Welcome to Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres
The origin of what has become ‘Dinky Di’ began back in 2004, when our Founding Director, Ty Blanch laid the first stone of his brand new, ‘state of the art’ Child Care facility in Morisset. The brand was in part inspired by the legendary Steve Irwin, and whilst the name ‘Dinky Di’ is synonymous with Australia and all things honest and genuine about our amazing country, the fact that ‘Dinky’ is an anagram of ‘Kindy’, made the name all the more appropriate.
We provide premium quality Early Education and Care at an affordable price, and pride ourselves on ensuring we stay the best, not necessarily the biggest. At Dinky Di Learning, we believe we are big enough to know and small enough to care.
In 2009, Ty partnered with fellow Directors Michael and Darren to operate a second centre By keeping our focus on the care and education of the children entrusted to us and driven by a group of highly qualified, caring and motivated Educators, Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres now delivers premium Early Education and Care to the communities of Morisset, Tumbi Umbi, and Terrigal.
It is definitely all about the people at Dinky Di! Our team of Early Education and Care professionals are the driving force behind our brand, and are supported by a Management team of industry leaders to deliver Premium Early Education and Care.
Animals, plants, our environment and a deep respect for all life in general are part of our philosophy and are embedded within our daily practices.
Music also holds a special place in our hearts at Dinky Di. Not only because it is fun for the children to experiment and learn through music and movement, but because we embrace the research that shows how the brains of young children develop differently when they are immersed in music as often as possible from a young age.
At Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres our team of Educators, alongside our children and families, continually reflect, analyse and develop our programs. Drawing on a range of different Early Childhood developmental theorists, they create and facilitate rich learning environments that connect the emotional and logical sides of our children’s brains so that they will be able to combine critical thinking and learning skills as they navigate their life journey.
Children’s early learning influences their life chances. Wellbeing and a strong sense of connection, optimism and engagement enable children to develop a positive attitude to learning.
We look forward to welcoming your family into the Dinky Di family as we work together to help facilitate your child’s Early Learning Journey.
Our Educators are the driving force that enable us to lead the way in the provision of Premium Early Education and Care.
We are lucky to have a team of dedicated Early Education and Care professionals forming the team for Dinky Di Children. Our team are well versed in child development theory and practices, and keep abreast of current trends within the Early childhood education and care industry. They work together to ensure the facilitation of exceptional learning programs for the children and families across all of our services.