Thumbelina – Edgecliff

Open Hours

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm

Learn About Thumbelina Edgecliff

Thumbelina is a long day care centre in Edgecliff that has been educating children under Active Kids Group since 2010. Parents can expect to find only the highest quality equipment and facilities awaiting their children. Nestled in a quiet leafy neighbourhood in Edgecliff, our child care centre is located a short walking distance away from Edgecliff station and 5 ways in Paddington.

Our Edgecliff child care centre provides quality educational programs for 33 children per day, ranging in age from 8 weeks to 6 years. Thumbelina has a strong community connection and ensures all families and their children feel safe and secure and have a sense of belonging throughout their Early Childhood journey.

Our day care centre is divided over 3 levels and the children have designated areas for both indoor and outdoor play. Our 3 outdoor environments are designed to ensure all-natural elements have been considered and feature Australian sandstone throughout.

Our preschool provides a range of nutritional meals that are carefully planned and prepared by our experienced on-site chef. Each menu is multicultural in flavour, diverse in nutrients and nutritionally balanced ensuring all dietary guidelines for long day care services are met.


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Our Centre's Unique Features

  • Unique Learn and Grow Program

    Our Learn and Grow team consists of professionally trained fitness, dance, drama and language educators.

  • Nutritious meals

    Our thoughtfully prepared meals are certified by a munch and move nutritionist made onsite by our dedicated chef catering to all dietary needs and requirements.

  • Transition to School Program

    Our curriculum incorporates school readiness experiences such as lunch box days, school uniform show & tell and excursions to the local primary school.

  • Active Kids Group App

    Our secure parent portal enables parents to participate holistically in their child’s experience through photos, notes and stories.

  • Safe Sleep Environments

    We have secure and safe cots for your baby to sleep in that are monitored by our experienced and caring educators.

  • Spacious Outdoor Environments

    Our outdoor environments are natural, spacious and offers stimulating learning experiences for each individual child.

What Our PARENTS Are Saying

Thank you so much for taking so much care of Harrison and all our littles ones each week. It means so much that our little ones are loved for, cared for, safe, are learning so much AND having fun at day care!! Plus add a pandemic on top of all of that. You guys are doing a great job and are so appreciated. Each of you are making such a positive impact on the early years of life which will be felt for years to come. So a BIG thank you to everyone at the child care centre!!


You have been so wonderful with Piper. She is always coming home full of stories about all the fun she has had a daycare. I have seen exceptional growth and development in Piper. She can write her name, draws creative pictures and has great confidence thanks to show and tell. You show great passion towards the kids and we are especially thankful for your dedication during this lockdown. Thumbelina child care has truly been a lifesaver for us. I know Piper loves you so much.


Thank you so much for helping Allie settle into her new childcare environment. Knowing you all take such good care of her makes all the difference! We are very lucky to have such wonderful child care educators during this very challenging time, we appreciate all you do more than ever.

Eloise & Mark

Our daughter attends Thumbelina child care in Edgecliff & she loves it. The daycare staff are great, very patient & so attentive, & we’d be lost without them! Highly recommended this child care centre in Sydney!!


My daughter has blossomed since starting Thumbelina child care 8 months ago. Her communication skills, confidence and independence have grown by leaps and bounds. The childcare staff are lovely and helped her settle in and now she can’t wait to go to daycare.


I can not rave more highly of Thumbelina day care. The child care staff are amazing and they offer a great curriculum. We have been part of the family for 4 years now and would recommend this child care centre in Sydney to anyone. They really do create a family environment. We will miss them as our little one transitions to school.


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