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Pelican Centre

Pelican Centre

We are an early learning community strengthening the connection between the children in our care and their environment, community, and families.

We have developed a beautiful purpose built centre with four children’s rooms opening onto a spacious deck that flows naturally into a very engaging playground.

Each room has been designed to provide support for the specific age groups. Let the Wild Rumpus Start (0-2 years) focuses on connection to educators and transitioning into the care environment. Mischief Mountain (2-3 years) focuses on developing a sense of self, understanding their bodies, their wants, and their needs. Tumbling Tides (3-4  years) supports children in peer relationships. Wild Things (our Bush Kinder room) provides challenging and engaging, nature-based programs through environmental engagement, and Rumpus Kings (4-5 years) supports children as they transition to school in our specifically designed school-readiness program.

  • 0-2 years$136 per day
  • 2-3 years$136 per day
  • 3-4 years$126 per day
  • 4-5 years$126 per day
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From the first few months of life until they transition to school, children are supported in our learning environments to strengthen their skills and develop tools to support them in overcoming their challenges.

Early learning
Australia (ELLA)

ELLA is a digital, play-based language learning platform for pre-schoolers.

Science, tech, engineering & maths (STEM)

Children are learning to ask “good” questions and seek out answers through experimentation and investigation.

Outdoor play
And exploration

With massive outdoor spaces and a dedicated outdoor educators children are involved in gardening, caring for animals, sports, and a range of physical activities.


Our highly experienced art teachers guide children to awesome levels of unique artistic creativity and skill. Creativity and innovation are vital skills to foster into adulthood in this century.

Transition to school

We seamlessly integrate our educational content into the care setting, ensuring children receive educational preparation for school, while giving parents the flexibility of extended hours.

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Our dedicated art space is the perfect environment for children to outwork their imaginations creatively. Children are encouraged to experiment with different materials, colours and surfaces to bring their ideas to life.

Art is also a great way for children to develop their fine motor skills as they carefully paint, draw and work the materials together. These skills and experiences set the foundations for many skills used in school and life.

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Creativity & Exploration

We are passionate about supporting children in their creativity and exploration and create opportunities for them to use their imaginations all throughout the day. Our programs are prepared based on the interests of the children to maximise their engagement and learning. Art, science, building, reading, maths, languages and music are all intertwined throughout the day to help children learn and discover more about the world.

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Outdoor Environments

We have a huge yard space overflowing with spaces for children to run, play, explore and discover. Featuring sandpits, slides, vegetable gardens and leafy spaces, along with an abundance of resources and materials encouraging imaginative play for obstacle courses, climbing and anything the children can dream up.

The children love to learn, create and play outdoors, so we spend plenty of time out in the sunshine.

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Our educators

We combine all our strengths, personalities, interests and experiences to create rich and diverse learning environments for children.



Kim Flanagan

Parent Liaison Officer

Nicola Tabart

Diploma, Rumpus Kings Room Leader / Second In Charge

Brooke Grigg

Educational Leader, Early Childhood Teacher

Melissa Chambers

Diploma, LTWRS Room Leader

Ashleigh Sando

Diploma, Mischief Mountain Room Leader

Lindsay McKenzie


Laura Wall

Early Childhood Teacher

Jade Ahrens

Early Childhood Teacher

Beka Wright

Early Childhood Teacher

Breanna Jenkins

WT Early Childhood Teacher

Jessica Stocker

Outdoor Educator, Diploma

Vanessa Fisher

Diploma Educator

Alana Paul

Diploma, WHS/Fire Warden

Kaitlyn Dale

Certificate III Educator, WORKING TOWARDS Diploma

Ashley Stewart

Certificate III Educator

Karli Wilson

Certificate III Educator

Charlotte Heald

Certificate III Educator

Emma Parson

Certificate III Trainee

Jasmine Gillespie

Certificate III Trainee

Teal Carroll


Elise Quintos

School Based Trainee

Pelican centre

My daughter is extremely happy & thriving in the care of your educators. The centre has a beautiful feel the minute you walk through the door. All the staff are extremely accommodating, compassionate and make my child feel safe. I absolutely adore your centre.

- Kylie, Pelican Centre

The carers are friendly and show so much love towards the kids, it feels like a second family & home, which makes it so easy to send my daughter to. I wouldn't want her to go anywhere else.

- Kristy, Pelican Centre

Everyone is always lovely & welcoming. My son's interests are recognised and further learning is encouraged. The coffee in the morning is a huge bonus. Most importantly - my son is happy to go, and I can see how safe he feels, which means the most to me. Cannot thank you all enough for what you do!

- Sarah, Pelican Centre


How do I enrol my child?

To be added to our waiting list, please complete an application form HERE. We will contact you if we have are able to confirm a position is/will be available for the requested start date.

Please note that our waiting list feeds into the Darling St, Chatham St, Pelican, Marks Point, Warabrook and Charlestown centres and places are offered based on availability. When a place becomes available for your child, you will be contacted with an offer of enrolment.

Can I book a tour?

We encourage families considering sending their children to The Rumpus Room to come visit us. This gives you the chance to see the centre in person, imagine your child here and ask any questions you may have.

We are here to help you make the best decision for your child.

CONTACT US to arrange a visit.


The Child Care Subsidy is a payment made by the government to help families cover childcare fees. We recommend visiting Centrelink to find out more on Child Care Subsidy and how you can apply to reduce your child’s daily fees. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

Approved Service Providers are governed by National Law and National Regulation standards and you can view this link for more information www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-law-regulations

Will I need to provide lunch for my child at The Rumpus Room?

Yes, the Rumpus Room is a lunchbox centre. We encourage parents to provide a variety of healthy foods for their lunches each day to supplement morning and afternoon tea, which is provided by the centre. We aim to provide a serve of fruit and vegetables for every child each day, sometimes even from our own garden! In providing fruit and vegetables to the children each day, we are helping them to develop a foundation for future healthy eating.

We ask parents to join along with healthy snacks, sandwiches, and easy to eat meals that can be enjoyed by children while eating with their peers.

Each room has a different approach to mealtimes, and we encourage families to reach out to discuss how to best support their children as they transition into care and from room to room.

Where can I find the centre’s policies?

All policies for The Rumpus Room Pelican Centre are available to view and download HERE. If you have any questions about our policies, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your centre.

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

The Rumpus Room is committed to providing a child safe environment. The safety and protection of children is our highest priority and we have zero tolerance for any abuse or maltreatment of children.

We recognise the importance of our role in a child’s life, to respond, record and report incidents, disclosures or suspicions regarding child abuse or misconduct.

We are committed to ensuring that children’s voices are heard and that they are included in decisions that affect their lives. We recognise their right to privacy with regards to their care and communication.

We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We value diversity and will not tolerate discriminatory practices. We believe every child is created in the image of God for a purpose and is of great value.