Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre

Happy Valley

Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre

Centre details

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

Address: 12 Happy Valley Drive, Happy Valley SA 5159

Phone: 08 8321 9400

Capacity: 100 children

Centre Director: Kate Watson

Assistant Director: Wendy Smith


  • Purpose built facilities
  • 6 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
  • Networks with local kindergarten
  • Reduced holiday rates
  • Reduced rate for Armed Forces


Stepping Stone Happy Valley Childcare & Early Development Centre provides an emergent, child-based curriculum, based on the Early Years Learning Framework.  Our Centre is a friendly, caring environment, where child initiated experiences and interests are supported and recognised by a team of experienced educators.

Healthy food is enjoyed daily by the children. Our menu is simple yet varied encouraging the discovery of different tastes and textures, which we continuously add new and interesting recipes reflecting the seasons, our garden produce and community events.

Our gardens include a tepee healthy snack garden, fruit trees, a no-dig vegetable patch, indigenous plants and flowers where children can develop a passion growing and caring for plants.

Recycling is an embedded practice with composting part of our daily routine. Children learn how to care for worms, our environment, creating sustainability for the future.

Inside our centre is extremely inviting, brimming with loads of resources in all six rooms, including a large foyer area where we host and invite families to participate in centre celebrations and workshops.

Meet the Centre Director

Hello my name is Kate Watson and I am the Centre Director here at Stepping Stone Happy Valley.

I have worked in the early education and care industry for 15 years, with 7 of those years with Stepping Stone where I started as a Leading Educator at our Para Hills centre. Since then I have taken on a few different roles, working my way up into my current position here at Happy Valley. Throughout my journey I have had the opportunity to work at many of our Stepping Stone centres, gaining and building on my knowledge of the early education and care industry.

I have recently made the big move across the city from North to South, and I’m looking forward to the challenge of learning about the southern lifestyle and becoming part of the community and culture here at Happy Valley and our surrounding suburbs.

I believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn, develop and grow in a nurturing, supporting and caring environment. I’m very passionate in providing all educators the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills to support all children with the best possible learning outcomes while in our care.

Here at Happy Valley all the educators are dedicated to providing safe, secure and positive learning environments, priding ourselves on being an extension of the family and active members of the community. We encourage and welcome family involvement here in our centre and in the local community.

I look forward to welcoming you to our remarkable Centre.