Once Upon a Time opened its doors in 1998 to a first group of dedicated families. These were parents who sought alternative, creative and holistic care for their children. They found it in our beautiful oasis in Randwick, Sydney.

The Director and owner of the centre, Tearza Stark, had spent the prior decade teaching in different early childhood settings from a kibbutz kindergarten in Israel, to the Benevolent Society and private schools’ early childhood programs in Sydney.