About Us

Council owned and trusted

We are an entirely Blacktown City Council owned and operated child care service provider. We are built for the community by the community and have been operating for over 40 years.

We’re for children, not for profit

At Kids’ Early Learning we believe our community’s children deserve the best start to life.We are a not-for-profit council owned and operated business, we offer the assurance of appropriate monitoring and governance with a commitment to providing safe, affordable and accessible support services to the community we serve.

We’re close by

Kids’ Early Learning offers a range of services from home-based family day care to our established child care centres in the Blacktown City Council suburbs. Currently we have over 1,100 children across 25 centres making it one of the largest childcare operations in NSW.

Comprehensive curriculum

Were big but were consistent, our curriculum focuses on preparing the children for the world in gradual steps. We offer a safe environment where children can play exposing them to a world of diversity and new senses. The children work together with our educators to learn how to tackle things together with provision of the best learning and social experience for school and life. Our Ready for School and Ready for Life programs prepare children gradually to become independent, confident and equipped for their next milestones. We provide our community’s children the best learning and social experience for school and life.

Big dreamers

At Kids’ Early Learning we believe child protection and access to high quality education programs is every child’s right. We aspire to continue to provide our growing community’s children with the best start to life. Families are acknowledged as the most integral part of a child’s life and we seek to work together to foster a sense of belonging for both the child and their family.  

Meet Dr Marina Papic

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Hi and welcome to Kids' Early Learning Blacktown City. I'm Dr Marina Papic, the Kids' Early Learning Blacktown City Manager. I have always had an interest in education and have been working in the field for over 30 years. My particular interest in early childhood education and its impact has led me to join the team supporting the growing demand in Western Sydney's children and families with Blacktown City Council. 

I am continually engaged and interested in all aspects of early childhood education, learning and development and am committed to maximising opportunities for young children, families and communities. My strong background in research informs my work at Kids’ Early Learning.

I have had held various executive roles including: Head of Department, Institute of Early Childhood Macquarie University; Director of the Children and Families Research Centre, Macquarie University; and Executive Officer Primary of an Independent K-12 College. My qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Masters of Arts (Research), Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching. 

I am also involved in various committees and reference groups including ECA NSW Executive Committee, ACECQA Ratings Review Panel, Western Sydney University Program External Advisory Committee and TAFE Western Sydney Course Advisory Committee.