Quality child care in Barton helping your child reach their full potential

Papilio Early Learning Barton

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Welcome to Papilio Early Learning, your best choice in early education, childcare and Preschool in Barton. We're welcoming new families to join our baby nursery, toddler program and Preschool. You're invited to visit for a free stay and play date or family tour today!

Your child's lifelong learning journey starts here! Our approach begins with a focus on baby sensory play and building secure attachments so our littlest learners develop the confidence they need to explore.

This is followed by exciting play-based toddler programs featuring opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy, and early socialisation skills. Children aged from 3-years old can join our Preschool programs, developing the school readiness skills they need to thrive in Primary School.

Ask about our Healthy Children enrichment program

"Research shows the first five years of your child's life are the most important. Our lifelong learning approach will support your child to develop emotionally, socially, physically and academically, no matter what age they begin with us, to ensure they develop a lifelong love of learning. Together, we can help your child reach their full potential." Dr Lesley Jones

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What's Provided

Healthy Children
Healthy Children learning themes in every day learning activities.
Introduction to STEAM concepts for our Preschool children.
Healthy Meals
Healthy Children learning themes in every day learning activities.
Long day care
Casual and flexible care are available to accomdate your family's needs.
In-centre sustainability program involving all age groups.
Weekly incursions
Two year Preschool program.
Our centre is easily accessible for those busy mornings and afternoons.
Connect with us during the day with our Storypark updates.
What our families say about us ...
  • "Staff are nice and good communication with parents by updating photos of activities though app. The environment is bright, clean and spacious, and there are good programs for children learning. Highly recommend."
    - Sarah, June 2020 (Google Review)
  • "The daycare is great. They have caters from different countries which encourages multiculturalism in the centre and the kids. They have lots of activities for the kids and the menu that gets prepared for them is very good quality."
    - Carlos, June 2020 (Google Review)
  • "A wonderful center with genuinely caring staff. My son loves it there and adores the educators. After he started over a year ago he started talking about the educators before getting to daycare and would squeal in delight when seeing them and giving them hugs. He's made great friends there too. I also like that it's not a large center, it has a nice intimate feel to it. I see all the fun activities he gets up to with daily photos and stories. I wish I could swap with him! "
    - Tessa, November 2019 (Google Review)
  • "We searched so many places for our daughter to feel safe and enjoy. We did try another larger center but our girl didnt like it. When we first visited Papilio the first thing we noticed was the calm relax environment that the children get to play in. We loved it and so did our daughter. The staff are are absolutely brilliant and a call out to Regina and Annie in the Toddlers room. They have invested a lot of time in helping our little transition into Day care and we cant thank them enough."
    - David, December 2019 (Facebook Review)

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Papilio Early Learning Barton

50 Blackall Street, Barton, Canberra ACT, 2600

(02) 6273 5080
Open Hours:
Monday to Friday,
7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Closed on public holidays