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Join our Bush Kindy Playgroup
Mondays from 10:00-11:30am we head out into the bush to explore nature, enjoy the great outdoors and make new friends.
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WE'RE OPEN!
Book a preschool tour to visit our new facility, ask questions and get a sense of our play-based curriculum and sustainable philosophy
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We are accepting enrolments!
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We're open for Preschool Tours
View a sneak peak of our preschool by watching our virtual tour video on our Facebook page!

Our centre

Sustainable Play Preschool, located in Barnsley, NSW, provides high-quality child care for preschool aged children, 3-6 years, in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle area. We are a small day care centre with sustainability at the heart of our mission, teaching children environmentally friendly and regenerative routines as they engage in our play-based, child-directed curriculum. We encourage nature play and connection with gardening and cooking classes (with garden produce) as well as invite them to spend time outdoors in our bush kindy program and large outdoor nature areas at the centre. Meals and snacks are included in our daily fees and follow a nutritious, colorful, dietitian approved plant-based menu.

Our mission

Sustainable Play Preschool weaves sustainable and ethical practices into all aspects of children’s learning, wellbeing and educational outcomes while providing a quality, play-based curriculum and plant-based meals for preschoolers.

Our location

40 Nelson Street, Barnsley NSW 2278

Come visit us by scheduling a preschool tour on our easy online booking page.

The importance of good nutrition for kids

Children rely on the right balance of nutrients for healthy growth and development. Sustainable Play Preschool recognises the importance of good nutrition for kids. Reflecting this, we will provide healthy, local, plant-based food, made fresh daily onsite.

Encouraging preschoolers to see and engage with the entire life cycle of their food is informative, healthy and fun! From planting seeds in the garden, helping prepare veggies for lunch to watching the leftovers compost into soil, children can develop new skills, while learning about science and nature from growing their own fresh produce.

News & Announcements

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Meal Times at Sustainable Play Preschool
Recently at Sustainable Play Preschool, we had the opportunity to learn from Valerie Gent from ‘Let’s Eat! Feeding Therapy’ and...
Why do we include soy in our plant-based menu?
When we first released our menu in January 2021, questions arose around the topic of soy. Isn't soy suspicious? Doesn't...
Best Edible Australian Native Plants for the School Garden (Part 1)
All around the world, school gardens dedicate growing areas for native plants.  The Australian Native Plants Society defines "native plant"...

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