Operating Hours

Footsteps Early Learning Centre, Woolooware is open
7.00am – 6.00pm Monday – Friday and operates for 50 weeks per year. We are closed on public holidays and for a two week period over Christmas each year.


About Us

Footsteps ELC, Woolooware is a long day care centre licensed for 29 children per day, caring for children aged from 6 weeks – 5 years of age.

We split our centre into groups with children of similar ages, in doing this we are able to ensure that programs are developmentally appropriate for each group. Our company slogan is Play, Learn Explore. This expresses our commitment to providing a curriculum that emphasis learning through play and exploration. We believe that children learn through engaging in their environment and exploring with their full senses.

We recognise that family plays an integral role in the wellbeing and development of every child. We work cooperatively and closely with each family by forming collaborative relationships within our program.

We operate with a higher staff to child ratio than recommended by the Education and Care Services National Regulations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child at all times


At Footsteps Early Learning Centre we believe that early childhood is a unique and privileged stage of life. We believe that:

Our role is to assist children to reach their full potential.

Children should be cared for & educated in a safe & healthy environment.

Our centre should be warm, welcoming & nurturing.
Each child should be accepted & valued as an individual.

Children learn best in an environment that is stimulating & intriguing.

Children require positive encouragement in order to develop confidence & self-esteem.

An atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration is important.

It is important to develop care and respect for others and the environment.

Children learn by doing & as educators and carers, it is our role to support this learning.

Children should be encourage to explore & actively develop positive problem solving skills.

Relationships with children, families and staff that are based on mutual respect, open & honest communication are essential to the children’s wellbeing.

Keeping individual portfolios ensures that our program effectively reflects the children’s strengths & interests.

Meaningful links between home and our centre ensure that families feel part of their child’s life at the centre.