Dickson101/21 Challis Street, Dickson Act 2602
Wonderschool Dickson is Ready to Walk Alongside your Child Through Life’s Earliest Adventures
Wonderschool Dickson is an Early Learning Centre that encourages diversity, respect and discovery during this important stage of children’s lives with high quality early childhood education and childcare services in Canberra’s inner north.
At our Dickson centre, children learn, grow and explore the world in this unique urban space. Our centre is on the first floor of a multiple purpose building in the heart of the new Dickson Precinct. From our bird’s eye view of the world, children can engage in the real-life experiences unfolding around them. They love to watch the buses go by and the bustle of the lively street culture with cafes and shops below. We value taking children out to be active participants in their community and take them on regular excursions to build relationships within our local Dickson neighbourhood.
We welcome children aged 6 weeks – 5 years and their families seeking an exceptional learning environment with contemporary approaches to early childhood. With a school-ready focus, our educators and curriculum prepares preschoolers for school with project-based learning and emotional development coaching so they have a wonderful first day at kindergarten.
We know that children take what they learn from their earliest experiences and that these experiences mould their futures. Every day at Wonderschool is a chance for exploration, discovery, education, nurturing relationships, connecting with the environment, and being present in the moment. We encourage a sense of curiosity, intrigue and wonder through our learning experiences.
Families looking for child care services in Canberra’s inner north not only appreciate the brand-new purpose-built facilities at Wonderschool Dickson but when they book a tour they are often impressed with the light-filled rooms, large open classrooms, and an expansive outdoor play area, in this funky urban setting. Our Dickson centre truly is a wonderful place for little hands and big minds to discover, learn and play right in the heart of the city, located in the new DKSN Commercial and Residential Precinct in the heart of Dickson, Canberra. You and your child can find us on Challis Street or please refer to our other Canberra childcare centres for locations near your home or work.
The Wonder Approach
Providing Enriching Learning Experiences that Build Communities
Connecting with our Families
We understand your desire to stay connected with your child and keep up to date with their learning and progress. At Wonderschool, we don’t rely on technology to do this, with no apps or online updates on your child.
Our focus is on providing authentic, one-on-one assessments on your child every six months in line with the national Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF). Relationships are at the core of everything we do. We use moments during drop off and pick up to keep you informed of your child’s day.
What Makes Us Wonderful?
Enriching learning experiences that help build communities and provide opportunities for children to learn about their neighbourhood, including engagement with local businesses and local walks in the surrounding suburbs, which is a regular adventure at our centres in Canberra. We encourage families to explore our approach to quality care and early years learning framework tailored to each age group – infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Parents are welcome to come in and share their own skills, such as music education or cultural experiences, with the children.
We are committed to do our part for the environment by utilising sustainable classrooms and teaching the children about responsibility and accountability. We have recycling programs in place along with composting, worm farms and limiting food wastage.
Creative arts are promoted and supported so your child will have opportunities to express themselves through music, movement, painting and sculpture.
All of our meals are made from scratch and cater to all children from our commercial kitchen. The menu is in keeping with Nutrition Australia and modified to meet our children’s dietary and cultural needs.
Nutritious meals prepared on site by our cook:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Late snack
- S26 formula
Also included for our families:
- Sun cream
- Bed linen
- A service operating under the National Quality Framework
- Two comprehensive summative assessments per year
- Qualified early childhood professionals
Wondering About Our Educators?
We are a family-owned and operated provider committed to providing learning environments that promote wonder, curiosity, imagination and independence. Our Educators focus on teaching resilience, empathy, conflict resolution, social justice and self-efficacy.
Our Educators are inspired by the RIE Basic Principles of respect; nurturing an authentic child; trusting in the infant’s competence; sensitive observation; involving the child; creating a safe, challenging and predictable environment; time for uninterrupted play and freedom to explore; and consistency.
Our team of highly experienced and professional educators knows your child deserves an environment rich with meaningful practises, safe classrooms, ample opportunities and visually inspiring spaces for developing and learning.
Acting Centre Director
Work with Us
At Wonderschool, our vision is to create connected communities that empower children to change the world. We do this with our wonderful team of educators and support staff that are passionate about educating and supporting children.
Wonderschool offers inclusive and diverse workplace culture, a safe and secure environment, professional development opportunities and training, and other perks including discounted childcare fees, annual flu shots, and parking. Positions are available at our current centres and we are also seeking Expressions of Interest for new centres opening in 2022. Learn more about our current vacancies or explore the benefits of a career in early learning with Wonderschool.
How to Enrol at Wonderschool Dickson
Our enrolment process starts with joining our waitlist however we also offer interested families tours to walk through the centre and meet our staff. Please complete the relevant form below to start your journey with Wonderschool Dickson.
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