Little Zak's Academy

Little Zak's Academy


Exploring EYLF v2 with the Little Zaks crew last night!!

Great conversations about the new, exciting changes and language and how this will influence our practices.

This session takes on a more practical approach, looking at how these changes might influence or be evident in your practices.

Thanks, everyone... and see the rest of you tonight!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
Little Zak's Academy
a Unique version of the Julia Donaldson story Zog _ subtitled so great for Reading Skills ~~ and a puppet PDF download~~

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Little Zak's Academy, Childcare service, 511/1C Burdett Street, Sydney.

Operating as usual


Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It is our pleasure to make your little one feel welcome and supported! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก




Sensory activities can make other kinds of learning enjoyable and accessible!

๐ŸŽจ Working on colour identification through sensory paint play helps children to further their understanding of the concepts in a fun way ๐ŸŽจ


You have a free pass to give in to your chocolate cravings today! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ


We love learning through doing. The children loved exploring frog habitats with leaves from our vegetable garden in tubs of water! It's a fun and tactile way to learn. ๐Ÿธ


Did you know that encouraging a child's knowledge of insects can help foster a love of STEM? ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿž We encourage all kinds of learning for your little ones to give them the best start in life!



We are very grateful to receive some delicious pastries and coffees on this raining Tuesday from one of our lovely families!

Although gifts are never expected, we arenโ€™t opposed to some cheeky treats ๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜•๏ธ


Happy 4th of July to all of our American families and friends who celebrate today! We hope you have a great day! โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™


Recently our Hornsby centre had a visit by Tim from Girra Girra! Tim showed the children a hands-on ochre painting experience, where they got to crush, sweep, and sieve clay into a fine powder before adding water and making their own paint. They loved learning about the traditional painting process! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ๐Ÿ–๏ธ


This week, Little Zak's is learning about NAIDOC week! Our little ones are celebrating and respecting the culture and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We can't wait to show you all the excellent activities we're getting up to! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค


Your little ones will not only gain new experiences at Little Zak's, but they will also actively pursue and enhance their knowledge! ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ Our Chicken Life Cycle activities allow your children to further their understanding while helping to enhance their fine motor and communication skills in the process.


Our educators love sharing their culture and family with the children. Educator Sue took our explorer room mascot Roary to Korea when she visited her family. We love when educators and children share their culture, cuisine and information about how they spend their weekends or holidays with us! ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•

- Little Zak's Wongawilli


We are committed to giving

every child the BEST START in LIFE. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก


Our little ones love a morning filled with music. It is an engaging activity that has many benefits, including:

๐Ÿ’œCognitive learning
๐Ÿ’œ Sensory
๐Ÿ’œ Social-emotional
๐Ÿ’œ Motor skill
๐Ÿ’œ Language & literacy

and more! What's your child's favourite song to sing along to?


Child Protection is everyoneโ€™s business!

After lots of conversations with families, the team of Little Zak's Hornsby has carefully selected a range of age-appropriate books for our families to borrow and take home.

One of the stories "some secrets should never be kept which has already been borrowed by some of our families in previous years.
When offering our families the opportunity to borrow the story, we noticed it was in high demand.

The Little Zak's team feels extremely strongly about providing knowledge and resources whenever we can, especially surrounding the important topic of Child Protection.

To support our families further, we have purchased a number of new stories for borrowing, and have created a space in our parent room that will be full of brochures and family friendly information regarding Child Protection.


Birthdays are the best reason to celebrate! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰ It's all about the cake, hugs, singing, and dancing the day away. Let's make memories that are as sweet as the frosting! ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’ƒ


Looking to find the perfect childcare centre for your little one? ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘€

Talk to us to learn more about our childcare services and innovative play-based education or visit your local Little Zak's centre, meet the team and experience it for yourself! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก

Find a centre:


Working in childcare is a great way to gain a new perspective; seeing the world through a child's eyes is rewarding and inspiring! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹

Join our Little Zak's community:


Adults call it sensory play... toddlers call it fun and squishy. They just love it! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™Œ


Children start by using both hands equally and just as proficiently. Somewhere between 2 and 3 years, they start to prefer one hand over the other. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‹

Watch the next time you hand your little one something!


We are glad to be part of more communities throughout the state!

Can you guess the centre? It's one on our newest centres and starts with a C.

Carey Bay!


Celebrate International Yoga Day! ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜

Yoga is an excellent activity for young children and adults alike, connecting mind, breath and body.

It's a great activity focusing solely on physical well-being, mindfulness and self-esteem. As children grow older, they can begin to feel pressure academically and socially. Introducing children to fun, stress-free activities like yoga can benefit their overall well-being


Take the hassle out of calculating your childcare subsidy, and try our FREE Childcare Subsidy Estimator to find out how much you can claim! ๐Ÿงฎ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿงฎ

Subsidy is changing from next month, and we will be updating the calculator for you soon!


We love to splash, swim & smile! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ

At what age can I start swimming classes for my baby?

Your baby can start swimming from as young as 2 months, the younger your little one starts swimming the more comfortable they will be in the water.


Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day!

If children are not keen on vegetables it can be a good idea to get them to try tasting them raw, often children go through stages/phases of preferring raw vegetables.

Does your little one enjoy raw veg? ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿ…


Working in childcare is a great way to gain a new perspective; seeing the world through a child's eyes is rewarding and inspiring! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹

Join our Little Zak's community:


Grab your snacks, pack your smiles, it's picnic time! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿฅช


Reading Eggs uses technology to provide fun experiences that help children learn to read. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

Our Inventors have been busy working through our school transition activities. Each day the children who are heading off to 'big school' next year will participate in both Reading Eggs and Prep Books. Reading Eggs is an application on the iPad in which the children will learn their phonics and recognition of letters through a range of activities and games. The children all use a set of headphones so they can focus on their own work without getting distracted. Reading Eggs also comes with a personal login in which the parents can see how they are progressing and can also make a login for the children to do at home.


Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, this year's theme is 'Bonding before Birth.'

Bonding before birth can help parents to prepare for the transition to parenthood and supports parents to:

๐Ÿ’œ Increases positive feelings towards the baby
๐Ÿ’š Begin to think of a baby as an 'individual' who will have their thoughts and feelings
๐Ÿงก Develop the capacity to think about things from their child's point of view
๐Ÿ’›Think about how their baby is developing and how they are supporting this development

It's also important to remember it's ok if you feel you are struggling physically, emotionally or mentally during this time. Be kind to yourself, and don't forget to reach out to a friend or family member when you need a little extra support. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ


That cheeky smile when there is no traffic, meal prep or homework!

Enjoy a day with your little ones without rushing around. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

We can't wait to see their beautiful smiles tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š




If you would like to introduce your child to the dentist, take them with you when you visit your dentist for your check-up. This can get them used to the sights and sounds of dental surgery and feel comfortable when they have to go for their own appointments.

If your little one is due for a check-up, explain what will happen when you get to the dentist:

๐ŸฆทThat the dentist will examine their teeth, gums and mouth
๐ŸฆทExplain that the dentist will ask about their diet, if they eat sweets and how they brush their teeth correctly.
๐ŸฆทDon't use the word 'needle', 'injection' or any reference to pain.


This a reminder that our Little Zak's centres will be closed on Monday; we hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!


Today is Best Friends Day! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

Friendships are established from a young age, and it's beautiful to watch as they find their personality and friendships with those around them.

At childcare, your little one develops friendship skills by playing with other children, learning to take turns and to share [which we know is not always easy๐Ÿคฃ], but a critical friendship skill to develop!


Thank you for such fantastic feedback, and it's lovely to hear how much your little one loves their educator! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›


Arenโ€™t we lucky!
The children got to try on a real-life fire fighters helmet today and got to hear all about the behind the scene details of a fire fighters role!

As you could imagine, the children had 100 questions and were absolutely thrilled to put themselves in the shoes (or should I say hat!) of a fire fighter.

How fun!


Our in-house chefs prepare healthy, nutritious, delicious food that our little ones enjoy.

What is your little one's favourite fruit? ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŽ

Photos from Little Zak's Academy's post 04/06/2023

Today is World Environment Day! ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™

The event also encourages the public to participate in World Environment Day activities and do their bit towards protecting and preserving the environment.

It's a day to do activities that help the environment; no child is too young to learn about the importance of the environment or how they have a positive effect on it.

Time spent in nature is never time wasted. Enjoy time outdoors with simple activities that spark children's interest in the environment, including DIY compost bins.

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511/1C Burdett Street
Sydney, NSW

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm
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