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Little Zak's Academy Thornton 2

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Little Zak's Academy Childcare Centre & Preschool

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    About Us

    Little Zak’s childcare centre in Thornton is equipped with a dedicated team of educators who provide early education to teach children social skills and engage them in fun and educational activities. We only employ qualified, highly experienced and trustworthy professionals to care for your child(ren).

    Our renowned childcare program focuses on improving children’s social skills, confidence and thinking ability before they start primary school. We believe in providing physical, mental, and emotional growth for our kids and design childcare programs according to their unique needs.

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    Why Little Zak's Thornton 2?


    • Welcoming and warm atmosphere, all children and families supported to belong
    • Quality educational program – valuing children’s and families’ voices
    • A passionate team of educators to enhance your child’s development and skills
    • Strong connections with children and their families
    • Professional cleaning plus daily ABCOE sanitation
    • Allergy-aware service, able to cater to each child’s specific needs in an inclusive manner with similar meals with alterations for dietary requirements
    • Family involvement, open doors policy, child-led programming with a morning meeting discussion in every room every morning


    • Nappies, sunscreen and wipes provided
    • All meals provided including snacks (munch and move approved)
    • Diverse, allergy-aware menu
    • Community street library
    • Veggie/sustainability garden cared for with the children and used in LZ Kitchen
    • Regular updates on nappies, meals, sleep and sunscreen in Kinderm8
    • On-site parking
    • Casual days on request
    • Centre Bus


    • Graduation celebrations
    • Christmas parties
    • Enrolment starter pack
    • Pet Chickens for children’s development
    • Free birthday cake
    • Regular excursions for children aged 3 and up
    • Regular in-centre visits specifically catered to the children’s interests

    Meet AMBER COVI,
    our Centre Director

    6 years of experience in the field, with a Diploma of Early Childhood and Care and working towards of a Bachelor of Education.

    Start Strong for Long Day Care 2023

    Little Zak’s Thornton 2 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.
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    Happy Parents

    Great resources, bubbly staff and convenient open hours. Overall, a great environment for children to thrive, including those with additional needs.

    Emily Baker Mother

    My son has learnt so much since starting here and has made some lovely friends, educators are all wonderful to talk too and the director is exceptional!