s learning, exploration, and social connection.

Enrichment

Program

Our Enrichment Program compliments our early learning curriculum, encompassing areas of art, sport, sustainability, language, and school readiness.

Nutritional

Menu

Our Nutrition Australia approved menu is prepared daily by our in house chefs using fresh, locally sourced produce.

Integrated 
Kindergarten

Our three and four-year-old integrated kinder programs are led by qualified and experienced Kindergarten Teachers within long day care hours.

Purpose-built

Centres

Our beautiful early learning Centres are purpose-built with detailed attention given to each indoor and outdoor space.

Family
Owned

We are proud to be Australian owned and locally operated by a Melbourne family.

Indoor/Outdoor 
Program

We actively encourage children’s independence by inviting them to choose between indoor and outdoor learning environments.

Sustainable

Practices

Our One World, One Planet program focuses on sustainable practices, recycling, gardening, caring for animals and empathising with all living things.

Explorers

App

Our user-friendly Explorers app is used to document your child’s learning journey and maintain strong communications between families and Educators.

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Join Our Team

Our Educators and employees play a vital role in the learning and development of each child within our Centres.

We are always looking for people who are passionate about shaping the lives and minds of young children.

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Current Career Opportunities

Kindergarten Teacher (3-5 year old)

04/03/2024

  • Referral bonuses | 50% childcare fee discount*
  • Culture Club Events | Peer and Leadership Support
  • Generous resource budget | Professional development opportunities
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Centre Director

03/03/2024

  • Above Award Salary + additional incentives
  • Off-the-floor, leadership role, On-site parking
  • Professional development and training opportunities
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Early Childcare Educator

03/03/2024

  • Above Award rates*  | Professional development and career progression!
  • Part time opportunity | Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm!
  • Paid first aid courses and renewals! | Supportive, vibrant environment!
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Early Childhood Educators

01/03/2024

  • Above Award Rates*! | Sign on bonus*!
  • Supportive, vibrant environment! | Part time opportunity!
  • Professional development and career progression !
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Childcare Room Leader

29/02/2024

  • Monthly RDOs* | Above Award Rates* | 50% childcare fee discount*
  • Positive and inclusive work environment
  • Beautiful, modern, Reggio Emilia-Inspired Centre
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Casual Educators

29/02/2024

  • Generous referral bonuses*! | Recognition and rewards!
  • Permanent employment opportunities which can lead to above award rates*!
  • Attend our introduction to Reggio Emilia (with Kerrie O'Neill) Free event!
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Casual Assistant Educators

29/02/2024

  • Award rates + casual loading! | Flexible shifts for work/life balance!
  • Supportive team in a vibrant environment!
  • Permanent employment opportunities which can lead to above award rates*!
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Casual Early Childhood Educators

29/02/2024

  • Enjoy referral bonuses and opportunities for permanent positions
  • Beautiful, modern, Reggio Emilia inspired centres, see our social media pages!
  • Gain experience while studying and learn from our experienced Centre Leadership!
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Childcare Assistant

26/02/2024

  • Above Award Rates* | Monthly RDOs* | Part-time or Full-time hours
  • Culture Club Events | Peer and Leadership Support
  • Referral bonuses | 50% childcare fee discount*
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Assistant Educator

26/02/2024

  • Referral bonuses! | Above Award Rates*
  • Sign on bonus* | Part-time or Full-Time opportunities
  • Exciting Culture Club Events!
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Testimonials

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We feel so lucky to have been part of the Explorers community for the past 3.5 years. The Educators are AMAZING and we feel so comforted knowing our kids are in such caring and safe hands. There are always big smiles, full tummies and lots of news at the end of the day. The management team go above and beyond for families. The Centre is so well run, beautifully clean and a happy place to be.

Lucie Brighton East

We feel very comfortable sending our daughter to Explorers Armadale. The Educators are so welcoming and regularly encourage the children to explore new things - we love seeing the daily updates through the app! It’s great knowing that our daughter learns and has fun in an environment where every child is respected and cared for equally.  

Markus Armadale

My son attends Explorers Beaconsfield. The Educators and management team have been welcoming and amazing from the moment we walked through the door. My son has built strong relationships with the team and has developed so much since he started. He is always super excited to go in and play. We want to thank the fantastic Beaconsfield team for making our childcare days very special.

Bela Beaconsfield

We can give nothing but praise for the team at Explorers Armadale. We have had both of our children enrolled at Explorers Armadale. Our eldest has just finished the entire program to begin Primary School and she is thriving. This is only made possible through the great foundation provided by Explorers and the kindergarten program. Great teachers, nutritious food and an engaging environment.  

Mimi & Alex Armadale

Explorers Blog

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26 February 2024

An Explorers Guide: Babyproofing 

Have you got a bundle of joy on the way? If so, read on for our comprehensive checklist so you can babyproof every nook and cranny! ...

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7 February 2024

Explorers Kitchen - Hearty Beef Bolognese and Vegetable Pasta

Looking for a quick, healthy meal for the family? Try our heart beef bolognese and explore some some fun facts about this famous dish!...

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25 January 2024

5 Things Your 5-Year-Old Should Know 

Personal info, safety plans, triple 000, what else? Read on for our checklist of five things every five year old should know!...

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16 January 2024

Introducing Allergens to Toddlers: A Parent’s Guide to Allergy Alertness

Worried your bub may have a serious allergy? What is an allergy anyway? Read on for our full breakdown of how to identify, treat, and understand allergies....

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11 January 2024

An Explorers Guide: What to Pack for Childcare

Is the first day of childcare sneaking up on you? Check out our list of must-pack items to ensure a smooth start to early childhood education!...

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