Terrigal Beach – Dinky Di

G’day, and welcome to Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre Terrigal Beach!

We are a specialist extended hours pre school conveniently located right next to Terrigal Primary School.
Our experienced, professional and dedicated Educators, prepare your children for their transition to Kindergarten.
Our Centre Director Peta Pattenden has also designed a program unique to Dinky Di Terrigal Beach known as ‘Lagoon learning’.
Lagoon learning is an exciting excursion for the children to take part in to learn first-hand, about our very own lagoon environment!
Learn more about Lagoon Learning

Whilst we are a specialist pre school, we are open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm to assist our working families.

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Introduction to Dinky Di Terrigal

At Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre, 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.

In trusting us with your children you are also providing them with a genuine ‘Dinky Di’ opportunity for them to reach their potential as they approach primary education. But it needs to be FUN along the way to give kids the best chance of flourishing.

Men and ladies, grown and sweet, once had tiny little feet… And little people learn so fast, all leave small footprints where they’ve passed. Music gives them time to dance, their hand prints written in the sands. To grow and eat well every day, children need a place to play. We teach them, watch them, like the sky, their changing colours, Dinky Di. The sunshine falls where sunshine lands, we hold your children in good hands.


At Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre, we also love to innovate so we never have to follow others!

Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre offers premium quality Child Care at an affordable price, ensuring your child’s educational future. Our learning programs are based upon the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), focusing on the individual Child.  We also specialise in a unique School Readiness Program to ensure your child has a smooth transition to big school.

The EYLF programs we work with are constantly evolving and changing, ensuring the children at our centres receive the highest quality education. We take a play-based approach to teaching and ‘triple the music’ as we know that research into growth and learning is maximised when the brain is engaged in processing and playing with music and sounds. We firmly believe that children learn most effectively in environments that are nurturing, safe, challenging and fun. Our specially created new beachside landscape setting makes outdoor play interesting, intriguing and exciting!

  • Open 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday to Friday
  • Care for your little ones from 2 to 5 years of age
  • Age-appropriate care in one cosy homeroom
  • Trained and dedicated Early Childhood Educators
  • Safe Play and Learning in a Purpose built Environment
  • Technology, computer systems, and digital cameras to provide valuable feedback to parents and families
  • Security access via pin pad control
  • Very convenient position adjoining Terrigal Public School and only 800 metres to Terrigal shops and surf club

Dinky Di means GENUINE, and we provide outstanding, genuine care for your children!

Come in and feel free to meet our professional staff and we will gladly give you a guided tour of our Centre, anytime. Please email the centre for details on our daily fees.


Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre in Terrigal is approved to cater for up to 29 children per day with one cosy home room.
The theme that runs throughout the centre’s environment and the grounds are specifically designed to inspire while providing an ambient and peaceful atmosphere that is gender neutral.





Our Educators

For the Educators in any early childhood setting, teamwork and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the Services’ functioning, for ‘together everyone achieves more”.



Register Your Child

To avoid disappointment, please call the Centre to confirm vacancies prior to completing the Enrolment Form. The form must be printed out, completed and returned to the centre with original signatures, accompanied by the enrolment fee and your child’s original birth certificate and immunisation records.




Location:: 12 Havenview Road, Terrigal
NSW, 2260
Telephone: (02) 4384 7000
Centre Director: Peta
Email: terrigal@dinkydikids.com
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday
7:30 am – 5.30 pm.

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Introduction To Dinky Di Terrigal
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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.


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our Dinky Di information pack

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