Dashing Ducks

Childcare Croydon

For Ages 0-2

For Ages 2-3

For Ages 3-5

Croydon Childcare & Preschool

Explore the homely Preschool in Croydon, the Inner West of Sydney. Our brand-new and modern facility is designed to provide a nurturing environment for your little ones.

Conveniently located at 8-12 Wychbury Avenue Croydon, our spacious centre can accommodate up to 73 eager learners.

At Dashing Ducks Childcare Croydon, we understand the importance of creating a peaceful and tranquil setting for children to thrive in. Nestled in a serene neighbourhood, right next to a local church, our centre offers a unique sense of calm and tranquility. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel the warm and homely atmosphere that sets us apart.

To ensure a seamless experience for parents, our centre provides an underground carpark exclusively for your convenience. With the added security measure of an elevator that can only be accessed by our staff, you can have peace of mind knowing that your child’s safety is our top priority.


Our state-of-the-art facilities are specifically designed to engage and inspire young minds. From interactive learning spaces to vibrant play areas, every corner of our centre is thoughtfully crafted to support your child’s growth and development.


The Koala Room

0-2 Years

Our educators in the Koala room provide a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment that is both home-like and stimulating for your children. 

This room is filled with friendly and fun experiences for children. They are encouraged to use their sensory skills to engage and interact. We focus on; 

At Dashing Ducks Preschool, we understand the importance of early learning and childcare. Our dedicated educators in the Koala room work closely with each child and their families to ensure a smooth transition into schooling. We provide personalized care to promote your child’s emotional security and well-being.

In our program, we prioritize meeting and exceeding children’s physical and emotional needs through daily care routines and one-on-one interactions. We create a nurturing environment where your child can thrive. Our experienced educators engage in meaningful interactions and build close relationships with each child, especially during meal times, nappy changes, and sleep routines. Tailored experiences based on children’s interests and development are crititcal. Our activities include art and craft, playdough and sensory play, construction, puzzles, music and movement, sand and water play, sharing books, and small group times. We foster a stimulating environment that supports early learning and prepares your child for preschool.

In our youngest room, routines and transitions such as meal times, nappy change, and sleep allow educators to engage in meaningful interactions and develop close relationships with each of the children. Experiences are planned based on the children’s interests and development.

They include a range of activities such as art and craft, playdough and sensory play, construction, puzzles, music and movement, sand and water play, sharing books and small group times.

The Kookaburra Room

2-3 Years

In the Kookaburras room, you will find a secure environment where every child is valued, respected and encouraged to develop their interests and strengthen their skills. 

Our educators provide high-quality care by consistently planning and creating unique spaces that support the child’s development, engagement and overall wellbeing. The Kookaburras educators emphasise on;

The Kookaburras room at our Early Learning Centre is designed to foster growth and development in children. Our dedicated educators utilize a variety of strategies to respond to children’s interests and needs, ensuring meaningful interactions and play experiences. Routines, transitions, language group times, and free play are all integral parts of our approach.

In collaboration with families, our educators also take into account religious and cultural beliefs, as well as the individual interests and goals of each child. This partnership allows us to provide tailored support for their development.

We offer a diverse range of experiences in the Kookaburra’s room to facilitate growth. Our educators incorporate art and craft, playdough and sensory play, construction activities, music and movement, Munch and Move sessions, sand and water play, cooking experiences, dramatic play, and shared reading of books, puzzles, and games. Each program is designed with the Early Years Learning Framework as the basis.

Throughout these experiences, our educators focus on supporting children’s understanding, with an emphasis on the process and expression involved in each scenario. As children progress and develop, our program evolves to cater to their emerging needs and interests, while also considering the group as a whole.

At our Childcare, we prioritize creating an environment that encourages growth, learning, and exploration for all children in the Kookaburra’s room.

With a heavy emphasis on growth and development, there is a range of experiences in the Kookaburra’s room waiting to be had. Our educators support this growth by implementing art and craft, playdough and sensory play, construction, music and movement, Munch and Move, sand and water play, cooking experiences, dramatic play, sharing books, puzzles and games. 

Educators support children’s understandings during these experiences, mainly focusing on the process and expression involved in each scenario. As children develop, the program becomes more challenging and varied to cater to each child’s emerging needs and interests and the group as a whole. 

The Kangaroo Room

3-5 Years

In the Kangaroo, our educators room provide a learning environment where there is a balance of stimulating educational planned and spontaneous experiences allowing the child to problem solve, make decisions and express themselves. 

Educators will continue to facilitate and scaffold the child’s learning by extending and challenging their skills and thinking. Dashing Ducks educators encourage children’s learning through play concerning safe and healthy living, cultural awareness and community connections. We focus on; 

In the Kangaroo room, children will be exposed to group projects on topics surrounding their interests guided by their educator, which helps support individual and room goals. Our group projects provide opportunities for children to develop their communication and social skills to learn more about the environment and community they live in. A range of experiences is available for children, including dramatic play, arts and crafts, Munch and Move, cooking experiences, construction, sharing books and discussion, and music and movement. 

To help children prepare for the transition to school, our preschool program also provides opportunities to familiarise themselves with skills needed when they begin formal schooling. Our program encourages children to be involved in group projects and interest-based learning. These experiences support communication and social skills and provide learning opportunities that incorporate literacy and numeracy skills. Scientific discoveries, art and craft, dramatic play, construction, music and movement also provide children with opportunities to be creative, make connections and express themselves. Our Preschool Program is delivered by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Click below to see our Transition to School Program.