Leichhardt Elswick St Childcare & Preschool

Our Exceeding NQS rating is one of the highest ratings for outstanding early years education and our dedicated team have been providing care for families in the Leichhardt community for over 20 years.

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Campus Overview

Our Exceeding NQS Rated Only About Children Leichhardt Elswick Street has two large, dedicated outdoor play areas – made up of beautiful trees, sandpits and paintings reflective of Indigenous culture – children have plenty of natural space to explore, create and lead their own play. Our children enjoy contributing to their vegetable patch, compost bin and worm farm. Our four age-based indoor spaces are designed to encourage children to learn and grow with a focus on safety and natural elements. 

We enjoy getting out into our local community through planned excursions and community activities that build on our educational curriculum and the children’s interests. At our Leichhardt Elswick Street childcare centre these include walks around our local area, looking at the various architecture surrounding us, and visits to our neighbouring school library. Our children enjoy regular visits from our local fire brigade, police and dentist. 

Access to our Health Program is inclusive of your child’s enrolment at Only About Children childcare Leichhardt. This innovative program includes specialist screening and support in Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition and Vision. Our nourishing daily meals are also included in enrolment. Your child will enjoy a seasonal menu, designed by a Dietitian and prepared fresh each day by onsite cooks. 

At our Leichhardt childcare centre we believe that our Educators are our greatest strength. They are qualified and passionate about creating an early learning environment where your child can feel happy, nurtured, stimulated and safe. We support the development of growing minds, in nursery and preschool aged children, through our educational curriculum – Oac Grow. Our programs focus on exploration, technology, literacy and numeracy, sustainability and creative expression. Your child will be a part of our enriching Music Program, our ‘Active’ Program and our ‘Book of the Month’ and ‘Spanish Language Appreciation’. All of our teachings are offered in an inclusive, fun environment. 

Our innovative play-based curriculum allows Only About Children to stand out from the crowd with intentional teaching in small group learning environments where we track children’s successes, skills and challenges regularly. 

Leichhardt Elswick Street Kindergarten

Only About Children Leichhardt Elswick Street Kindergarten is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as reading, writing, numeracy, and technology. 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.

Our Leichhardt Elswick Street Kindergarten program includes:

  • Age 3-6 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Small group learning activities for individual attention.
  • Special focus on school readiness and skill development.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.

Leichhardt Elswick Street Toddlers

Our Only About Children Leichhardt Elswick Street 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 Leichhardt Elswick Street Toddler program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

Leichhardt Elswick Street Nursery 

At Only About Children Leichhardt Elswick Street Nursery, our passionate educators focus on laying a foundation for enduring curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. Our Leichhardt Elswick Street Nursery caters to the care and development needs of infants aged 6 weeks -2 years.

The Leichhardt Elswick Street Nursery focuses on safe sleep practices developed by qualified Family Health Nurses and Consultants. Our nursery is a safe and stimulating environment that encourages your child to explore and play and implements both structure and a nurturing environment with our exceptional caregiving and play routines.

Our Leichhardt Elswick Street Nursery Program includes:

  • Age 6 weeks -2 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Sleeping rooms with a focus on positive sleep practices.
  • Dietitian designed baby menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Baby essentials such as nappies, cots, linen, and sunscreen.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum – with exclusive Music/Spanish Language/Active/Book of the Month programs offered each day.

Where to find us

Our two-level Campus is a converted convent, located at 215 Elswick Street, a short eight-minute walk to the Light Rail Station. This Leichhardt early learning centre is a short walk to the popular Pioneers Memorial Park, an expansive green space with ample room to play and explore and a fantastic playground for children of all ages. With plenty of street parking on Elswick Street, families can enjoy a smooth drop off and pick up with each visit. We are conveniently located near public transport with bus stops nearby that connect to the wider area. 

We have 3 childcare centres located in Leichhardt, please view our Leichhardt Campus page to see more

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

Helpful information

Meet our Campus Director

Maria Avati Maria Avati

Maria Avati

Campus Director

What our families are saying

The carers are truly centered around the children and i feel completely confident in the care and learning my children have gained from Only About Children.

Thank you Elswick St Team

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Explore our campus, meet our educators and learn more about our state of the art curriculum

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