We’re devoted to providing a better tomorrow for all children.
We’re passionate about early childhood education and sustainability, and want to make a difference in the world. We want to encourage children that they can too.
We all have a role to play in minimising our environmental footprint.
Sustainable Play Preschool is opening its first centre north of Lake Macquarie in Barnsley, NSW in 2021. Book your centre tour online here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Preschool located?
40 Nelson Street, Barnsley, NSW 2278
What age do you cater for?
3 – 5 year olds
When can I be added to your waitlist?
Now! You can join our waitlist or enrol your child. After waitlisting or enroling, we will have your information, so that we can invite you to book a preschool tour to visit our new facility and meet our Preschool Director. If you join our mailing list at the bottom of the page, that’s another way we can keep you in the loop about news and important dates.
When will the preschool begin operating?
ETA February 2021, however we are open for tours this January 2021. Book at preschool tour with us here.
What will be your hours of operation?
Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-6:00PM (Closed only on public holidays)
Are meals and snacks included in your fees?
Yes, enjoy! See more on our Food + Nutrition page.
Join The Team
An advocate for children’s education and sustainable living, Kirsty has worked in Early Childhood Education since 2009, with 6 of these years as an Educational Leader.
Kirsty believes that every child has the right to access a quality education where they feel safe, secure and supported to learn and develop. She supports play-based learning and believes that positive learning experiences in the early years sets up the foundation for a life-long love of learning.
As the Preschool Director, Kirsty believes in leading by example and treating others with respect, encouraging educators to work to their strengths and support them in developing their capabilities with mentoring and guidance.
At home, Kirsty and her family enjoy growing and harvesting produce from their own gardens, spending time outdoors with their dogs, and being active. Their house is equipped with solar power, rainwater tanks and a large worm farm to recycle food scraps and feed their gardens.
Kirsty couldn’t pass the opportunity she saw in working for Sustainable Play Preschool, creating a better future for all by educating the next generation of future leaders.
Llewellyn started his career in the construction industry, passionate about sustainability but discouraged by the waste and practices he observed. Working in the industry exposed him to how significantly all systems needed to improve to keep a healthy planet.
Inspired to contribute beyond the construction industry, Llewellyn gravitated toward early education and began working as a trainee educator. This affirmed his belief that early education is of the utmost importance to the development of children and a perfect environment to strengthen sustainable and ethical values in children and the community.
Knowing he could not bring together his vision for Sustainable Play Preschool alone, in 2017 Llewy began putting together a team of passionate people with diverse professional experience and industry backgrounds.