About Us

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."    Nelson Mandela

Our Centre

Welcome to Mary Street Childcare Centre & Preschool. 

We are proud that our centre has been rated Exceeding in all 7 National Quality Standards by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.  

​Our centre aims to provide quality long day care and preschool programs in a supportive and secure environment that is responsive to individual needs and also aims to provide an exceptionally high level of care and education.

​​​The centre is a privately owned preschool catering for 40 children from 2 to 6 years that  provides government Childcare Benefits.  We are open from 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday for 52 weeks of the year, closing on public holidays and weekends only.

We have an open door policy whereby parents and family members are welcome at any time to the centre.

​We provide a friendly, safe and nurturing environment, with a team that has both the training and experience to provide the highest quality care expected from parents.

​We provide creative individual programming to stimulate all aspects of the development of each child. We provide an emerging school readiness programme including literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

​It is our vision at Mary Street Childcare Centre and Preschool to create an environment where all families, children and staff feel safe, respected and valued in an inclusive and friendly, learning community so the children have every opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. 

​We provide a friendly, safe and nurturing environment, with a team that has both the training and experience to provide the highest quality care expected from parents.

Our Philosophy

Vision: The vision for Mary Street Childcare Centre is to provide a safe and supportive quality learning environment which is accessible, inclusive and play based for the quality educational outcomes for all children. 

We are committed to pursuing excellence through the provision of equitable and inclusive learning program for children.

Purpose: To support and meet the needs and expectations of families by providing an educational, caring and nurturing environment.  We believe that the most effective learning occurs when the home and preschool work in partnership.  

In our service we aim to provide a safe and secure environment for the child, and a program which reflects the needs and interests of each child, family and the community.  

We encourage and support respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and the community to foster involvement in children’s learning and ongoing involvement in our centre.

As we unpack the Early Years Learning Framework we will work alongside your child to actively promote children’s learning through worthwhile and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills.

Our Service will cater for different capacities and learning styles and invite children and families to contribute ideas, interests and questions.

Values: At Mary Street Childcare Centre we value

            »Holistic learning approach

            »Equity and inclusion

            »Diversity and individuality

            »The right to play and learning through play

            »Continuous and ongoing reflective practice

            »Authentic and genuine relationship between educators, children and families

            »Collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families

Our Educators

Our educators are our greatest asset, and as a result we pride ourselves on not only the quality of educators that we personally choose for our centres, but also the way we look after, support and appreciate them to ensure their work is constantly of the highest standard.

​Mary Street Childcare Centre and Preschool personnel are selected for their knowledge, qualifications, experience, professionalism and love for teaching.

​They are diverse and interesting people whose backgrounds are reflective of the increasingly multicultural nature of Australia.

​Mary Street Childcare Centre and Preschool educators are supported to develop and obtain further professional qualifications in the field of child care services.

​A full list of teachers’ qualifications and their registration status is posted in the foyer for your information.