Colour My World Children’s Centre, Ermington

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If you’ve ever driven down Marsden Road in Ermington and spotted the big rainbow sign next to a giant leafy palm tree, you were noticing Colour My World Children’s Centre – a long daycare and preschool that’s taken care of hundreds and hundreds of families over the last 10 years.

The fact that it could pass as a home, fitting so beautifully into its environment, is a reflection of how they aim to make the centre feel and how it in fact DOES feel upon entry – a home away from home. You can see their full video tour here.

As we did for their West Ryde centre, we were invited to visit Colour My World Ermington for a tour and share our findings. It was wonderful to discover that both centres mirror each other in the philosophy, ethos, size, environment and wonderful staff.


Colour My World Ermington is a small family-owned centre, priding itself on its strong family connections and welcoming home-like environment. With dedicated educators and an experienced director, this is the kind of place where children will instinctively feel safe and nurtured.


If you’re after a centre that’s smaller in size, where attention to detail is paramount and where each child can be nurtured as an individual, this is a great choice for you. The centre has a cap of 38 children across 3 rooms, as well as a gorgeous verandah, spacious outdoor area, dining room and cot room make use of.


Centre Director Tiffany has over 20 years experience in childcare and has 3 young children herself, so has a deep understanding of what it is parents want and need in a childcare setting. Tiffany shared with us that she is over the moon with the team at Colour My World, explaining that they are not only highly skilled but their skills complement each other in the best way possible for the children. She’s also very proud of the low staff turnover and recognises how important that is for continuity of care for children and families.


Using the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), a play-based program is the primary form of education, which they create in direct response to the interests of the children. They offer each child authentic and rich experiences that will give them the best possible start in life. Colour My World also offer a preschool program in all rooms, not just the pre-schoolers room. For children who are starting school in the following year, they prepare specific activities and experiences that children will encounter in primary school, networking with the local primary school to provide a four-week program. This includes a visit to Kindergarten classes, library, school assembly and lunchtime and canteen visits.


All meals are prepared fresh on-site by their in-house chef who makes breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea for the children. They use a range of seasonal produce in all of their meals and ensure that food meets current nutritional guidelines.  As well as that, fresh fruit is always available for children throughout the day.


Cleanliness has always been important to Colour My World but now so more than ever given our current climate. Each night a team of professional cleaners clean the whole centre top to bottom, leaving the centre immaculate for the arrival of families each morning.

Passionate Owners

Owners Diane and Robert Saba are themselves parents which they say drives their passion to provide a quality service to their fellow parents and helps them to understand the needs and wants of families.

Having been driven to provide the best quality service since 2009 when they opened the West Ryde service and further in 2011 when they opened the Ermington service, there is nothing that satisfies them more than having happy children and happy families, as well as contributing to the community in a positive way. They take great pride both personally and professionally in their teams in creating a place where parents trust their children will be cared for in the best possible way each day.


Hours and Inclusions

Colour My World Ermington is open 7am – 6pm daily, 50 weeks a year.

Prices are fully inclusive of all meals, a variety of milk types and bedding. Families need to supply their own nappies and formula.


Location: 78 Marsden Road Ermington NSW 2115

Phone: 9858 3606