Possums Early Education Centre

About Us

Possums Early Education Centre is a fun-filled Early Education and Preschool Centre where children learn, play and interact in a safe and friendly environment. We are located in South Lismore overlooking picturesque parkland.

The centre has newly renovated rooms and playground areas, giving your child the ultimate indoor/outdoor area to roam and explore. Featuring natural elements in addition to our parkland setting, it truly makes our centre a beautiful and calm learning environment.

At Possums Early Education Centre we focus on ways children can develop connections with the local community and their world around them. We undertake regular excursions which have previously included The Lismore Show and Inter-School Mini Olympics.

At Possums Early Education Centre you and your child will enjoy:

  • Nutritious meals included and prepared by our own onsite chef
  • Curriculum based on the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Preschool Program taught by Bachelor Qualified Teachers
  • Large, natural outdoor area with engaging play equipment
  • Updates and photos on your child’s learning direct to your mobile
  • Learning technology in all rooms – computer and iPads
  • Cloth nappy service

The centre is conveniently open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Call in any time for a tour and meet our team of friendly Educators!

Meet the Centre Manager

Tammy Leggo

What is your name?

Tammy Leggo

How long have you been working in childcare?

18 years

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Building connections with families, children and the community.

What qualifications do you hold?

Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.

What are you most passionate about?

Providing the foundations for the best possible outcomes for all children.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

Our strong community involvement and partnerships with professional local services.

What inspired you to become an educator?

I am passionate about life-long learning and I believe working with young children is an absolute privilege. I love to watch them grow and develop into strong identities within our community.

What values are most important to you in your team members?

Professionalism, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication in providing high quality education and care to all children.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

Come in and we can provide a personalised tour and introduce to you our lovely educators.

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Joeys Bilbys
6 weeks – 2 years 2 years – 3 years
Koalas Possums
3 years – 4 years 4 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals
  • Pin Code security
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology (computers and iPads)
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Preschool program
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings within our centre


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centres:

My daughter has just transitioned from the 0-2 room into the 2-3 room. Our time at Possums has been fantastic! I am really grateful to the staff, who are so warm, loving and attentive to my daughter. It’s hard leaving your child, but the process has been made so much easier by the staff at Possums. The facilities are clean and age appropriate, the activities they do are engaging and educational (my daughter particularly enjoys checking the veggie garden and collecting eggs from the chickens!). Overall, I have been very happy with Possums and would highly recommend them.”

– Michelle


My son has been in the 0-2 room at Possums for almost a year and I have been really happy with his care and with the staff and facilities at Possums. He gets lots of support and cuddles at those times when it’s hard to separate from Mum, and all of the staff at the centre know his name. I’ve been impressed with the efforts made by his carers to get to know him and his needs and interests and I feel very secure leaving him in their care. And thank goodness they provide food – good quality and plenty of it.”

– Alison


The staff are always welcoming and accommodating. The food provided is healthy, fresh, and the kids love it. The educational programmes run are suitable and engaging, and always produce deeper learning for the children. The facilities are clean, bright and happy. Our kids are always so happy after their days at Possums, they hardly want to leave!”

– Clare and Lance


My 3 year old son LOVES it at Possums!! He raves about his teachers and is always happy to attend. The centre is kept very clean and tidy which impresses me alot. There is plenty for the kids to do, both inside and out. He is often bringing home little pieces of art or stories about what they did for the day. The food supplied by the centre is very nutritous and healthy. We couldn’t be happier with Possums!”

– Telanie

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Early Learning Services centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Possums Early Education Centre, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.