Why should I put my child in childcare, particularly if I don’t work?

They will learn so much and have a head start on their education. Our educators are highly qualified and experienced and they not only have the time to invest in your child, but they have the techniques. They have studied childcare at TAFE or University, or on the job training, for years. They know exactly what they are doing and the children will reap the benefits.

Your child will make friends. Whilst we know every child will have friends through their family’s friends and relatives, nothing compares to children being able to form their own friendships. Children will learn how to make friends, keep friends and share. Playing with their friends will keep them active, healthy and happy, and open up a world of interactions and conversations.

You and your family will have our centre educators and other families attending, who you may never have met otherwise, become friends and support you through the important and sometimes stressful early years.

Do we have to have children attending, or going to attend Macarthur Anglican School, to enrol at Exploring Tree Macarthur?

No. We do highly recommend Macarthur Anglican School as a school of exceptional teaching, wonderful facilities, and endless opportunities for Transition and Kindergarten through to Year 12. Exploring Tree however, accepts enrolments independent of Macarthur Anglican School. Please note that as Exploring Tree operates separately to the school, should you wish to enrol at Macarthur Anglican School, then you will need to apply for enrolment through them.

What do I need to bring with my child to Exploring Tree?

Exploring Tree will cater for all your child’s needs such as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, sheets for beds/cots, and nappies, tissues and the like. If you prefer to use your own nappies, please feel free to bring those along. If your child is on formula or anything other than cow’s milk, you will also need to provide that. Once your child is on solid foods, we prepare and puree food as required. If your child has a particular comfort toy, please pack it in their bag.

What does it mean for the centre to be a Christian early learning centre?

We believe that every child is a miracle from God. As such, we strive for each child to be treated as such, in an environment which upholds Christian values. We want every child to know that God loves them unconditionally and has a special purpose for their life.


Christianity in Exploring Tree

Exploring Tree exists to demonstrate God’s love for the children and parents of our community. We are a Christian service that believes that the best way to equip our children is to teach them Christian values, ethics, principles and the word of God.

We believe that the primary teachers of children are their families. We believe that since children are created in the image of God they must be treated with immense love and respect. Our intent is to work with families by teaching their children the truths of God, a love for people, along with the skills and knowledge necessary to equip them for life.

We aim to develop strong, collaborative relationships with the families of our children so that we can all work together in achieving the goals of Exploring Tree.

Our Curriculum brings a Christian perspective in and through all learning experiences and environments, and is based on the principles of the Bible. We celebrate the Christian meaning of Christmas and Easter. We say grace with the children before meals, some of our songs are Christian songs and some of our stories are from the bible.

We honour the parenting roles and child development principles taught in Scripture (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

At Exploring Tree we employ both Christians and non-Christians. Our owners and many of our staff are committed Christian people. All of our staff participate in the Christian education at Exploring Tree.


Statement of Christian Faith

We believe there is one God, who eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is eternal, sovereign and unchanging in his nature. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is true, has authority and is without error in everything with which it deals and is the final authority for Christian faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We believe that Jesus Christ is God (John 1:1, Colossians 1:15-20), He was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23), He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26), He performed miraculous signs (John 2:11), He died for the sins of the world (1 Corinthians 15:3, John 3:16, Hebrews 2:9), He rose from the dead (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4), He ascended to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19) and He will personally return in power and glory to judge (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).

We believe that God created all things and that in the beginning they were good.(Genesis 1:1,1:31) God created humans in His image (Genesis 1:27). Humans chose to rebel against God at the fall and sin was introduced to the world.

We believe that ever since the fall of man all humans are born with a sinful nature and in their natural state choose rebellion against God. (Romans 3:10-13). Due to this choice all are on the wide path which leads to destruction. (Matthew 7:13-14). We believe that the only way one can be saved from this path is to turn away from sin and to put faith in Jesus Christ. There is nothing humans can do to earn their salvation. (Galatians 2:16 John 14:6)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. Those that are saved will be raised to the resurrection of life, and those that are lost are raised to the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28–29). We believe that Jesus Christ will return one day to establish His kingdom (Revelation 11:15-19).

What is the difference between a “long day care centre” and a “preschool”?

At Exploring Tree, we offer everything that a preschool would offer, structure and educational content, and the only difference is that our hours are extended.