Early Childhood Education and Care



At Explore & Develop, we treasure the time it takes children to grow, and believe that all children should have the opportunity to develop at their own rate, in their own time and that learning should occur in an unrushed environment. We provide a haven for everyday discovery and learning. Our environments are natural and we offer daily programs that reflect a calm, relaxed and unrushed environment for growing and learning.

Our aim is to provide a welcoming home like environment where children and families feel they belong and they are part of a community. A place where children and families alike can relax, be comfortable and know that their voice is respected, valued and never judged.

We value the knowledge and experience of our teams and their dedication to providing education and care environments that are enriching and meaningful to the children within them. We carry with us the belief that children learn through play within environments that are thoughtfully created and with learning opportunities in the foresight.

Our services are owned and operated by passionate professionals who are on site daily ensuring high quality education and care. We value the commitment, dedication, and professionalism of our educators and their desire to give every child a great start in life.

We invite you to come on a tour and see for yourself why our parents say that we are the best early education and care centres in the Penrith region.

  • Experienced team of Educators
  • Purpose-designed learning environments
  • Extended opening hours
  • Baby, Toddler and Preschool Transition to school programs
  • Owner operated to provide a personalised approach
  • Strong community engagement with families and our local community

Explore & Develop Emu Plains is conveniently located at the foot of the Blue Mountains – 273 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains. The service offers a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years old, 7.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

It features purpose-designed learning environments with four dedicated rooms for specific age groups, along with two outdoor learning environments.
Visit us today: https://exploreanddevelop.com.au/explore-develop-emu-plains/

Penrith, 65 Union Rd

Explore & Develop Penrith is conveniently located in the Penrith CBD. We are a short walk from Penrith Station and Westfield Shoppingtown. The service caters for 74 children and is
open 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Explore & Develop Penrith fosters an emergent curriculum. We gravitate to learning about new cultures and celebrate these within our service. Our land is Aboriginal land and we respect the Darug people ensuring that we show this through embedding Indigenous perspectives in every aspect of our Early Learning Environment.

Another core focus is on creative arts – stories, music, mindfulness form of expression and sense of self.

Rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard of the National Quality Framework.
Visit us today : https://exploreanddevelop.com.au/explore-develop-penrith/

Penrith South, 170 Stafford Street

Explore & Develop Penrith South is accessible from the M4 Motorway via the Northern Road. We are conveniently located close to the Nepean Hospital Precinct, including Nepean Private Hospital. Our surrounding streets (Derby Street and Lethbridge Street) provide a variety of specialists, medical centres and other professional establishments.

The service caters for 72 children and is open 7.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The service has a play-based learning style which allows children to explore, wonder and be curious in their environment.
Our focus is to promote resilience, a sense of belonging, self-worth and warm trusting relationships between the children and the educators. We believe we can equip children to live well with diversity and become active citizens now and into the future.

Rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard of the National Quality Framework.
Visit us today : https://exploreanddevelop.com.au/explore-develop-penrith-south/

Our Address

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65 Union Rd
1300 008800

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170 Stafford street
1300 008800

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273 Great Western Hwy
Emu Plains
1300 008800

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