The Secret Garden Family Day Care

Say Hi to Amy

There’s a magical spot hidden in Mullumbimby called The Secret Garden. This beautiful childcare space is operated by the divine Amy Broadway.

It’s a nature-based program for children 0 – 5 years old.

Amy is a quiet, thoughtful woman with deep wisdom that belies her young age.

Amy is a calm quiet presence for the children in her groups. They thrive with her ever-present attitude, and considered nature.

Children’s Play Room

Colourful and warm, Amy has created an aesthetically pleasing play space for children, filled with toys from nature, handmade toys, and toys made with love.

There’s block and building play, car play, puzzles and games, dolls, a home corner with the sweetest kitchen you ever did see, and tonnes of ‘loose parts’ to spark children’s imaginations. There’s also lots of props to recreate stories and tell puppet shows.

Outdoor Environment

Amy’s outdoor garden has a mud kitchen, a sandpit, a cubby house, a timber bridge, lots of green space, and a home for the rabbits.

It’s a tranquil environment for the best early start you can give your child.


As a team member of our Rainbow Bridge Family Day Care Service, Amy takes inspiration from Steiner early childhood education and aims to provide a BIG HEARTED program full of love and care for her charges.

Her program and curriculum is held by a daily and weekly rhythm within a seasonal term.

Amy’s curriculum includes weekly breadmaking, cooking experiences, simple crafts, nature crafts, painting and artistic experiences, and gardening.

They sing, laugh, skip, hop, read, listen, share and make things every single day.

Community Festivals

Amy hosts seasonal festivals for families once a term, and you and your family are invited to come along to see a showcase of what the children have been doing, learning, and singing, while sharing a meal together.

This is the highlight of each season for the children, for Amy, and it will be for you too. Amy, together with Rainbow Bridge admin staff, work together to provide a space for parents and families to build connections, make friendships, learn and grow.

Amy’s vacancies fill quickly so enquire, quick smart.

A Poem from Amy

Welcome to the Secret Garden,

where friends and fairies play

Butterflies , mud cakes,

singing songs all day.

Spades, diggers, rakes

a cheeky garden gnome,

Dropping treasures

here and there,

For you to find them

When you roam.

Nature walks,

meal time talks.

Lots of love and always laughter,

This place will stay inside your heart inside your spirit for ever after .

Details for The Secret Garden, Mullumbimby NSW

  • Opening hours. Tuesday to Thursday, 8.30-4pm
  • Enrolling children from Babies to School Age
  • Fees per child per hour: Please ask Educator for Statement of Fees
  • Minimum hours: 7.5 hours
  • CCS Childcare Subsidy approved
  • A maximum of four children under school age each day
  • Vacation Care available