A Boutique Childcare in Chatswood

At Ekidna Cottage, our philosophy is simple. We strongly believe that every child is strong, capable, and should be recognised as an empowered, active author of their own learning. We strive to create an environment that nurtures and supports the family as a whole, a mission that distinguishes Ekidna from other preschool centres in Chatswood. Our relationship and connections with each child and their families are based on reciprocal trust, respect and a passion for giving children the opportunity to reach their highest potential. As educators who have a knowledgeable and innate understanding of children, our role is to support how they learn as individuals. We don’t assume that all children grow the same, and endeavour to discover how best to assist your child’s development.


The Values of Our Chatswood Preschool

We hold our values in very high regard and strive to encourage every child, family member and educator to live through them. Our childcare centre is built upon mutual respect between everyone who comes to Ekidna in Chatswood, with a strong focus on welcoming diversity and inclusivity. We are also a globally conscious preschool centre, with lessons in place in our childcare program to teach children about caring for the environment, making mindful choices in sustainability, and how best they can fuel their growing minds and bodies with the right health and nutrition.

Our aim is to fill each preschool child’s day with the wonder of possibility. As educators, we ensure that our children are allowed to be connected, to form relationships, and to understand where they fit in the world. We encourage them to seek out and make sense of the world, and enable them to shape new understandings and develop their own unique identities.

Our Director, Isha Aney, has been instrumental in guiding Ekidna’s vision since 2006. Through her, the team at Ekidna in Chatswood have created an environment that goes above and beyond the call of other childcare centres. We believe our role is to provide a strong support network for families, and develop an authentic sense of community.

Our spaces are thoughtfully constructed and arranged using a variety of materials to support and encourage learning. Days are organised to give all children meaningful learning opportunities, including social encounters, individual experiences and intentional learning through group times.
We are proud to be one of the oldest and most renowned early childcare centres in the area, with a focus on quality education and incomparable care.
To book a tour or to find out more about how Ekidna Cottage is right for your child, call us on 9428 4162, or send an enquiry online.

Our Chatswood Childcare Philosophy


67 Broughton Road, Artarmon nsw


Tel: 94284162