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Our Early Education and Care Service nurture and educates babies to five-year-old children whilst offering long day care in Botany.

As a parent, choosing the right early learning environment for your child is very important.

The choice you make will be your child's first experience and introduction to education.

We provide an environment that is secure, warm and exciting, a place of adventure, growth and learning.


The aim of our program is to support the children ‘s natural curiosity, eagerness to learn and their love of communication with others.

Hippo’s Friends’ learning environment is designed to provoke curiosity and to constantly challenge a child’s thinking.


We have 43 children attending each day. 

Three Early Childhood Teachers​ and a team of qualified educators teach each group. ​

hippo's friends Early Education and Care

Opening Hours

Our service is open 50 weeks of the year from Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Harnessing a child's natural curiosity and energy, our educational childcare program encourages each child to explore and discover their world. Through the power of play and inquiry, children discover the letters, numbers, words and counting that form the foundations of literacy and numeracy.

The Centre's facilities include:

  • Outdoor play areas with soft fall areas and a large variety of natural elements

  • Open play areas offering quiet spaces

  • Sandpits

  • Age appropriate climbing and play equipment

  • Large natural grass areas


The carefully selected equipment allows children to run, play, dance and explore their world and potential.



A healthy and nutritious menu has been designed for growing, active children and is supplied by the service. Food is included in the daily cost.




For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 02 9666 4143 or fill out the following form

Head Office

1082 Botany Road,

Botany, NSW 2019



Tel: 02 9666 4143

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To apply for a job with hippo's friends, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: hipposfriends@bigpond.com


"My son joined Hippos as a young baby and has now been at Hippos for over 2 years first in the baby room and then with the toddlers and I can not speak highly enough of the amazing team. Smart, professional and they truly care about the children they look after. Botany locals and now part of our extended family. We love Hippos!!" 

- Hayley R

"We have 2 children at Hippos our youngest daughter now 15 mths only recently started and they both love it, the staff are very friendly and professional. We have seen our eldest grow in many ways since starting there 3 years ago, the staff always make the extra effort with the kids to make sure they are progressing as best as they can to eventually make the move to school. I would highly recommend Hippos."

- Joshua C

"The entire team of educators at Hippos are kind, caring and understanding of the needs of the children in their care. It has a community feel and it is nice to see the same friendly faces each morning. My kids love Hippos."

- Belynda B

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