Alkira Early Learning Centre is a privately owned and operated, purpose-built Long Day Care Centre set against a natural rain forest background on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW. The Centre was designed with a vision to provide an exceeding service and education facility for families and the community.


After opening our doors in 2015 we quickly established our practices and brought our vision and philosophy to life and were rewarded with an exceeding rating just six months after opening. Our generous sized natural play space was designed to provide inviting open-ended interactions, exploration, discovery and connections with nature. Children are given agency over their play whilst being supported to test their abilities.

Over the past five years we have continued to build on our commitment to our philosophy and our presence in the community, advocating for children’s right to be and the importance of learning through play. After much hard work and dedication to our children, families, staff and our community, we excitedly began our second assessment and rating process, eager to share our achievements and show the assessor what makes us unique. After a relaxed and positive process, where our assessor commented on how warmly she felt received and how impressed she was with all our embedded practices, we were delighted to receive an exceeding rating in all seven areas. This achievement has given our team of 40 plus staff the recognition that their daily practices go above and beyond and a chance to reflect on the impact we all have in children’s lives and the importance of Early Childhood Education.