Allenby Gardens

Stepping Stone Allenby Gardens Childcare & Early Development Centre

Centre details

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday

Address: 47-49 East Avenue, Allenby Gardens SA 5009

Phone: 08 8346 1776

Capacity: 70 children

Centre Director: Laura Harding


  • Purpose built facilities
  • 5 rooms, Birth to School Age
  • Outdoor play spaces offering different environments, sandpits and shade that allows children to play and explore
  • Developmentally age appropriate curriculum incorporating the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Security system to access the building
  • Sun Smart Centre
  • Nutritious meals cooked on site using the Nutrition Australia Guidelines
  • Nappies, linen, hats and sunscreen provided.
  • Experienced, friendly, qualified team of professional educators
  • Storypark app used as an online interactive communication platform
  • Kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher
  • Reduced holiday rates
  • Reduced rate for Armed Forces


At Stepping Stone Allenby Gardens we are a 70 place centre with an emphasis on family and community connections.

We are a purpose built centre with neutral colour tones which promotes a richer learning experience.  We have 5 spacious, light filled and thought provoking learning areas that are intentionally set up to support our flexible, child lead curriculum.

We have an exceptional team of staff that all strive for excellence and work towards a common goal of providing a stimulating environment to support the children’s journey of knowledge and understanding the world that surrounds them.

Our 3 large outdoor areas have been designed to invoke curiosity, exploration and enjoyment, we also have an array of inter-changeable gross motor equipment which can be set up to challenge all children in their physical development.

Stepping Stone Allenby Gardens will be a place of support to for all children and families on their journey of discovery.  A place for exploration, creating new relationships, enriching play experiences and a place where many memories will be made.

Meet the Centre Director

Hi my name is Laura and I would like to welcome you to our Stepping Stone Allenby Gardens Centre.

I would like to share a little about myself and my journey with you. I have been in the Early Childhood sector since 2002, completing both my Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I started my journey as an educator later moving into a Team Leader role and then into the position of Assistant Director. Having undertaken ongoing professional development I have now been given the privilege of stepping into a leadership role as the Centre Director at Stepping Stone Allenby Gardens. I am excited to have been given this opportunity to be part of you and your child’s journey.

I have been married for 9 years and have a very spoilt 5 year old greyhound. I enjoy going to the gym, tasting different food and socialising.

At Stepping Stone Allenby Gardens we are passionate about providing children with a strong foundation for lifelong learning. Our educators are dedicated professionals who are committed to establishing collaborative partnerships with you and your child/ren and the community in which they live, play and learn. We will create an environment that promotes a sense of belonging and where your child feels safe and secure.

I look forward to meeting you and your family and showing you around our beautiful centre.