Our Dinky Di Children’s Learning centres offer trusted, quality and affordable child care in a welcoming and secure learning environment across the Central Coast and Hunter regions. With our innovative and genuine approach to care and learning, we focus on helping your child unlock their full potential as they approach primary education.
At Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres, we really understand that no one can take your place in giving your own child the very best environment and care. When you can’t be there, you can rest assured that your precious children in our care are our first priority, and we will provide the best care in the world for them to enable them to learn and grow in a secure and loving environment.
Our Morisset, Lake Haven and Tumbi Umbi Centres specialise in providing exceptional child care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years with the best in technology and traditional care, and a focus on music in learning and quality nutrition. Our new Terrigal centre provides the same premium child care for children aged 2 years to 6 years.
In trusting us with your children you are also providing them with a genuine ‘Dinky Di’ opportunity for them to reach their potential in a safe and secure environment. With an abundance of resources provided to challenge and develop your child’s natural talents and interests, our Dinky Di facilities ensure your child’s educational future!
At Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre, we love to innovate so we never have to follow others. Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres offer premium quality Child Care at an affordable price, and we would love for you to make an appointment to come in and look around the Centre in person. If you have any questions, or if you would like to take us up on our offer for a personalised tour, please do not hesitate to contact us.
“Dinky Di means GENUINE, and we provide outstanding, genuine care for your children!”
Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres are specifically designed to inspire, while providing an ambient and peaceful atmosphere that is gender neutral. Each of the rooms and adjoining amenities is purpose built to cater for specific age groups.
At Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre, we have the knowledge and the depth of experience to ensure your child has the best possible start in life!
We feel that our staff are the most valuable asset and that when our staff are happy, the children and their families are happy too. Our Early Childhood professionals are genuinely dedicated to the development of every child.
Let’s put the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) under the microscope! The Child Care Subsidy is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees. The Child Care Subsidy that commenced on 2 July 2018:
Lagoon Learning is a unique learning experience at Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre, Terrigal Beach. This incredibly engaging experience was introduced by our Centre Director, Peta Pattenden. Peta recognised that amongst the excitement and fun, Lagoon Learning extends our learning environments for the children and provides many opportunities to engage with our local community.
My son absolutely loves Dinky Di Terrigal. At the last daycare, we had him he was crying every time I left him. Thank you to Dinky Di Terrigal he races off to hang out with his Mates and have great fun. We couldn’t be more pleased with the daycare that Miss Cassie runs. As a working mum, it certainly makes my day go better when I know that my son is happily playing enjoying his day: getting muddy, doing art and rocking around with his friends.
Cassie and the team at Dinky Di Terrigal have been amazing, over the past few weeks, the kids have settled in really well. Drop off's were pain (and tear) free and the kids seem to enjoy their day so much I had trouble getting them to leave. I love the detailed reports during the day, explaining in depth what the kids had been up to and personalised stories of their adventures. The stories made me giggle and make being away from them for the day that little bit easier knowing they are being so well looked after. Thanks so much, I would definitely recommend Dinky Di Terrigal to anyone. 😊
Thank you so much to all the staff at Dinky Di. My daughter can be quite shy but since being at Dinky Di Terrigal her confidence has grown, she’s so happy to go to preschool, all the staff are amazing and go above and beyond, I have to say that love the great communication with the staff I especially love to read my email I get about my daughters day and all the photos with a big smile on her face, Thank you so much for making my daughters day at preschool so happy. Thank you so much I’m one happy parent.
We couldn’t be happier with Dinky Di. After changing daycares, we worried that it would take time for Quinn to adapt and settle again, but this was not the case. Quinn settled immediately and is always happy in the updates we receive. She’s loving her time at Dinky Di and we are very happy as well. We love the daily updates and pictures, the best part of our day is receiving them. The staff have been very welcoming, loving and caring towards Quinn.
When I moved to the local area I was hesitant to change my son’s daycare. I went to a couple of orientations at the local daycare providers and Dinky Di stood out from the rest. My son and I are so happy, he settled in quickly due to the way staff love and support him, every teacher in the daycare knows my child by name and likes, dislikes and comforts, even teachers that are not in his room. I also receive daily photos and updates of what he has been up to and also what he has eaten. I would recommend this school to everyone. One very happy mother and son.
“We moved our 4 year old from a small local centre (where she had been since 1yo) to Dinky Di Tumbi Umbi when she was diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder and a 12 month learning delay and it was the best decision we have made! She has advanced tenfold in language, socialising and toilet training in just 5 months. Our OT did a preschool visit after 2 months and commented that she was a different child and Dinky Di already had in place all the interventions she usually recommends to centres! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality, consistent and positive focused care”
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