The Playschool Philosophy

At Playschool Early Learning Centres our passion for the Abecedarian Approach (3A Abecedarian Approach Australia – The University of Melbourne) has driven our Playschool ELC team to develop a balance between adult-led intentional and meaningful adult-child interactions, and spontaneous child centred play.

We aim to provide a comfortable environment at our Early Learning Centres where families/carers, children and educators want to be! We believe our warm, friendly, nurturing environment and 3A teaching and learning strategies lead our young learners on the path to a happy and successful education and life journey.

We embrace each child, their family, respect diversity and have a commitment to equality. We aim to develop a deep sense of security, trust and acceptance with the children encouraging them to develop to their full potential.

Playschool Early Learning Centres acknowledge the people who are the traditional custodians of the land, pays respect to the Elders, past and present and extends that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Playschool ELC recognises the importance of family in a child’s life and encourage the involvement of the primary caregivers, family members and the wider community to connect with and interact with the children’s learning journey. We believe that open, respectful and regular communication is an integral part of maintaining these vital relationships and we use various methods to ensure they are maintained. Our team endeavour to be an extension of the family and encourage our educators to display teaching practises which reflect this.

Our vision is to lead responsive, motivated and engaged educators who genuinely care about the future of our children. We aim to employ educators who embrace and implement the 3A Approach, undertake professional development to improve themselves as educators and to deepen their understanding of how children learn and grow. We believe our educators need to be positive role models in every way because children are learning through each experience, every day.

We provide an educational program which supports The Early Years Learning Framework as well as implementing The Abecedarian Approach. We believe in creating supportive, stimulating and harmonious environments, which promote active learning and positive “learn through play” situations with a strong focus on language priorities, (3A Abecedarian Approach Australia, Vygotsky and Piaget). We aim to nurture independence, a strong sense of identity, connectedness, wellbeing, confidence and a strong sense of self. We believe these factors are essential to a child’s belonging, being and becoming.

Our Centre Philosophy supports Playschool Early Learning Centres’ motto: “Happy Children, Bright Futures!”


Our learning centres are for those who appreciate the difference!


We lead children on the path to a happy and successful learning journey.


Our range of extracurricular activities broaden our educational programs.


We enjoy great relationships with our families - hear what they have to say!


We focus on communication between our team and our parent community.


The Abecedarian Approach has resulted in balanced interaction and education.