Dashing Ducks

Unconditional Love & Care

Specialised Programs for o-6

Each room has specific, relevant programming designed to foster growth at each stage of your child’s early years. Programming is done based off frameworks provided by Earlyworks, and tailored to suit each child’s interests.

school readiness Program

Our Childcare-School Readiness Program focuses on cultivating essential skills and knowledge through engaging activities and tailored instruction. Our experienced educators foster a love for learning while nurturing each child’s unique strengths and abilities.

family owned for over 30 years

We’ve proudly been in childcare for over 30 years, and are grateful that we’re able to implement learnings from our experience on the ground into Dashing Ducks to be one of the best child care centres in Croydon, and to help your children reach their full potential.

Why Dashing Ducks

Childcare Croydon


At Dashing Ducks Preschool Croydon, we are committed to providing exceptional childcare that cherishes the unique qualities of each child. Our philosophy revolves around creating a safe, loving, and nurturing environment where children can develop their independence, learn the importance of teamwork, and gain the confidence to explore the world around them. We follow a child-centered approach that sparks their curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and fosters their creativity.


Our vision is provide stimulating, inclusive Pre-School and childcare education and play environments in partnership with families and the local community. We achieve this by being committed to high-quality care, which values and supports the principles of early learning childhood education. You can expect that each child is loved and cared for by each and every Dashing Ducks staff member, and that each of our Ducklings have a say as to what they learn each day, with help from our Education Leaders of course!

An app that keeps you up to date with everything happening throughout your child’s day.

Updates during the day

Notifications that let you know what activities your child is doing in real-time


Never miss a thing! We update all the happenings within the centre on the app every day.

parent handbook

A handbook to refer back to at any time for any information that you may need.


Update information

Update your details at any time, including days of care, and medical records.

centre details

You can see our details including opening and holiday trading hours, educator details, and more!


Reports on how your child is doing throughout the day, where you can see the progress they've made!

Our Programs

Promoting healthy lifestyles from young, our educators practice Munch & Move every day with the children.

We introduce nutrition and fundamental movement, to support healthy growth and development.

Art & Craft is displayed throughout our centre, showcasing the creativity of not only your children, but our educators also!

Our ducklings learn about the oldest culture in the world, enabling respect for our land and people of all backgrounds and cultures.

We have a garden to plate philosphy, where we enjoy the fruit & veg that we grow with the children at the centre!

To develop communication skills and nurture our Ducklings creativity we emphasise learning through play.

Our meals are cooked on-site daily. Each meal is designed with the Australian food pyramid at top-of-mind.

The Dashing Ducks Prerschool school readiness program excels in preparing children for “big” school. 

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See What Our Parents Say!

Angela Page
We've been attending Dashing Ducks Croydon since it opened. This is the second centre my children (ages 4 and 1.5) have attended, and I am so glad we came across. The educators are beautiful--incredibly caring, loving and attentive to the kids. The Director, Roisin, and owners, Paula and Des, are absolutely fantastic. I really trust their heart and their judgment. It's really nice not being part of a big chain (where we came from). This centre has a lovely family vibe. The two way-communication is excellent. And the facilities and resources have not been spared in any way--it's a gorgeous and unique building (3 heritage homes combined together) and a great, massive outdoor space. Highly recommend!
Amanda Allan
Our son has attended Dashing Ducks Croydon for just over 12 months and absolutely loves it. The educators take extremely good care of him and he thrives off the structure & daily activities. The daycare is super clean & the outdoor area is large & well covered allowing for plenty of outside playtime. I would highly recommend Dashing Ducks.
Annelise Sara
An amazing centre that really focuses and caters towards the wellbeing of its children, staff and families. I am extremely happy in my position here, and it is great to know that there is always room for growth.
Laura mirarchi
Best centre in the inner west by far. The educators are so loving, kind, so so bubbly and attentive to the children. The centre is so clean 24/7! Our daughter always comes home so happy!
Ryan Hart
My son is very happy every day he comes home from Dashing Ducks. The educators show so much love and care towards him. They plan lots of fun, interactive experiences suitable for my son who joined Dashing Ducks when he was only 6 months old. From the beginning I have always felt reassured that he is cared for and looked after while I am at work.
Chris D
Dashing Ducks Croydon is such an amazing centre. We fell in love with it from day one and our view hasn’t changed one bit! It’s very clean and the educators are absolutely wonderful and caring which is what we were looking for. They go above and beyond to ensure each child is feeling safe and comfortable. I couldn’t recommend this centre enough, it really is a home away from home for my child.

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Book A Tour For Our Croydon Centre

We're currently accepting enrolments for ages 0-6 at our Croydon location. No need to search for childcare near me, you can book a tour using the button below!