We’re located at 120 Woodriff St, Penrith
Welcome to Penrith Early Learning Centre
A sun smart, fully licensed and accredited centre with qualified educators.
We are open from 7am to 6pm all year round, providing full-time and occasional care for babies and children aged 0-6 years.
Our difference is our boutique personalised service. Hear from some of our parents.Watch Video Book a Tour
Individually owned since 2011 with a focus on supporting our local Penrith community by restoring personalised childcare services.
Fitness and Yoga
Yoga strengthens the mind-body connection by calming the mind, supporting emotional intelligence as well as enhancing team skills and social interaction.
We believe meals should be fresh and nutritious, as well as taste, smell and look fantastic.
Our daily practice encourages children and educators to connect with one another and their wider communities in a meaningful and respectful way.
“If a child cant learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn”
We believe that your child is a capable learner, we empower children to be competent decision-makers by creating a child centred curriculum. Educators foster children’s growth and development by building on children’s interest, needs and strengths within a safe and caring environment. Our service provides a flexible and unhurried routine that allows for children to make choices about decisions that affect them while educators support children’s independence, self help and agency.
Our educators initiate warm, trusting and reciprocal relationships with children, families and communities. Educators support children to build positive relationships through social competence, and the ability to interact with others with care, empathy and respect. We ensure communication is supportive, respectful and responsive. Our service practices many forms of communication and are inclusive to all families needs. We build strong, collaborative relationships with families and encourage you to share information and experiences that can be used to support children’s learning and wellbeing.
We use our environment as the third teacher. Creating an open-ended environment where children can learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. We endeavour to ensure children understand the importance of their world around them by providing a variety of mediums; processed, natural and recycled materials. Our educators encourage sustainable practices. We see ourselves as a part of your community we offer our setting as a hub for families and support children to be active participants in their local community through excursions.
Children’s safety first
As responsive educators, our philosophy allows children to initiate and direct their own play with the support of interested and responsive educators who recognise spontaneous teachable moments and use them to build on your child’s learning. Our centre cook supports all children’s dietary needs such as allergies and cultural preferences. We understand children’s emerging language may affect their behaviour. We look out for each child’s needs and support children to treat others with care, empathy and respect. Our children learn a lot from messy play, but our centre is pristine as we keep a strict cleaning schedule.
Hear from some of our happy parents
Friendly Service that makes you feel welcomed and at home
“Every day they have new learning opportunities. PELC keeps you involved in the engagements at the service and show involvement with helping the community. They are more than happy to help with my daughters extra requirements that she needs. I feel no stress while my child is attending. I know she is safe and happy.”
“We’ve been involved with the centre for around 5 years now and have found the place amazing- interactive,caring, diverse-our girls love their ‘daycare days’! From attending as babies to current days, our girls are very lucky to have p.e.l.c in their lives, learning programmes are top rate.”
– Amelia Patsky
Seriously the best daycare ever!
“I have to thank you guys for how amazing you all are there, especially with Everlie in the mornings. I always recommend this place, I refuse to pull Everlie out when we moved areas because I would not trust anyone else with her.”
– Brooke Sterling