About Us

Happy Sustainable Education

We’re devoted to providing a better tomorrow for all children.

Sustainable Play Preschool aims to establish the first Australian early education service providing healthy plant-based food, a focus on playful learning, surrounded by environmentally friendly practices.

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 will be opening its first centre in Lake Macquarie in 2021. 

Sustainable Ideology

At the heart of our service. We will utilise rainwater tanks, solar panels and vegetable gardens, buy Australian made and recycled products, and support local businesses and farmers where possible.


With a focus on eco-friendly practices, we hope to encourage children to develop an appreciation of the environment.


Plant-Based Catering

Children rely on the right balance of nutrients for healthy growth and development. We will provide healthy, local, plant-based food, made fresh daily onsite.

Water and Energy use

We’re going to focus on using water and energy more efficiently. With rainwater tanks installed, we will be reducing our dependence on mains water, using recycled water for our vegetable garden and teaching the children the social and environmental benefits! Our service will also feature solar panels, focusing on renewables.

Supporting Local Businesses

We buy Australian-made products where possible to support local businesses and farmers, minimise the distance the products need to travel, and to provide the freshest produce possible!


We want to add value to the community, by hosting workshops and events. We’re passionate about involving the local community!

Play-Based Learning

Our curriculum has a strong focus on fun, play-based learning experiences which are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework. Every learning experience provided at our service takes a holistic approach to education and child development.

Qualified and Passionate Educators

All Educators are passionate about working in Early Education and hold a strong interest in sustainability, plant-based nutrition and/or eco-friendly practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Preschool located?
Barnsley, NSW 2278

What age do you cater for?
3 – 5 year olds

When can I be added to your waitlist?
Once we have applied for service approval, ETA September 2020

When will the preschool begin operating?
ETA January 2021


Read more Frequently Asked Questions here, or contact us.

Join The Team

Interested in Working With Us?

Are you passionate about early childhood education and sustainability? Get in touch to find out more about job opportunities in our new centre.
Kirsty Parker
Kirsty Parker
Preschool Director

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 Jones
Llewellyn Jones
Company Director

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.

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