The team at Wahroonga Long Day Care Centre acknowledges The Ku-Ring-Gai People – who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which our centre is located on. We honour and celebrate their Elders and the Elders of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations past and present.

Wahroonga is an Aboriginal word meaning our home.

We are a 27 place Long Day Care Centre catering for children aged between six weeks – five years. Our service has been operating since 1992 by the same owner/director. Our hours of operation are from 7:30 am – 6:00pm. All meals (including special dietary requirements), nappies, wipes and sunscreen lotions are provided.

Wahroonga Long Day Care Centre began as a small Family Day Care Centre in 1991 run by Alka Dave (current Owner/Director), following her maternity leave! In 1992 it expanded to a small, 9 place Centre, known as Wahroonga Long Day Care Centre – established by Manoj Chandra Handa (High School Teacher) and Alka Dave. In 1993, after several council meetings and petitions from the local community, we expanded further to a 27 place Centre!

“This was all possible by the blessings and support from my beloved father, Dr Jayant Dave. We will always be indebted to him for helping us create a home away from home – a place of Learning, Love and Laughter!” Alka Dave (centre Director).



In July 2017 our service was assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard in accordance with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law) and Education and Care Services National Regulations (National Regulations).

As a result of this assessment our centre received an overall rating against the National Quality Standard of:

Exceeding National Quality Standard (E).

At Wahroonga Long Day Care centre we are passionate about providing quality education and care to every one of our children. Our philosophy has a strong emphasis on the importance of creating an environment where everyone experiences a sense of belonging and connection to our centre environment. As relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging, we aim to develop secure and respectful relationships within our community. We aim to work with families and the community to support and raise each and every child who attends our centre.

We pride ourselves on our connection with the children and their families – Many of whom describe this service as being like –

‘A Home Away from Home’!