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 25 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.
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
Our childcare service uses some organic products in cooking and Our vegetarian food meets Australian Nutrition standards.
Our Program Outline
- Natural learning environment
- Steiner inspired program
- Ethic education
- Nutritionally balanced vegetarian food
- Small group and home like environment
- Lower staff ratio, 1:8 rather than 1:11
- Extremely warm & caring educators
- Lowest fee in region
- Excursion to local community places
- Doing is learning approach, play based
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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!
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.
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.
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.
Very wonderful school with very nice patient teachers who teach the kids every day skills like planting, taking care of chicken and good manners
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.
My son had great time at wonderworld play centre. All the staff very supportive and caring. Kids learned to develop their skills n get motivated to express their talents. Kids gets calm and very respectful environment so that they can learn how to respect other people. All my friends kids went at this centre and they all had wonderful time. I highly recommend this centre..my son still misses all the staff. Thank you wonderworld play centre...:)
I use to go to this kinder garden my name was Emilio hopefully u guys remember me I am 11 years old now And I still remember you jasmine I loved this kinder garden when I was young
All my children have attended Wonder World Play Centre. My children attended the centre over 5 years. Even in school holiday my daughter usually visit the centre. I highly recommend the centre. The staff are all every nice. They are caring children do many hands experience.The centre has good natural environment. Children enjoyed climing tree，gardens，chicken and dirt. My family loved the center. My children and me learning a lot from the teachers. Thank you for helping
We love Wonder World of Play. It's so calm, nurturing, practical and multicultural. Our child has learnt so many life long skills, which has inspired a passion for helping us with everyday tasks at home. The kids help to make their own lunch and clean up every day, work in the garden, and learn to make lots of art and craft pieces with their hands. It's a gorgeous environment, nice and small too. They also have a great yard with chickens and a beautiful big tree, play and lawn area. All the toys are made from natural materials, and the children learn about the seasons and importance of family, community and cultural rituals. The educators are very caring and experienced, and teach the children respect for self and others.
The best school for kids, i'm from saudi arabia and my daughter been with them more than 2 years and she improve a lot and get a good skill and the team helpful
My son was attending wonder world play center for one and a half year. He liked the center very much! The teachers were nice and professional, they used the natural way in their daily programs. The leader of the center Jasmine was very kind and every kids loved her. My son left the center because we moved our house, he had a really good time and we shall come back to see the teachers and his friends when we go back to Preston.
Our son is always happy with a smile on his face when we usually pick him up from the school. He tells us a lot of stories regarding his day. They teach our child to become resourceful and independent. They spend a lot of time with nature and of course, interacting with other kids and so on.
One of the best child care, very much caring and responsive, my 4 yrs son was very happy there, but unfortunately i have to move another suburb, still missing staff and his friends, thank you jasmine, miki and viji.
Our daughter went here for a year and she absolutely loved it, we were very sad to leave. This is a really wonderful small centre, where the teachers put a lot of thought and care into how they teach and plan the day. The kids get a lot of confidence from learning to be more helpful and independent here. The environment is very beautiful and calm, especially the garden.
We loves this childcare so much that we feels so grateful to found this place and feels the best decision for Louis, we often told couple stranger too.Jasmine, Miki and Viji ,they all very caring, patient, kind, modest and loves kids, My son always happy and refused to go home when he was 3yo. The place always clean, doesn't smells, Natural toys and activities, the outdoor area is amazing, so fresh with natives, fruits trees, plants and bird’s chirping.they provide healthy foods, teach good manner, washing dishes, helping parents. Louis is a happy and confident boy. Thank you..
Jasmine, Miki, Viji and the team at WW provide a highly engaged, calm and nurturing learning environment. Our daughter had one year at another kinder previously, and found the pace, noise and stimulation there overwhelming. We were keen to try a more nature-focused, Steiner inspired option at WW for her (bonus points for being very affordable and convenient) and have been delighted with how well she responded. She will continue to the Steiner stream at Thornbury PS. We are so glad we found WW, took a tour, and were able to get a spot easily - the team there have really helped our girl feel grounded and blossom as a result.