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Our Promise

We nurture through experiential learning and getting in touch with nature. Our goal is to ensure our children are encouraged to be that, children! And learn through play and creativity.

Through the provision of child guided, responsive, nature based learning we grow creative and innovative problem solvers, responsible adventurers and playful collaborative thinkers. Hands on, experiential learning encourages a child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.

Life-long Learning Begins With Us

Our Story

We believe that hands-on, experiential learning is the best educational approach for children and we do this through a strong connection to nature and the outdoors, interest-lead learning, emergent curriculum, a play-based focus, enquiry-based teaching style and authentic play. When children’s natural curiosity is encouraged, learning flows organically.

Our educators are highly experienced and qualified. We pride ourselves in having staff who have a good mix of both the educational foundations as reflected in the ‘paper’ certificate, and who also have built on this foundation a strong structure of practical experience. We believe creating a culture of life-long learning begins with us!

When children’s natural curiosity is encouraged, learning flows organically

Our Accreditations

All Staff are First Aid Qualified & Blue Card Holders

Licensed by ACECQA. Registered for CCB and CCR

Licensed by the Office of Early Childhood, Education and Care

What parents say about us?

The cheerfulness and the exuberance that the staff show on a daily basis is a testimonial to their passion for child care. Our kids come home filthy with dirt in places unimaginable but they are the happiest we have ever seen them. I could not recommend Eskay kids at Springfield more highly to any parent that may be dubious about sending their child to child care – they will LOVE it!

Matt and Aliciafrom Springfield Centre

We choose the centre because of the engaging environment that children have that connects with nature and play-based learning. Staff were welcoming, understanding and above all, focused on the children’s well being. The communication with parents is exemplary and the care, support and organisation within the centre is second to none. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Karana Downs Eskay family!

Sarahfrom Karana Centre

Fantastic daycare, love it so much the carers have so much passion for what they do. I am so pleased with my decision to change daycare and put my daughtyer into care here!!! Thanks for a fantastic job ladies!!

Bridget Vfrom Springfield Centre

Just wanted to say that Trisha and the staff at Karana have been more than accommodating and willing to provide the best opportunities for every child (and their family). You go above and beyond every day to make the child’s day enjoyable and the parents at ease. Thank you

Kristyfrom Karana Centre



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Do you remember that special natural place you played in as a child? Under the house ….. In the back yard ….. On the beach ….. Down by the creek? Do you remember the joys of a muddy puddle? The excitement of playing in the rain? Looking at a butterfly? Watching ants? Making up games? ….. Believing that anything is possible? At Eskay Kids, authentic childhoods are our specialty!