Frenchs Forest

Not only are we located in a quiet corner location, we also boast a stunning Green Outlook.

With over 500 sqm of play space that connects to a natural bushland setting, your child will feel they can, run, play and learn.

Indoors we are passionate about creating captivating learning environments that include literacy, numeracy, science and well being whilst promoting social development.

Each child in our care is nurtured, educated and listened to. Come and see for yourself

Privately owned

As the owners of Explore & Develop Frenchs Forest, Cherie Cash and Jenny Mays are always on-site to greet you. With a combined 45 years of experience in the Early Childhood sector, they continue to manage the service with passion and a personal approach to the needs of each child and family.

From Birth to 5 years. Preparing your child for School.

Transitioning to School need not be stressful for you or your child. At Explore & Develop we make sure that the milestones required for a successful transition to school are our priority. From numeracy skills, to literacy to social readiness, we guarantee we will work with you to ensure your child is school ready.

Nestled in a bushland setting combining indoor and outdoor learning.

Explore & Develop Frenchs Forest offers the convenience of a local service nestled within a bush setting. Bush turkeys, rabbits and lizards are our daily visitors. We also have a dedicated library, an art space, vegetable garden, outdoor eating and barbeque area.

Experienced teaching staff

Our teaching team, who lead the curriculum at our service, hold either a Bachelor of Education or Diploma in Early Childhood with an average tenure of between 4 – 9 years’ service with us.

Nutrition taken seriously

Our on-site chef creates nutritionally balanced meals, cooked fresh every day. This way we not only can offer freshly cooked meals, but we also provide more than the recommended daily intake in all food groups.

Exceeding National Standards

An ‘Exceeding National Standards’ rating means we have been assessed as a service provider with practices that exceed the national standards as defined by the Department of Education.


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Cherie & Jenny

“As owners of Explore & Develop Frenchs Forest, we are able to support a team of educators to deliver the best outcomes for your children.

We respect the decision you make to share your baby, toddler or pre-schooler with us and we promise to offer your child an Early Childhood Education in a loving environment.

We believe in open, authentic and honest relationships and providing you with a safe space for you and your family to flourish.

We are also mothers and with a combined 45 plus years’ experience in Early Childhood, we have operated Explore & Develop Frenchs Forest since 2005.”


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0 – 2 years

Our Joey/Bilby rooms offers a large playspace, a gross motor room and an outdoor playspace. With 3 playspaces for your child you will be amazed at how varied your child’s day can be.

We understand that when you start your Early Childhood journey that it is our role to provide an environment that offers high quality care where we can reflect the routine you require.

With the comfort of a home away from home environment, we ensure your child is stimulated whilst walking through the developmental milestones that are so key for this age group.

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2 – 3 years

We appreciate the active needs of a young child, so as a Koala or Wombat at our Service we offer smaller classrooms. These group sizes allow us to achieve a high level of interaction between teacher and child.

Our learning environment offers age appropriate experiences where movement, cognitive development and imagination are all considered in our curriculum planning.

Small group experiences are part of our day so we can start appreciating what working alongside our friends feels like.

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Junior Preschool

3 – 4 years

Preschool is a key stage of development.

When your child reaches our preschool classrooms a “transition to school” approach is incorporated into our play based curriculum.

As a Junior Pre-schooler children’s social skills are starting to take form and they are starting to appreciate their peers and what they contribute to the world.

The activities that your children participates in includes all the areas required by the Early Years Learning Framework.

Equally the ability to take responsibility for their routine, their belongings and the structure of the day fosters independence and personal growth.

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Senior Preschool

4 – 5 years

As a senior pre-schooler, the final year before moving to Kindergarten, your child is now demonstrating their ability to explore concepts, follow teacher lead activities and contribute to their curriculum.

The foundations for class learning has been laid in the Junior Preschool and we now increase our expectations of the outcomes your child can achieve.

Elements of the curriculum (Early Years Learning Framework) will now extend cognitive learning, fine motor & gross motor skills, social & emotional interactions alongside literacy, numeracy and STEM concepts.

As an Explore & Develop graduate, your child will be school ready and the transition to a formal school environment will be less stressful for you and them.

This planning makes sure your child is ready for their next step in their learning life – Big School.

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Outdoor environment

We feel privileged to be nestled amongst a beautiful bushland setting. Each day we are able to climb, run, explore and be physically challenged.

We can often see rabbits, bush turkeys & blue tongue lizards wandering by whilst we work in our garden that is tended to by the children.

Our close connection to the natural world helps our children understand and respect our responsibilities in working towards a sustainable future.


Explore & Develop Frenchs Forest


28 Rodborough Road
Frenchs Forest NSW

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
7.30am – 6.00pm