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: Darlene Woodhall

Assistant Director: Jamie-Lee Tuff


  • 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
  • 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 in 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 as well as no-dig vegetable gardens, indigenous gardens and flower gardens which all children can develop a passion to learn to grow and care for plants.

Recycling is an embedded practice with composting part of our daily routine. Children also have the opportunity to 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 6 rooms, including a large foyer area where we host and invite families to participate in centre celebrations and workshops.

Meet the Centre Director

darlene - director

My name is Darlene Woodhall, I am the Centre Director (Nominated Supervisor) at Stepping Stone Happy Valley.

My passion lies in the opportunity to provide Quality childcare through inclusive, child initiated programs, encouraging healthy life choices and positive outcomes for children and families.

I have 3 beautiful teenage children and 2 ginger cats. I have lived and worked in the Southern Suburbs most of my life and I look forward to welcoming you to our centre.