Get to know our Yanchep Preschool Centre
Welcome to Atlantis Preschool in Yanchep. We are a Centre renowned for our School Readiness Program for 2½ to 5 year olds, our commitment to the children in our care, our dedicated long-serving staff and our community involvement.
We provide a boutique experience with modern facilities and natural, engaging play spaces with a small, dedicated team of friendly and caring Educators. We are currently rated Exceeding, which is the best you can get, so please read on and let us tell you why Atlantis Preschool is the perfect place for your little one.
Why choose us?
Our learning program is inspired by Reggio Emilia and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), with a curriculum that is play-based, nature-based and designed to build upon your child’s natural curiosity and interests.
By utilising your child’s strengths, skills and knowledge, they remain fully engaged and motivated to learn, reaching their full potential and gaining important life skills that will remain with them throughout their schooling life.
What our Preschool offers you
We understand how difficult it can be to leave your children in care and the many challenges modern parenting brings, so we spend a lot of time and attention in making this a smooth and pleasant experience for both yourself and your precious little one alike. In addition to our award-winning care, we offer:
- Orientation visits for all new families, ensuring your child is familiar with the Centre and our Educators before their first day
- 3+ School-Readiness Program developing confidence, building on self-help skills & independence, and fostering friendships and relationships
- Daily incursions or excursions, embedding a sense of belonging within the local community
- Family Workshops and Seminars on important topics
- Regular and consistent communication via our Facebook page, Parent Evenings and emails
- Access to Kindyhub – providing secure, daily updates on your child’s learning, keeping you in-touch and up-to-date
What makes our Preschool special?
Other than a genuinely nurturing environment, we also provide many diverse activities and incursions to keep your child actively learning and engaged. We visit the Yanchep National Park on a twice-weekly basis to encourage that all-important connection to the outdoor world and pop-in to the Two Rocks Library to foster a love of reading and learning from an early age.
We also engage in the following activities for your child to focus on, should they show an interest:
- Outdoor Play
- Arts and Crafts
- Early Numeracy and Literacy
- Bush Bears
- Martial Arts
- Mixed Sports
- Community engagement
- Visits to RAAFA Merriwa on a monthly basis
A quick chat with your Coordinator Carrie
Hello my name is Carrie and I am your Coordinator for Atlantis Preschool.
I have worked in the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry for 16 years, five of those were in the UK and the other 11 years here in Australia.
I adore my job, as it allows me the honour of seeing the joy on children’s faces when they do things for the first time. Knowing that I have played a role in that achievement, what could be better than that?
My absolute favourite part of my job would have to be making a real difference in the lives of children and watching them learn and grow daily. I also adore building relationships with families so they feel comfortable, confident and a great sense of trust when leaving their children with us.
Every morning it makes my absolute day when a child runs up to me with a great big smile on their face and throws their arms around me to give me a big cuddle. I love knowing that we are special to the children in our care because they are special to us. This is when I know the children feel safe, secure and loved. As a parent myself, I want this relationship for my son and his educators. It’s very important.
I enjoy creating activities centred around creativity, problem solving and exploring nature but my favourite would have be good old messy play, exploring the senses and allowing children the opportunity to let their imaginations go wild. I also always make an effort to expand on the interests displayed by the children to foster a love of learning and curiosity.
I would love to say hello and meet your family, so please pop in and see me any time.
You are about to make one of the most important decisions that you’ll ever have to make in your life as a parent, that of who you choose to look after your child.
At Atlantis you can be guaranteed that your child is in a caring and safe environment. We look forward to having the opportunity to show you around and for you to meet an outstanding team of individuals who respect each individual child and their needs.
It is our mission to provide a caring and safe learning environment where individual attention maximises and enriches the development and potential of children in their first journey through life.