Getting Started

“Little by little, one travels far.”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

We're so excited to meet you!

Please take the time to read every step below to prepare you and your little one for the most magical journey of a lifetime.


Transition into Emali with ease

A new space with new faces and routines can be challenging for your little one! We ensure that both you and your child have a number of Orientation Days to familiarise yourself with the facilities and become comfortable with the day to day of Life at Emali child care Adelaide.

Settling in

Be intimately involved in the settling in process

Each child reacts differently to being away from their parents. On the first day that your child attends, parents are encouraged to stay for a short time. This will aid the child with the settling process. You may also have to stay on subsequent days if your child is not settling well. It is imperative that as a parent you are comfortable and ready for childcare, as your child will know if you are not.

Arrivals & Departures

Our convenient hours mean we’ll be here when you need us.

Operating hours

6.30am to 6:30pm, Mon~Fri. We operate 52 weeks per year and only closing for Public Holidays. The centre operates throughout school holidays.

Arrivals & Departures

Pick up is between 6.30am and 6.30pm, children can be picked up and dropped off at the parents convenience.

Only Authorised Persons

For children’s safety, only the main entrance will be used during arrival and departure by a responsible adult. For further safety each parent will have a unique code required to enter the centre. If you forget the code please ring the doorbell.

& Sign-out

Our licensing and Childcare Subsidy (CCS) obligations require that you sign your child in and out each day.

Late Fees & Absentees

If your child was absent for any reason, upon you return you are still required to sign them off for that day as a non-attendance. If you are unable to collect your child on time, please phone through to the centre and notify the staff of your expected time of arrival. Families will have a late fee applied if children are picked up after 6.30pm - closing time.

Discover everything you need to know about our holistic curriculum

Join the Emali Family!

See the Emali difference for yourself. Simply book a tour with one of our friendly staff. You'll be glad you did!

I have had my children at Emali Prospect since the opening in 2018. My children have always been enthusiastic about going to childcare and learning lots of new and exciting things with their educators. The educators are all very warm, caring, and compassionate people. As a mother, I feel very comfortable and confident leaving my children in the hands of the beautiful staff at Emali prospect.


Prospect Parent

Emali loves making your first day stress free

What to bring

Your simple checklist to get started!

  • Bag

  • Sunhat – (provided by Emali on Enrolment)

  • Piece of fruit to share

  • Drink Bottle with water only – (provided by Emali on Enrolment)

  • 1 home nappy, if required

  • Milk bottles, if required

  • Comfort items such as dummies, soft toys, blankets etc.

Have you checked to see if you’re eligible for the Childcare Subsidy Package?

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See What a Day Looks Like at Emali

Every step of a childs development is as unique as they are! See below the special journey each little one goes on each day at Emali.

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