A home away from home for little ones


Our babies enjoy their own cottage made up of a large, sunny playroom, two beautiful cot rooms, a nappy change room, a separate bottle preparation and a welcoming hall from our front door. We love that entering our Nursery cottage is the same as arriving into a home. A standalone cottage affords our babies a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of older children.

Our Nursery children spend their days in smaller, age-appropriate groups. Their internal space has floor to ceiling glass doors allowing babies to see outside to the trees, birds, families arriving/departing and of course, Stella! The outdoor space includes a lawn with real grass, a sandpit and an undercover wrap around verandah.

We respect that each baby is unique and we follow home routines as much as possible. Sometimes we are unable to follow practices implemented at home and this is always discussed ahead of time.

Over four years ago we made significant changes to the way our babies were cared for – we went from 23 children to nine children and we began adopting the RIE® principles. These principles, based on respect for all areas of development, have been fundamental in building secure attachments with our babies.

Educators for our 0-2

At Cressy Road Cottage early learning centre we are passionate about our babies receiving the very best care and early education possible. One of our university trained teachers writes each baby’s individualised program and works closely with educators to ensure every aspect of a baby’s development is nurtured and stimulated.


Enrolment Information for 0-2

Love the idea of small groups, lots of individual attention and authentic homely spaces for your little one? Find out more about the enrolment process at our Ryde based child care cottage.