Christies Downs, SA


All about Christie Downs

Cool Frogs Early Childhood Education is a family-owned and operated childcare centre located in Christie Downs, South Australia. Our centre is run by a team of experienced educators who are dedicated to providing high-quality care and education for children from six weeks to school-aged.

Our centre philosophy is based on the belief that every child is unique and deserves to be treated with love, respect, and dignity. They aim to create a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn, play, explore, and develop at their own pace.

As a family-operated and owned centre, we value the importance of building strong relationships with our families. We encourage parents to be involved in their child's learning journey and offer regular opportunities for communication and feedback.

Our centre's curriculum is designed to foster children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. It incorporates play-based learning, which enables children to develop their self-confidence, creativity, problem-solving skills, and more.

We also have additional activities within  Cool Frogs by providing experiences from the wider community and professionals, such as Music and Movement program, with Caleb, Visits from our local council, police and fire men and women and other professionals, as we feel it only enhances your child's experience and creates memories.

Cool Frogs Early Childhood Education is a warm and welcoming centre that provides a supportive and inclusive environment for children and families in the Christie Downs community.

Our Rooms

  • Baby Room - 6 weeks to 18 months

    Our Baby room is a designated space caring for children from six weeks up to 16 months. All our children are cared for by trained childcare professionals who form a relationship with your children and your family. The Baby room is a secure, bright and welcoming environment that offers a range of activities suitable for babies and infants. The room is equipped with age-appropriate toys, cots, high chairs, play mats, and other necessary equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of your child. The daily routine of a baby room consists of following your home routine or helping you develop a routine. All your child's routine activities are recorded in a communication book you can take home. All your child's dietary needs are met in consultation with you. Formula and Breast milk are welcome, and all cow's milk will be supplied. Meals vary from puree, and rough chop to standard meals. At Cool Frogs, we provide a nurturing and stimulating environment that encourages early skills development and lays a strong foundation for future learning and development.

  • Junior Toddlers - 18 months to 24 months

    Our Junior Toddler room cares for children who are between 1-2 years of age. The focus of this room is on nurturing the children's cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development through play-based learning activities and social interactions. The Jr Toddler room environment is designed to be safe, stimulating, and comfortable for all the children. This includes low furniture and ample space for exploration and movement. The room is also organised into various play areas, such as a reading corner, dramatic play, sensory exploration, and gross motor activities. In the Jr Toddler room, educators provide individual attention and support to each child's needs. The room also creates a routine that includes structured and unstructured playtime, educational activities, storytime, music and movement, and outdoor play. The curriculum in the junior toddler room is centred around building basic skills and fostering socialisation. This includes cultivating early language and communication skills, encouraging social play and cooperation, and promoting independence in self-help skills like feeding and assisted dressing. Overall, the Jr toddler room provides a loving and playful environment that helps children develop a love for learning and prepares them for their next stage of development, moving to the Toddler Room.

  • Toddlers - 2 years to 3 years

    Our Toddler room is for children two years to 3 years of age. The room has been set up to meet the unique needs of toddlers, with activities and equipment that promote their physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language development. The Toddler room is divided into several areas: a reading corner, a play area for imaginative play, and a sensory area. The reading corner is filled with age-appropriate books and specifically selected to aid language development. The play area consists of educational toys such as puzzles, blocks, and other hands-on activities that inspire creative thinking. The sensory area includes items that use texture, sound, and smell to stimulate the senses, such as sand and water tables, musical instruments, and bubbles. Finally, the rest area provides a comfortable spot where children can rest or sleep after lunch The toddler room is supervised by qualified educators who facilitate the learning process through interactive activities and play-based methods. The Educators also work with parents to ensure each child receives individual attention and care, including when it is time to transition from nappies to the toilet. Our goal in the Toddler room is to create a warm, nurturing environment where children can explore, learn and make new discoveries while developing self-confidence, independence, and social skills.

  • Junior Kindergarten - 3 years to 4 years

    Our Jr Kindy Room is for children 3 years to 4-year of age The Jr Kindy room has been created to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children as they begin to develop new skills and explore the world around them. The Curriculum and play-based activities focus on developing social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Other activities may also include art and craft, music and movement, outdoor play, storytelling, and small group activities to help build language and communication. Learning through play is an essential part of learning at this age. The Children will be encouraged to explore new materials and toys, take turns, and share. Play-based learning also helps develop important skills such as problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking. The Jr Kindy room is the final stage before entering our Kindergarten room to begin their next chapter in learning and development.

  • Kindergarten - 4 years to school age

    Our Kindergarten room for children four years to school aged play a crucial role in preparing children for school readiness. The Kindy room is designed to where children learn and explore through play, develop their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills, and build a solid foundation for further education. The Kindergarten is well equipped with appropriate resources that stimulate the child's imagination, creativity and excitement for learning. The Furniture is child-sized and arranged in such a way that promotes exploration and discovery. Our kindergarten, teachers provide a range of activities, materials, and experiences that are developmentally appropriate and aligned with the national curriculum (ELYF). The activities promote the development of essential skills, such as literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, critical thinking, vocabulary, and communication. Furthermore, the kindergarten room is inclusive, welcoming all children, regardless of their background, abilities, or needs. Our Teachers create an environment that is respectful and sensitive to children's cultural diversity and individual differences. As we provide a high-quality kindergarten program, we feel our children are better prepared for primary school challenges and have a positive attitude towards lifelong learning. Through play-based learning and meaningful experiences, children will develop a love for learning that will serve them well in their future academic and personal endeavours.


Full-Day (6:30 AM - 6:30 PM) $145.00 Before CCS

Cool Frogs Early Childhood Education reserves the right to increase the said fees at any time.

Location Information

Opening Hours:

  • Monday: 6:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday: 6:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday: 6:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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