Meet the Approved Provider

Dear Parents,

My name is Bernadette Watson and I am the proud owner of Playschool Early Learning Centres (ELC). I have been teaching and hold a Bachelor of Education (primary and early childhood) since 1993.

Our Centres are certified Abecedarian Early Learning Centres (Abecedarian Approach Australia 3A – The University of Melbourne) and proudly embed the Abecedarian strategies. Additionally, I am personally trained and accredited as an Abecedarian Affiliated Trainer and Coach.

The Abecedarian Approach has driven our Playschool ELC team to create a learning environment that promotes intentional and meaningful adult-child interactions. Enriched caregiving, conversational reading and learning games are used to ensure language is a priority and to ultimately improve our children’s educational outcomes and futures.

Being a mother of three beautiful girls myself, who are all now qualified Early Childhood Educators that work within Playschool ELC, has allowed me to appreciate the importance of high quality education and care. We understand that the decision to place your child in care is a difficult one. Deciding on which centre to trust with the care of your child is even more difficult. It is a privilege to be chosen by you to care for and educate your little ones.

Playschool ELC provides ongoing training and support to our educators, ensuring they possess a solid understanding of evidence-based teaching/learning strategies and understand the importance of a learning environment that provokes wonder, curiosity and intellectual engagement in a safe and secure space.

Playschool Early Learning Centre’s motto is “Happy Children, Bright Futures!” We strive to empower our young learners by providing an environment where children can form relationships, share, co-operate, develop self-control, test ideas and friendships and extend their range of experience. Self-awareness and self-confidence is nurtured through planned and spontaneous play experiences so our learners develop a love for learning and are empowered to grow wings and fly.

Please know that as a valued parent of our Centre, we encourage you to communicate with us and participate in our Centre activities, programs and our Parent Advisory Board. Your talents, skills, hobbies and suggestions are a welcome and necessary element in your child’s early development.

Our learning Centres are for those who appreciate the difference! Thank you for considering Playschool ELC.

Yours in education and care,

Bernadette Watson

Approved Provider of Playschool Early Learning Centres