Welcome to Playschool ELC

Dear Parents,

My name is Bernadette Watson and I am the proud owner of Playschool Early Learning Centres (ELC). I have 25 years teaching experience and hold a Bachelor of Education (primary and early childhood) and I am a qualified Abecedarian Affiliated Trainer and Coach.

Our Centres are certified Abecedarian Early Learning Centres (Abecedarian Approach Australia 3A -The University of Melbourne).

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, allows me to appreciate the importance of high quality child 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/Community Hub. 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


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.