Every child is an important individual, not one of a large number

Welcome to Fairyland Preschool Barnsley

Fairyland Preschool Barnsley provides an outstanding education and care program for young children aged 3-6 years. Our centre is different to typical long day care centres, a difference our passionate educators are very proud of. We are a small centre of 25 places per day, allowing us to value each child's individual interests, strengths, culture and abilities. When you step inside our environment you will be greeted by children working purposefully and happily with each other and educators.

Fairyland Preschool Barnsley enjoys a strong reputation for providing outstanding education and care programs for more than 30 years. We owe our excellent reputation to providing dedicated, personalized educational support to develop the specific talents of each child in our care. Due to our exceptional reputation, we have kids enrolling from throughout the Newcastle region, including Holmesville, as well as Cameron Park and the wider Lake Macquarie area. Our carefully prepared and presented inside environment acts as a stimulus to engage children, leading to self-discovery of the many and varied materials.

We provide a school readiness program that starts from the time you walk into our preschool. Our school readiness program introduces and reinforces not only language, maths, science, sustainability and environmental awareness, health and art but also independence, resilience and most importantly the value of being part of a community and friendships.

Our centre provides a higher ratio of trained staff (4 each day) than is required by regulations. This enables our educators to provide individual attention and programming for each child. All educators work as a professional team, undergoing regular training and development throughout the year to further develop their skills and knowledge. Four staff members have been at the centre for more than 10 years and there is minimal turnover in staff which enables staff to make long lasting and secure attachments with not just children but families as well.

Our centre enjoys the quiet and peace of a residential area within Lake Macquarie with a secure private outside yard. Our outside area includes many natural play spaces providing a fantastic environment for children to explore and discover nature and develop important gross motor skills. Children are active participants in the care of their environment and our daily routine incorporates care and respect of our animals such as chickens, fish and birds as well as tending our extensive garden and vegetables.

We welcome your interest in our centre and look forward to meeting with you and your family soon.

Lake Macquarie Childcare

33 George Street, Barnsley, NSW 2278