Exciting news … Exploring Tree is expanding! Due to the incredible demand for places at Exploring Tree, we have secured a magical site in Oran Park to cater for this demand. We anticipate opening early 2021. Stay tuned for the exciting developments of Exploring Tree Oran Park.


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 supply 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.

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

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