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Chapter 1 Early Learning Child Care and Pre School Miranda​. 50 Karimbla Rd 2228


Chapter 1 Early Learning would like to respectfully acknowledge the Dharawal people who are the traditional custodians and first peoples of the land on which Chapter 1 Early Learning operates. Chapter 1 Early Learning would also like to pay respect to elders both past and present and to extend that respect to other aboriginal people in our community. 

About Us

Chapter 1 Philosophy

Our philosophy is developed through collaboration with families, children and our team of educators and guides all aspects of Chapter 1’s operations. Chapter 1's Service Philosophy statement outlines our values and beliefs regarding Early Childhood Education.

Service Philosophy

Why Join Chapter 1

At Chapter 1 we provide a modern purpose built child care facility that promotes the highest level of care for our children and families. Our team of experienced and qualified staff are passionate about our education curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of each individual child and family.

Our staff and policies meet and exceed all required levels and expectations, ensuring the safest environment possible for your children to become all they can be.

Our Fees

Chapter 1 Daily fees include all meals and nappies and our full educational program.

Nursery - $120 Per day 7am to 6pm

Toddlers - $115 Per Day 7am to 6pm

Pre-School - $105 Per Day 7am to 6pm 

Meet Our Staff

Kara Gilchrist

Founder, Owner and Child Development Specialist


Kara is the Owner and Educational Leader at Chapter 1. Kara has been working in the early childhood education field for the past 10 years.


Throughout her career she has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge from a variety of roles. On an academic level Kara has studied current best quality practices and completed a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).

Kara's passion for children has driven her to open a boutique family centre that provides the highest quality care.

Jarrod Gilchrist
Founder, Owner

Jarrod is the co-owner of Chapter 1 and has a background with children in the learn to swim environment. He has supported Kara throughout her career while she supported his journey to compete for Australia at the Rio Olympic Games for the Men's Water Polo team.

Post Olympics Jarrod has begun studying a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). While gaining experience caring for children aged 0-5.

Jarrod represents a rareity in the Children Service's industry by providing a male presence at the centre on a daily basis.