Our children mean everything to us. Their happiness, health, and wellbeing are our top priorities – and that’s why finding a reliable, welcoming, safe preschool is absolutely paramount.
Starting preschool can be a significant transition for both children and their parents. But the right preschool can make it a positive one. To help you with your search for the very best preschool in the Canberra region, we asked the locals to share their top picks. Now, the results are in.
Without further ado, read on to discover the top three preschools in Canberra and surrounds.
What makes a fantastic preschool?
Not sure what, precisely, you are looking for when comparing prospective preschools? No worries. Start by keeping an eye out for the following traits and characteristics:
- Dedicated staff. Your child’s teachers can make or break their experience at preschool. The very best are dedicated to their work and are willing to go above and beyond to support your child as they grow and learn.
- Excellent facilities. Some of the most highly rated preschools are stocked will all kinds of kid-friendly facilities and features, including vegetable gardens, pet chickens, playgrounds, cubby houses, and more.
- Convenient location. You don’t want to live or work too far away from where your child attends preschool. Look for a centre that’s in close proximity to your home or workplace.
- A stellar reputation. Sometimes, the best way to judge a preschool is to ask around. Quiz your friends, family members, and workmates, and take their feedback onboard.
The top preschools in Canberra according to you
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Ready to find out which preschools in the region came out on top? Fantastic. Here they are.
Tucked away on a quiet leafy street just a stone’s throw from Canberra’s city centre is the Goodstart Early Learning Centre Turner. This fully licensed preschool is home to 14 educators with the capacity to welcome 65 children. The passionate team provides all meals and a nappy service for their nursery and toddler children.
The University Preschool and Child Care Centre – also known as the Uni Preschool – is a community-minded, not-for-profit childcare centre situated on-campus at The Australian National University. Since 1969, this highly regarded preschool has delivered an industry-leading level of care and education to both children of those attending the university and of the general public.
Connected to Majura Primary School, Watson Preschool is known for its close-knit community, passion for education, and commitment to quality care. They believe in fostering respect and responsibility in kids of all ages and continually strive for excellence by challenging and engaging little ones through play-based experiences.
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you sent your children to preschool in the Canberra area? Where did they go? How was the experience? Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments area below.