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’s mum, Georgina is -affectionately, known as “Gogo” by the children- is the Head Chef for the centres . Gogo lovingly prepares meals daily for the centres that provide hot food and has been a treasured member of the team for over 10 years. Gogo has often been referred to our centre’s “ very own little Greek Grandmother” and is welcomed with opened arms and squeals of excitement at each centre by staff and children alike. A testament to the popularity of her food, Gogo has created a booklet of her meals after parents continuously requested copies of recipes to recreate at home! Her reputation of being one of the best cooks in the area is validated daily when watching the children devour her meals and asking for seconds. Gogo’s food menus are always maintained in accordance with nutritional guidelines and our centres also cater for various dietary and cultural requirements. Her booklet of recipes is available to enrolled families at the centres.

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 at least 10 years! 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.

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