Quality child care in Essendon helping your child reach their full potential

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 nurserytoddler 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.
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 accomdate your family's needs.
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 ...
  • "Best of the best. The educators are all amazing and my son is so happy to be there and I’m glad I enrolled him there!"
    - Samer Hamad, October 2019 (Google Review)
  • "Staff are always so friendly and accommodating. The centre is clean and has great resources. My son is happy and shares his learning at home. You can tell he is learning a lot. He especially loves the extra activities that are provided in music and sports. Highly recommended."
    - Amanda Caiafa, October 2019 (Google Review)
  • "Our daughter really enjoys her time at daycare. We have found the staff exceptional and the communication between the center and parents is amazing."
    - Siian Cook, May 2019 (Facebook Review)
  • "Our son loves attending Papilio Early Learning Essendon! The educators are amazing so warm and welcoming and the programs at the centre are fantastic! We are very happy with the centre and would definitely recommend it to our family and friends!"
    - Shelley Amber Hardingham, April 2019 (Facebook Review)

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Papilio Early Learning Essendon

333 Keilor Road, Essendon, VIC, 3040

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