Happy Valley

Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre

Happy Valley

Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre

Address

12 Happy Valley Drive, Happy Valley SA 5159

Phone number

(08) 8270 1377

Enrolment enquiry

Delivering quality childcare to families in Happy Valley and surrounding areas

Our Happy Valley centre is a friendly, caring environment, where child initiated experiences and interests are supported and recognised by a team of experienced educators. Take a sneak peak inside our centre below...

About the centre

Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre provides an emergent, child-based curriculum, based on the Early Years Learning Framework.

Healthy food is enjoyed daily by the children. Our menu is simple yet varied encouraging the discovery of different tastes and textures, which we continuously add new and interesting recipes reflecting the seasons, our garden produce and community events.

Our gardens include a tepee healthy snack garden, fruit trees, a no-dig vegetable patch, indigenous plants and flowers where children can develop a passion growing and caring for plants.

Recycling is an embedded practice with composting part of our daily routine. Children learn how to care for worms, our environment, creating sustainability for the future.

Inside our centre is extremely inviting, brimming with loads of resources in all six rooms, including a large foyer area where we host and invite families to participate in centre celebrations and workshops.

About the centre

Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre provides an emergent, child-based curriculum, based on the Early Years Learning Framework.

Healthy food is enjoyed daily by the children. Our menu is simple yet varied encouraging the discovery of different tastes and textures, which we continuously add new and interesting recipes reflecting the seasons, our garden produce and community events.

Our gardens include a tepee healthy snack garden, fruit trees, a no-dig vegetable patch, indigenous plants and flowers where children can develop a passion growing and caring for plants.

Recycling is an embedded practice with composting part of our daily routine. Children learn how to care for worms, our environment, creating sustainability for the future.

Inside our centre is extremely inviting, brimming with loads of resources in all six rooms, including a large foyer area where we host and invite families to participate in centre celebrations and workshops.

Centre features

We provide a supportive and stimulating environment, where children learn through play which is enhanced by intentional teaching.

Centre highlights

  • Developmentally age-appropriate curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Nutritious meals cooked on-site following the Nutrition Australia Guidelines
  • Nappies, linen, hats and sunscreen provided
  • Networks with local kindergarten
  • Experienced, friendly, qualified team of professional educators
  • Storypark app used as an online interactive communication platform
  • Kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holiday rates and armed forces personnel rates apply
Centre facilities
Centre highlights

Centre highlights

  • Developmentally age-appropriate curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Nutritious meals cooked on-site following the Nutrition Australia Guidelines
  • Nappies, linen, hats and sunscreen provided
  • Networks with local kindergarten
  • Experienced, friendly, qualified team of professional educators
  • Storypark app used as an online interactive communication platform
  • Kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holiday rates and armed forces personnel rates apply

Hear from families who have attended our Happy Valley childcare centre...

Well run. Staff always friendly and show they really love kids.

Robert Ardill
Happy Valley Centre

Meet the centre director

Hello, my name is Janet Barratt and I am the centre director here at Stepping Stone Happy Valley. I am married and we have an amazing family including grandchildren which we thoroughly enjoy spending time with.

I started in the childcare industry when I was 17 because I liked the idea of caring for and educating individuals. Children’s minds are like sponges- they absorb lots of information from a very young age. I have been in the child care industry for over 35 years and throughout my years I have had the pleasure of being part of many families lives through educating their children.

I am passionate about educating young children and this is a great opportunity for me to continue my journey of providing a calm, safe, secure, and educational environment for each child to develop at their own pace, and to work with families and my team to provide the best possible care for each individual child.

I look forward to meeting you and showing you through our remarkable centre.

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Where to find us

Centre contact details

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday

Address: 12 Happy Valley Drive, Happy Valley SA 5159

Phone: (08) 8321 9400

Capacity: 100 children

Centre Director: Janet Barratt

Assistant Director: Maddison Armour

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An innovative, child-focussed curriculum

Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre provides an emergent, child-based curriculum, based on the Early Years Learning Framework. We encourage each child to develop a sense of being, belonging and becoming.

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