ABOUT EXPLORE & DEVELOP

Camperdown


Explore & Develop Camperdown

We are committed to delivering high quality early years education. Everything we do is about empowering children to succeed in life.

We believe children have the right to access rich learning environments that support our inquiry-based pedagogy and educational outcomes. We embrace the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), a national curriculum framework, as the basis for developing our program.

Educational Program & Practice

Our inquiry-based pedagogy is designed to inspire children’s natural curiosity to explore, discover, question and imagine as they learn through play. Children’s ideas, interests, strengths, and capabilities form the foundation of our curriculum and drive our goal setting process. Our program includes a wide variety of rich learning opportunities across a range of curriculum areas. This also includes regular incursions, excursions, language and music lessons. Our mixed-age environments also provide unique learning opportunities as children learn and challenge each other.

Our Team

Our educators provide provisions to guide, reflect and scaffold meaningful learning to support children in reaching their potential.

Partnerships

We believe partnerships with families provide valuable knowledge and diversity, contributing to our positive learning community. We do this through transparent, clear communication and meaningful engagement with all stakeholders.

Exceeding National Quality Standards

The service has the highest possible accreditation rating “Exceeding National Quality Standards” as awarded by the NSW Department of Education.

Family owned and operated

Local family, Susan and Robert Feltaous own and operate Explore & Develop Camperdown ensuring a quality education and care service.

A focus on high quality, rich and diverse learning experiences

Our inquiry-based curriculum focuses on the process of exploration and discovery. Our routines and play-based learning experiences are designed to foster the whole child and develop life-long learning dispositions.

Multi Award Winning Architecturally design service

The adaptive reuse of an Inner West warehouse has created an oasis for young children to explore, imagine and inquire through a play based learning philosophy.

2015 NSW Architecture Awards winner in the Educational category
The project was also shortlisted in the Sustainability category and nominated for the NSW Premier’s Prize.

Winner of the 2014 Sydney Design Awards

Finalist in the 2014 Interior Design Award

Experienced, highly qualified and passionate team of educators

We provide:

  • Higher staff to child ratios than required under the National Quality Framework.
  • Higher qualified full time educators who are committed to further professional development and training. A focus on low staff turnover to ensure strong relationships with families

All-inclusive service

We believe no child should miss out on developing to their full potential. That is why experiences are all-inclusive to children enrolled at our service, which includes but not limited to:

  • Language – Chinese Mandarin via ELLA program
  • Professional Music / Drama lessons – Provided weekly
  • Multi Sports program – Provided weekly
  • Service incursions and excursions – Various planned each month
  • Kinderloop – for all documentation and photos in relation to your child’s learning, upcoming events and our Curriculum
  • In-house Chef prepared meals – Our amazing chef prepares all our meals onsite using quality ingredients and develops a seasonal menu
  • KindyNow – Providing the flexibility of casual bookings and discounts for absent days resold to other families
  • Open Door Policy – Encourages enrolled families to visit and participate in our curriculum

OWNER / OPERATOR

of Explore & Develop Camperdown


Susan Feltaous
Susan Feltaous
Rob Feltaous
Rob Feltaous

“As parents of young children, our passion is to deliver a high-quality, early learning and education service that meets our own standards for our family. ‘Is this good enough for our children?’ is the question that is asked of everything we do, here.”

LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Explore & Develop


ExploreDevelop Camperdown Childcare A Nursery room
Nursery

0 – 12 months

Our Nursery room was intentionally designed to be small and intimate to assist in developing strong bonds between children and educators. There is a maximum of 12 children per day.

Your child’s daily routine is based on that at home to ensure a consistency of care.

Your child will be engaged in a range of learning experiences, including gross motor and sensory experiences to help them reach their developmental potential.

Our open door policy means you are welcome at any time to visit your child and to share in the everyday programs at our service.

Our fees are inclusive of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack, nappies, bed linen, formula and sunscreen. Music lessons included twice a week as well as several incursions throughout the year.

ExploreDevelop Camperdown Childcare A Explorers room 2
Explorers

12 months – 2 years

Our Explorers room was intentionally designed to be small and intimate to assist in developing strong bonds between families and educators. There is a maximum of 12 children per day.

In this age group, children are inquisitive both in play and independence. Your toddler is at a highly social and engaging age and will seek out stimulation wherever they can find it.

We have designed a program that will occupy their mind and help them to learn new skills. Through age appropriate music and language (Chinese Mandarin) classes as well as reading and other experiences helping them learn to communicate and develop relationships with their educators and peers.

Our fees are inclusive of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack, nappies, bed linen and sunscreen. Music & Mandarin lessons included twice a week as well as many incursions throughout the year.

ExploreDevelop Camperdown Childcare A Innovators room
Innovators

2 – 3 years

This group of children is building on those newly developing skills, such as speech and language, interacting and exploring their environment and learning to share and problem solve with their peers. This age group is also likely to be developing independence at meal times and toilet training and our experienced educators are here to foster these emerging skills.

Our fees are inclusive of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack, nappies, bed linen and sunscreen. Music & Mandarin lessons included twice a week as well as many incursions throughout the year.

ExploreDevelop Camperdown Childcare A Jnr Preschool room
Junior Preschool

3 – 4 years

Teacher, delivering a curriculum to focus on children’s social and emotional skills, which children can utilise on a daily basis.

The Junior Preschoolers are by nature inquisitive and eager to learn with a thirst for knowledge about the world around them.

Our educators plan learning experiences based on daily observations, children’s interests and input from families, children and other educators. Our program is flexible and adaptable whilst cultivating your child’s individual interests, abilities and talents.

Our fees are inclusive of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack, nappies, bed linen and sunscreen. Music & Mandarin lessons included twice a week as well as many incursions throughout the year.

ExploreDevelop Camperdown Childcare A Snr Preschool room
Senior Preschool

4 – 5+ years

Our Senior Preschool classroom is led by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, delivering a curriculum to focus on children’s social and emotional skills, which children can utilise on a daily basis and readiness in a formal schooling environment.

Building on the skills developed in the Junior Preschool room, this group of children are naturally curious about their environment.

We encourage children to be explorers, problem solvers and creators. To support children in this, our program focuses on fostering self-esteem, emotional well-being, communication, socialisation, collaboration and self-help skills.

Explore & Develop Camperdown was chosen as one of the first preschools in Australia to participate in the Early Learning Languages Australia program (ELLA) program. ELLA is a digital, play-based program which includes a series of interactive applications (apps), aimed at making language learning engaging and interesting to young children in preschool.

Our comprehensive School Readiness Program covers the key Kindergarten Learning areas.

Our fees are inclusive of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack, bed linen and sunscreen. Music & Mandarin lessons included twice a week as well as many incursions throughout the year.

ED Camperdown Child Care Preschool Climbing
Outdoor environment

Our physical environment is regarded as equal in importance to that of the educators’ role. The multi award winning design allows for indoor/outdoor play that isn’t weather dependent. A focus on a natural environment with plants, water, rocks, sand, dirt provide our children an environment to explore, discover and enjoy.

Explore Develop Camperdown Childcare Serving Fruit platter
Nutrition

Our chef prepares and bakes all our meals using quality ingredients and develops seasonal menu meeting the Caring for Children (Birth – 5 years) dietary guidelines. We provide breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and a late snack.

Our chef also caters to special dietary requirements, whether it would be for medical/ cultural/ personal family belief reasons.

CONTACT US

Explore & Develop Camperdown


Address

59 Denison Street
Camperdown NSW
2050

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
7.30am – 6.00pm