Stepping Stone Lockleys Childcare & Early Development Centre

Centre details

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

Address: 348-350 Henley Beach Road, Lockleys SA 5032

Phone: 08 8352 4381

Capacity: 75 children

Centre Director: Alex Perry

Assistant Director: Madhu Ching


  • 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 Lockleys we have five rooms filled with an extensive range of educational resources. Our rooms have cross over ages to ensure that we are able to support the different stages of development for each individual child.

We have two lovely outdoor spaces both filled with a range of natural elements including rocks, sand, pebbles, bark and plants for the children to explore. We have a planting section which is filled with fruit trees, vegetable patch and flowers that the children maintain and where they develop a care for the environment.

Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework ensuring all children are given the opportunity to develop and reach milestones at their own pace. We offer family-educator meetings and family input opportunities throughout the centre.

We have a yearly calendar that we encourage families and the community add to and be a part of. We embrace all cultural and traditional celebrations.

For children, Stepping Stone Lockleys will be a place of learning, a place for development and growth and a place where many memories will be made. We will ensure for families it is a place where communication is strong, a place of support and a home away from home for your children.

Meet the Centre Director

Alex - director

My name is Alex Perry and I am the Centre Director here at Stepping Stone Lockleys. I have over 15 years’ experience as an educator working in the early childhood education and care sector. I am married and have three adult children who keep me busy and who play an important role in my life. I have been with the Stepping Stone (SA) family since 2010. During this time I have worked across several centres and have had the opportunity to advance; from Educator to Team Leader and from Assistant Director to now Centre Director. In my spare time I love the company of family and friends, having a good laugh and eating great food. My all-time favourite pass time is taking long rides through the hills on the back of my husband’s Harley Davidson and stopping at cafés. I consider myself fairly active and enjoy work outs at the Gym and walking my dogs.

Here at Stepping Stone Lockleys we adopt a holistic approach, recognising the need to foster secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships where families’ values are embraced; ensuring that all children feel safe, secure and supported. Our team of dedicated educators welcomes you to our remarkable centre and looks forward to getting to know you and your child/ren.  Together we take a learning journey that is fun, provides opportunity for learning and endless experiences that are based on your child’s different stages of development.

We look forward to you joining our family.