• About Explore & Develop

    Roseville
  • Explore & Develop Roseville is conveniently located close to Chatswood, at 388 Eastern Valley Way, Roseville. We will provide a safe, caring and educational environment for all children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The centre will open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm and will operate for 50 weeks of the year.
    Explore & Develop Roseville aims to encourage children to imagine, explore and learn, all within a nurturing and home like environment. Our program incorporates the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and allows for a wide range of experiences that are based on the interests of the group and the individual child. The EYLF places a specific emphasis on fun, play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy), social and emotional development, as well as physical development and co-ordination. Our sustainable practices are embedded in everything we do, and we value the use of natural resources.
  • Together with individual observations of children, we will work in partnership with families to build on each child’s interests and developmental needs. Families’ expertise, culture, values and beliefs are respected, and they will share in the decision making about their child’s learning and wellbeing. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Explore & Develop Roseville in early 2020.
    • Family owned and operated

      Explore & Develop Roseville is owned and operated by a local, North Shore family. Chantal Donohoe will be on-site daily to manage and support educators, children and their families.

    • Designed for learning

      Designed in collaboration with leading architects and experienced early childhood professionals to create an environment that is nurturing and stimulating whilst providing appropriate levels of challenge and risk, to engage the natural curiosity and developmental growth for children at every stage.

    • Community and family focused

      We are committed to forming supportive and genuine relationships with each other and our community.

    • Experienced

      With nearly 10 years’ of Early Childhood Education and Care industry experience, Chantal Donohoe holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and is a mother of 2 children. As Owner-Operator, Chantal truly understands the needs of families, whilst supporting staff and educators to provide the highest quality of education and care for children throughout their early years.

    • Naturally landscaped outdoor learning environments

      Our outdoor learning environments have been created to maximise an appreciation of the natural environment and stimulating sensory challenges.

    • Commitment to the environment

      Throughout our environments and programs, we strive to include natural, sustainable resources both indoors and outdoors.

  • Owner/Operator

    of Explore & Develop Roseville
    • Chantal Donohoe

      Chantal is a local North Shore mother to two young children and an Early Childhood Educator, passionate about encouraging children to imagine, explore, discover and create. She believes in giving children security, support and respect.

      Being on-site, Chantal is able to manage and support our educators, families and children, and create an environment that is an extension of the children’s homes, providing a fluid transition from their family home to our service.

      Chantal aims to exceed the needs of the community, by building nurturing and trusting relationships where children, families and educators feel that they belong. She is committed to the environment and ensures sustainability is at the forefront of her daily practice, whilst creating engaging natural environments.

      Chantal’s aim is to ensure that children progress from early childhood as confident learners, ready to engage in formal schooling.

  • Learning Environments

    Explore & Develop Alexandria
    • Nursery
      birth – 2 years
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        Children's learning and development starts at birth and our aim is to provide a safe, clean, nurturing and stimulating environment for the children in our care. The room is divided giving the younger infants and the older infants their own spaces where they feel safe, secure and nurtured. Two beautifully designed cot rooms to ensure a home-like environment. Age appropriate resources, materials and equipment are provided to encourage children to explore and investigate using all their senses.
    • Toddlers
      2 – 3 years
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        The spaces in our 2-3 years environment are designed to encourage the children to explore, discover, create and imagine through a play based curriculum. The environment and program is vibrant and flexible and responsive to the interests and abilities of each child. Learning centre’s include puzzles, literacy and numeracy activities, construction activities, creative arts, music and pretend play set ups.
    • Pre School
      4 – 5 years
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        This room provides a specially designed preschool program that focuses on both the academic, social and emotional skills of the children. Whilst preparing children for school there is a strong emphasis on developing the children's confidence and independence as well as the necessary skills for starting school and lifelong learning.
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        The areas within the room are organised to allow for easy flow between experiences, creating a sense of order, a feeling of belonging and opportunities for children to make choices, collaborate with others, be active or quiet or find a space where they can think, dream and watch others.
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        Our aim is to resource children with technologies to investigate their environment. There is an active Smart Board and iPads as part of the preschool program to assist in fostering children's language skills, creativity, constructive interactions, thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Outdoor environment
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        Our outdoor play space is designed with an emphasis on natural and sustainable areas with specific multi-use and specific play purposes. Our aim is to provide an outdoor play space that invites open-ended interactions, spontaneity, risk-taking, exploration, discovery and connection with nature. Spaces have been created where children can have a relaxing and peaceful experience either alone or together in a group.
  • Nursery

    birth – 2 years

    Children’s learning and development starts at birth and our aim is to provide a safe, clean, nurturing and stimulating environment for the children in our care. The room is divided giving the younger infants and the older infants their own spaces where they feel safe, secure and nurtured. Two beautifully designed cot rooms to ensure a home-like environment. Age appropriate resources, materials and equipment are provided to encourage children to explore and investigate using all their senses.

  • Explore & Develop Alexandria child care and preschool

  • Toddlers

    2 – 3 years

    The spaces in our 2-3 years environment, are designed to encourage the children to explore, discover, create and imagine through a play-based curriculum. The environment and program is vibrant and flexible and responsive to the interests and abilities of each child. Learnings include puzzles, literacy and numeracy activities, construction activities, creative arts, music and pretend play set-ups.

  • Explore & Develop Alexandria child care and preschool

  • Pre School

    4 – 5 years

    This room provides a specially designed preschool program that focuses on both the academic, social and emotional skills of the children. Whilst preparing children for school there is a strong emphasis on developing the children’s confidence and independence as well as the necessary skills for starting school and lifelong learning.
    The areas within the room are organised to allow for easy flow between experiences, creating a sense of order, a feeling of belonging and opportunities for children to make choices, collaborate with others, be active or quiet or find a space where they can think, dream and watch others.
    Our aim is to resource children with technologies to investigate their environment. There is an active Smart Board and iPads as part of the preschool program to assist in fostering children’s language skills, creativity, constructive interactions, thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Explore & Develop Alexandria child care and preschool

  • Outdoor environment

    Our outdoor play space is designed with an emphasis on natural and sustainable areas with specific multi-use and specific play purposes. Our aim is to provide an outdoor play space that invites open-ended interactions, spontaneity, risk-taking, exploration, discovery and connection with nature. Spaces have been created where children can have a relaxing and peaceful experience either alone or together in a group.

  • Explore & Develop Alexandria child care and preschool

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