Koala room – Ages 3-5 


Developing your child’s natural curiosity

The Koala room is catered for preschool children aged 3-5 years. This room averages 15 children a day, and as a result, educators are able to cultivate strong, meaningful bonds with each child at our service given holistic opportunities to make wholesome friendships.

Our preschool room focuses on play-based learning and scaffolding life skills through child rearing opportunities for learning.






Our on-going children’s development program offers educational and recreational programs which are designed to optimise the creativity, mental and physical advancement of your child. Self expression is encouraged through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as music, arts and crafts. Children’s interests are supported and encouraged through individual and group stimuli, all in the name of fun!


Our service offers a nutritiously appropriate menu with opportunities for children to try new, wholesome foods.

We offer breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea and a late snack.


Our service offers a child-led program centred around each child’s ideas, interests, culture, strengths, knowledge and abilities.

Our Educator’s apply intentional teaching strategies to scaffold every child’s learning and development through holistic approaches and shared observation.

Children are encouraged to progress developmentally though hands on approaches to learning, whilst every child is included to participate in the Educational Program.

Parents are able to view their child’s progress in the program through our online app which is updated daily.


What are the Centres operating hours?

The Centre is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

Are meals provided?

Our service offers a nutritiously appropriate menu with opportunities for children to try new, wholesome foods.

We offer breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea and a late snack. Infants also have lunch provided for them and are supported as they learn to navigate new textures and flavours.

What do I need to bring?

A labelled bag including your child’s lunch; cot-sized bed sheets; water bottle; pillow; spare clothes and a hat. 

Is it affordable?

Our daily fees are set competitively relative to other childcare centres in the Hills area.

The Centre is registered to provide Child Care Subsidy (CCS) assistance to families. CCS is means tested and is available to eligible families..

Centre Director

My name is Sarah and I am the Director here at The Hills little learners. I have been in early education for over 7 years. I hold a Diploma in Early childhood education and care as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have a passion for leadership and believe in creating a safe, supportive and engaging environment for everyone who comes to the centre, and building and maintaining positive and meaningful relationships with families and children.

I believe that part of our duty of care as educators is to equip children for life’s challenges and experiences by building a sense of identity and wellbeing through meaningful interactions and a holistic approach to each individual child’s needs. I also believe the environment is the ‘third teacher’ and that the environment should be flexible, supportive, nurturing and open ended; which encourages children to engage, interact freely and explore individually or in a group as play is the way that children make sense of the world in which they live.

Lead educator

My name is Aiken Johnson and I am the Lead Educator in the Koalas Room. I have experience as a Primary School teacher in New Zealand, and have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

I have a passion for working with children, and thoroughly enjoy providing them with engaging and interest led opportunities that enable them to succeed and learn. My teaching philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Being a mum of two sons myself, I strive to create a supportive and nurturing atmosphere where children can meet their full potential.

Enrol your child today

If the Hills Little Learners sounds like the right place for you, we would love to have you. To enrol, simply pop on down to the Centre for a tour and request an enrolment form to start the process. 

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book a tour today

We encourage families to come and view our Centre and meet our friendly staff to discuss your children and ask questions. Taking a tour is the perfect way to showcase our great learning environment and allows us to get to know you and your child better so we are able to provide the best care possible.

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