Anastasia Papadopoulos and Simon Leverton own and operate four centres within the St George and Sutherland areas. Each of the family owned and operated centres, Giggles Early Learning Centre (Bexley), The Little Cottage (Carlton), Happy Feet Child Care Centre (Carlton) and Wyralla Road Kindergarten (Miranda) is very well known in the local community for their excellence in the delivery of children’s services, contribution to the local community and support of numerous charities.

Giggles Early Learning Centre, The Little Cottage, Happy Feet Child Care Centre and Wyralla Road Kindergarten continue to be recognised as leaders in their field for excellence in the delivery of children’s learning year after year in many business and industry awards including the St George Leader Small Business Awards, Rockdale Council Awards, Australian Small Business Champion Awards and the Australian Family Early Education & Care Awards – often going ‘head to head’ in aiming for the coveted title. Charity and community engagement extends to Oxfam, The Nappy Collective, supporting local nursing homes and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Parents of two gorgeous young children, Anastasia and Simon know and appreciate the necessity to provide a superior service, yet in warm, homely and friendly environment. They pride themselves on having an exceptional team of educators who are equally as passionate about early childhood education and consider their team, and children who attend, as an extension to their own family. Such is this strong bond that’s created, many families continue to return as clients as their families grow and even come back to say ‘hi’ when their little ones are attending ‘big school’.

Anastasia and Simon have helped create a wonderful workplace culture at each of their centres and as such, have long standing educators and Centre Directors that have been in their roles for over 12 years! They pride themselves in creating a family environment, watching their educators grow into valued leaders of the organisation, with families now of their own! This happy and skilled environment helps create stability and routine for children in our care. Our team of educators are dedicated and passionate about providing your children with programs and experiences that assist them with lifelong skills and build a sense of belonging and security. Our friendly team are always approachable for any questions or concerns about your child and are only too happy to assist wherever possible to ensure your experience at our centres are an enjoyable and memorable one.

Our Awards

Wyralla Road Kindergarten (Miranda)

2016

FINALIST Sutherland Shire Small Business Awards

2014

FINALIST Sutherland Shire Small Business Awards

2013

FINALIST Sutherland Shire Small Business Awards

FINALIST ‘Early Childhood Service of the Year’ Australian Family Early Education & Care Awards