Mud Puddles Cottage

Mud Puddles Cottage Emu Plains child care centre

Mud Puddles Cottage is a welcoming and friendly environment securely enclosed on a spacious 2100sqm block.

We cater for 90 children a day between the ages of 0 – 5yrs Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) for 50 weeks of the year. Our long opening hours of 6:30am – 6:30pm mean you can confidently meet your work commitments while ensuring your child is in capable hands.

We recognise how critical the early years are for establishing a strong foundation for healthy development and future academic success. So, you can expect your child to be cared for within small groups of children their own age. We focus on providing your child with age appropriate experiences and opportunities that will allow them to grow into confident, accomplished learners—all while having bucket loads of fun along the way! Our extra activities, ‘Happy Feet’ and ‘Computer Gym’, are both designed and supported with enjoyable learning in mind.

We understand how important nourishment is for healthy development so breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack are all provided, and water is available throughout the day.

Age Group

Possum  0-1 Years
Wombat  1-2 Years
Bilby 2-3 Years
Emu  3 – 4 Years
Joey  4-5 Years
Wallaby 3.5-4.5 Years


$104 per day – Possums & Wombats (0 – 2 years)
$ 98 per day – Bilbies & Emus (2 – 3 years)
$ 96 per day – Wallabys & Joeys (3-5 years)

Bond: Two weeks per child to be used for last two weeks cancellation or will be refunded.

State of the art facilities

Mud Puddles Cottage is vibrant and warm, catering to Mud Puddlers of all sizes and personalities.

Our Early Learning Centre proudly features:

  • Five indoor learning areas, all with access to child-sized toilet facilities
  • Two spacious and separate outdoor playgrounds for older and younger children
  • A nappy change area
  • A bathroom with bathing facilities
  • A full kitchen and laundry
  • Grown up facilities

Secure your child’s place in our innovative child care centre

Outdoor play spaces

Each play space is entirely shaded by fixed structures and offers your child the chance to run around, ride bikes, use the climbing frames, play in the houses and igloos, build sand castles, slide into the ball pool and get a little messy with some water fun!

Indoor play spaces

Our indoor learning areas are bright and airy, the perfect home away from home for your child. Each room is thoughtfully designed to incorporate age-appropriate toys and resources to maximise learning and, of course, fun!

Vegetable garden

Our child care centre has a veggie garden. We love to get our hands dirty learning about nature and how to grow our own food. The kids love it too!

Extra Activity: Happy Feet or Computer Gym

Mud Puddles Cottage

Important information about your account

To enrol, we require a bond of two weeks full fees plus one week of fees in advance (a total of three weeks upfront). This means you will be one week in advance, which will either be used for your last two weeks upon cancellation or refunded.

Please note it is your responsibility to notify Centrelink if there are any changes to your income. Centrelink will advise us if there is any adjustment to your Child Care Benefit. Fee payments are processed through Debit Success. We respectfully reserve the right to cancel care in the event that accounts are not kept one week in advance. Any outstanding debts will be passed over to a debt collector.