Our educational program is based on the knowledge that children are natural, inquisitive and active learners. Children learn best through exploration; by touching, listening, seeing, moving and experiencing real-life activities and opportunities. Our educators recognise that children are capable and confident learners with a natural desire to learn and explore the world around them. We do not expect all children to learn things at the same time at the same pace. We value each child as a unique individual with their own special set of qualities, skills and life experiences. Our experienced and qualified educators provide a unique learning program for each child which draws on their emerging strengths and interests.

Our program encourages your child to explore, discover, negotiate, take risks and solve problems. These are important foundations for developing literacy, numeracy and social skills. Our program works hand-in-hand with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This is the Australian Government’s national framework for early childhood education and a key component of the National Quality Framework (NQF). Invest in your child’s learning and get in touch with us or read about our enrolment opportunities.

High quality care & education

In 2012, Fairyland Preschool Barnsley was one of the first centres accredited under the NQF. We received a rating of “Meeting” all National Quality Standards. The role of our educators is to support, enrich and extend your child’s learning by…

  • Providing resources and opportunities for your child to explore
  • Providing a wide variety of materials such as play dough, clay, paint, collage, block play, drama/dress-ups, language, numeracy and writing materials to express themselves in their own unique way.
  • Questioning and encouraging your child to think creatively, investigate and solve problems, either as an individual or as part of a group.
  • Encouraging empathy, social awareness and resilience – to be our future leaders.

Visit to learn more about what we do

We provide a school readiness program that starts from the moment you walk into our beautiful preschool. Our early learning school readiness program emphasises not only language, maths, science, sustainability and environmental awareness, health and art among others. The friendship and respect our staff display for one another transfer to our children and families. With a stable team of dedicated childcare professionals, long-term, trust-based relationships are a feature of our small Fairyland community. Children are taught independence, resilience as well as the importance of friendship and community.

Our centre is located in a quiet area of Lake Macquarie with a private, secure yard and beautiful inside rooms. Specifically designed for learning; children can enjoy nature and develop important gross motor skills at the same time. Consisting of many natural play spaces, it provides a fantastic environment for children to explore. Children play a large role in the education and care of their environment. That’s why we have created our daily routine to incorporate care and respect of the animals living at our Preschool. This includes; chickens, fish and birds as well as tending our extensive garden and vegetables.

We’re accepting enrolments. Contact us today to book a visit to the centre.