Western Sydney University Early Learning Penrith

Service Philosophy

At Western Sydney University Early Learning Penrith Child Care Service we believe that children learn from a variety of experiences from the surrounding environment, including the home, our Service and the community. As such, we have a strong commitment to provide an environment that excels in the provision of a quality early childhood service.

Our image of the child is one that sees the child as a rich, powerful, strong and confident individual. Each child is a very important person who should be respected. We aim to provide an educational program which is based on each child's level of development, interests, needs and cultural background.

At Western Sydney University Early Learning Penrith, we have a strong commitment to create an environment that is welcoming and nurturing of each child and their family. We believe that it is important for parents to contribute and participate in the programs established at the Service.

We recognise staff job satisfaction is essential to the provision of a quality early childhood service. Through an understanding of accountability we aim to build a positive, fruitful relationship with all participants in the life of the Service: children, parents and staff.

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Hours of Operation

Western Sydney University Early Learning Penrith is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We are a Long Day Care Service licensed to care for 60 children between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years and we have facilities and equipment to cater for these groups. Our program is 'child focused' and all staff who care for the children are required to hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate.

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The Service has a summer recess over the Christmas/New Year period. No fees are payable during this closedown period. The Service does not charge for Public Holidays.

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Contact Us

Western Sydney University Early Learning Penrith

Director: Tessa McGavock

Penrith Campus, Kingswood site, Building A, Kingswood

Tel: + 61 2 4736 0855
Fax: + 61 2 4736 0854
Email: wsuelpenrith@westernsydney.edu.au