Childcare and Kindergarten
Nature Based and Steiner Inspired

Wonder World Play Centre is a long-day childcare centre for 3 to 5 years old children and operates Victoria State Government funded kindergarten program for preschool children. We have run the quality program in Preston for 24 years.

Wonder World Play Centre provides a warm and welcoming environment for all children and their families for the Preston and nearby communities.

Wonder World Play Centre values natural education in early childhood and has created a natural rich environment in last the 16 years. Children have opportunities to explore and discover many treasures in the environment. The natural rich environment provides fresh air for the children’s physical wellbeing and fosters their cognitive development.

Wonder World Play Centre utilizes Steiner inspired approach and provides a nurturing environment that nourishes the whole child and fosters imaginative play as an important foundation for lifelong learning. Children are surrounded by caring educators and beautiful nature. Learning space is stimulated by creative play, storytelling, singing, baking, painting and nature.

Wonder World Play Centre our educators are highly experienced and qualified, holding a diploma in Children Service or a bachelor’s degree in Early childhood Education. Our educators speak Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Tamil and Malayalam. Our educator to child ratio is 1:8, exceeding the Australian Legislation standard of 1:11, and this enables us to maintain a quality care and meet individual children needs.

Wonder World Play Centre educators view children as confident learners whose learning, growth and development are profoundly influenced by the quality of their relationship with people and their interactions with place and things.

Unique Features
Natural Rich Environment
The exposure to a natural environment has been proven to enhance the cognitive development of children by increasing their awareness, reasoning and observational skills (Pyle 2002).

We provide a natural rich environment that teaches children about nature for all four seasons of the year. During spring, they sow seeds for flowers and vegetables, which gives them the opportunity to see them blossom and ripen. They learn about the bees, butterflies and other insects on our playground, a process which fosters curiosity about the nature all around them.

During summer, the children enjoy eating the juicy plums produced by our very own trees, and in autumn, experience the ripening of pears and apples. All year round, they take care of their plants, garden and animals, all of which bring enjoyment to

Steiner Inspired approach
Wonder World Play Centre utilizes Steiner inspired approach. Steiner philosophy in early childhood education are characterized by children actively learning through imitation and their own creative experiences. The child’s imagination and sense of wonder is fostered, through stories, songs, arts, creative play, interaction with nature and involvement in everyday life activity.
Educators and ratios to children
To ensure the quality care and program, our educators are highly experienced and qualified, holding a diploma in Children Service or a bachelor’s degree in Early childhood Education. Our educators speak Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Turkish, Tamil and Malayalam. Our educator to child ratio is 1:8, exceeding the Australian Legislation standard of 1:11, and this enables us to maintain a quality care and meet individual children needs.
Nutritionally Balanced Vegetarian Food
Wonder World Play Centre provides nutritionally balanced vegetarian food to children. We use eggs, dairy products, lentils, soya products as protein, calcium and B12 sources. We also provide complete vegetarian food to children who do not eat eggs and dairy products.

Our childcare service uses some organic products in cooking and Our vegetarian food meets Australian Nutrition standards.

Contact

Phone
03 9478 4433
Mobile
0474 227 049

Kindergarten Program

Wonder World Play Centre provides a Victorian Government-funded kindergarten Program for preschool children. The integrated kindergarten program In long day care, provides flexibilities for parents who are working or studying. Our kindergarten teachers are tertiary qualified and provide a quality program to foster children literacy, numeracy development and school readiness.
 

Testimonials

Kathy Barber

All my 3 children have attended the centre over the last 6 years and all absolutely loved it! The centre has greatly improved the facilities over the years and the staff are very friendly and love interacting with the children. My kids all looked forward to attending the centre each week and the program allows for both indoor and outdoor activities and play. My children have all shown great improvements in their listening and practical skills over their time at the centre! Thank you staff!

Jacky Zhou

My son attended Wonder World Play Centre in 2016 and 2017. Staff are so nice and help children to develop skills and to be kind to each other, his listening skill was greatly improved as well as other skills. He used to get upset easily when he was young, sinse attending Wonder World Play Centre he gradually become calm in any challenge situation and can manage his frastrations. He loves to interact with other people now and always asks many questions. He is eager to learn and happy to communicate with different people. He loved his kinder, often brought fruits from home to share and asked mum to stay for helping classroom activities. We are very happy with this service and will recommend to our friends.

Asha Patel

This is the BEST centre, I highly recommend Wonderworld kindergarten. I’ve had my two children both attended Wonderworld centre and I have to say it was the best decision I made for them. Both my children finished and left with confidence, leadership and knowledge. The teachers have helped my sons significantly gain confidence and self independence, while at the same time emphasizing self-discipline and respect towards others, has truly been a heartening experience. The wonderful programs here at centre also help to enrich our kindergarten experience.

sally chen

I highly recommend this child care centre! The staff is so nice and kind, you always feel welcomed and involved as part of the family. my daughter attended last year and she improved lots of the skills and end up totally shocked me.... compared to my daughter when she havent attend to this centre, she is not talking much, dont want to share the stuff until my she can involved in a group activity and helping each other... I'm so great to see the improvement and thanks for the staff in wonderworld play centre... i hope the parents who is nearby and willing to get child into a early childhood education, wonderworld play centre is the best one of them! its only about how well they look after your child, it also about the personality that affect your child's future.

Moe Naser

Very wonderful school with very nice patient teachers who teach the kids every day skills like planting, taking care of chicken and good manners

Yuka GOTOHDA

Wonderworld Play Centre has been amazing for our kids… and us! The warm natural environment our kids enjoyed while outside with real nature such as trees, gardens, dirt and chickens has promoted and interest in the world around them that has been nurtured at Wonderworld Play Centre. Our children have enjoyed preparing their lunch at the centre and this has assisted greatly our little fussy eater. Staff are very caring, highly skilled, supportive and accommodating. We have had no regrets with and highly recommend Wonderworld Play Centre.