Woronora Heights Community Preschool
From our Director Jess Kelly
As a long time Early Childhood Educator and Teacher, I have developed a sound understanding of the needs of individual children and the diverse ways in which they learn and grow. I believe that when children are given the opportunity to make choices, feel respected and learn to respect others, that I am helping to mould a generation of citizens that are capable of making positive decisions and create change for the future.
Big Fat Smile’s values of collaboration, inclusion and child-centricity guide my interactions with our youngest members of society, as I empower them to have a voice, work together and respect the ideas of others.
My role as a director is to create a culture of learning, where our educators are encouraged and supported to continually gain more knowledge. This allows us to go into the environment armed with the most recent research and understandings of children learning and development.
My professional pedagogy is influenced by theorists and Early Childhood experts such as Emmi Pikler, Glen Cooper, Bert Powell and Kent Hoffman, who guide me to use respectful practices and provide children with a safe and secure environment to give them the confidence to explore and learn
What Parents are Saying About Woronora Heights Community Preschool
“Our family has been with Big Fat Smile for nearly 8 years. We feel that our kids have been well looked after and cared for without a doubt. I can’t say we ever had a bad experience.”
“I love Woronora Heights Big Fat Smile, all the educators are wonderful and my kids adore attending.”
“The Centre is such a welcoming place – all the educators are so friendly and approachable and seem to love what they do. All the staff at the centre go above and beyond for the children, making it a fun and safe space to learn and play. I couldn’t ask for more and am so lucky this centre is on my door step. Thank you to all the staff at WHCPS for taking such good care of my children :)”
“It has been an amazing place for my son. He has come so far in his development with the help of all the staff at Big Fat Smile”
We are a centre with state of the art facilities, situated close to parks, playing fields and a community shopping centre. Our centre has a homely, warm and friendly environment and we also love nature based play outside.
Our experienced and qualified educators are passionate about early years education and supporting our families and the community.
We have a Prep Program for 4-5’s supporting children and families in school transition and also have music and creativity programs incorporated in our learning style.
Meals – breakfast, lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and fresh fruit
What to bring?
Change of clothes
Smiles all round!
Big Fat Smile exists for children and families, working to provide access to the highest quality early education and care in Australia. In fact, quality is central to everything we do.
Bespoke Educational Framework
The educational framework is a benchmark for best practice across all Big Fat Smile services, setting out expectations for pedagogical learning and teaching practices that support the promotion of learning in the early years.
Child safety is a part of our vision and values
We are a child safe organisation. We take a whole of organisation approach towards creating and embedding a child safe culture, environment and practices for all children, across all service types and programs.