Wonderschool Dickson is ready to walk alongside your child through life’s earliest adventures
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About our centre
Wonderschool Dickson is an Early Learning Centre that encourages diversity, respect and discovery during this important stage of children’s lives.
We look forward to welcoming children aged 6 weeks – 5 years and their families seeking an exceptional learning environment with contemporary approaches to early childhood.
We know that children take what they learn from their earliest experiences, and that these experiences mold 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.
At Wonderschool Dickson, your children will discover, learn and play in a brand-new purpose-built early learning centre, with light-filled rooms, large open classrooms, and an expansive outdoor play area waiting to be discovered by little hands and big minds.
This is a brand-new early childhood service located in the suburb of Dickson in Canberra’s north. You and your child can find us on Challis Street.
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-one-one assessments on your child every six months in line with The Early Years Framework (2009). 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.
Enriching learning experiences that help build communities, for example your child can go on local walks in the surrounding suburbs.
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.
Georgie - Centre Director
Mehru - Educational Leader
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 relevent form below to start your journey with Wonderschool Dickson.
When submitting this form you are opting in to receive Wonderschool information while on the waitlist.