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.



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



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


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



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


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


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



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



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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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

Early Childhood Educator


  • Sign on bonus* | Part-time & full-time opportunities!
  • Above Award rates*
  • Professional development and career progression!
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Casual Early Childhood Educators


  • Gain experience while studying and learn from our experienced Centre Leadership!
  • Progress your career with permanent opportunities!
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements, referral bonuses and fun team events!
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Assistant Educators


  • Above Award rates*! | Full time & part time opportunities!
  • Supportive, vibrant environment! | Sign on bonus*!
  • Generous referral bonuses*! | Professional development and career progression!
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Childcare Educator


  • Leader in Early Childhood sector | Beautiful purpose build service
  • Monthly RDO rostering for Educators
  • Supportive management team | Team building and annual conference
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Childcare Educator


  • Above Award Rates* | Monthly RDOs* | Culture Club Events
  • Referral bonuses | 50% childcare fee discount*
  • Reggio Emilia-Inspired Centre | Inclusive work environment
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Early Childhood Educator


  • Sign on Bonus*! | Supportive, vibrant environment!
  • Full time and part time opportunities! | Above Award rates*
  • Recognition and rewards! | Generous referral bonuses*
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Educational Leader


  • Above Award Rates* | On-site parking
  • Off-the-floor, leadership role | Inclusive work environment
  • Dedicated Education and Quality Mentor
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Early Childhood Educator


  • Above Award rates*  | Full time opportunity!
  • Recognition and rewards! | Professional development and career progression!
  • Supportive, vibrant environment!
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Director in Training


  • Beautiful, modern, Reggio Emilia-Inspired Centre | Culture Club Events
  • Above Award Salary + additional incentives | Off the Floor position
  • Professional development and training opportunities
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Childcare Centre Chef


  • Above Award Rates* | Monthly RDOs*
  • Referral bonuses | 50% childcare fee discount*
  • Culture Club Events | Peer and Leadership Support
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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

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Why Nutrition is Everything for Toddlers

Is your toddler getting all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals they need? And what do they need anyway?...

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1 November 2023

How to Introduce a New Baby to Your Toddler: A Complete Guide

Do you have another baby on the way? Whether your next bundle of joy is biological or adopted, a newcomer to the family is always a big event! Read on for our comprehensive guide to ensure the smoothest transition possible for your family....

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19 October 2023

Free Kinder and Kinder Funding: What’s the Difference? 

What exactly is Free Kinder? And what's Kinder funding? In this post, we spilt the difference between these often confused early childhood initiatives!...

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