Hornsby Childcare & Preschool

Reviews from Google

Cathy Chuang Cathy Chuang 1717758902
Excellent daycare! I was a casual staff and had good experiences. I can tell all the staff are beautiful, caring and amazing people who care for the families and children that come through their doors. Absolutely love this place!

Alina Lai Alina Lai 1717747198
So lovely big family.kids really enjoy there everyday, and excited before we going there.

V N V N 1693463169
My daughter loved her time here and she absolutely loved her educators. Such a kind, caring and nurturing environment. Thank you Zoe, Chris, Sunny and Mary!

Jin Zhang Jin Zhang 1693395789
My daughter chose OAC Hornsby herself after we toured 4 centers in Hornsby area. It was a wise decision. The educators there are very nice and patient. Their daily activities are fun and educational. Another standout quality of this center is the genuine affection the educators have for the children. The bonds they form with the little ones create extended family atmosphere - the exact reason my daughter chose them.

chen xiong chen xiong 1693209060
My son gets high quality caring and education in OAC Hornsby! He really learned a lot in this centre. Educaters and his friends are all kind and helpful! The centre provides a huge numbers of well maintained toys and creative activities. Everyday sharing news activity is great, it's really important for children to build confidence and enhance language skills. And the centre did a great job in cultivating children's hygiene habits.👍🏻

Jessie Ee Jessie Ee 1692832560
My kids are thriving !!!! and its because of the educators there. They show so much compassion, patience and care for the students and have implemented valuable life skills and learning.Thank you to the Hornsby team!

Vineeta Singh Vineeta Singh 1692830559
OAC Hornsby was the best decision we made for our son. They have provided him with an environment that’s not only full of love and care but full of enriching learning experiences. The teachers put in a lot of effort to ensure that your child is ready for school, has sensory learning activities each day, and also learn with nature. Their learning program is the best and the regular updates you get on your child progress and how his day was is just brilliant. My son has learnt so much at here that I can’t recommend them enough.

Gazala Khan Gazala Khan 1692795342
This is my granddaughter's daycare, she's just 2 years old and learnt so much here!!!Amazing team they have here...

meraj khan meraj khan 1692794906
My niece goes to this centre and it’s literally one of the best daycares out there…She’s made so much progress!!!Great work guys, keep it up…

Hunaid Wajihi Hunaid Wajihi 1692779272
My child goes to OAC Hornsby for past 8 months. We can’t be more thankful towards the centre and the educators for creating such a great caring environment for all the kids focusing on the overall learning and development.

rp a rp a 1692762952
Positive and caring environment. Very pleased I chose this campus.

V P V P 1692740950
Family-centered daycare, very attentive teachers, clean play area, well taken care of

Anthony Patos Anthony Patos 1692740792
So happy with OAC!!

Tori Dyson Tori Dyson 1692688665
My son has been going to this centre for the past year and absolutely loves it. The teachers are so caring and always provide amazing experiences for the children. I would highly recommend this centre.

Nikhil Kuchroo Nikhil Kuchroo 1692688239
My child enjoys her day here. Lovely educators and great campus. There are daily different activities to keep the children engaged.

Mahesh Gopal Mahesh Gopal 1692660810
Our son has been attending the OAC Hornsby day care from past 2 years, the carers do a great job everyday, they are very friendly, kind and the staff members are very professional and been at the centre for many years.The curriculum is very well structured, learning plans and reports are published & shared with us, so we can track child’s development.I would recommend them to all families who are looking for a safe and playful day care for their kids.

Vishal Deshpande Vishal Deshpande 1692578124
All the teachers at OAC Hornsby are amazing, my son (Arjun) loves it. Miss Christabelle and all the teachers are highly experienced in managing the kids. The teachers are very caring and loving. I have always seen the children and teachers to be very happy and positive!!

Pallavi Ghadigaonkar Pallavi Ghadigaonkar 1692577871
We love all the teachers at Hornsby OAC, they are very loving and caring. My son is excited every morning to go to his preschool and it’s only because of the amazing teachers at the centre.

Shu-Sin Luo Shu-Sin Luo 1692573649
I have been working with Hornsby only about children since 2019. The working environment is cheerful and sweet as all the educators there show their love and care to children, respect families’ opinions and their beautiful multi- cultural backgrounds. The staff communicate to each other everyday and contribute their professional knowledge to assist each child’s needs and development based on their interests. It’s a small campus but it’s like a sweet home. And children can feel it too! I’m proud of how we work as a team so everyone is supporting and supported. When I work here, I feel valued by the children, the families, my colleagues and leaders.

CF CF 1692310892
I saw the children of this centre on the bus on their excursion. I loved the interaction between carers and children. It was a pleasure to see such well behaved and polite children.

alison mayhew alison mayhew 1512438232
My son has attended LLS school from 8 months old. Next year at the age of 5 yrs he start Kindergarten and graduates from the centre. The staff at LLS have treated my son like their own.Over the years I have watched my son develop confidence , resilience and compassion with the help of the LLS curriculum and most importantly the staff.I would recommend the centre without t hesitation.

Dipika Shilpakar Dipika Shilpakar 1512155198
I cannot stop thanking the staff at this centre for being so patient, loving and being so wonderful. It’s a second home for my son. Activities they come up with are an inspiration for us and involving parents through Educa is something I always look forward to. Thank you Little Learning School Hornsby!!!

Erika Orozco Erika Orozco 1512001184
Lovely centre run by lovely and caring teachers. The consistency of the teachers is really great ...Exciting activities and play ideas that we can also replicate at home and yummy food

CezcilB CezcilB 1511994198
great learning experience for my kids

Campus Overview

Our intimate and homely Hornsby Campus offers early learning for children aged 18 months – 5 years. We are conveniently located at 90 Balmoral Street, just a short walk from Waitara Public School and Hornsby Hospital. With onsite parking available, families can enjoy a smooth drop off and pick up each time they visit.  ( 中文浏览  )

Families at our Hornsby campus enjoy –

  • A naturally shaded, dedicated outdoor play area – featuring bike tracks and a slide – children enjoy the space to create, explore and lead their own play.
  • Two age-based indoor spaces which have been designed specifically to encourage children’s learning and growth through a focus on safety and natural elements.
  • Connect with our local area and community through excursions and activities that feed into children’s interests and learning. At our Hornsby childcare centre these include regular trips to local parks and our nearby Only About Children Wahroonga Campus.

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  • Passionate educators and allied health specialists who are focused on creating a learning space where families and children can learn and grow together.
  • A leading nutritionhealth and wellbeing offering which includes a Dietitian designed seasonal menu and fresh meals prepared daily in-house by our campus cooks
  • All-inclusive offering including our daily app diary updates, nappies, formula, bedding, sunscreen and more.

At Only About Children Fairlight, we offer More Than Childcare. Our unique approach to early years learning goes beyond education to encompass the health, social development and wellbeing of every child in our care. We call it The OAC Way.

Our innovative play-based Grow Curriculum gives Toddler and Preschool children the best opportunity to develop their growing minds during their early years. It includes:

  • Left Brain Logic – Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) and Sustainability
  • Right Brain Creativity – Music, Dramatic Play and Art
  • Health and Wellbeing – Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Social Development – Trust, Respect & Relationship and Resilience & Mindfulness

Our Grow curriculum is delivered via intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments where children’s successes, skills and challenges are monitored on an ongoing basis. 

OAC Flexi (occasional care) is available at our Fairlight 2 Campus. This option is for families wishing to utilise occasional or back up childcare at short notice. OAC Flexi is available in 2 sessions, full day or part day and is available for children aged 12 weeks – 5 years old.

We are located at 90 Balmoral Street, just a short walk from Waitara Public School and Hornsby Hospital. With onsite parking available, families can enjoy a smooth drop off and pick up each time they visit. We are uniquely situated between a number of fantastic local reserves, parks and playgrounds with plenty to offer the whole family. Hornsby Station is a 16-minute walk in one direction and Waitara Station is a 14-minute walk in the other. We have bus stops nearby that connect to the wider area in both directions.  

Interested in learning more? The best place to start is with a tour or call today us on 138 622.


Hornsby Toddlers (18 months -3 years)

Our Only About Children Hornsby campus is focused on giving your child a calm and welcoming environment that balances play, exploration, and learning. Our Toddler rooms are led by passionate educators who create play-based learning activities designed to provide toddler-aged children with nurturing experiences that encourage growth and development.

Our Toddler rooms are safe, supportive spaces that facilitate creative exploration. Each space is expertly designed to encourage younger children to explore, solve problems, create, construct and interact with peers.

Our Fairlight Toddler program includes:

  • Age 18 months -3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

For more information, download the Only About Children Toddler Room Guide

OAC Toddler Room Guide

Hornsby Preschool (3-5 years)

Only About Children Hornsby Preschool is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing preschool educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math), Sustainability, Music, Dramatic Play and Art. We aim to make your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible by providing balanced, small group learning activities that build independence and resilience along with academic skills.

Our team of highly-skilled educators and health specialists work together to create an integrated journey that enhances your child’s learning and development. Individual learning plans are created to empower each child with skills that will help them reach their full academic and social potential.


Hornsby Preschool program

  • Provides an innovative curriculum focused on left brain logic and right brain creativity
  • Includes both structured and unstructured play-based learning that considers the child’s individual interests and development
  • Provides an ‘Individual Learning and Development Plan’ for every child with 6 monthly check-ins with families
  • A learning focus from 9am to 3pm to prepare children for typical school hours and routine whilst providing the flexibility of long hours for social development and play
  • Is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) for childcare.
  • Includes Health and Social Development support in preparation for school, including complementary Vision Screening
  • Is eligible for NSW Start Strong Preschool Funding

For more information, download the Only About Children Preschool Room Guide

OAC Preschool Room Guide

Helpful info

Hornsby Campus Educators

Clare McEwan Clare McEwan

Clare McEwan

Campus Director

At Only About Children Hornsby we strive to foster holistic development. We achieve this through intentional and spontaneous experiences, small groups and primary care giving with guidance from the Early Years Learning Framework and the OAC Grow programs. We support and value interactions that are respectful, positive and nurturing. Ours is a warm, inclusive environment that builds a sense of belonging in all children through the meeting of physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs.

Childcare Subsidy

For more information, visit our Childcare Subsidy Information (CCS)

Contact Us

  • Open hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Phone: 138 622
  • 90 Balmoral Street, Hornsby, NSW, 2077


NSW Govt Start Strong Preschool Funding In 2024 Claim Start Strong Preschool Funding at Only About Children Hornsby. The subsidy is up to $2,110 in addition to CCS

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