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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre is located at 7 Lookout Circuit, Stanhope Gardens NSW 2768. The centre is open from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday to Friday. The centre is closed on Public Holidays.

Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre is from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.

The centre is closed on Public Holidays and for approximately two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.

The daily fees for Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre include all meals, nappies, wipes, extracurriculars, and bed linen. Below are the fees by age group before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is applied.

  • Ages 0-2: $155
  • Ages 2-3: $150 
  • Ages 3-6: $145 

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, we provide a wide range of extracurricular activities tailored to each age group. The best part? All of these activities are already covered in your childcare fees, with no additional costs or hidden charges. Currently, we offer exciting sports sessions in collaboration with Nick Moffitt Physiotherapy, engaging GrowFit Preschool Fitness Program, and weekly rejuvenating yoga sessions conducted by Breathe and Flow Yoga. Join us and explore a world of enriching experiences for your child, without any extra expenses.

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, school readiness is so much more than six months of preparation the year before children start school.

Instead, we take a gradual approach to school readiness that allows children to build their foundational knowledge and skills over time.

Our educators focus on providing children with every day learning opportunities that encourage independence, confidence, literacy and numeracy skills, emotional regulation, social skills, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

By focusing on developing strong academic and wellbeing foundations, we positively shape the way children approach life-long learning.

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, we prioritise and champion diversity and inclusion. As part of our commitment, we proudly partner with KU Inclusion Support and actively seek collaborations with other inclusion support providers and NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) organisations. These partnerships allow us to enhance our inclusive practices further and provide optimal support and care for children with diverse abilities and backgrounds. We believe that by working together, we can create a truly inclusive environment where every child feels valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.

Yes, Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre is participating in the Start Strong Preschool Program.

How much is the Start Strong payment?

The Start Strong payment is $2,110 per child with a minimum 2 day booking per week on average (600+ hours of care). This equates to $40.57 per week. If your child attends less than 2 days per week, you will be eligible for 67% of the funding.

Who is eligible for Start Strong Funding?

NSW children who are four years old on or before 31 July 2023 can receivefunding at one service. More information on payments and eligibility criteria can be found on the NSW Government Start Strong Funding webpage.

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, sustainability is at the heart of our education and care program. We have implemented a range of initiatives to make learning about sustainability enjoyable and engaging for children. In our Dolphins Room, preschoolers participate in the Eco Warriors Program, where they take turns assuming responsibility for sustainability initiatives, fostering a sense of ownership and empowering them to make a positive impact. Our centre’s sustainability mascot, Gula the Koala, joins all classes, going home with children to explore sustainable practices in their families’ homes. Gula’s experiences are documented in a learning portfolio, inspiring families and the community. Additionally, our vibrant community garden provides hands-on learning, allowing children to plant, nurture, and harvest plants, promoting an understanding of food sources, biodiversity, and sustainable gardening. At Pearls of Wisdom, sustainability is not just a concept but a lived experience, shaping environmentally conscious young learners ready to create a brighter future.

The bond for Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning is $800 per family. This payment is charged once per family and must be paid before your child’s first day of attendance.

The bond is charged to cover approximately two weeks of fees to cover the event of a payment default as fees are billed two weeks in arrears.

Your bond will be refunded in full within six (6) weeks of your child’s last day, provided no charges are owing on your account.

If your family is undergoing financial hardship, please advise our Centre Director, and we will assist you in any way we can. 

We recommend all families join the Waiting List for Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre as early as possible.

The Waiting List is currently free to join, and there is no obligation to enrol your child.

Families on the Waiting List will receive a priority offer of enrolment when Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre is open.

Waitlisted families are welcome to enquire with other childcare services.

The first step to enrolling is booking a centre tour and then joining the Waiting List.

Once you have joined the Waiting List, we will contact you every few months to provide you with an update on our vacancies.

No fees are payable until your child commences care with us.

Your Enrolment will be confirmed by phone and email as soon as we have a suitable vacancy.

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Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre provides outstanding early education and care to children aged six weeks to six years. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your family’s early education and care needs.