Handprints KILLARA

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Handprints KILLARA

When 1 Ridgeland Ave, Killara (owned by the Department of Education) went to tender, we put through an application seeing the potential to create a wonderful learning place for the families and children of Killara. In mid January 2016 we found out we were successful and began the process of taking over the operations of our Killara centre.


Handprints Killara has now been open since February 2016 and has gone from strength to strength. It went through an entire yard renovation, new resources were purchased indoors, and the educators have been inspired to teach under the Handprints philosophy. The easiest way to describe our Killara centre is open spaces for learning, and peaceful with all the greenery. It’s a wonderful place to play and learn.


Handprints Killara caters for fifty-eight children aged between six weeks and six years across three classrooms. The centre has a lot of space within the classrooms, as well as a dining room, an art room, a programming room for educators and covered outdoor areas. Located next door to the public school we have a strong connection with the local school and their teachers in preparing children to transition to school.


Meet Deb, Our Killara Director:

I have a Bachelor of Education (Birth to five years) and have had about 20 years’ experience as an Early Childhood Educator. My experience includes working internationally – UK (London and Scotland) and Canada – where I got a chance to explore a variety of different childcare settings and culture. I enjoy travelling, spending time with my niece and nephew, and visiting new cafes/restaurants around Sydney.

I have been a Director at Handprints ELC Killara since mid 2016 and I am extremely lucky to work with such a dedicated group of Educators.
My goal is to write children’s books one day.