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Calling all 2 year olds!
We are thrilled to be able to accept enrolments for 2-3 year olds!
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Enrol for 2022
Enquire today! Call us or book a COVID-safe preschool tour to secure your child's space for 2022.
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Book a 'Casual Day'

We're offering casual days for families who need care. No weekly commitment, no pressure to attend again.
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ENROL for 2022

Call us or book a COVID-safe preschool tour to secure your child’s space for 2022.

Our centre

Sustainable Play Preschool, located in Barnsley, NSW, provides high-quality child care for preschool aged children, 2-6 years, in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle area. We are a small preschool 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, colourful, 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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Top Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping in Early Education
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