Early Education & Child Care for Nursery Aged Babies, 0-1 Years


Healthy Beginnings

Babies aged 0-1 years

We know your baby’s earliest emotional, social and physical experiences will have a direct impact on their future resilience and wellbeing, and we are here to support that journey. Papilio's Healthy Beginnings nursery program offers babies aged birth to 1 year a safe, nurturing environment to begin their early learning journey.

Our qualified childcare educators are trained and accredited in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum by Affinity Education Group. This incorporates the Circle of Security, Attachment Theory, and Key Educator approach.

Our educators are recognised for their loving and caring commitment to each baby’s individual needs, and happily adapt to your baby’s routine.

During ‘Healthy Beginnings’ your baby will experience:

  • Lifelong Learning Curriculum
    • Stretch & Grow Zone
    • Cozy Corner
    • Completely Connected Zone
    • Discovery Zone
  • Personalised care from qualified and credentialed educators
  • Sensory stimulation to spark curiosity
  • Fine motor skill development
  • Singing, art, music and physical development
  • Indoor and outdoor playtimes
  • Flexible feeding and sleep routines
  • Positive socialisation with other babies

What Babies Learn

During their first year, babies develop trust in people and their environment. Without this secure foundation, learning in other areas cannot flourish. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum supports those first connections, allowing emotional security, self-identity and self-confidence to emerge.

How Babies Learn

Through their strong relationships, our trained and accredited educators are able to ‘tune in’ to the individual preferences and personalities of your baby. They partner closely with families to create a Circle of Security so babies will thrive. Your baby will experience personalised care from qualified and credentialed educators, positive socialisation with other babies, flexible feeding and sleep routines and more.

Where Babies Learn

Our Healthy Beginnings nurseries are thoughtfully designed, with spaces for babies to explore and play, safely sleep and enjoy their meals. Look beyond the toys and you’ll see the careful planning and understanding of how babies develop and learn in their first year. Our Lifelong Learning Curriculum zones include stretch & grow, cosy corner, completely connected and discovery.

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Meals Prepared Onsite

Each day our Papilio centre cooks prepare a wide variety of nutritious meals and purees onsite for the children and babies in our centres, taking the time to involve the children in meal preparation and healthy food education.

Creativity is essential when satisfying a number of young food critics every day, as is care, to ensure children's daily nutritional needs, and any individual cultural or dietary requirements are being met.

Note: A small number of our centres do not provide meals. The Centre Manager will let you know when you meet the team prior to enrolment though.

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Outdoor Play Area

Each Papilio Early Learning Centre features an exciting outdoor play area for children to explore, build confidence, and develop friendships.

Outdoor play is an essential experience for young children as it plays a vital role in their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

The outdoor play area is different at each Papilio centre, but all include a large playground, sandpit and space to run, jump, balance and climb.

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Child Care Near Me | Papilio Early Learning Centres


Papilio has partnered with Wandana Aboriginal Education to deliver a purpose-built Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural education program for children.

This unique program is an immersive cultural learning experience for all students and teachers, and includes weekly classroom activities, as well as an authentic Aboriginal handmade artefacts and education kit.

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Papilio Early Learning Programs & Initiatives

Inspiring children to reach their full potential.

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Positive Living Skills

This program helps young children develop healthy self esteem and positive relationships, plus gives them tools and strategies that will help them in all aspects of their life, for all of their life.

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Aussie Wildlife Champions

Developed through a partnership with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, this program inspires a love of Australia's unique wildlife and habitats.

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Big Thinkers STEM

A key component of our School Readiness program for children aged 3-5 years, Big Thinkers STEM aims to engage children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Reading Eggs & MathSeeds

These fun, engaging technology-based games are available to children aged 3-5 years at no additional charge.

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