Welcome to St Helens Park World of Learning.
Our service is open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm and provides quality long day care and education for children ages six weeks to six years. For families with busy schedules we also offer Before and After School Care and Vacation Care.
Our experienced and qualified educators provide specialised programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework including a specialised School Readiness program taught by a bachelor qualified teacher; aimed at preparing children for school and beyond.
The centre boasts natural environments for the children to explore, extra-curricular activities throughout the year and a range of services including: nappies and nutritious meals for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
We welcome you to drop in at any time to learn more.
Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become Big School Ready.
What is your name?
How long have you been working in childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
Having the honour of leading a team of dedicated and inspiring Educators who love working in the Early Childhood Industry and endeavour to make everyday a learning adventure for the children they care for.
What qualifications do you hold?
Diploma in Children’s Services and currently studying towards a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) at the University of New England.
What are you most proud of at your centre?
St Helens Park World of Learning has proudly been providing high quality early childhood education and care to our community for almost 20 years. Throughout this time, we have created strong ties to the local primary school St Helens Park Public School as well as creating a highly respected reputation for ourselves within our community. We believe it is due to that reputation that a number of our Educators and Families have chosen to be a part of our service since it began operating 17 years ago.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“We’re all stories in the end, so just make it a good one, eh?” – Dr Who
What is your philosophy about educating children?
At St Helens Park World of Learning we believe that the objective of early childhood education is to support the children in developing knowledge and skills which they will utilise for the rest of their lives. Our Educators endeavour to empower the children we care for to become independent and confident members of their community. As we strongly believe children learn these skills through play, we encourage children to explore roles and share experiences utilising both natural and manmade materials within homelike, nurturing and safe environments.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
||2 years – 3.5 years
||Before & After School
|3.5 years – 5 years
||5 years – 12 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Holiday Club Program
- Classroom technology (computers)
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- School Readiness Program
- Regular incursions and excursions
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“My son has been attending World of Learning St Helens Park since he was 6 months old. The whole team are super nurturing and passionate Educators. I can return to work full time knowing my son is going to be loved and educated. We travel from St Andrews twice a day and it is totally worth it. Rachel, Cathy and the team are beyond amazing!!!”
“After speaking with a few of my other friends who have sent their little ones off to day care this year, it’s been nice that I’ve not felt the need to call and check in on my daughter, as the pictures that were uploaded to the Kindy Hub App made my partner and myself feel at ease. I also really like the daily communication emails we get about her nappy changes, sleep times and what she’s eaten, given that food has always been a struggle for her. I know these are just a few little things but it’s been nice to receive them at work, knowing our little girl is in really good hands. So thank you to Miss Nicole, Miss Libby and Miss Cathy”
“I have always felt very welcomed and valued at St Helen’s Park World of Learning. My girls are in such a warm and caring environment with amazing educators, who go above and beyond to make us feel like a part of the World of Learning family.”
“As a parent of 2 young children I would not send my children any where else. The staff are professional and have a deep knowledge and understanding of the early years framework and so our children are building strong foundations in learning. At the same time they are so caring, approachable and considerate when it comes to caring not only for our children but with us too!”
“My son has been at this service for the past 3 years. We initially came here as my niece also attended. During this time, I have found that all the team members have been caring and loving, whilst still instilling rules, education and discipline on my son. He comes home and always tells me he’s had a great day. He tells me all about it, and he knows his teachers well, which I find extremely important. He has been given primary school preparation work and I find this fantastic as it gives him insight as to what will be expected when he transitions over. The menu’s for their lunches are varied and appropriate. I always see the fresh food truck at the centre so I know that they are being fed well. I cannot say enough about the care and attention, and the fostering of good manners and friendships that this centre has given my son. Thank you”
“I just wanted to thank all your amazing staff. I would especially like to say thank you to the Butterfly room ladies, specifically Christy, for listening to my concerns/worries and offering to help my daughter Lucy. It reassured me that she was not just being well cared for but that your staff would go above and beyond to help my little girl. The educators are very valued and all their efforts very appreciated by our family. I would also like to mention how much I enjoy getting the daily information. Second only to picking my girls up of an afternoon, I always look forward to seeing what they have done during their day & their smiling faces while they enjoy their day at the centre. Once again, thank you to you and all your staff for all their hard work & caring natures.”
“I just wanted to send a thank you to Centre Manager, Larissa and the girls in the Butterflies room. Moving Hayden to your centre just over a month ago was a big thing for me as I had him with me over the years but I am so happy with my choice to move him, as he is coming home telling me things he has learnt, singing songs and spelling his name and just not his first name but his last name too 🙂 My partner and I have noticed a big change in Hayden with his learning and his attitude over the past few weeks. The girls in the Butterfly room work really hard and it shows when I pick Hayden up and we go home and talk about what he did at school or what he has learnt about. It has reassured me that I made the right decision and picked a good school. Please pass this on to Jess, Libby and the other girls on what a great job they are doing and thank them.”
“My 18 month old daughter has been attending this centre for the past 7 months. I have found the staff to be very friendly and professional. On the days that my daughter attends the centre we are proved with an email entailing all the activities that the children had participated in during the day, including photos of the children. I love being able to see exactly what my daughter has been doing for the day. The staff provide great feedback on the children’s progress and respectfully take on board parent views. I would highly recommend this centre to anyone looking for quality day care.”
“I just wanted to thank you for all your help, and always going above and beyond! This is by far the best centre our family has been to, And for the most part it’s because of you! No matter how many times I call you, or the 101 questions I ask, I really appreciate your patience and understanding and how happy and friendly you are each and every time! I am grateful that I can drop the kids off and know that they are in great hands.”
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 St Helens Park 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.