Highly Qualified

We pride ourselves on the credentials of our talented team. Ensure your child receives the individualised care and nurturing they deserve.

Customised Programs

Established over 22 years ago, our constantly evolving curriculum empowers your child to nurture a sense of identity, connection and wellbeing.

Long Stay Care

Conveniently located for commuting parents and open 6:30am-6:30pm, we are the trusted ‘home away from home’ for your precious child.
Mud Puddles Cottage

A caring team of passionate professionals

Who you entrust with your child’s early development is one of the most important decisions you will make. We are proud of our strong reputation as the most nurturing and vibrant child care centre in the Emu Plains community.

Our highly qualified and dedicated team work playfully to support your child to bring the world’s opportunities to their feet. With oodles of encouragement, every little Mud Puddler learns to establish their identity, feel confident and experience a sense of belonging. Each child’s happiness is at the centre of all that we do. We treat them all as unique individuals while teaching them invaluable communication and listening skills and building their self-esteem in the process. Following the Early Years Learning Framework, we plan our days around the children’s interests, venturing outdoors, enjoying rest time and ensuring plenty of time for cuddles, fun and laughter.

Enrol today, the Mud Puddles way!

Playing outside makes children smarter, healthier & happier

Let the children

Why we’re a little different…

About Kirstie & the team

With a qualification and background in primary school teaching as well as tertiary qualifications in Early childhood and social sciences (psychology and criminology), owner and Director of Mud Puddles Cottage Kristie Jackson, brings a unique and diverse understanding of children’s social, emotional and psychological needs.

10 years in primary education—spanning special needs, behaviour and mainstream classrooms—has provided her with a thorough and expansive knowledge of early education. Kristie has lived in Emu Plains her whole life and all three of her own beautiful children have gone through Mud Puddles. With a strong belief that education is a means of empowering children to be the best they can be, Kirstie is committed to enhancing the skills of our future leaders at Mud Puddles through quality educational programs and exemplary care that is both innovative and inclusive.


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