Who We Are

Willowbank Early Learning Centre prides itself on being the only privately owned and operated childcare centre in the beautiful townships of Gisborne & New Gisborne.

We love our town and hope to offer families within our community exceptional quality childcare and education. Our children spent over seven years in childcare, so we understand the demands placed on busy families and know how important it is to ensure that young children are safe, happy & engaged during such formative years.

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Why Choose us

Right from the very start, Willowbank Early Learning Centre has endeavoured to provide childcare based on integrity and quality. When considering which childcare centre is best for your child, please consider some of our proudest achievements.

Privately owned and operated. We’re personally accountable for upholding our reputation. Staff, children and families are more than just numbers to us.

Overall rating of “Exceeding National Quality Standard” as awarded by the Department of Education and Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority.

Fully qualified Kindergarten Teacher and Government Funded Curriculum, incorporating School Readiness Literacy and Numeracy Programs.

Parent Information

Commencing childcare can be such an emotional experience for both child and parent! We understand that letting go of their little hand and saying goodbye may induce a few tears, but we can promise you that your child will be well cared for in a nurturing environment and kept occupied with lots fun activities with their new little friends!

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Willowbank Early Learning Centre is a modern, purpose-built six-room centre. The vision for the centre by local owners Ryan and Michelle is to provide an environment built for learning through exploration. Understanding the needs of the community, Willowbank Early Learning Centre provides care from birth to school age with age-appropriate, playgrounds for each group.

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