Early Education & Child Care for Toddlers Aged 1-3 Years


Early Experiences

Toddlers aged 1-3 years

We know your toddler is ready to socialise, make friends, and to be introduced to new challenges in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Early Experiences program offered at Papilio Early Learning provides toddlers aged 1 to 3 years an exciting environment in which to explore and experiment as their confidence and social skills emerge.

Our qualified childcare educators are trained and accredited in the Lifelong Learning Curriculum by Affinity Education Group. This incorporates the Abecedarian Approach which is a progressive and personalised way for toddlers to learn to communicate their thoughts, emotions and intentions.

Our educators are recognised for the happy and loving environments they create where toddlers laugh, learn and thrive.

During ‘Early Experiences’ your toddler will also learn in our Lifelong Learning Curriculum zones including:

  • Discovery Zone
  • Toddler Talk
  • Book Nook
  • Little Artists
  • Imagination Station
  • Completely Connected
  • Move and Groove Zone
  • Construction Zone

What Toddlers Learn

As toddlers start to communicate their interests, share their ideas and connect with other children, they develop self-identity and awareness of the world around them. They learn the impact their actions and behaviours can have on others, and how to participate in learning opportunities.

How Toddlers Learn

Toddlers learn best through play, supported by gentle and fun interactions with their educators and with other children. Our educators reflect on each child’s unique interests and provide opportunities for children to contribute to their own learning and development.

We consider children’s opinions and allow them to be involved in decisions which affect them, therefore building confidence and capability for our little people to play an active role in the community around them.

Where Toddlers Learn

Our indoor and outdoor learning environments allow toddlers to choose between solitary, small and large group play. Their sense of adventure and wonder is stimulated through learning games as they are encouraged to create and explore, every day!

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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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