About hey dee ho – Play-based Learning

hey dee ho educational services have been providing specialist educational programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers since 1987. Today, our play-based learning programs operate in approximately 500 Early Learning Services across Australia and New Zealand with over 25,000 children participating in hey dee ho programs every week.

With over 35 years experience in the early childhood education sector, we are continually ensuring our programs are innovative, reflect best practice and our play-based learning philosophy. Entertaining and engaging, each of our programs meet industry compliance requirements ensuring our services stand out from the rest.

Recognising the need to promote healthy lifestyles and varied activities, we have partnered with industry experts to develop our extensive portfolio of programs including: hey dee ho music, hey dee ho active 8, fun-key music, fun-key yoga and the Fiction Factory. Our diversity of programs provides a comprehensive enhancement programming schedule to early learning services and supports many of the developmental needs of children.

While our focus is providing play-based educational programs to children from birth to age five, we also offer intergenerational sessions at aged care facilities, perform public and private concerts, conduct birthday party entertainment and provide entertainment for charities including Ronald McDonald House, Variety Children’s Charity, Relay for Life and more. Fun-key music is a singing and performance class offered for primary school aged children.

Research tells us that when learning is fun, it is more effective (Neuroscience of Joyful Education, Judy Willis). We aim for the perfect balance of play-based learning with our range of fantastic educational programs.


What sets hey dee ho apart from other early childhood programs?

At hey dee ho, we blend education with entertainment, creating a fun and supportive environment where children thrive. With over 35 years experience in the early childhood education sector, our innovative and educational programs reflect our play-based learning philosophy. 

How can I get involved with hey dee ho?

Getting involved is easy! Simply contact us to discuss your needs and schedule a session with our approachable team. We offer tailored play-based learning programs to suit different settings and can accommodate various group sizes.

Who can benefit from hey dee ho programs?

Our programs reflect our play-based learning philosophy. Our programs are tailored for children of all ages based on their needs. We also work with childcare centres, kindergartens, playgroups and families looking for enriching activities that promote creativity and social interaction.