At Prestons World of Learning, we offer quality care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Our Centre caters for up to 55 children per day in three age groups – Cuddly Cubs (0 – 2 years), Little Lions (2 – 3 years) and Jumping Joeys (3 – 6 years).
Our centre provides a home-like atmosphere for your children to learn and grow. Both our indoor and outdoor environments are planned with great attention to detail. They promote a close connection with nature, with a strong focus on sustainability.
Our team of qualified and experienced educators are committed to providing a high quality education and care program. This program is tailored to meet the unique strengths and interests of each child, supporting them to thrive and flourish in their learning and development. Our program provides a range of planned and spontaneous learning experiences each day. They aim to provide a balance of experiences including:
- Indoor and Outdoor;
- Active and passive;
- Individual, small and larger group experiences.
Learning experiences are planned based on the children’s interests (individual and group) and their individual strengths and needs. These are identified by educators through observations of each child, and through our conversations with families on home experiences & expectations. Learning experiences also aim to help foster children’s development in line with the five Learning Outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework as follows:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators.
Learning experiences are play-based which we believe encourage exploration, curiosity and creativity. According to The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (2009) “play-based learning is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations”.
Our educational program aims to develop the whole child, and includes activities from all learning areas. Our School Readiness Program also aims to equip each child with the social, emotional and academic skills they require for beginning Kindergarten, including a visitation programme through our local schools, and regular visits to the local library, establishing a love of reading in the preschool years.
Each child’s progress is closely observed, monitored and documented by educators. Parents and Caregivers are welcome to view and discuss their child’s development and/or portfolio, with educators at any time. We encourage and value family and community input into the service and program.
For your convenience, we offer delicious and nutritious meals for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, all prepared by our in-house chef.
Our centre also provides an open door policy, we would welcome you to come and visit us any time.
Prestons World of Learning has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
Meet the Centre Manager – Renee Gielis
For the past 10 years, I have been working very closely with children and families in the Early Childhood Industry, beginning my career as a trainee and since completing my Diploma in Children’s Services. I am currently working towards my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
I feel that my view towards education and caring for others can be attributed to the relationships I formed with my teachers and educators in my early years.
I feel it is a great honour that families entrust me with the care of their children and I strive to provide each child with a learning environment where their curiosity and imagination is stimulated, they find connections with others, make meaning from the experiences they engage in, and know that they are viewed as capable learners and their many languages of expression and communication are listened to and valued.
I, with my amazing team of educators, aspire to provide our families and children with the highest quality of care. We believe that no task is too big and will aim to achieve amazing things with your little ones.
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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- On-site parking
- After School Care
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology (computers)
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
“Great centre. The staff are fabulous and have made a significant impact on my child’s development and learning. I have no hesitation in recommending this centre to other parents.”
“The staff at Prestons World of Learning are always very professional and accommodating. Nothing is ever an issue for them. Leaving your child with people you do not know is one of the hardest things a parent has to do, but from day one prestons WOL staff made us feel comfortable and safe and that is not a quality that should be taken lightly. We also love reading the daily journals that are emailed to the parents. We highly recommend the centre to everyone!”
“My son started at the beginning of the year and loves it, he asks everyday if he is going to school! Great team of educators and excellent facilities, very happy with the service.”
“My eldest daughter has been attending Prestons World of Learning for over 3 years and my youngest has been there for almost a year. Both girls love the centre and the teachers. The teachers are wonderful and caring, which has helped the girls settle into the centre quickly. My youngest needed to start day care at only 8 months, and her teachers were absolutely wonderful with her and gave me peace of mind when leaving her. We love the centre and all of the staff there, would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new centre.”
“Our daughter has attended the centre for the past 18 months. We love seeing her so happy and full of stories about what sh’d learnt in class. The educators go above and beyond their duties with occasional after hours programs / events and make it a priority to bond with the children. The part I personally love best is the new technology KindyHub app which has daily journals, photos, event calendar and notifications – which can be accessible with an iPad or smart phone. I’d recommend WOL at Prestons to anyone. Great job ladies. Well done.”
“Cannot highly recommend WOL Prestons enough!! The close bond that my boys have with the teachers reassures me as a parent that I am leaving the boys in a safe and fun environment. We have been to a few preschools but this one has been the best by far! The teaching methods in education, life and social skills is of high standard and can be seen in my boys growth and development. I have a son that has graduated from WOL Prestons with the best start at Kindergarten.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our World of Learning Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Prestons World of Learning, please fill out the childcare enrolment 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.