Early Childhood Education

The Town of Bassendean operates two high quality early childhood education centres known as Wind in the Willows Early Childhood Education.

These are community based, not-for-profit services that operate over two locations, providing education and care that ‘exceeds’ the NQS for children aged 0-5.  The two locations run as one continual service, with children and Educators transitioning from Bassendean to Ashfield as required.

Children aged 0 to 3

Wind in the Willows Bassendean Early Childhood Education provides early childhood education for 0 to 3 years.

28-30 Wilson Street, Bassendean
Phone: 08 9279 3773

Children aged 3 to 5

Wind in the Willows Ashfield Early Childhood Education provides early childhood education for 3 to 5 years.

2 Colstoun Road, Ashfield
Phone:  08 9279 2478

Wind in the Willows aspires to be a place where childhood is cherished, children’s rights are upheld, and voices respected. Inclusive of all children a love of lifelong learning is inspired through homely, nurturing relationships and environments.

A play-based curriculum guided by the Early Years Learning Framework  (a nationally recognised curriculum framework for children 0-5) enriches holistic learning. It includes principles of connectedness to nature, respect for reconciliation and culture, environmental responsibility and active citizenship supporting secure, happy global citizens for today and tomorrow.

Both services are rated as exceeding the National Quality Standard and are passionate about the quality education and care they provide. Many Educators are long standing employees with the majority having a minimum Diploma qualification, as well as a number of qualified Early Childhood Teachers. The services also have a commitment to higher ratios to support quality Education.

To enquire about availability, please phone 08 9279 3773, or email [email protected]