We implement an approved Sun Protection Policy that meets all the Quality Areas in the National Quality Framework (NQF).
We create sun safe environments and influence sun protection behaviours through education and role modelling.
We are a Child Safe Centre
We have zero tolerance for child abuse. We have a system in place to protect children.
Welcome to the Pelican family
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At Pelican, we have a firm belief that education is a dynamic experience. Learning can be an occasion for empowering and enriching your child's life experience. We hope the holistic learning experience at Pelican will be exciting and challenging and provide good transitional support for the little ones before they move onto their Big Schools.
Pelican has been in operation for more than 20 years. With a group of qualified, experienced and friendly educators, we create an inviting, friendly and nurturing environment for children up to 6 years old.
In line with Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), families can expect interest-based, child-focused and interactive learning and play experiences for their children. In addition, to facilitate the transition to the School system by the age of 5 or 6, we have built-in an extensive School Readiness Program in the curriculum, encouraging numeracy, literacy, writing, recognition and pre-reading skills.
We have an Open-Door Policy, and we warmly welcome you to visit our Centre, speak with our educators and see first-hand for yourself, our commitment to quality, professionalism, respect for diversity and support for inclusion in all we do.
You can be assured that your choice of Pelican Pre-School & Long Day Care will be the first step towards success in your child's learning and development.
Alicia Ryzko, Centre Director @ Campbelltown Rebecca Eshman, Centre Director @ Shellharbour
“Ever since the new owners have taken over, my children have been happier than ever! They learn so much and look forward to going every day. Thank you so much for putting so much work and effort into the care of my children!”
“Fantastic Centre. Wouldn’t recommend anywhere else for your children to learn, grow and develop the skills they need in the early stages of life. Alicia and her team have always been professional and compassionate for the children they have in their care.”
“We absolutely could not speak highly enough of Pelican Pre-school. Our daughter started back in April 2019 and she loves it and enjoys everyday she attends. They always have such a variety of different activities to cater for each individual child. The centre is always changing with new and exciting things. The staff are super friendly and always communicate. With us parents. Can’t recommend enough. They are all amazing.”
Sivhanne & Chris P
“And you will forever be in Madisons, you are the best daycare teacher I could ask for her! As her mum you make me feel very comfortable about leaving her especially when she can be difficult and that she’s safe and loved.”
“My daughter Mia went to Pelican going back 3-4 years ago now and she absolutely loved it and even still talks about Vicki to this day. My daughter Madison now goes there as I couldn't think of a better place to send her where I know she will be, loved, supported, encouraged and cared for fantastically. Casey, Becky, Emmy, and Vicki are staff there that have been there since I can remember and there are the kindest, understanding, trusting, honest, loving ladies. They have some other staff that I'm getting to know and i think there going to be just as fantastic! 🙂 The staff at pelican have never hesitated to work with me and even give me tips. They end up becoming like family to you and your children”
“This is just so beautiful. We are so grateful for all of the wonderful staff that look after our children. Pelican has a very special place in our hearts and you girls will always be a part of our boys’ lives.”
“Our eldest daughter has been attending Pelican Pre School since 2017, we’ve been more than happy with the entire environment there, and decided to also send our second child in 2019. The staff have been there for a really long time, are extremely easy to talk to about any concerns or questions you may have. Most importantly our girls love coming to school!”
“Pelican preschool is one of a kind, there are 2 main reasons I chose to send my son to this centre. Firstly because they have a very low turnaround of staff, it is so important to me that my son has consistency. Plus for someone to be there after 20 years they clearly love their job. Secondly because of the outdoor area, it was so inviting and had lots of spaces for children to explore.”
“Our son has been going to Pelican’s for 2 years now and we couldn’t be happier. The growth and development that we have seen over this time has been amazing. Our son was moved over to Pelican’s at the age of two and could not put more than two words together, within a month the communication skills he had developed was incredible. The hard work and dedication of the staff does not go unnoticed; our son comes home daily with something new to tell us about and is always eager to get back to his educators and friends! Staff at Pelican’s go above and beyond with each and every child within their service and the genuine love and care is so clearly displayed all through the Centre and within the children. There is not a day where I worry that my child isn’t being cared for to my standard and we will forever be grateful to all the staff here at Pelican’s.”