API Childcare Centres’ National Ratings and Testimonials




Educational program and practice EXCEEDING MEETING
Children’s health and safety EXCEEDING MEETING
Physical environment EXCEEDING MEETING
Staffing arrangements EXCEEDING MEETING
Relationships with children EXCEEDING MEETING
Partnerships with families and communities EXCEEDING MEETING
Leadership and service management EXCEEDING MEETING

Our Families

“We have been incredibly impressed with API Childcare Centre – and Maya has loved it too. We have experienced a number of centres with our 3 kids, and yours undoubtedly surpasses them all. Whenever we arrive the kids in all the rooms are happy and engaged, and show genuine affection for the carers and teachers – and to us, this is the real measure of a great centre! Thank you” – Parent


“Finding the very best child care centre for our daughter was incredibly important to us. I had already visited 5 other centres, when thankfully a friend recommended API Little Cribb St. We haven’t looked back! Our daughter Chloe has truly thrived. In every room, from the babies room upwards, she has had fantastic educators who have nurtured and guided her. The early learning programs and activities, not to mention the fantastic playground area, excite and challenge her every day. She waves us off with a big smile and asks to go back (even on weekends). What more could a parent ask for! The centre is run very professionally by the Director, Charlene, and communication and consultation with parents is great. We can’t wait until our next baby joins her there”. – Parent


“Children are always shown/encouraged to share with other children in the class”  – Parent


“The children feel cared for and show a real attachment to staff”. – Parent

Our Children

“I love coming to Kindy because I can play and there’s a sandpit and I can draw and I love playing with my friends and I love (my teachers).Jacob


“Because I get to play” Charlotte


“API is a not for profit organisation that has operated the API Little Cribb Street Childcare Centre for over twenty years. The success of our Centre is directly related to our focus on the children through their formative years. The Centre is a rare inner city gem that provides a beautiful setting for children to learn, have fun and play while interacting with the natural environment.  API has always maintained close links with the community and a management team that responds quickly and efficiently to the needs of the Centre and the parents.” – Bruce Maguire – (Former) CEO – API Leisure and Lifestyle



“I am often asked why I travel up to 4 hours a day to stay at API, and the answer is always the same. I love coming to work! The staff and management team go out of their way to make people feel respected and comfortable in the environment. The families are thoughtful, considerate and get really involved and the children are truly amazing. I simply love being here”. – Diana (Lead Educator)