The Essington School Preschool and Long Day Care

Mon-Fri 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Chapman Road, Nightcliff

About The Essington School Preschool and Long Day Care

The Essington International School Darwin Preschool and Child Care service is rated as ‘Exceeding’ by The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). We are extremely proud of this high quality rating achieved under the National Quality Framework.

The Preschool program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and is comprehensively linked with our Modern Montessori-based approach and philosophy. We also draw on the Northern Territory Preschool Curriculum Framework for our planning.

Our Pre-Transition and Transition programs are unique to Essington and are based on our philosophy of not rushing early childhood and providing children with the strongest possible foundation for learning in their early years.

Availability & Fees

Nearly full
Age6wks - 12mths

Vacancy information is not available for this age group.


$0.00 a day per child

Fees for The Essington School Preschool and Long Day Care may vary based on rebate availability. You may be eligible to a rebate of up to 75% of your childcare fees.

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Location of The Essington School Preschool and Long Day Care

Chapman Road, Nightcliff
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Nightcliff suburb information

Nightcliff is a suburb located in Northern Territory. There are approximately 4 child care centres in Nightcliff.

How much is child care in Nightcliff? On average, the cost of child care in Nightcliff is $91 per day. This breaks down to $91 per day for babies, $91 per day for toddlers and $90 per day for kindergarten.

Nightcliff 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


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