West Ryde Early Learning Centre

About Us

West Ryde Early Learning Centre is conveniently located on Parkes St, close to Top Ryde Shopping Centre and public transport. The child care centre operates from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and provides quality long day care and education for children from birth to six years. For your convenience, formula (up until 12 months) nappies, sheets, hats and nutritious breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack are provided.

The centre also boasts spacious outdoor learning environments, both in the open and undercover, with age specific resources. The yards are divided into three separate play areas for 0-2, 2-3 and 3-5 years allowing children the space and comfort to develop skills at their own pace.

We also enjoy regular incursions such as Indigenous Dance Workshops, Sports Fundamentals, Environmental Explorations and Geographical Lessons as well as Numeracy and Literacy Programs.

For added peace of mind the centre is accessed via our security system and for your convenience undercover parking is available and reserved for families and pram parking is available in the designated parents/breastfeeding room.

We believe in individuality of our children and are lucky to have such a multicultural centre. Both our educators and families come from a variety of different backgrounds; this is a great opportunity for children to learn about and to learning respect for different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities and races. We want to help the children build mutually respectful relationships of trust and empathy that exists to promote the children’s well-being and sense of belonging.

We pride ourselves on giving back to our wider community. Each year we fund raise for a range of charities. In doing so, it provides children with the opportunity to understand and contribute to the wider community.

Our Team

We have a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable educators who work closely with each child to ensure they are feeling safe, happy, and are having fun, whilst learning new skills and creating new experiences.

At West Ryde ELC, we want all of our families to think of our centre as their home away from home. Educators work closely with each family to create meaningful relationships. In addition to this, the centre also hosts regular in-centre activities, such as morning teas and parent information nights that all families are invited to attend.

School Readiness Program

Our experienced and qualified educators provide programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework including a specialised School Readiness program aimed at preparing children for school and beyond.

Qualified teachers nurture our pre-schoolers and prepare them for school and beyond. We believe that on-going assessment of children’s academic and personal skills are important for building rounded picture of the children which can be used to create an individual learning plan. We plan and assess reading, writing, speaking and numeracy and the Belonging , Being and Becoming profile to assess personal and social development, literacy, numeracy, science, technology ICT and personal and social development which can then be passed on to their primary school.

We look forward to meeting you and we welcome you to pop into the centre for a guided tour at any time.

Come and experience the West Ryde ELC difference today!

 

Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.

Director Profile

Ebony Gralton

How long have you been working in early education?

6 years

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

I love being able to come to the Centre and see the families, children and educators smiling faces each day.

What qualifications do you hold?

Diploma of Education and Care

What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about creating a centre that will allow children the opportunity to learn and explore while creating lifelong friendships with their peers and educators. I see the first 5 years of each child’s life as the most important time and love seeing the children learn new skills through their journey at the centre that they will have for the rest of their lives.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.” – Dr Suess

What inspired you to become an educator?

I have always been passionate about children’s education and began my journey as a Certificate 3 trainee. My passion only continued to grow as I learnt more about just how much of an impact I could have on a child’s life!

I have since gone on to finish my Diploma of Education and Care while taking on the leadership roles of Lead Educator, Assistant Centre Manager and Centre Manager where I can now use my knowledge, skills and passion to impact even more lives!

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

As soon as you walk through the door you will feel like part of the West Ryde Early Learning Centre family. We pride ourselves on our relationships with the families and the children as one of our priorities, the learning after that just comes naturally!

If you would like to come and tour our centre, please contact me at and we can arrange the perfect time to meet.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Toddler Preschool
0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • 5 meals a day including breakfast
  • Formula (up to 12m of age)
  • Multiple vegie gardens
  • Coffee machine for family use
  • Undercover Parking and lift access
  • Dance Program
  • Classroom Technology
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Sheets, hats and nappies provided
  • Fully accredited chef
  • Halal meals
  • Sustainability Program
  • Breastfeeding/Parent room
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • Xplor – an easy to use parent app related to your child’s attendance within our centre

Testimonials

Our Ben, started care for the first time early this year. Having never been away from me, starting care was a huge milestone for him and he took a while to adjust emotionally. All of the staff at West Ryde Early Learning Centre were so loving and patient during his settling in process, and one staff member came up with a wonderful idea of having Ben carry a family photo with him. It worked a charm! Ben no longer kisses me goodbye – he’s too eager to get to West Ryde Early Learning Centre! We couldn’t be happier, seeing our boy go off into the world confident and secure in himself.”

– Joanna

We have a had wonderful experience at West Ryde ELC. To walk in and see the teachers cuddling your child like their own, makes you realise how much they do care. All the teachers seem to know all the children – no matter what room they are in, as well know all the parents. The activities the kids do seem great, the staff are approachable, and nothing seems to be too much of a problem – Including asking the teachers, very late one afternoon to help my child make a birthday card for his dad.”

– Sarah

I have had a wonderful experience with West Ryde ELC over the last eight months of having my son there. I chose West Ryde ELC over two other centres, both of which are walking distance from home. The reason was simply that West Ryde ELC gave me a much better feeling the first time I walked into the centre that my child will be looked after the way I think is best for him. I found the carers very kind and gentle. They ensured that if my son was crying, he was picked up and cuddled or distracted with toys and activities. The director.. is very approachable and warm. She truly encourages the open-door policy of the centre and that makes me so comfortable walking in any time of the day to pick up my son early or just see how he is going. The structure of the centre is excellent and allows parents to peep in through the window to see the little ones, without actually disturbing them. The carers are from different backgrounds which provide a good mix of cultures, languages and attitudes towards child care into the room. The activities in the centre are really nice and we had pleasant surprises like a card and present for Daddy on Father’s Day and a hat with stars and feathers for Melbourne Cup! All those go into my scrapbook for baby! I am now expecting my second baby and I already have him registered at West Ryde ELC.”

– Pooja

After searching the area thoroughly, my husband and I were extremely impressed with the size and set up of West Ryde ELC. The carers are extremely attentive and we rest easy knowing that our daughter eats well while she is here (she is not a fan of vegies at home – but we know she eats them here. She always has a story to tell or craft to put on the fridge when she comes home and looks forward to seeing her friends and carers every morning. Highly recommended.”

– Lauren

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Early Learning Centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at West Ryde Early Learning 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.