Big Fat Smile Shellharbour Early Learning and Care

Big Fat Smile Shellharbour Early Learning and Care

Included in fees

Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Other Meals

Education Programs


About Big Fat Smile Shellharbour Early Learning and Care

We have humble beginnings and solid foundations. Established in 1981 as the Illawarra Children’s Services Action Group, we sought to bring positive, lasting change to the Illawarra region through active campaigning for the rights of families to affordable early education and care.

Big Fat Smile is a not-for-profit community-owned, industry leading provider of child education, care, recreation, cultural and inclusion services in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Fast forward 38-years, and we have grown into one of the largest and most respected providers of early education and inclusion services in our region. We exist 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.

Availability & Fees

Age6wks - 12mths

Vacancy information is not available for this age group.


$131.00 a day per child

Fees for Big Fat Smile Shellharbour Early Learning and Care may vary based on rebate availability. You may be eligible to a rebate of up to 85% of your childcare fees.

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Reviews for Big Fat Smile Shellharbour Early Learning and Care

Jamie-Lee Turnerover 1 year ago

My daughter started at this centre when she was 6 months old and continued going until I unfortunately had to leave due to a job offer in another location just before she turned 3. I was so pleased with the quality that she received whilst at the centre and the communication is impeccable from the staff and the director. I always know what my daughter is doing daily and they keep you extremely up to date on everything. That includes the food from the menu that is cooked by a chef on site, activities that your child does during the day and any updates you might want to know. They are quick and get back to you asap and are all in all an incredible child care centre. I could not recommend a better childcare centre!

Location of Big Fat Smile Shellharbour Early Learning and Care

Level 1, 211 Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour
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Shellharbour suburb information

Shellharbour is a suburb located in New South Wales. There are approximately 2 child care centres in Shellharbour.

How much is child care in Shellharbour? On average, the cost of child care in Shellharbour is $120 per day. This breaks down to $120 per day for babies, $120 per day for toddlers and $115 per day for kindergarten.

Shellharbour sits just below the national NQS Rating & the average rating of centres is «Meeting NQS».

Average cost per day


0-12 Months



13-24 Months



2-3 Years


National quality standard

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Centres near Big Fat Smile Shellharbour Early Learning and Care

There are 2 centres nearby that Toddle recommends, with Growing Stars Montessori School being our top recommendation.