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Tree of Life Early Learning School – Willoughby

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Tree of Life Early Learning School is a private long day care centre located in Willoughby, on the leafy Lower North Shore.  We provide a warm, homely, inclusive environment, where children are encouraged to create, explore, discover and develop their skills at their own pace.

Our dedicated carers support children’s individual interests and value input from family, educator and community interactions. To encourage a sense of belonging, we all play together as a family grouping and only separate for group times.

Privately Owned
20 Places
2-6 Year Olds/$148 per day
8.00am-5:30pm Monday – Friday
Friendly Place
Home Away From Home
Dedicated Team
School Readiness Program

We invite you to come and visit our Centre and see for yourself the peaceful, relaxed environment we have to offer, which may reflect the warmth and calm pace of a Centre from your own childhood.

Learn Through Play

Our curriculum, guided by the national quality framework combines stimulating play based learning environments and small group learning experiences. Our school readiness preschool program enables children to gain the necessary skills to assist them with a smooth transition into the school environment.


Stable Environment

We at Tree of Life Early Learning School, pride ourselves as a highly qualified and experienced team of educators who have worked together for 8-16 years. We believe the consistencey in our team contributes to creating a stable, secure environment encouraging children to learn and grow confidently.


Friendly Atmosphere

Our close knit team understands the importance of building positive, trusting partnerships with families. We believe we offer a unique environment where children can feel a sense of belonging. Our Centre reflects a warm homely environment, complemented by our low staff turnover.


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The Best Services For Growing Minds

Classroom Facilities
We offer a vibrant, spacious and well-resourced classroom, specifically designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of the children in each age group. Our room is fitted with child-sized furniture and a range of play-based resources to encourage hands-on learning experiences. In effect, creating the optimal learning environment for children. We have dedicated “School Readiness Room” for their primary school preparation.
Outside Play
We offer a vibrant, colourful outdoor play area which includes a children’s vegetable garden, swing and trapeze set, sandpit, dramatic play area, gross motor activities and a beautiful garden. The outdoor area is set up daily with a range of activities to meet the children’s needs and interests.
Outstanding curriculum
Our program encourages children to become involved through interest-based activities. This helps them to develop their capabilities and at the same time builds on their needs and challenge their strengths.
Happy Child
School Readiness Program
We design many experiences and routines to teach children vital attributes such as independence, confidence, and socialisation, to strengthen fine and gross motor skills, as well as literacy and numeracy. As children reach closer to school age, our program starts to include more structured activities as well with more focus on the self-help skills which will be essential for children to tackle the challenges of a primary school environment.
Belonging, Being and Becoming
We proudly follow the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia’ which is a comprehensive education program that encourages children of all ages to explore, wonder and express themselves in a socially and emotionally stable environment. The frameworks recognises children learn through play.
Casual Days available
We offer casual days on request as well as casual holiday care for children up to six years. Simply give us a call or complete the enquiry form on our contact page for more details.

Kind Words From Our Families

A Wonderful Environment Where Children Can Learn And Grow
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