Kindergarten and Preschool
Let us take care of school readiness
At our centres, we offer an active and exciting kindergarten or preschool program with passionate Early Childhood Teachers, the convenience of meals and extended hours to fit in with your busy days. You may also be eligible for up to 36 hours of funding with your Child Care Subsidy!
Our kindergarten and preschool program is the perfect way to support your child’s learning, development and wellbeing for now, at school and beyond. We use an approved learning framework and support learning in a variety of curriculum areas. We look forward to empowering your child as they take the leap into the next stage of their learning.
Why is kindergarten & preschool so important?
Popular belief is that school readiness is defined by a child’s ability to count, write and know their ABC – when in fact, preparation for school should focus on so much more like a child’s social and emotional development, self-regulation and learning dispositions.
Children benefit from attending multiple days per week in an early learning centre to get the maximum positive outcomes with each child’s individual learning and development.
That’s where we come in. Let us support your child to develop a positive view of themselves as learners as they engage with their friends in our purposefully designed learning environments.
Why our families love our kinder offering
Hear from real families from our centres on why they love our kinder programs, our centres and our educators!
Getting your child school-ready
We adapt our curriculum to accommodate each individual child’s learning and development to contribute to their enthusiasm, motivation, and ability to learn. We are committed to supporting your child to gain the necessary skills and dispositions needed for a successful transition into school.
By offering verbal interactions, encouragement, additional ideas, resources and thoughtful reflections, our educators guide children to develop and extend on their existing skills and knowledge. Developing a positive view of themselves as learners is essential for children to be inspired, motivated and progressive in their learning, benefitting them both in early education and all their future years.
Our kindergarten or preschool program continues to provide opportunities for children to develop their literacy and numeracy skills through play-based experiences.
The literacy-rich environment supports children in developing a range of literacy concepts through books, writing, drawing, storytelling, games and a diverse range of planned experiences. Because oral language is the basis for all literacy learning, children are supported to communicate with each other, with new vocabulary introduced as part of everyday conversations, with teachers modelling correct grammar and sentence structures.
Opportunities to learn mathematical concepts are embedded within the program through hands-on play and learning. Number concepts are explored with a variety of concrete materials for children to manipulate, sort, count, classify and measure. Guided by our early childhood teachers, children are able to explore their environment and engage in planned experiences to build their knowledge and understanding. As children transition to formal schooling, the skills and dispositions they develop in the early years contribute to becoming successful lifelong learners.
The transition to school from an early childhood education and care centre (childcare) to a new environment with new relationships, new routines, new expectations and new experiences can be an exciting, yet daunting time for children and families. There are significant changes in practices including routines, group sizes, the ways children are taught and curriculum content. With thoughtful planning a smooth and successful transition is achievable.
A positive start to school life relies on a collaborative approach between parents, early childhood teachers, primary teachers, children and in some circumstances, health professionals. Open communication involving all members ensures the educational and holistic needs of children are met. Exchanging information through both formal and informal channels allows the school to gain a greater understanding of children’s strengths, needs and interests. Reciprocal relationships based on trust and respect need to be built to ensure families are well informed of the processes, requirements and expectations of the school.
Attending our high-quality, government-approved kindergarten or preschool program will provide opportunities for your child to:
- grow in confidence, developing a positive view of themselves as a learner
- use language effectively to communicate ideas, feelings and needs
- gain experience in a group learning environment alongside their peers
- make friends and engage in group activities where they cooperate with their friends
- learn to look after their belongings
- develop resilience and self-regulation through engaging in activities that challenge them
- confidently communicate with adults outside of their family
- develop literacy skills, creatively expressing ideas and feelings through art, music, story-telling and dramatic play
- develop scientific and numeracy skills as they identify, explore, examine and questions to solve problems.
Secure your place at one of our centres today!
Now is the perfect time to enrol your child in one of our kindergarten or preschool programs, or if they are already enrolled, confirm your child’s days with your Centre Manager.
Feel confident about securing your child’s place with the options available from the child care subsidy.
We look forward to empowering your child as they take the leap into the next stage of their learning!
We are proud of our reviews
"Great centre with great caring staff. My husband and I have been super happy having our son attend here. Would highly recommend."
Chelsea World of Learning 2
"My child has been attending Chelsea World of Learning since he was 6 months old and he is now 8. Staff are caring and friendly, and my son enjoys his time there at before and after school care."
Chelsea World of Learning 1
"A lovely caring and friendly centre. The staff all acknowledge my daughter by name and get her involved in activities she enjoys as soon as she arrives. I feel comfortable leaving my child in their care."
Geelong World of Learning
"Could not be happier with this center my daughter looks forward to going every week. She has learnt so much and all their facilities are amazing. We drive 15 mins out of our way just to go to this center."
Golden Grove World of Learning
"My two daughters absolutely adore going to day care at Holland Park West WOL. The staff are excellent, and the girls have a great variety of activities that enable the girls to learn, develop social skills and have fun. I would highly recommend this day care."
Holland Park West World of Learning
"I've always found the staff to be friendly, helpful and accommodating to my children's individual learning and behavioural needs. Always an engaging environment for the children to be involved in."
Lilliput World of Learning