What We Do

We enrich the lives and minds of children

With centres based in the Illawarra, Sydney and the South Coast, Big Fat Smile’s goal while also being not-for-profit, is to enrich the lives and minds of children and families in their communities.

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Looking to Enrol Your Little One?

We know that finding the perfect Preschool to start your little people in their education and care journey is a big deal. There’s research to be done, Directors to meet, tours to be had and many many feelings to be waded through.

We have put together this helpful page, packed with all the information you need to get you on your way!

School Holidays

The coolest school holiday program around

Fun Club kids say we have the coolest school holiday program around! Fun Club’s range of holiday programs leave the kids happy, inspired and a little bit exhausted at the end of each day.


Looking for a Rewarding Career?

Big Fat Smile is always looking for those who share our vision and values to join our organisation, offering opportunities from trainees to Director, to our Head Office Team, Inclusion Agency and more!

A Community Preschool

At Big Fat Smile we focus on delivering the best possible staffing ratios, highly qualified teachers and centre staff, with beautiful play environments that nurture children and facilitate their creative expression.

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Enquire now for 2024

We are taking enrolment enquiries for 2024. If you are interested in having your child start at one of our centres, click on the link below to download enrolment information pack.

Parent Handbook

Our Centre Locations

We have 26 Community Preschools across NSW offering term care or long daycare to 0–5yrs.

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Pricing and Subsidies

If you have a child enrolled in one of our Community Preschools you may be eligible for the Australian Government’s Child Care Subsidy. See page 21 of our Parent Handbook for more details.

Fun Club Locations

Big Fat Smile has 15 Fun Clubs providing before and after school care, and school holiday care, for children aged 5–12 years.

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Creativity, fun and variety

Our Fun Clubs have a fun and creative curriculum including activities such as drama, cooking, arts and crafts, photography and dance.

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School Holiday Programs

Fun Club’s range of school holiday programs will be sure to leave children happy, inspired and a little bit exhausted at the end of each day.

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Every child has the right to early education

Include Me delivers programs to families and educators to ensure children are given the best possible start to life.

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Transition To School

When it is time for the transition to big school, Big Fat Smile can point you in the right direction for practical support, community events, information and current research.

Visit the Transition to School Website

Children and Parenting Support (CAPS)

Children and Parenting Support is an Australian Government initiative, designed to support families with young children aged 0-12 years, living in the Wollongong region.

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Transition to Early Childhood Education and Care

When it is time for the transition to Early Childhood Education and Care, Big Fat Smile can point you in the right direction for practical support, community events, information and current research.

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Our values

Our values guide our practices across all levels of our organisation, from Head Office, to Educators in services.







Smiles all round!

Big Fat Smile exists for children and families, working to provide access to the highest quality early education and care in Australia. In fact, quality is central to everything we do.

News & information

Find a centre

Near home or near work

With 42 centres across NSW you are bound to find the right centre for your families circumstances.

Uniquely BFS

Educational framework

Bespoke Educational Framework

 The educational framework is a benchmark for best practice across all Big Fat Smile services, setting out expectations for pedagogical learning and teaching practices that support the promotion of learning in the early years. 

Safeguarding children

Child safety is a part of our vision and values

We are a child safe organisation. We take a whole of organisation approach towards creating and embedding a child safe culture, environment and practices for all children, across all service types and programs.