Quality Child Care and Kindergarten Essendon

Papilio Early Learning Essendon

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Welcome to Papilio Early Learning, your best choice in early education, childcare and Kindergarten in Essendon. We're welcoming new families to join our Baby Nursery, Toddler Program and Kindergarten. You're invited to visit for a free stay and play date or family tour today!

Your child's lifelong learning journey starts here! Our approach begins with a focus on baby sensory play and building secure attachments so our littlest learners develop the confidence they need to explore.

This is followed by exciting play-based toddler programs featuring opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy, and early socialisation skills. Children aged from 3-years old can join our Kindergarten programs, developing the school readiness skills they need to thrive in Primary School.

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"Research shows the first five years of your child's life are the most important. Our lifelong learning approach will support your child to develop emotionally, socially, physically and academically, no matter what age they begin with us, to ensure they develop a lifelong love of learning. Together, we can help your child reach their full potential." Dr Lesley Jones

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What's Provided

Healthy Children
Healthy Children learning themes in every day learning activities.
STEM STEAM
Introduction to STEAM concepts for our Kindergarten children.
Healthy Meals
Healthy Children learning themes in every day learning activities.
Long day care
Casual and flexible care are available to accommodate your family's needs.
Sustainability
In-centre sustainability program involving all age groups.
Weekly incursions
Approved Kindergarten program.
Our centre is easily accessible for those busy mornings and afternoons.
Connect with us during the day with our Storypark updates.
What our families say about us ...
  • "It’s a very well run, well organised centre. The rooms are clean, communication throughout lockdown was always emailed and SMS’d when there were updates and the educators are very hands on, nurturing and caring with our son. Ours sons transition to daycare a few years back was handled very well, and he absolutely loves them. They also send daily updates in Storypark, where we get to see and read about what the kiddos get up to. We’ve also noticed a very minimal turnover in staff. "
    - Claudia Zeine, April 2022 (Google Review)
  • "I have both of my children enrolled at Papilio. The staff and quality of teaching is exceptional. The environment is so warm and inviting that you feel instantly reassured about leaving your children in their care. I could not recommend Papilio Essendon enough, we have been so happy with the education, activities and experiences they provide in their rooms everyday."
    - Joelle Barbar, February 2022 (Google Review)
  • "It’s a very well run, well organised centre. The rooms are clean, communication throughout lockdown was always emailed and SMS’d when there were updates and the educators are very hands on, nurturing and caring with our son. Ours sons transition to daycare a few years back was handled very well, and he absolutely loves them. They also send daily updates in Storypark, where we get to see and read about what the kiddos get up to. And most importantly, we’ve also noticed a minimal turnover of staff"
    - John Tanios, January 2022 (Google Review)
  • "I enrolled my son at Papilio not long after they opened and have had him there full time ever since. The staff are accommodating and supportive. We are greeted each morning with a warm welcome which makes the morning transition so much easier. The educators give feedback at the end of each day and constantly report the daily events via the Storypark app. Overall we have been extremely happy with our time at Papilio and look forward to our final year with them in 2022."
    - Amanda Caiafa, December 2021 (Google Review)

Papilio Early Learning Essendon

333 Keilor Road, Essendon, VIC, 3040

Phone:
(03) 9351 6817
Open Hours:
6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
Closed weekends and public holidays