G’day, and welcome to Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre Tumbi Umbi!

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 natural ‘Aussie Bush-Yard’ landscape makes outdoor play interesting with these quality natural resources.

  • Open 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Trained and Dedicated Early Childhood Educators
  • Small Learning Groups
  • Age appropriate care in 5 homerooms
  • Safe Play and Learning in a state-of-the-art Purpose built Environment
  • Technology, computer systems, and digital cameras in each homeroom to provide valuable feedback to parents and families.
  • Security access via pin pad control
  • Excellent security with CCTV technology, intercom and security access and security systems.
  • Only 1 minute from Mingara and close to the Sydney / Newcastle M1 Motorway, Bay Village Shopping Centre and the townships of Tuggerah, Killarney Vale, Bateau Bay and Wamberal.

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.


Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre is approved to cater for up to 90 children per day with five home rooms. 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, team work and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the Services’ functioning, for ‘together everyone achieves more”.




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.




“We moved our 4yo from a small local centre (where she had been since 1yo) to Dinky Di Tumbi Umbi when she was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and a 12 month learning delay and it was the best decision we have made! She has advanced ten fold 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 …




Location: 201 Hansens Road, NSW, 2261
Telephone: (02) 4389 8888
Email: tumbiumbi@dinkydikids.com
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday
6:30 am – 6.30 pm, 52 weeks per year

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