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Papilio Early Learning Ashburton

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Welcome to Papilio Early Learning, your best choice in early education, childcare and Kindergarten in Ashburton. We're welcoming new families to join our baby nursery, toddler program and Kindergarten. You're invited to visit for a free stay and play date or family tour today!

Your child's lifelong learning journey starts here! Our approach begins with a focus on baby sensory play and building secure attachments so our littlest learners develop the confidence they need to explore.

This is followed by exciting play-based toddler programs featuring opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy, and early socialisation skills. Children aged from 3-years old can join our Kindergarten programs, developing the school readiness skills they need to thrive in Primary School.

Ask about our Healthy Children enrichment program

"Research shows the first five years of your child's life are the most important. Our lifelong learning approach will support your child to develop emotionally, socially, physically and academically, no matter what age they begin with us, to ensure they develop a lifelong love of learning. Together, we can help your child reach their full potential." Dr Lesley Jones

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What's Provided

Healthy Children
Healthy Children learning themes in every day learning activities.
Introduction to STEAM concepts for our Kindergarten children.
Healthy Meals
Highly qualified and experienced educators with a passion for making a difference in children's lives.
Long day care
Casual and flexible care are available to accomdate your family's needs.
In-centre sustainability program involving all age groups.
Weekly incursions
Approved Kindergarten program.
Our centre is easily accessible for those busy mornings and afternoons.
Connect with us during the day with our Storypark updates.
What our families say about us ...
  • "Sending our daughter to Papilio early learning center Ashburton was the right choice and a good decision. The educators are very helpful; they guided us at every step and helped whenever we needed the most. Center manager Dani, always comes forward and helps. Our daughter has learnt a lot and we thank each and every educator at Papilio. Thanks a lot for the support in this journey."
    - Suhas, September 2020 (Google Review)
  • "Choosing Papilio Ashburton was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made... and that was over 4 years ago! Both our boys love it, and so do we. The staff are all amazing- so caring and also creative, they foster a lovely environment for curious minds. "
    - Ali, August 2020 (Google Review)
  • "We love Papilio Ashburton! My son adores his educators and always wants to go and visit them. He’s well fed, the food is balanced and healthy, but not too much- he still gets yummy snacks! The communication is great and Dani the centre manager is always on hand to talk. It’s just a really great childcare."
    - Alice, August 2020 (Google Review)
  • "The kinder program is absolutely fantastic. Always new and exciting activities each day to engage the children, fun science-based experiments and lots of learning opportunities. The excursions were also brilliant, my son still talks about places they visited nearly a year ago! Highly recommend if you are looking for childcare with a great kinder program."
    - Jodie Place, January 2020 (Facebook Review)

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Papilio Early Learning Ashburton

21 Vears Road, Ashburton, VIC, 3147

(03) 9885 2380
Open Hours:
Monday to Friday,
7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Closed on public holidays