1 Knox Street Ashfield NSW 2131
MONDAY to FRIDAY 8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Welcome to our Ashfield Preschool
PLC Sydney Preschool, Ashfield is conveniently located in the heart of Ashfield.
Our beautiful new campus, designed and constructed by leading childhood education experts, has been purpose-built with our preschoolers in mind. Everything about our thoughtful and carefully planned centre says your child is at the heart of what we do. We like to think our preschool is a magical place where your child feels nurtured and stimulated every day.
With spacious indoor and outdoor play areas, our centre gives children an opportunity to explore a variety of exciting activities. From robots to invertebrates, everything is a possibility. With a strong focus on child-led play, our centre encourages the wildest of imaginations.
Located on the heritage grounds of Ashfield Presbyterian Church, our preschool is conveniently located close to amenities such as public transport, parking and a vibrant shopping hub.
Mrs Mary-Ann Rizzo, Director
With over 20 years of experience working as an Early Childhood Teacher within the sector, Mary-Ann brings professionalism, insight and expertise to the role of Director at PLC Sydney Preschools.
Throughout her career, Mary-Ann has worked in a director’s role in both long daycare and preschools. Mary-Ann has also used her expert knowledge as a Trainer Assessor for TAFE NSW where she taught the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Mary-Ann is passionate about early childhood and enriching children’s sense of curiosity, investigation and inquiry.
MEET OUR TEAM
Katie Barten - Early Childhood Teacher
Katie has more than ten years experience working in early childhood and primary settings. Her approach to teaching has been shaped by child development and the importance of learning through play and exploration. Katie is passionate about children's wellbeing and their sense of belonging and uses her knowledge of each child to further develop her holistic understanding of best teaching methods.
Nicola King - Early Childhood Teacher
Nicola has 11 years experience working in the early childhood sector. She recognises that young children are curious and enthusiastic learners and understands the importance of bringing patience and a sense of humour to the classroom to ensure children are kept engaged in the daily activities. Nicola builds strong relationships with colleagues, children and families based on trust, understanding, respect and enthusiasm.
Leah Balding - Early Childhood Co-Educator
Leah is one of our co-educators. She has been working in the early childhood sector for the past 5 years, having studied and obtained her Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education during this time. She is also currently studying towards a Bachelor of Education (Birth-12 years). Leah is passionate about inclusive learning and ensuring that all our children are given the best opportunities to develop and grow. She particularly values building strong relationships with children in order to promote their confidence and learning.
Yiqing Wang - Early Childhood Co-Educator
Yiqing Wang is our Co-Educator with a number of years experience in early childhood education and Sunday School teaching. She is recognised for her ability to develop and implement activities that improve children's learning skills, confidence and resilience. She speaks fluent Mandarin and she is passionate about supporting ESL (English as a second language) children to engage in group activities and become proficient English speakers.
WHAT SETS US APART
Staff recruitment policy
PLC Preschools Ashfield believes in only providing staff who are highly qualified and passionate about what and why they teach.
Three educators for up to 20 children
This is well above minimum National standards. This includes a university trained teacher in every class and ensures families and children can reap the benefits of the consistency of educators everyday.
Using our strengths to support
We value staff who offer PLC Sydney Preschool their various strengths that best support the community, which includes multilingual speaking and teaching staff, musically talented staff, THRASS trained teachers and teachers passionate about STEM.
Encouraging professional development
PLC Sydney Preschools highly value their teaching staff and their regular ongoing professional development. We aim to inspire them with the resources, knowledge and tools to consistently provide the most effective methods of teaching.