Lockleys

Stepping Stone Lockleys Childcare & Early Development Centre

Lockleys

Stepping Stone Lockleys Childcare & Early Development Centre

Address

348-350 Henley Beach Road, Lockleys SA 5032

Phone number

(08) 8270 1377

Enrolment enquiry

Delivering quality childcare to families in Lockleys and surrounding areas

We have 5 rooms offering an extensive range of educational resources. A planting area provides opportunities for children to regularly engage in growing and nurturing a variety of plants and fruits, which can then be used in cooking experiences. Take a sneak peak inside our centre below...

About the centre

We have two lovely outdoor spaces both filled with a range of natural elements including rocks, sand, pebbles, bark and plants for the children to explore. We have a planting section that is filled with fruit trees, vegetable patches and flowers that provides children opportunities to begin to develop an understanding and appreciation of environmental sustainability.

Our curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework ensuring all children are supported to develop and reach milestones at their own pace. Opportunities are provided for families to meet with educators to discuss their child’s progress and contribute input into their child’s learning journey.

We embrace all cultures and encourage families to share important traditions and celebrations with the centre to be included in the program for all children to experience.

Stepping Stone Lockleys is a place where children can learn, grow and develop and create lifelong memories.

About the centre

We have two lovely outdoor spaces both filled with a range of natural elements including rocks, sand, pebbles, bark and plants for the children to explore. We have a planting section that is filled with fruit trees, vegetable patches and flowers that provides children opportunities to begin to develop an understanding and appreciation of environmental sustainability.

Our curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework ensuring all children are supported to develop and reach milestones at their own pace. Opportunities are provided for families to meet with educators to discuss their child’s progress and contribute input into their child’s learning.

We embrace all cultures and encourage families to share important traditions and celebrations with the centre to be included in the program for all children to experience.

Stepping Stone Lockleys is a place where children can learn, grow and develop and create lifelong memories.

Centre features

We offer individual and group experiences, indoor and outdoor activities, promote physical development, create an understanding of sustainability and an awareness of the world in which we live.

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
  • 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
  • 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 Lockleys childcare centre...

I highly recommend Stepping Stone Lockleys to any family.  From the moment we stepped foot into the centre, it felt like a second home to us. The educators there are friendly and care for the children as if they were their own. Any concerns addressed are also actioned upon in timely manner. My daughter enjoys her time there and often tells me about the things she do with her friends.

Tiff Tay
Lockleys Centre

It was so important for us to find a childcare centre that would essentially be an extension of our home. It has almost been 12 months now since our son joined the centre and we count ourselves so lucky. The staff consistently keep us updated as to our little man’s progress. The effort that goes into designing and creating activities that are educational, creative and fun is exceptional. Thank you for being such a valuable extension of our parenting journey.

Faith & Sean Conaghty
Lockleys Centre

Could not recommend Stepping Stones Lockleys highly enough! The staff are incredibly caring and genuinely invested in the children. My son enjoys his days there and he is continually learning new things and building relationships with others. 

Lauren Copeland
Lockleys Centre

From the moment you enter Stepping Stone Lockleys you get a sense of warmth and a homely feeling.

The educators and management are very approachable and happy to help with any request that is thrown their way in order to avoid any tears from my son.

When I exit the centre doors after drop off, I feel at ease knowing my son is in good hands.

Helen & Michael Koutsoukos
Lockleys Centre

From day one I’ve had the reassurance that my son is in safe and capable hands.

The Educators have been wonderful and very supportive of my sons development and individual needs.

Alex Iry
Lockleys Centre

It’s such a good feeling when you can drop your child off, the most precious thing in your world, and feel confident that your child’s needs will be met, they will be safe and they will be loved.

Thank you to Teresa and her lovely staff for continuing to provide the utmost care for our children.

Natasha Gschwend
Lockleys Centre

From day one, I have absolutely loved the centre. Whenever I walk in I’m always greeted with the most loveliest carers. The staff have always welcomed us to be apart of the centre to watch my daughter play, learn and grow.

Zoe & Tyson Newman
Lockleys Centre

We would like to thank you and your team for their genuine love, patience and consistency in looking after Kobe. With that reason, we look forward to sending Kobe’s baby brother to your centre in the future. 

Allan & Adeline
Lockleys Centre

Meet the centre director

Hello, my name is Teresa Nastasi and I am the centre director of Stepping Stone Lockleys.

I would like to take this opportunity of telling you a little about myself. I have been married since 1980, my husband and I have four daughters – three are married and our youngest lives at home with us. We have four grandchildren.

I have been working in early childhood education for 25 years and I possess a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. Throughout my career, I have worked as a team leader, assistant director and centre director and have also worked at the Education Department. I am proud to now be leading the team here at Stepping Stone Lockleys.

I believe that children are our future, and as such children must be nurtured, providing the best possible care. I hold strong beliefs in ensuring our centre offers a warm and inviting environment for all – children, families and staff. The centre is proud of being a warm, friendly and safe place where children can learn through play at their own pace.  Our educators are passionate and committed to providing the children with the best possible quality of care.

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

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Where to find us

Centre contact details

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

Address: 348-350 Henley Beach Road, Lockleys SA 5032

Phone: (08) 8352 4381

Capacity: 75 children

Centre Director: Teresa Nastasi

Assistant Director: Madhu Ching

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