Explorers Essendon

At our Essendon childcare Centre, we provide high-quality education and childcare for children aged six weeks to six years old. Our Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum promotes exploration and curiosity, creating a strong foundation for lifelong learning. To ensure each child's individual needs are met, our experienced Educators work closely with families, and we offer an integrated Government-funded Kindergarten program to prepare children for the next steps in their education journey.

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Explorers - Essendon

30-32 Lincoln Rd, Essendon VIC 3040

Centre Hours

Monday to Friday
6:30am - 6:30pm

Centre Highlights

Situated on Lincoln Road in the heart of Essendon, you’ll find our beautiful early learning Centre. Our multi-storey Centre is purpose-built with seven rooms, beautifully landscaped outdoor play areas, interactive learning spaces, a top-of-the-line kitchen and a central piazza for collaboration with children from across the Centre.

Welcome to Our Centre

Welcome to Explorers Essendon! Our beautiful Centre is designed to be a welcoming and inspiring space, with spacious classrooms, a central piazza, and landscaped outdoor spaces for exploration and play. Our team of passionate Educators are dedicated to delivering exceptional early childhood education and care, creating unique and engaging learning experiences.

We are committed to help your child learn, grow, and explore in a safe and supportive environment.

Thank you for considering us – we look forward to welcoming you and your family to our community.

Ashleigh – Centre Director

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Our curriculum and environments are rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach, while also aligning with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Our educational programs are tailored to meet the unique needs, interests, strengths, and developmental levels of each child. Additionally, we offer a government-funded Kindergarten program for three- and four-year-old children, taught by bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers.

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Outdoor Play & Exploration

Children have access to large outdoor play areas that are designed specifically for each age group.
Our Educators create intentional learning experiences in both indoor and outdoor environments to encourage children to explore and learn through play.

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Enrichment Program

We’re pleased to offer an exciting extracurricular program for your Little Explorer called the Enrichment Program.

Our Enrichment Program has been created to enhance your child’s experience and provide opportunities for learning in specialised areas, taught by qualified Educators.

All children are welcome to participate in this program at no additional cost to our families.

The Enrichment Program includes:

  • One World, One Planet
  • Little Impressionists
  • Little Linguists
  • Active Explorers
  • Prep for Prep
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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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