Hornsby Childcare

Your child deserves the best care. At Wonder Years, we are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment where children can grow and develop to their full potential. We offer personalised care for nursery, toddler, and kindergarten/preschoo perfect for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Our centre is located in Cherrybrook and is the nearest childcare centre for Hornsby residents.
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Wonder Years Early Learning Centre

Our child care centre in Hornsby has a team of dedicated early childhood educators. We designed our educator/children ratio to ideally focus on each child. Our early learning centre in Hornsby features indoor and outdoor learning spaces designed to provide a nurturing environment for your children. As proud members of the neighbouring community, our expertise is built on over 25 years of experience. We are committed to nurturing open connections with parents and educators.

Wonder Years believe in the power of play-based learning. Our experienced team plans play-based learning activities aligned with national standards, following the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

We provide opportunities for developing motor, social, language, emotional growth and cognitive skills. We guide your child in exploring activities to support their growth. We organise various events covering fitness and health, animals and nature, and community engagement. 

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Experience the wonder Of engaged LEARNING

The first six years only come around once. The brain is rapidly developing at this important time in a child’s life. We promise to provide enriched educational experiences taking advantage of this critical period in a child’s development. Using play-based learning, Wonder Years focuses on language and literacy development, social skills, independence and creative expression. Children are given opportunities to engage in new activities and environments in which to thrive.

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6 weeks - 2 years

Babies enjoy secure classrooms made for exploring with teachers who support and honor your family’s routine.

2-3 years

Our Toddler program is a safe place for your newly independent child to test out and learn new skills. With focus on language, fine motor skills, math, art, dramatic play, science, and outdoor learning, toddlers make developmental leaps and build skills for the future.

3-6 years

Preschoolers are ready to take chances and experiment. Under our teacher’s guidance, these inquisitive young minds will tackle new challenges, and advance the skills they’ll need for kindergarten with our school readiness program.

What parents Says about us

Wonder Years
Based on 35 reviews
Salvo Tum
Salvo Tum
14:05 04 Mar 24
The best Childcare my daughter has attended so far !Every day she is very very happy to go ! My daughter is definitely relaxed since she is at Wonder Years ! She smiles all day. Sometimes she even doesn't want go back home because she enjoys to stay there. My daughter is three YO and she loves dancing, singing, painting and have fun with her peers !The educators are amazing, well managed by their manager Ms. Sapna and the lovely owner Pearl !Thank you Wonder Years !!!!
Yiou Zhao
Yiou Zhao
04:06 17 Feb 24
My girl has been going here for the last three years. Now she is in kindy. I want to say big thank you to all the educators. They are very kind and supportive and tough my daughter good manners and knowledge of course. Plus the computer program and Funfit kid activity every week which is included in the fee. Highly recommended!
Poorvaja Raman
Poorvaja Raman
23:45 01 Feb 24
My son went to the preschool room for 3 years and the care provided by the staff was great. They take real effort in getting the children ready for school and nurturing their individual personalities. He enjoyed the time at Wonderyears and was very attached to all the staff - who always had a smile and are very caring towards the children. A big shout out to the admin staff as well who are always helpful with any questions. The centre organises so many activities and opportunities for parents to come and be involved in the child's day. I really value the support and efforts out in by all the staff at Wonder years.Would highly recommend to other parents looking for care for their child.
Chris Hueng
Chris Hueng
10:16 21 Dec 23
I vividly remember the first day dropping off my child (2yrs), I was more nervous than my little one. I could hear them crying as I closed the door, I turned around to look through the window and without a beat my child was being comforted by their teacher with such genuine care and warmth that it instantly eased any concerns I had. From that day on, communation in their app and from the office and the team highlighted the level of personalised attention from the teachers at Wonder Years.It is such a bittersweet move interstate, we will miss Wonder Years and the whole team!
Lauren Ellis
Lauren Ellis
06:20 21 Dec 23
Wonder Years has truly exceeded my expectations. The teachers and kind and supportive. The management, Pearl and Sapna, have created a warm and comforting environment for children.
Active Beginnings AU
Active Beginnings AU
05:54 21 Dec 23
Wonderyears are a delight to work with! Their collaborative methods and innovative approach to early childhood education is always on display.Always welcoming and always professional we are proud to be associated with partners that strive for more for children in early education!
Timothy Affleck
Timothy Affleck
05:51 21 Dec 23
In the two years I have had the pleasure of being a part of Wonder Years ELC they have been everything I would expect and more!Notably their commitment to providing experiences for the children that go beyond an obligation but a genuine care to make sure the children smile and love attending.Thank you to the educators and Wonderyears team for your commitment to being more than just an Early Learning Centre!
Amin Khatami
Amin Khatami
02:49 20 Dec 23
"We absolutely love this childcare! The staff is fantastic—so caring and patient with the kids. Our little one is always happy and learning new things. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Highly recommend!"
Cynthia Huang
Cynthia Huang
03:38 01 Aug 23
We had a lovely wonderful experience here. My son loves the educators, the programs, the outdoor playground, and the food as well! Highly recommended!
Jess Stevens
Jess Stevens
04:00 24 Jun 23
The staff are so warm and nurturing. Our girls (13 months and 3.5 years) love it there and are so happy. Highly recommend!
adam modi
adam modi
02:52 24 Jun 23
We love it! Our children are learning so much at this centre. Miss Wendy is a real treasure and so great with teaching the kids art and sign language. Our toddler isn't speaking so much, so she has worked with him on how to use his hands to show us what he is thinking. One of the best in cherrybrook!
Ray Medhora
Ray Medhora
11:41 24 May 23
Wonder Years has been a fantastic experience for my child. The staff really care about all of the children, and I have witnessed them work through many development hurdles with my little one. The menu is also very expansive and changes regularly, which has been great for my picky eater. The curriculum and newly updated facilities, make it the perfect place for my child to learn and grow.
Jess Speranza
Jess Speranza
01:05 22 Feb 23
Great school & teachers, very happy with our time here
Leah M
Leah M
23:26 08 Dec 22
Such a nice homely cute preschool. Always greeted with warm friendly staff and my daughter has loved her time and grown so much whilst being here!
Chandni Bansal
Chandni Bansal
04:52 21 Nov 22
Wonder Years childcare is an amazing place for your little one to be in. With super friendly staff and clean environment, it will soon become your child’s second home with so much play and fun! Both my kids have been enjoying a wonderful childhood, thanks to the team Wonder Years Cherrybrook!
Carrie Craig
Carrie Craig
11:05 08 Aug 21
All the staff are wonderful, happy, loving and approachable. My children have loved everyday that they attend. My children's knowledge and confidence has grown through the teachers interactions and the schools programs. The preschool program is wonderful for getting the children ready for school.
Susie Conejos
Susie Conejos
11:34 15 Jun 21
We cant speak highly enough of the wonderful team at Cherrybrook Preschool Kindergarten. Our little one was there from the baby room right through to Preschool and he had a great time and was well prepared for school when he graduated. A lovely centre and great staff.
Joshua Peterson
Joshua Peterson
19:30 29 Mar 21
Cherrybrook Preschool Kindergarten is an amazing facility managed by some amazing people. The care my son received during his 3 years at the school was genuine, caring with the right balance of discipline and warmth to prepare him for ‘big school’.The school facilities are always pristine, the food delicious with an excellent curriculum and plenty of extra curricular activities to support a well rounded education.I would unreservedly recommend the facility for anyone seeking the best start for their child :)Maria and Josh Peterson.
Sachin Popat
Sachin Popat
22:46 22 Mar 21
Excellent daycare centre. Very professionally managed. The communication to parents is great. The food they provide smells so good every morning and I am reliably informed that it tastes good aswell. The centre has an exciting schedule of activities all year round. Most importantly the educators are fantastic. Very passionate, energetic and committed to caring for and developing the children. My daughter has loved going everyday and has thrived in this nurturing environment.
Joyce SUO
Joyce SUO
00:46 15 Mar 21
I would highly recommend this centre for the loving, responsible and qualified staff. My child had a very smooth transit when she first started over a year ago. She has made good friends and learned a lot which would surprise us each time.
Elise Do
Elise Do
23:18 14 Mar 21
Both of my children have been at Cherrybrook Preschool since the age of 7 months, with my eldest starting in 2013. They have really excelled in helping both of my boys grow, mature and learn throughout the years. All staff are lovely, caring and have always had the best of intentions for both of my children.
Richa Anand
Richa Anand
11:38 11 Mar 21
This place really is "Home Away from Home" for kids. When you leave your little ones here you will always have that sense of relief that they are loved and looked after. I had both my girls at the childcare from the time when they were 18mths old and now both of them are in primary school. Don't have enough words to thank all the educators to make the transition to big school so easy. It's their love and care for all these years that my girls have developed to be a wonderful person. We could not be happier with their development. All these years it has always been lovely to walk in the center and be greeted with big smiles from the team. Thank you so much for looking after my most treasured possession when I was not there for them. If I have more kids(god forbid) they will be coming here!
shakun aggarwal
shakun aggarwal
10:52 11 Mar 21
Wonderful and caring staff. Well structured routine and am very happy with the overall service. There is substantial focus on learning and cultural activities as well. Highly recommended!
Jiangyu Miki CHEN
Jiangyu Miki CHEN
09:27 11 Mar 21
my little boy went there from 1 years old to 5. Really like it. teachers are so nice. the classrooms are very clean
Anthea Cornwall
Anthea Cornwall
06:50 11 Mar 21
I have had a relationship with this centre for the last 11yrs. Both my kids started in the nursery, and from day dot, we always found the educators caring, attentive and had great communication with parents. The food has always been amazing, with a very healthy menu, that caters for all. The staff put in so much effort to celebrate milestones the children have achieved and make times of the year like christmas and easter, and preschool graduation fun.Both my kids enjoyed the extra activities they they held like soccer and computer gym, and there was also lots of incursions from kinderfarm and the local fire station.The centre always felt warm and homely, and it was sad to say goodbye when my youngest went off to big school.Thankyou to all the staff at cherrybrook preschool kindergarten, for making our time there a happy and healthy experience. We will miss you.
fang fang
fang fang
06:44 11 Mar 21
Great well run centre. My little one attended since 11 month old. She has been taken good care of by the wonderful educators. We are lucky that we never had a hard time to drop her off in the morning. She loves seeing her teachers and friends at the centre. We can see she has a lot of smiles from the daily report.
Eshan Bhide
Eshan Bhide
06:32 11 Mar 21
We've had our two children attend various child care centres over the years (at least 4) and the care, warmth and attention given to children at this centre has been nothing short of fantastic. The teachers here are amazing, experienced and have been at the centre for a long time, the food is fresh and cooked at the centre, and the kids have always looked forward to going here!
Tejal Deshpande
Tejal Deshpande
05:42 11 Mar 21
Very happy with the centre. The staff are very caring and experienced. Kids get to do a variety of activities and are well prepared for school. My kids absolutely love going here!
Sarah CHEN
Sarah CHEN
05:34 11 Mar 21
Very nice staff are working in the centre. My son had a really good time at the preschool.
Steve Paddington
Steve Paddington
14:31 18 Sep 19
Very experienced and responsible staff, recommended lots of relatives to send their kids here too. They cook delicious healthy food and snacks for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. There was always something educational or fun happening at the centre. My kids didn't want to go home every time I came to pick them up. Thanks Barbara and the rest of the team for the amazing care and education my children received.


Frequently asked questions


Please contact us and our team will be happy to assist you on the specifics of fees. You can reach us 9484 2595 or info@wonderyears.com.au

Billing is conducted every fortnight for two weeks in advance. At enrolment, you will supply direct debit details. You can change/update your billing details anytime.

  • Essentials like Wipes, Diaper Cream and Sunscreen
  • Two Nutritious meals and Three Snacks a day, prepared fresh each day by our in-house cook. We can also accommodate any specific dietary requirements.
  • An Early Learning Curriculum designed for each age group and their specific developmental needs.
  • Weekly Fitness Club
  • Language Lessons
  • School Readiness Program
  • Daily photos and updates through our parent communication app - OWNA
  • Incursions and community activities
  • Peace of mind in our quality educators

What is not included in the fees

  • Nappies, Formula, Bottles, cot linen and spare clothes
What is OWNA?

OWNA is our families communication app. Once your child enrols in our centre, you will be invited to download the OWNA app and set up your profile. In OWNA, you will receive daily updates and photos and be able to communicate directly with your child’s educators.

What is the Child care subsidy (CCS)?

The Child Care Subsidy is assistance from the Federal Government to help with the cost of child care.

How do I apply for CCS?

You can apply for CCS through Centrelink.

If you do not have your child’s Customer Reference Number (CRN), you need to contact Centrelink to update your family status and add your child.

If you already have your child's Customer Reference Number (CRN), you can submit a claim online through the MyGov portal. Once your claim is approved, the CRN you provided us on the enrolment form will automatically update our system with your entitlements.

The government pays Wonder Years directly, and you are responsible for the gap fee.
E.g If daily fees are $120 a day, and your CCS entitlement is 50%, the government pays us $60 a day, and you will only be billed for $60.

Centrelink is constantly adjusting entitlements based on your circumstances, which means that your entitlements might change week to week. To find out more information about CCS and eligibility, go to the Child Care Subsidy Information page on Services Australia or contact the Centrelink Families Line on 136 150

Can I claim ccs on wonder Years fees?

Yes, you can! Wonder Years is an approved Child Care Service. Once you have an approved claim with Centrelink, you will just provide your and your child’s CRN in your enrolment form.

What do I need to enrol my child?

To enrol your child at Wonder Years Early Learning Centres, complete the online enrolment form and upload the required documentation.

  • Enrolment form completed and signed by both parents/guardians
  • Copy of government-issued ID of both parents/guardians and emergency contacts.
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Up-to-date immunisation records from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
  • Any other relevant documents relating to allergies, medical plans, proof of guardianship, custody orders etc.

We also have copies of the enrolment forms available at the centre, which you can complete in person after a tour.

Our enrolments team will review and reach out to confirm your child’s spot. Once approved, you will need to pay the refundable bond of 2 weeks' fees and the non-refundable enrolment fee.

We also ask all new families to complete a “Getting To Know You” Form, which allows our educators to get to know your child before their start date so we can ensure a smooth transition.

Is there a minimum number of days required for enrolment?

The minimum enrolment is two days per week. A minimum of two days is critical for routine building by allowing children to settle and form attachments with educators and their peers.

Once a child turns 4, we recommend at least four days to help prepare them for the routine of school and build friendships that will instill confidence and teamwork skills.

What are the educator/children ratios?

Nursery Room
1 Educator to 4 Children

Toddler Room
1 Educator to 5 Children

Pre-School Room
1 Educator to 10 Children

How do I apply for a job at Wonder Years?

We would love to chat to you about what makes you passionate about shepherding young minds through the early years. Send your resume and cover letter to careers@wonderyears.com.au.

Wonder Years Early Learning Centres acknowledge all Traditional Custodians across Australia and recognise First Nations peoples’ continued cultural and spiritual connection to the land, sky and waterways that surround us. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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