We differentiate ourselves from other early learning centres through our holistic approach to your child’s learning environment and journey.
We cherish early childhood, our mission is to cultivate connection, care, and respect in beautiful natural environments, that present a sense of gratitude and playful learning experiences.
Our practices are inspired by the beautiful aspects of Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy alongside current early childhood brain research. Our program is designed to support each child’s learning journey connected with their caregivers and surrounded by natural environments as key principles.
Our unique curriculum wires the patterns of the developing brain, forming lifelong learning processes, enabling much needed future problem solving abilities all the while connecting the intelligences of the open heart and will.
Our vision is to nurture and cherish every child surrounded by beauty to inspire their unique abilities and unfold their future unlimited potential.
Antara Childcare & Preschool is a value- based learning environment supporting your child to develop into a capable and unique individual.
Our values are embedded into everything we do every day;
- We believe children’s play is their work
- We encourage the living beauty of childhood imagination and support each child’s freedom while playing
- We believe all learning is unique for each child and adapting the environment is required to support each child’s developmental stage
- We believe we are all responsible custodians of our social and physical environment
- We value and respect cultural diversity, individual differences, and stages of individual child development
- We believe in honouring our Traditional Custodians of this land and offering opportunity for our children to connect to country
- We believe in a culture of ongoing learning and reflection among all Caregivers
- We value and support personal & professional development
We are truly lucky we found Carlton Childcare and Preschool. The staff are highly engaged and caring. The Director, Jing, is doing a great job with the School Readiness program. Post COVID they have now ramped up a great program of fun and educational activities such a Soccer Joeys, Happy Feet, Book Week, Science Incursion, Hatching chickens and regular walks on country and visits to many local playgrounds. It’s a very holistic and caring environment. My daughter will miss all the staff at CCP when she goes to primary school next year. Thanks for everything you do!
— Sarah C
Excellent educators who genuinely care for your child. They create a fun, safe environment for all and go above and beyond with new excursions, learning experiences and routines every week. My child has gone there for over three years now and is thriving in every way (mainly due to them!) I’m sure she will continue to visit for years to come. They have honestly been the greatest blessing for us both. Carlton Childcare and Preschool.
Wonderful and caring childcare centre. The staff are all brilliant miracle workers! They put a lot of effort and thought in their early learning programs and seem to be doing something new every week (Carlton Childcare and Preschool).
As a proud Wiradjuri mum, Antara Childcare and Preschool Bexley (Giggles) is a shining example of a childcare facility that beautifully incorporates Indigenous culture into its daily practices. I am incredibly impressed with the level of dedication and respect shown towards our traditions and customs. From the moment you walk through the doors of Antara Bexley, you can feel the warmth and inclusivity that is fostered within the centre. The educators are knowledgeable and skilled professionals who are passionate about creating an environment that celebrates
Indigenous culture. They go above and beyond to ensure that every child feels a sense of belonging and appreciation for Indigenous heritage. I am truly grateful to have found Antara Bexley, as it has provided my child with an enriching and respectful experience that celebrates culture. I highly recommend this centre to any parent who values diversity and wants their child to grow up with a deeper appreciation for Indigenous traditions.
Thank you to the team. You are all amazing!
Can’t speak highly enough of all the staff and care provided at this centre (Antara Bexley). After first having our daughter taken care of 10 years ago, it was without hesitation that we now have our son there. The care and education provided continues to be amazing. The comfort and ease provided by all educators especially during tough times like these we are all currently experiencing is something that as a working family has helped immensely and we are forever grateful.
Our daughter started with Antara Bexley (Giggles Early Learning Centre) in June. All of the carers have been so good, and she has felt so comfortable with the transition. We are so grateful, and Eloisa has been so happy. Thanks so much to all the carers for all you do. The other thing which we love are the number of activities that they run. Our daughter absolutely loves it.
One of the biggest fears a parent faces is trusting their child is safe when they can’t be there with them. Never once have I felt trepidation or anxiety leaving our daughter at your door. The love, care and learning you provide is unsurpassable. Each time I pick up, I ask her who was there, and who she played with and the first names are always all of her ‘friends’ – her teachers. If there is any doubt of the impact on her little heart, on her days at home she always wants to walk past kindy to see her friends and show off her new things “Everybody’s going to love this”. Thank you for your continuing care, you deserve all the respect and appreciation for helping grow our littlest people.
Our daughter has been at Antara Miranda (Wyralla Road Kindergarten) for the last 3 years, she is about to finish up and head to big school. We have absolutely loved her time there. The educators are all amazing, so nurturing and kind. We love the outdoor play and focus on nature and the indigenous history of the area. Would highly recommend the centre, we will miss it!
We moved our son to Antara Miranda (Wyralla Road Kindergarten) about 2 years ago after problems at another centre. He settled in straight away, the staff are fantastic. They are loving, warm and genuinely interested in the children’s well-being and development. He is about to start big school and I can’t thank them enough for looking after him. If you want a childcare that focuses on the child’s needs, happiness and growth then this is the place for you. A true home away from home.
I’ve never seen a childcare centre that consistently feels lively and makes everyone feel welcomed. The children are well cared for. The director and educators have a keen eye for detail, provides opportunities for the children to learn through play and has a natural caring nature.
Carlton Childcare and Preschool (The Little Cottage) always goes above and beyond for the children. My daughter loves all the fun activities she does on a daily basis and comes home with great stories on what they got up to. I love how the educators really nurture and support my daughter.
Antara Bexley (Giggles) are always providing new activities, play areas, toys and great incursions to keep the kids interested and engaged.
On Grandparents’ Day in March, the smiles and delight of Dexter’s teacher were obvious when she was saying that he was ready for school, keen to learn, well behaved, and plays with many children
I was impressed with how easily my eldest son transitioned from Antara Bexley (Giggles) to primary school. The Antara Bexley (Giggles) teachers were committed to ensuring each child was fully prepared for school
We would like to share our love and appreciation to all of the teachers and management who have made her first journey in life a fun and beautiful one. We couldn’t wish for a more caring and dedicated staff who in their busy day, find the time to learn a little about Sienna and the things she loves. Thank you for continuing to make our daughter’s journey memorable
As a dad, I’m very impressed with Carlton Childcare and Preschool (The Little Cottage). My son loves it. The staff there have helped bring out the very best in him. They provide so many different and varied activities that ensure no two weeks are the same.
I’m so grateful for the fact that I have found Carlton Childcare and Preschool (The Little Cottage) for my two and a half year old daughter, where she goes there 5 days a week and loves everything in there. The most important thing when finding a childcare centre, that every parent would be concerned about, is the trust you have in them. The staff in Carlton Childcare and Preschool are nice and friendly, but most importantly, they all love kids and care for them.
We are so thankful to every single one of you for always being so supportive, kind and looking after Shreyana so well. Thank you for always listening to our concerns and working on it towards Shreyana’s journey. Without your guidance and support it wouldn’t be possible for us to raise Shreyana so well. Along with Shreyana, we miss you all and always will be grateful towards the teachers and centre
I am so happy with the girls at Antara Miranda (Wyralla) and my daughter absolutely loves it there! I could not recommend it enough. The girls make you feel so welcome!
Our children have been attending Antara Miranda (Wyralla) kindergarten for the past 3 years. We have nothing but praise for this professional, caring and friendly child care centre.
I cannot thank you enough for your continued professionalism and dedication! The amazing energy you put into each and everyday with the children is admirable. We love you
It is a privilege and honour to work alongside professional educators that inspire and challenge me to constantly evolve. My desire to create an organisation of genuine connection is easily achieved when I am surrounded by students of life who are curious and devoted to their inner personal development and continued professional development. I am blessed and grateful to be connected to these human beings as well as lead this organisation.