Buggles Childcare Riverton

About Us

At Buggles Childcare Riverton we pride ourselves on being a family orientated community. We have a supportive and friendly team that works together to achieve the best quality care for the children and families at Riverton.

Our educators are passionate about early childhood education and are continually learning about best practices and programs to extend on your child’s education. We provide children with the very best start to life and extend on the children’s competent and creative minds through play based learning. We believe that by giving children more responsibility and opportunity we enable them to become confident and independent.

At Buggles Riverton our environments are dressed with sustainable and natural elements that encourage curiosity, questions, learning and understanding. Our physical environments around the centre are planned in ways which are aesthetically pleasing with natural play spaces, full of colour, textures and sounds as avenues for growth and learning. We take pride and believe in educating by living a sustainable existence and fostering children’s respect and understanding of our world. We value our large outdoor spaces providing children space to promote physical skills and development.

Strong relationships with families and their children are a key focal point at Riverton. We believe that having a strong relationship with our families allows us to provide children with a quality educational program and exceptional care. Our educators come from all over the globe and bring with them immense knowledge and experience. Having a diverse team also allows us to really indulge in many cultures and teach our children to respect and understand the wider community.

We are passionate about providing High Quality care for the children and families within our community and confident that our diverse centre will provide the best opportunities for the Early Years. We do this by understanding our families and involving our community within the service.

At Riverton we have:

  • Large outdoors
  • Natural spaces
  • Children, families and educators from diverse cultures
  • Separate sleep and meals room for babies
  • Clean family feeling environment
  • Great and fulfilling relationships with the children and their families
  • Large parking space

Our Educators:

  • Know each child
  • Support and encourage children
  • Allow children time to reflect on their own learning
  • Research the ways in which children learn and the best practices around
  • Have a clear vision and positive values which are shared by everyone at Buggles
  • Actively listen to the children and respect their ideas
  • Foster children’s creativity
  • Facilitate the time for children to build on their current knowledge and interests
  • Maintain effective and attractive environments for development and learning
  • Value the contributions of carers, families and parents

Meet the Centre Manager

Samantha Symonds

Buggles Riverton Childcare Centre Manager

Hi, my name is Samantha Symonds. I have a Diploma in Early Childhood and Education and have been been working in the Early Education sector for 15 years.

I commenced my career working as an Assistant Educator in an Early Childhood Centre I grew up in as a young child, I was lucky enough to observe inspiring Educators from a young age and watch the impact they can have on children and families through their dedication and love for all children in their care.

I have learnt so much from every child over the years and have been lucky enough to engage and be a part of so many children’s growth and milestones. The smile on the children’s faces when they have achieved something you have contributed to teaching them is truly amazing. One of my passions is to support all our educators to be the very best they can be so we can provide amazing quality care for all children and set them up to be competent and confident people.

The team at Buggles Riverton are hardworking and extremely passionate educators. They bring creativity and commit to quality outcomes for children in a caring environment. They are focused on creating engaging environments that extend on our children’s interests and ensuring that each day is special and brings a little magic to each of our Buggles Families.

I really look forward to meeting you all and discussing how we can support you with your child’s care and welcoming you as part of the Buggles Riverton Family.

“Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden.”




Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Babies Toddlers Pre-Kindy Kindy
6 weeks – 16 months 16 months – 2 years 2 years – 3 years 3 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Other meals – Late snack/fruit available
  • Pin code security
  • On-site parking
  • Dance program
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Large fish tank
  • Fortnightly soccer program
  • Sunsmart Approved Centre
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning


See what some of our parents say about us:

“My daughter started at Buggles Riverton coming up to almost two years ago, and the care she has received is amazing. My daughter loves attending the centre and she walks in the door with a big smile on her face each day. Beth and all the team at Buggles have been incredibly supportive and helpful and always happy to help. I am amazed at how quickly her skills/learning have developed since commencing her first day at Buggles which is a real credit to all their staff members. It gives me great piece of mind knowing that her needs are being met in such a safe and happy environment.”

– Jessica


“Just wanted to say thank you… I am actually very happy with the care Chrystal gets at Buggles. When I first enrolled her I was hesitant because of when Chantelle used to go there I was not very happy the way she was looked after. I suppose that was back in 2012-2013. I honestly think since you are running Buggles the level of care has improved significantly. There are great resources inside and outside. The carer in the kindy room are great. Chrystal always comes home with her artworks and proudly shows them to us. It is nice to leave in the morning knowing she will be looked after well. I love the kindy hub app as well because i know what she was up to all day.”

– Dora


“For the past two years we have seen remarkable growth and development with Trista, testament to the incredible job your staff are doing. The staff in the Toddler and Kindy room are brilliant, and Trista will surely miss all of them. On behalf of Trista, thank you so much for making it an unforgettable adventure and it was truly her ‘home away from home’.”

– Davis


“It makes me sad that my Lil Caden will be leaving you all as he just adores you, Anitha & Anne. I hope that the next child care is half as good as yours, as you teach them sooo well. I couldnt believe he could count to 20 already & just so very clever in many area’s of life that I know is not my influence alone. For that I sincerely thank you all!! Many Thanks.”

– Sascha


“As a full time working Mum, choosing the right day care was very important to me. I needed a home away from home, where my daughter’s needs were catered to individually. When Vera started at Buggles, I felt assured that I had found the right place. The staff cuddles her when she needed it, provided extra healthy food for her big appetite and when she was in the mood for art, they would run an activity just for Vera. I saw how compassionate the staff were and understanding of her individual needs. Now that she is in pre-kindy, I am amazed by the varying educational activities the kids experience and I am able to follow everything through Kindy Hub, I receive photos and stories about my daughter’s day and I see how much fun she is having.

In addition, I feel secure in the knowledge Vera is in a safe environment; including the layout of the centre, policies for new people picking up the children and policies to prevent the spread of illnesses in the centre. Most importantly, the staff at Buggles Riverton are kind, patient, empathetic and very knowledgeable about children and their needs. As my daughter is there full time, I see these values reflecting in her behaviour and I am very grateful fir that. I am so proud of the person our Vera is becoming and I owe so much of that to the ladies at Buggles.”

– Helen


“Great positive people with interactive atmosphere that they are constantly seeking to improve. Always mindful to celebrate national and cultural holidays. Love the opportunity for date night once a month – above and beyond the call of duty! Plus, my son loves the food.”

– Maria

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Buggles Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Buggles Childcare Riverton, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.