Quality child care in Ashburton helping your child reach their full potential

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 nurserytoddler 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.   

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“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 ...
  • "Papilio is a great place for kids. We have our daughter in there and she absolutely loves it. The staff are caring and helpful. We really appreciate the education provided by Darren at the centre and the overall engagement with the kids. We'd definitely recommend Papilio to anyone who is looking for a good childcare centre."
    - Aneta Koziarz, November 2019 (Google Review)
  • "A really good Kinder with the convenience of long day care under the one roof. Wonderful staff that care for the kids like family. We’ve really appreciated the educational and fun play based learning provided to our son this past year. Thank you to all the Papilio team for the great service you provide!"
    - Bob Kolody, November 2019 (Google Review)
  • "We've had a fantastic experience for the last 2 years my daughter has been at the centre. The carers are awesome, everyone is so helpful and engaged with the kids. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a daycare centre to consider this one."
    - Annik Pearson, October 2019 (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