API Childcare Centres’ National Ratings and Testimonials




Educational program and practice MEETING MEETING
Children’s health and safety MEETING MEETING
Physical environment MEETING MEETING
Staffing arrangements EXCEEDING MEETING
Relationships with children EXCEEDING MEETING
Partnerships with families and communities EXCEEDING MEETING
Governance and Leadership 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 communication and consultation with parents is great and 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


“Both my children were at Big Cribb for years – we were so happy with the care they received, the educators and management felt like family. I would happily recommend the centre to anybody.” – Julia

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 Childcare Centres offer parents living and working on the city fringe the best of both worlds. Little Cribb, our first centre opened in 1992 and has a large natural park styled playground, a rarity for an inner-city early years’ education facility. The children here explore their learning through play-based approaches with the experienced guidance of our dedicated Early Years Teachers, Educators and Assistants. Our latest addition, Big Cribb is right next door and whilst it presents as a modern styled centre, the family values and team approach grown at Little Cribb extends through the service. Offering both a modern and natural learning environment, a strong focus on play-based experiential learning is at the heart of our programs. I invite you to take a tour of our centres, meet our teams and see just how incredibly connected our team is with the children in our care and their families. The highlight of my work week is the time I get to spend at both centres, engaging with the children, staff, and families.– Peta Pitcher CEO – API Childcare



“I love the focus on “team” here at API, not only the team of Educators, but also the team we create with the families. The relationships we build with the children and the families really do make API Childcare Centres feel like a “home away from home”. A sanctuary!. – Lynette (Lead Educator)

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