Early Learning Centre Drummoyne

Drummoyne Details

A:33A College Street, Drummoyne 2047
H: Monday to Friday: 7.30am–6pm
Capacity: 38 children per day, aged 2yo to 6yo.
Rooms: Junior (2–3yo), Senior (3–5yo)

Learn & Laugh at Drummoyne has been running since early 2010 and is a beautifully quaint centre at 33a College Street. It is a small centre which caters to 38 children a day, with two rooms and a beautiful cottage feel. The centre is situated down a short driveway at the back of a church, which really provides a small sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the inner west.  

Words from our lovely families

Lisa Keighley

Fantastic centre, brilliant teachers. My Daughter started when she was 2 years old, she had separation anxiety and low muscle tone so struggled with balance. After only two weeks Annika loved going to school, she loved all the activities. Arts, crafts, experiments, music, Zumba, mini sport. One of the teachers picked up that my daughters balance wasn’t as strong as it should be, so she brought this to my attention and worked with Annika to help with this. They helped with toilet training, keeping manners in check, washing hands properly. Our family love this child care so much that we just sold our unit and are rebuying in the same area so we can stay at the same child care. Great Director, great teachers, great kids and great family’s.

Sally Carvallo

My three children have now all attended Learn & Laugh since 2012. The centre is not only well run, but they retain great teaching staff by having a loving and warm environment. With a beautiful outdoor play space, very practical indoor setup and located in a safe but convenient part of Drummoyne, I will continue to recommend Learn & Laugh to all my friends as my preferred long day care.

The director - April Howlin

Hi I am April. I am Irish and completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education in Ireland. I worked in Ireland for almost two years as a preschool teacher before moving to Australia in 2014. I have started working for Learn & Laugh in 2015 and I have worked at 3 of the 6 centres within this time. I began as an Early Childhood Teacher working closely with the preschool children in Learn and Laugh Drummoyne. Since then I have progressed in my career while gaining knowledge and experience from working in the other 2 centres and taking on the role of educational leader and 2IC. In April 2018 I returned to Learn and Laugh Drummoyne and was given the opportunity to become director in January 2019.

From a young age I had a desire to work with young children. Early childhood is such an important time. A child’s early years are the foundation for his or her future development. My teaching philosophy is very much inspired by Reggio Emilia and Montessori. I believe that all children are capable and competent learners and with the right environment can maximise their developmental potential. 

My mission for the centre is to create a home like environment/atmosphere of warmth and security. Where the children can build relationships while feeling safe and secure as they learn and develop into confident human beings.

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