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

Join The Papilio Family
Baby Day Care (0-12 Months)
Baby Day Care (0-12 Months)
Toddler Child Care (1-3 Years)
Toddler Child Care (1-3 Years)
Kindergarten & Preschool (3-5 Years)
Kindergarten & Preschool (3-5 Years)

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We understand every child is unique
We understand every child is unique

When choosing a child care centre, take the time to meet the people who can give your child the best possible start in life. Our educators work hard to inspire and nurture individuality, one connection at a time.

Come and Meet Us
Why should you meet us?
  • We are passionate early childhood educators with many years experience
  • We are a Lifelong Learning Childcare centre
  • Our centre is government accredited and ACECQA rated
  • We inspire and nurture individuality in every child
Our unique research-based approach to early years education is designed to grow a love of lifelong learning in every child, from birth to school age and beyond.
Lifelong Learning Centre
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)