We believe in a collaborative and flexible approach to deliver exceptional care, education and service to our families.
Investing in and retaining the highest quality staff:

Recognising that the happiness of our children and families starts with our people. We do this by employing staff who are passionate and dedicated to nurturing and developing children, and create an environment where they are supported, empowered and valued for their contribution.

Accommodating the diverse needs of our families:

By offering flexible sessions and pricing options including no set start or finish times, generous grace periods, no fees for public holidays and discounts for holiday bookings. We also allow swap days where possible and flexible notice periods for booking changes. All this adds up to our families out of pocket expenses being up to 30% less than other centres with similar fees.

Owner operated:

Our owners are intimately involved in the operations which ensures a high quality service and allows the educators and management team to focus on the staff, children and families.

Family first mindset:

Embedded in our team’s culture is the drive to deliver outstanding service to our families and children.

Our daily fees are all-inclusive.

No surprises or extra charges for activities. Our fees include everything from nappies, bedding and chef-prepared nutritious meals; to activities (sport, music, gymnastics and nature-play), education/extra-curricular (foreign language, health and wellbeing, environmental and sustainability) and excursions (eg museum, parks, farms/zoos).

We believe in a collaborative and flexible approach to deliver exceptional care, education and service to our families.

Little Locals Auchenflower
5.0
Based on 9 reviews
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Michelle M
Michelle M
07:10 19 Aug 21
Could this be the first childcare centre built for kids?! I always thought childcare centres, were built for the... purpose of adults needs, until I stepped into Little Locals Auchenflower!Seeing is believing! The facilities are second to none. What child doesn’t like a water park! Indoor play slide! Play forts? Not to mention Bush Kindy, Pilates, Music, and Dance lessons. The food is made by a qualified chef, my daughter loves the food so much, I recreate some of the recipes at home!As a parent you often worry is my baby / child ok? I don’t worry at all, I know my daughter is in a supportive, inclusive environment and having the time of her life!read more
Alysia Mann
Alysia Mann
11:15 13 Aug 21
We love Little Locals. The management and educators are professional, capable, friendly and really dedicated to the... needs of the children. Our daughter enjoys the extra-curricular activities such as Bush Kindy, Pilates, Henny Penny Chickens and Wild Animal Encounters - there is always something new and exciting. Karen the chef cooks a variety of healthy, fresh meals. The centre has been built so beautifully in an old church and who doesn’t love the indoor slide !read more
Josie Rayner
Josie Rayner
06:31 25 Jun 21
As an educator at this service I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. The management team is extremely supportive and... has not only the children’s and families best interest at heart but also the educators. I have never worked somewhere with so much support and guidance. As the centre is growing so is the moral (the atmosphere is great). It’s such a wonderful company to work for and I absolutely love going to work each day. It honestly feels more like a family community compared to just a working environment. ❤️❤️❤️read more
Sarah H
Sarah H
05:12 11 May 21
We have been through 4 day care centres throughout our sons life, and Little Locals has by far exceeded our... expectations. Part of this includes their busy kindy program. Rory is always so excited to come home and share his stories and experiences from the day. A few weeks ago, we spent a Sunday morning venturing out to the area where Little Locals conduct bush kindy and let Rory lead us through his adventures. What we experienced was amazing and it really has created a sense of confidence for our son to be exposed to nature and learn the elements of world outside the classroom.Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for our children. Keep up the great work!read more
Jessica Bridges
Jessica Bridges
05:31 07 Apr 21
I know we've made the right decision in selecting Little Locals for our son. The care that he's given is exceptional... and although he's only been there for just over a month, we have already seen so much growth in his abilities. We'll be recommending Little Locals to all of our friends in the area.read more
Ronan Colgan
Ronan Colgan
09:57 01 Apr 21
We recently moved from another centre in the area and have been delighted with our choice. The centre is so well run... and makes us feel very confident that our child is in safe hands. We have found the carers to be the most engaging and hands on out of all the centres we have used over the years and their facilities are second to none. Incredible job to have achieved this level of standard in such a short period of time.read more
Michael Hands
Michael Hands
20:27 03 Jan 21
Our son has been at this day care for a coupleOf months and it is brilliant. The staff are caring and intuitive and... our boy has the best time every day. We have been to other day cares but few offer the level of care and attention that is offered here. We are so thankful for this daycare!read more
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5.0
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Andrew Bird
Andrew Bird
04:03 25 Jan 21
Amazing daycare center. Big rooms, friendly staff, clean and tidy play areas. I've had 3 of my 4 children go there with... absolutely no negative feelings about them. Cannot recommend them highly enoughread more
Melissa Harris
Melissa Harris
21:06 28 Jun 20
I had a good feeling about this daycare as soon as I walked in the door. Everyone's friendly and cheerful. My son has... been going here for a year now and I have no complaints. Excellent outdoor areas, activities and they also allow cloth nappies.read more
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mark garland
08:06 23 Jun 17
Excellent child care center, happy teachers and staff, clean environment and storypark app updates parents to view... daily events.read more
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Investing in and retaining the highest quality staff:

Recognising that the happiness of our children and families starts with our people. We do this by employing staff who are passionate and dedicated to nurturing and developing children, and create an environment where they are supported, empowered and valued for their contribution.

Accommodating the diverse needs of our families:

By offering flexible sessions and pricing options including no set start or finish times, generous grace periods, no fees for public holidays and discounts for holiday bookings. We also allow swap days where possible and flexible notice periods for booking changes. All this adds up to our families out of pocket expenses being up to 30% less than other centres with similar fees.

Owner operated:

Our owners are intimately involved in the operations which ensures a high quality service and allows the educators and management team to focus on the staff, children and families.

Family first mindset:

Embedded in our team’s culture is the drive to deliver outstanding service to our families and children.

Our daily fees are all-inclusive.

No surprises or extra charges for activities. Our fees include everything from nappies, bedding and chef-prepared nutritious meals; to activities (sport, music, gymnastics and nature-play), education/extra-curricular (foreign language, health and wellbeing, environmental and sustainability) and excursions (eg museum, parks, farms/zoos).

Education Philosophy

We adopt a variety of the world’s leading theories and approaches to ensure children’s learning and development is at the centre of everything we do. We take a collaborative approach to the learning process where we observe and adapt our teaching techniques to support the individual needs of each child. We listen attentively to their ideas and perspectives and tailor our curriculums and programs to suit, utilising a variety of proven strategies from meeting the child where they are, to providing structure and support along the way.

We understand that each child’s learning and development is influenced and enhanced by a variety of external factors and environments, which is why we incorporate the following into their daily experiences:


Family & Culture

Celebrating the individual characteristics of each child by partnering with parents to understand personality, culture and values.


Health & Wellbeing

Celebrating the individual characteristics of each child by partnering with parents to understand personality, culture and values.


Connection to Nature

Our programs incorporate environmental and sustainability education and action, to ensure we always lead by example. Our centres are purposely built with natural environments to support this.


Community Participation

Enhancing a child’s connection to their community through exposure to new experiences, people and places to build a sense of belonging and identity beyond the centre and home environment.


Social Learning

Applying social constructivism theories to support collaborative learning experiences where children work together to reach their goals. Children and teachers collaborate, negotiate, question, discuss and hypothesise to learn together. This helps to build strong trusting relationships with educators, peers and a sense of belonging in their environment.

We adopt a variety of the world’s leading theories and approaches to ensure children’s learning and development is at the centre of everything we do. We take a collaborative approach to the learning process where we observe and adapt our teaching techniques to support the individual needs of each child. We listen attentively to their ideas and perspectives and tailor our curriculums and programs to suit, utilising a variety of proven strategies from meeting the child where they are, to providing structure and support along the way.

We understand that each child’s learning and development is influenced and enhanced by a variety of external factors and environments, which is why we incorporate the following into their daily experiences:

Family & Culture

Celebrating the individual characteristics of each child by partnering with parents to understand personality, culture and values.

Health & Wellbeing

Celebrating the individual characteristics of each child by partnering with parents to understand personality, culture and values.

Connection to Nature

Our programs incorporate environmental and sustainability education and action, to ensure we always lead by example. Our centres are purposely built with natural environments to support this.

Community Participation

Enhancing a child’s connection to their community through exposure to new experiences, people and places to build a sense of belonging and identity beyond the centre and home environment.

Social Learning

Applying social constructivism theories to support collaborative learning experiences where children work together to reach their goals. Children and teachers collaborate, negotiate, question, discuss and hypothesise to learn together. This helps to build strong trusting relationships with educators, peers and a sense of belonging in their environment.

Our Values


Extraordinary People

A passionate team filled with highly-skilled and dedicated educators who bring warmth, love and happiness to every child’s day.


Family Focus

Supporting families in every way we can, with a flexible approach that’s tailored to you and your children.


Purposeful Play

A learning approach and environment that will enrich your child’s development, encourage individuality and ignite their imagination.


Life Skills

Preparing our children with socialisation and life skills such as confidence, forming friendships, sharing and problem solving.


Community

Making a real and meaningful contribution to our local community.

We are Warm: we are nurturing, caring and approachable.

We are Fun: we love to play and create an enjoyable environment for all.

We are Role Models: we lead by example.

We are Proud: we take pride in everything we do.

We are Honest: we always act with integrity.

We are Respectful: of diversity.

We are Team Players: helpful and encouraging.

We deliver Service with a Smile: we greet, listen and serve our families.

Our Values

Extraordinary People

A passionate team filled with highly-skilled and dedicated educators who bring warmth, love and happiness to every child’s day.

Family Focus

Supporting families in every way we can, with a flexible approach that’s tailored to you and your children.

Purposeful Play

A learning approach and environment that will enrich your child’s development, encourage individuality and ignite their imagination.

Life Skills

Preparing our children with socialisation and life skills such as confidence, forming friendships, sharing and problem solving.


Community

Making a real and meaningful contribution to our local community.

We are Warm: we are nurturing, caring and approachable.

We are Fun: we love to play and create an enjoyable environment for all.

We are Role Models: we lead by example.

We are Proud: we take pride in everything we do.

We are Honest: we always act with integrity.

We are Respectful: of diversity.

We are Team Players: helpful and encouraging.

We deliver Service with a Smile: we greet, listen and serve our families.