Anastasia Papadopoulos and Simon Leverton own and operate four centres within the St George and Sutherland areas. Each of the family owned and operated centres, Giggles Early Learning Centre (Bexley), The Little Cottage (Carlton), Happy Feet Child Care Centre (Carlton) and Wyralla Road Kindergarten (Miranda) is very well known in the local community for their excellence in the delivery of children’s services, contribution to the local community and support of numerous charities.

Giggles Early Learning Centre, The Little Cottage, Happy Feet Child Care Centre and Wyralla Road Kindergarten continue to be recognised as leaders in their field for excellence in the delivery of children’s learning year after year in many business and industry awards including the St George Leader Small Business Awards, Rockdale Council Awards, Australian Small Business Champion Awards and the Australian Family Early Education & Care Awards – often going ‘head to head’ in aiming for the coveted title. Charity and community engagement extends to Oxfam, The Nappy Collective, supporting local nursing homes and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Parents of two gorgeous young children, Anastasia and Simon know and appreciate the necessity to provide a superior service, yet in warm, homely and friendly environment. They pride themselves on having an exceptional team of educators who are equally as passionate about early childhood education and consider their team, and children who attend, as an extension to their own family. Such is this strong bond that’s created, many families continue to return as clients as their families grow and even come back to say ‘hi’ when their little ones are attending ‘big school’.

Anastasia and Simon have helped create a wonderful workplace culture at each of their centres and as such, have long standing educators and Centre Directors that have been in their roles for over 12 years! They pride themselves in creating a family environment, watching their educators grow into valued leaders of the organisation, with families now of their own! This happy and skilled environment helps create stability and routine for children in our care. Our team of educators are dedicated and passionate about providing your children with programs and experiences that assist them with lifelong skills and build a sense of belonging and security. Our friendly team are always approachable for any questions or concerns about your child and are only too happy to assist wherever possible to ensure your experience at our centres are an enjoyable and memorable one.

GoGo – our affectionate nick name for our much loved Greek cook, Georgina.
Anastasia’s mum has been cooking Greek style influenced nutritious meals for over 12 years.
She is renowned for feeding the children and the teams of educators at lunchtime her yummy home grown ingredients cooked to perfection!

GoGo’s Greek Style nutritious cooking provides a great contribution to our quality of services.
Gogo, holds the relevant qualifications and accreditations meeting the regulatory standards to prepare and cook nutritious food for our children.

Our menu is prepared in conjunction with family and children suggestions, along with our much loved family favourites that have been voted #1 for over 12 years.

  • Gogo’s Spaghetti Bolognaise – “can you teach my mum to cook bolognaise like you?” Zac C.
  • Gogo’s home grown Pumpkins for our nutritious comfort soup on our winter menu, along side our Greek Lentil soup!
  • Gogo’s home made Greek style meat balls and hand crumbed (gluten free) fish pieces are just some of the specials that hit the menu for our children.

Our Awards

Giggles Early Learning Centre (Bexley)

2017
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2016
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2015
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2014
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2013
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2012
WINNER ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2011
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2010
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2009
WINNER ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2008
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2007
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2006
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

 

The Little Cottage (Carlton)

2016
WINNER ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2014
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2013
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2012
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards
FINALIST Australian Small Business Champion Awards
FINALIST ‘Early Childhood Service of the Year’ Australian Family Early Education & Care Awards

2011
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards
WINNER ‘Best Childcare Centre’ Rockdale City Council Awards 2011

2010
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2008
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2007
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2006
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2005
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

2004
FINALIST ‘Best Childcare Service’ St George Leader Small Business Awards

 

Wyralla Road Kindergarten (Miranda)

2016
FINALIST Sutherland Shire Small Business Awards

2014
FINALIST Sutherland Shire Small Business Awards

2013
FINALIST Sutherland Shire Small Business Awards
FINALIST ‘Early Childhood Service of the Year’ Australian Family Early Education & Care Awards