Lizzards Preschool & Long Day Care has been caring and educating children in Hawkesbury Heights, Winmalee and Springwood area since 1994. We provide a stimulating, safe and happy environment for children aged between 0 – 6 years. We are open from 7:00AM to 6:00PM Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year.
Our Service is also fully accredited to provide you with the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) as a deduction in your fees.
Run by a former practicing midwife as well as a family health nurse, Mellissa Amirilayeghi has the knowledge and experience in ensuring your loved ones receive the best possible care and education during their stay at Lizzards.
As an added convenience, Lizzards also provides healthy, nutritious meals for all children. Meals are prepared and cooked on site daily. We cater for kids with special dietary and/or religious requirements.
Educators in the Nursery room will plan, implement and evaluate activities for children’s learning based on the Early Years Learning Framework.
This framework conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning from birth to five years through the following five learning outcomes:
Here at Lizzards, we value the importance of learning through play where we believe young children learn best through their play experiences. Through play, children have an opportunity to make discoveries, explore resources and build on their imagination & creativity. Our programs are responsive to this and are tailored to each child’s needs and level of development. Our educators closely observe and document each child’s learning, they participate in their play experiences, extend their thinking, scaffold their ideas and intentionally introduce them to new learning.
Play also highlights children’s interests, both individual and peer interests, with these interests respectfully acknowledged and investigated further.
Along with valuing the importance of play, we also believe in the providing children with an educational program that offers skills such as learning about phonics, numerals and meaningful, purposeful activities to build children’s academic skills. Our educational programs reflect this along with the principals and practices of the National Early Years Learning Framework which guides our educational and care programs.
Outside play time. Children enjoy some quality outdoor time with educators.
Music and movement. It’s time to boogie! Children are encouraged to sing and dance to promote exercise and movement.
Programmed indoor activities. Children are encouraged to participate in various activities including art & craft, counting games, reading, writing or colouring in.
Lunch. Lets all eat! All lunches are prepared fresh on site daily. Our menu is nutritious and yummy! Teachers and educators eat the same meal that is served to the kids to encourage healthy eating.
Quiet/Rest time. Children benefit greatly for some quiet time. Lets recharge those batteries!
Free play (outside if weather permits). Time to allow the kids to be just that…kids! Free play is encouraged to allow children to explore, learn and socialise amongst their peers.
Thank you for looking to book your child into Lizzards Preschool & Long Daycare! At Lizzards, we manage our waitlist enquiries online through the Xplore service. It takes next to no time to register. Once registered, it allows you to give us some basic information and place your child in our waitlist.
If you have requested a permanent booking, our centre processes these enquiries usually within 48 hours.
It's easy to Enrol in our service, simply follow these 3 steps:
Log into your Xplor Home portal and tell us about you, your child and what bookings interest you. We will then contact you and advise what we have on offer and the next step in the process.
If you have requested permanent bookings, we will come back to you within 48hours and advise if we have a spot available for your child. If we have a spot, we will email you an offer and ask you to accept the offer and complete and submit the Enrolment form in the Xplor portal.
As a bonus, once your enrolment is confirmed at our centre, you can also request ‘Casual booking days’ for your child, all via the Xplor portal or App! You simply check our availability via the app and submit and confirm your booking – Gone are the days of calling the centre in the morning and hoping for a position to be available for your child!
You can also access your account on your mobile device! Xplor has a free app available for Apple and Android devices. Simply search for Xplor in your app store and enter your email and password. The wonderful app allows you to book your child in for casual days at the centre, and to view your child's portfolio anywhere, anytime that suites you!
Call us 02 4754 4320
We are located at 846 Hawksebury Rd, Hawkesbury Heights, NSW 2777.
Lizzards Preschool & Long Day Care is a family owned and operated business, aiming to provide the highest standards of care and early childhood development for children from two years to six years of age. We also aim to provide an environment and conditions where staff can flourish in their role as educators of young children.
Our centre is located within pristine bushland setting in Sydney’s Lower Blue Mountains area of Hawkesbury Heights. Our outdoor playground is filled with beautifully maintained Australian native plants and trees, allowing the children to play, explore and learn. We also have many native birds visiting us every day! Children are able to observe and enjoy these beautiful animals in their natural habitat, teaching them about the importance of conservation.
Magnificent outdoor play area with a bush land back drop.
All of our educators are qualified and experienced in providing quality care and education to your loved ones. Our Early Learning teacher is on-site 5 days per week and teaches our Preschool Program and over sees all of our centre’s academic services.
Our Centre is ‘small’ in child placements by comparison, which means our staff can spend more quality time with the children.
Fun and educational activities are organised daily. We like to have fun, so should the kids!