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

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Baby Day Care (0-18 Months)
Baby Day Care (0-18 Months)
Toddler Child Care (18 Months-3 Years)
Toddler Child Care (18 Months-3 Years)
Kindergarten & Preschool (3-5 Years)
Kindergarten & Preschool (3-5 Years)

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We understand every child is unique
We understand every child is unique

When choosing a child care centre, take the time to meet the people who can give your child the best possible start in life. Our educators work hard to inspire and nurture individuality, one connection at a time.

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Why should you meet us?
  • We are passionate early childhood educators with many years experience
  • We are a Lifelong Learning Child Care centre
  • Our centre is government accredited and ACECQA rated
  • Proudly Meeting the National Quality Standard
  • We inspire and nurture individuality in every child
Our unique research-based approach to early years education is designed to grow a love of lifelong learning in every child, from birth to school age and beyond.
Lifelong Learning Centre
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)