Anastasia Papadopoulos and Simon Leverton own and operate three centres within the St George and Sutherland areas. Each of the centres, Giggles Early Learning Centre (Bexley), The Little Cottage (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 and Wyralla Road Kindergarten continue to be recognized as leaders in their field 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 three 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’.

Our Awards

Giggles Early Learning Centre (Bexley)

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


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


Wyralla Road Kindergarten (Miranda)

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