Monday to Thursday       7:30 am to 5:30 pm             Friday 

   7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Welcome to Hug-a-Bub Bondi

 Hug-a-Bub Centre has been in existence for almost ten years. The key to our success is our amazing highly qualified and experienced team of dedicated staff, who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for your most prized possessions, your children.


A number of the team have been part of the Hug-a-Bub FAMILY since inception.  

Limited Places for 2020 - call 0425 845 613 to reserve your spot now!


6 months to 6 years

Flexible Attendance  2 - 5 days

  • Approved for Government Childcare Benefits and Rebates

  • Curriculum based on Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

  • Comprehensive School Readiness Program

  • Jewish Program & Daily Davening

  • Playball Sports Program

  • Happy Feet Music Program

  • ELLA Language Program 

  • YOGA Classes


Hug-a-Bub FAMILY 

Hug-a-Bub Bondi is a quality, professional community based early learning centre committed to providing a secure, caring, happy & stimulating environment for your child where developmentally appropriate experiences are offered with a full daily Jewish emphasis, celebrating and learning about all the Chagim including visits from the Matzah Bakery, Shofar Factory, Purim Parties, Chanukah Parties, sharing meals in our Sukkah and our weekly Shabbat Experiences.

Why Hug-a-Bub Bondi

We pride ourselves on our dedication and commitment to each individual's early childhood journey and are committed to ongoing learning and improved quality practices. We believe that early childhood experiences are crucial in the development of each child's future and find pleasure in facilitating stimulating experiences that will allow children to learn, explore and discover in a fun and playful way.


Hug-a-Bub was highly recommended to us by a friend and when I first came for a visit, I just fell in love with the place, the educators, and the manager. Since I had to go back to work full time, I found it really challenging to leave my 13-month-old baby girl in a place that wasn't our own. But when I came to Hug-a-Bub, I fell a sense of relief and I knew that my baby would be loved and cared for. 


First of all, I found the place beautiful and very homy, full of light, toys, baby-size furniture and with a big yard. They definitely had everything a child might need if not more! But what really struck me were the amazing educators that were part of the team, and to see how loving, sweet and caring they all were with the babies. I could see that they were very good friends and close to each other, and they brought a warm and affectionate atmosphere to the place.


Aria's first few weeks went much better than I expected, and all the educators were giving her extra care and cuddles so that she would feel safe and loved in her new environment. I was thrilled to receive pictures of her every single day, and stories about activities she had been doing. 


Now it's been nearly a year since my first visit and I've seen my daughter grow, develop, interact socially with her friends and tremendously increasing her communication skills. Thanks to the new app the team set up, I now receive daily pictures, stories and videos about Aria's days and I'm able to share them with my family who is overseas. We all LOVE it! Friday is my favourite day because Aria gets to make challah and learn Shabbat songs. She gets to do so many activities each day that she comes home happy and very chatty. The educators always make sure to give me the craft projects Aria makes and they always get her to do something special for our birthdays and other special occasions. I love the fact that they respect every single child's need regarding sleeping habit and meals. When Aria is tired she can go to sleep, and when she's hungry she gets to eat. Each of her days at Hug-a-bug is filled with interesting and diverse activities, love and care. 


To me, Hug-a-Bub is like a second home and I see each educator and Lesley as family. I couldn't recommend a better environment for a child and I thank my friend every day for giving me the best recommendation I could ever get!




My daughter has been attending Hug a Bub since January 2016 and is part of the Koala group. My wife Chanel and I could not be more happier with our choice.

Lesley, Beau, Jade, Tracey and the rest of teaching team are simply amazing. We are always made to feel so welcome by everyone and feel very much part of the Hug A Bub family. Everyone is always so happy, positive and friendly and this is noticably filtered down to the children.

We feel our daughter gets all the attention she needs and ALL the teachers and volunteers/students take a genuine interest in her and her development. She just loves going to school and really looks forward to her school days.

The curriculum is put together in way that maximises the learning outcomes of the child and offers excellent variety. I can honestly say that everyday offers something new and different for our daughter.

We love the fact that we get a detailed daily email of what our daughter has done throughout the day and this includes pictures. We love to sit down with her and have her reflect on what she did that day. It is just one other example of the fantastic service that hug a bub offers to children and parents.

I can genuinely say that I would recommend this day care to anyone wanting the best possible start in life for their little one.

Thank you to all the team and keep up the amazing work you do for all the children at hug a bub.

Steve and Chanel Valentine


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