Providing Care and Education for Children 0-5 Years
Liverpool City Council runs six Early Education and Care Centres and one Preschool. Council is committed to providing the highest quality care and education for children, at an affordable cost for families.
- Early education and care centres;
- Transition to school;
- Supported playgroups.
Wait list applications
We advise bringing your child into the centre and discussing the curriculum with our expert staff.
The program at each centre provides a range of planned and spontaneous learning experiences for children. Each program is a practice that engages, stimulates and enhances children's learning and development.
Learning experiences emerge from the children's interests, which are identified by staff and their families and through an intentional teaching approach. Curriculum planning is based on the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The EYLF informs the development of a program for each child that enhances their learning and development from birth to five years and through transition to school.
Each centre is guided by a philosophy of learning developed by staff in consultation with families
The philosophy is a written statement of the values, beliefs and approaches that guide the everyday practice. As passionate advocates for high quality early childhood care and education, our philosophy is strongly guided by curriculum frameworks such as the Early Years Learning Framework, Reggio Emilia theories and Emergent Curriculum approaches.
Central to the development of our philosophy is the importance of creating rich, multifaceted relationships with children, families and the community which in turn allows us to provide a high quality early childhood program which is real and relevant to children's personal experiences and cultural backgrounds.
Learning, Earning and Development
Staff will ensure that children’s learning is documented daily which will include notes on children’s development and interactions. It will be used as a foundation for developing the curriculum at the centre along with input from families, carers and the community.
- The Reflective Journal: will be completed daily and will reflect on experiences and projects that the children are participating in. It also provides a basis for staff to reflect on the effectiveness of the teaching principles and practices being utilised within the centre;
- Children’s Individual Learning and Education Files: each child’s individual learning and development portfolio will be completed on a regular basis;
- Project Work and Children’s Investigations: will be recorded and used to enhance further learning and development.
As passionate advocates for sustainability, climate change and biodiversity, Council aims to create environments which allow children to gain an understanding of the importance of natural materials.
We are committed to a focus on environmental education which develops skills, knowledge and values that support a sustainable environment.
Council also understands the importance of creating a community of learning and aims to provide families with sufficient information that encourages them to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily lives.
Children are extremely capable and as such we provide real items for them to use during their play time. There is also the expectation that children will take care of our environment and its resources. Regular conversations take place, encouraging them to respect this.
Each of Council's childcare centres work closely with Council's sustainability education officer to deliver the "Growing Green Thumbs" project.
The project supports the environmental education so that children are informing their families about sustainability and hence the community.
Childcare services participated in Clean Up Australia, National Tree Day, Earth Hour and National Recycling Week.
Casula Preschool provides educational care for children aged three to five years.
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Contact the centre to make an appointment:
Phone: 8711 7325