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Little Zak's Academy

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    About Us

    Set in the beautiful and Heritage Dellina Palm Cottage, Little Zak’s Academy Ryde childcare centre strives on being the best in the area. Newly renovated to include state-of-the-art facilities, we opened our doors in 2019, eager to welcome a new generation of young thinkers! To give our children the tools to create their best start in life, we regularly expose them to incursions, employ only the best educators to guide them, and implement an intense school readiness program for our preschool-aged children.

    But most importantly, we only employ the best educators who are dedicated to providing a stimulating and exciting program for our children as well as creating meaningful bonds with our families and local communities.

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    Our Facilities

    Indoor Play Area

    Outdoor Play Area

    Infants Room

    Kitchen and On-Site Chef

    Arts & Crafts Room

    On-Site Parking

    Why Little Zak's Ryde?


    • Bachelor Qualified Teachers
    • Strong community support
    • Sustainability Gardens
    • 24 Security Monitoring
    • Hygiene Education, Daily Sanitisation and Regular Professional Cleaning
    • Diverse, Allergy Aware Menu


    • Nappies, Wipes, Sunscreen
    • All Meals Provided including Snacks
    • Program for prep school aged children
    • Strong family collaboration


    • Free extra-curricular activities
    • Free incursions and excursions
    • Interest and play-based learning
    • Free Reading Eggs – learn to read at home
    • Magnificent learning and outdoor spaces
    • Interactive smart boards
    • Making friends to take with you to big school

    Start Strong for Long Day Care 2023

    Little Zak’s Ryde preschool program is a recipient of funding under the NSW Department of Education’s ‘Start Strong for Long Day Care 2023’ Program.

    • Fee relief of $2110 per child for 2023
    • The child must be 4 years old on or before 31st July, 2023
    • Families are required to fill the ‘Families Declaration Form’ to receive the relief. (Available at the service)
    • Relief is calculated weekly based on the number of weeks the service is open.
    • Families that do not receive CCS are eligible for the program.

    Happy Parents

    So happy to see Little Zak’s in Ryde when I moved from another suburb. Facility in the centre is brilliant and enrolled both of my kids with complete peace of mind. The staff in this centre are amazing and kind. I like the daily activities they perform and posted meticulously to parents. My thumbs up to this centre!!!!

    Vinoth M Father

    Excellent & Modern Daycare Facility. Our son has been attending now for a couple of months. Easy and convenient drop-off and pick up in the morning and afternoons with the carpark underneath the complex. The building is spacious and brand new. The Educators do a fantastic job and ensure there is always plenty of activities going on throughout the day. Highly recommended.

    Greg McGuinness Mother

    My children have been with Little Zak’s Ryde for 8 weeks and they are so happy. The team settled them in quickly (despite only attending two days a week!). They are super comfortable with their educators. Are happy to go in and have the biggest smiles when they walk out with their Educators. They had spent a fair part of their 17 months on earth in lockdowns with minimal interaction with people and they have come a long way with the team and LZ. Their development is so wonderful to watch. They love their new little friends and family of Educators. All the staff greet the children so warmly and myself as well. Despite Covid and not being able to go into the centre the team have ensured my questions have been answered and regularly communicate how the girl’s days have been. They report the girls really enjoy the food and often have multiple servings of the meals presented to them. I’m glad I enrolled my girls with the LZ team and am very satisfied with our journey so far. A big thanks to the team that take such wonderful care of my girls.

    Simone Mother