Explorers Early Learning
Care and Kinder for children from six weeks until school age

Reggio emilia inspired

Chef prepared tasty & nutritious meals

A sense of wellbeing & belonging

Explorers Early Learning

About Explorers

Explorers Early Learning offers high quality early learning, Kindergarten and care for children from 6 weeks to school age. 

We teach using a unique Emergent Curriculum which focuses on interest and play based learning, with a philosophy inspired by Reggio Emilia. Children explore, learn and play in an inviting learning environment in which they feel a sense of belonging.


Enrolling for 2022

Begin a new adventure in 2022 with Explorers

117A Kooyong Road,
Armadale, VIC 3143

Brighton East

761 Nepean Highway,
Brighton East, VIC 3187


2 Pink Hill Boulevard,
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807


990 Mickleham Road,
Greenvale, VIC 3059

Elgar Road (Surrey Hills)

221 Elgar Road,
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127


102 Strachans Road,
Mornington, VIC 3931


2 Wellington St,
Mernda, VIC 3754


86-88 Springvale Road,
Nunawading VIC 3131

Stanley Terrace (Surrey Hills)

1 Stanley Terrace,
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127


80 Homebush Drive,
Tarneit, VIC 3029

Williams Landing

2 Fogarty Street,
Williams Landing, VIC 3027


130 Ferguson Street,
Williamstown, VIC 3016


205 High Street Road,
Ashwood, VIC 3147


84-86 Hull Road,
Croydon, VIC 3136


159 Princes Hwy,
Dandenong, VIC 3175


30-32 Lincoln Rd,
Essendon, VIC 3040


Why choose Explorers?

Some of the many reasons to choose Explorers for your child include:

Sustainable Practices

Sustainable practices are embedded in our program.

Kinder Program

Our four year old Kinder School Readiness Program prepares children for school and beyond.

Indoor / Outdoor Program

Our Indoor/Outdoor Program gives children free choice in exploring their learning environment.

Explorers Extras

We conduct ‘Explorers Extras‘ Programs to complement your child’s learning – including Speech Therapy, Music and Movement, Language and Sustainability.

Educational Leader

Each centre has a dedicated Educational Leader to oversee the children’s curriculum.

Open Door Policy

We promote an open door policy, welcome feedback and encourage all families to be part of their child’s learning.

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What our Families Say

“The educators are Lovely, attend call every time and answer all the questions and let you know how the bub is doing.”


Explorers williams landing

“My one year old has recently started at explorers and I could not be happier. The staff are so welcoming and the setting calm yet stimulating for a little persons development.”


Explorers Brighton east

“I love their focus on sustainability and outdoor play. They are also very accommodating for dietary requirements which is much appreciated. I wouldn’t send my children anywhere else.”


Explorers armadale

“We’ve used many childcare centres in the past 6 years as we’ve moved around but our children have always settled in best at an Explorers Centre. The staff members are always welcoming and professional. They have always felt trustworthy and reliable.”


explorers surrey hills

“I started sending my daughter to this childcare recently and she is thoroughly enjoying going there as they have pretty good staff, very professional and cheerful. I certainly recommend this to anyone who is looking for childcare in Tarneit.”


explorers tarneit

“My 2 and a half year old loves Mernda Maples! She’s always so excited to go and always so happy at the end of the day. She always has good things to tell me about what activities she did, what she ate, always tells me “Mummy I love my school. I’m happy”.


Maples – Mernda
Explorers Early Learning

We are proud to not only be Australian owned, but locally operated by a Melbourne family.

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