Dashing Ducks

Unconditional Love & Care

20+ Years in childcare

The approved providers have been in the childcare industry for over 20 years. Entering as an educator, Paula prides herself on putting into practice her understanding of what makes an excellent centre.

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

We’ve proudly been in childcare for over 20 years, and are grateful that we’re able to share learnings from our experiences with our staff to help your children achieve goals, and reach their potential.

Our educators are always available in the mornings and afternoons, to discuss the child’s day, or an appointment can be made. We encourage family input into our program and keep families informed of what is happening at our centre through the application EarlyWorks. EarlyWorks is an application used by the Dashing Ducks team to give daily updates of the children’s activity to parents throughout the day.

Welcome to Dashing Ducks

At Dashing Ducks Pre-School, we believe in children having access to educators that will nurture and enhance their curiosity, leading to natural learners by the time they arrive at primary school. These first partnerships between the Dashing Ducks educators and your children are essential for creating and facilitating young learners with the tools they need for the rest of their life.

Teacher during the lesson with the kids


We believe that every child is unique and deserves the right to high-quality education and care. We believe that children are capable learners. We will provide opportunities for children to be independent, make decisions, collaborate, and build confidence and self-esteem.


To 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 childhood education. At the same time, we create a positive and rewarding environment for those who work in our Pre-School.
Teacher and kids examining plant
Teacher and children in art class

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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.