At Wise Preschool we believe that children learn best through play and purposeful learning experiences. We encourage our children to explore, experience, imaginate and create.

Our centre adopts the Reggio Emilia approach, developed after World War 2 by a teacher, Loris Malaguzzi, and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy. Following the war, people believed that children were in need of a new way of learning. The assumption of Malaguzzi and the parents was that people form their own personality during early years of development and that children are endowed with “a hundred languages” through which they can express their ideas. The aim of this approach is teaching how to use these symbolic languages (eg., painting, sculpting, drama) in everyday life.

The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.

Step inside our Centre and notice how much attention to  detail and space has been created.

Our Classes

Our preschool has TWO classrooms:
PRESCHOOL ROOM – 3 year old program
3-4 years old
PRESCHOOL ROOM – 3 year old program

Our THREE YEAR OLD program is specially designed to prepare children for school. It is the ideal environment for children to learn to develop independence, social skills and Pre-Kindy learning outcomes.

CLASS SIZE
/ 20-24 children

AGES
/ 2.5  years old – 3.5 years old

CURRICULUM
/ Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards
/ Pre-Kindy learning outcomes

EDUCATORS
/ Classroom Teacher
/ 3x Education Assistants

KINDY ROOM – 4 year old program
4-5 years old
KINDY ROOM – 4 year old program

Our FOUR YEAR OLD program is the same model as what you will find in a school Kindy classroom. It is ideally suited for those children who attend Kindy at a school 2-3 days per week but parents require additional care on another additional day or two, and our program perfectly reflects their schooling learning environment.

CLASS SIZE
/ 10-15 children

AGES
/ 3.5 years old – 5 years old

CURRICULUM
/ Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards
/ WA Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines

EDUCATORS
/ Classroom Teacher
/ Education Assistant

About Lisa

A passion for early childhood education
Lisa Mackenzie

Lisa Mackenzie

Owner / Managing Director

Lisa has always had a passion in early childhood education. As a 6 year old she would be playing teachers with her younger siblings and cousins and had always decided on a career as an early childhood teacher.

Lisa has a Bachelor Of Education (Early Childhood) and is also a specialist Numeracy Teacher.

Wise Preschool developed from a recognised demand for 3 and 4 year old Preschools – from both an educator and parent perspective.

As a specialist Numeracy teacher assisting schools with Whole School Plans after the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, Lisa recognised that early childhood learning centres and programs were more important than ever before. At the same time as a working mother of a three year old, she struggled to find a local 3 year old program that ran for full days. This is how Wise Preschool became reality.