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: Teresa Nastasi

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

Welcome to Stepping Stone Lockleys Childcare & Early Development Centre.

Hello, my name is Teresa Nastasi and I am the Centre Director of Stepping Stone Lockleys.

I would like to take this opportunity of telling you a little about myself. I have been married since 1980, my husband and I have 4 daughters – 3 are married and our youngest lives at home with us. We have 4 grandchildren.

I have been working within the Early Years Sector for 25 years. I possess a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and throughout my career I have worked as a Team Leader, Assistant Director and Centre Director and have also worked at the Education Department. I am proud to now be leading the team here at Stepping Stone Lockleys.

I believe that children are our future, and as such children must be nurtured, providing the best possible care. I hold strong beliefs in ensuring our centre offers a warm and inviting environment for all – children, families and staff.  The centre is proud of being a warm, friendly and safe place where children can learn through play at their own pace.  Our Educators are passionate and committed to providing the children the best possible quality of care.

I very much look forward to meeting you and showing you our remarkable centre.