Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm


It is our policy that families pay an enrolment fee of $50 when your child's position has been confirmed. In return your child will receive a Lilly Pilly South ELC Tshirt, bag and hat. As fees are paid on a weekly in-advance basis, on commencement, you will need to pay a week in advance. If we are able to approximate what your weekly fee will be (less Childcare Benefit) you will only need to pay this reduced amount. Fees are then payable weekly by the Ezidebit Direct Debit payment system. If you are paid your salary on a fortnightly or monthly basis, it is your responsibility to ensure your funds are sufficient each week to cover the direct debit.

Due to pressure on places at the Centre, families whose direct debit payments are declined for two consecutive fortnights without prior and reasonable explanation will, upon warning, lose their place to one of the children on the waiting list.

Payments need to be paid by direct debit from your bank account or credit card.


Our service is committed to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Observations of all children enrolled in our service will be documented and kept for future reference and reflection, through use of electronic portfolios.

Children's portfolios will be available for a child's family members to look at although they remain the property of the centre for the duration of the child's enrolment.

Portfolios have additional material added regularly by educators, families and children and reflected upon by educators to ensure programming for each child remains relevant to their interests and developmental stage.

Early Years Learning Framework

  • Each child's learning will be based on their interests and strengths and guided by our educators.
  • Educators must work in collaboration with families to provide relevant learning experiences for each child, based on their interests and family experiences.
  • Every child will be equally valued and their achievements and learning celebrated.
  • Educators will observe and record the strengths and learning of each child.
  • Educators will work closely with children and families to generate ideas for the curriculum.
  • Learning Outcomes will be linked to the curriculum during and after each child's learning has occurred. The curriculum must not be preprogrammed to match specific Learning Outcomes. The curriculum will be based on the children's interests, educators extending children's interests, spontaneous experiences and family input.
  • Where appropriate, the centre will liaise with external agencies and support persons to best educate and care for children with additional needs.
  • Where appropriate, the curriculum (play and learning experiences) will build and develop each child's Learning Stories, Portfolio and Observations of each child's strengths and achievements.
  • The curriculum will be evaluated and reflected upon each week by educators.

Learning and Play

  • Children are encouraged to express themselves creatively through a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Children's fine and gross motor skills are strengthened and developed through a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities including manipulative play, block play, sensory play, dramatic play, drawing and other physical activities such as running and skipping.
  • Mathematics and science concepts along with exploration of natural aspects of our environment are encouraged through block play, building, cooking, water play, sensory play, collecting natural materials such as leaves and rocks and gardening.
  • Language development is encouraged through educators modelling language, show and tell, story time, games, poems and dramatic play experiences.
  • Social/emotional and independence skills are strengthened through activities such as roleplay, dramatic play, group games and self-help tasks.
  • Music and movement activities encourage physical, social and creative areas of a child's development.
  • Road safety, hygiene, dental care and nutrition will all be incorporated in the weekly program.

Click here to download a copy of Our Curriculum for your records.

Extra Curricular Activities

Here at Lilly Pilly South we offer the following extra curriculum activities on a weekly basis:
Fast Feet Fitness and Modified Sports Program
This is a new program at Lilly Pilly South that offers a variety of sports exercises such as Gymnastics, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Football (Soccer) and Athletics!

Please visit Fast Feet for more information.

Fast Feet is a childcare centre based, team-sports program for children 2.5 - 6 years. Our high quality, athlete-designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 6 diverse sports on a 3-Week rotation in a fun, non-competitive, team-based environment.
Kids In the Garden
The children will have ongoing fun while experiencing the joy of looking after their very own garden. This program is offered fortnightly for the Preschool children.
Coast Kids Club visits once a week.
Coffs Coast Kids Club offers a program to give kids the opportunity to develop balance, strength, coordination, fitness and flexibility in a non-competitive environment while having lots of fun!

Coffs Coast Kids Club is run by Carla Marchant — a local fitness instructor, Yoga instructor, Zumba instructor, art curator and mum of two who is passionate about improving the quality of life of the kids in the Coffs Coast community. Carla creates an environment where kids can express themselves creatively, learn to move their bodies, dance, laugh, play and learn.

Lilly Pilly South loves to provide a variety of extracurricular activities that support a holistic approach to cater for each individual learning style.

Click here to download a copy of our Extracurricular Activities for your records.