In order for children to connect and grow as competent members of society from a young age, an enriching educational program is paramount

School Readiness

School readiness doesn’t necessarily mean that children need to be able to read, write and do basic maths before starting at school. School readiness is about the development of the child, their ability to problem solve socially, regulate their emotions, be confident in their actions while having the ability to participate and learn in a classroom setting.

At The Learning Cottage our school readiness program is developed in reference to The Early Years Framework in close relation to local schools, ensuring that children and families are provided with the necessary skills for their transition into school.

“This preschool program is also supported by extended hours of care. This means you have greater flexibility and convenience around your working hours and other family commitments”

  • Eligible to attend at 3 years of age
  • Nutritious meals provided
  • Bachelor and Diploma qualified teachers
  • Supported by extended hours of care 6:30am – 6:30pm
  • Open 52 weeks of the year
  • Care available until school year commences in February
  • Program delivered under the EYLF curriculum
  • Interest play-based approach to learning
  • Variety of Excursions and Incursions included
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Childcare benefits & rebates available
  • High-quality resources and technology

“Through play-based learning, reflection and strong communication with our families, we work as a team to discover areas of strengths and development in our children.”
Sheridan Waddell, Early Childhood Teacher at The Learning Cottage, Wollongbar.

Our Curriculum

The NSW early learning curriculum focuses on the correlation and connection between the parent, the teacher and the child and the role each component plays in helping your child to thrive both in and out of the centre. With key principles, practises and learning outcomes being an integral part of the early learning curriculum, our highly experienced and qualified educators prepare your child for the real world in a safe and caring environment.

Find out more about the NSW government early learning curriculum here.
We share your vision for the future of your child, not just the present.

Our effective approach to the curriculum:

Everything we do revolves around the early learning curriculum standards set by our state government and your child’s unique response to them. From cognitive development to learning, wellbeing and happiness, we offer your child self-learning activities, routines and rituals to help them get the most out of our teachings.

We know children develop a love of learning from a very young age. Because of this, we’ve made it our mission to encourage a yearning to learn within your child through offering open-ended play and self-developing activities.