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Early and Primary Learning Centre

1 Gerrard Close




68 Rannoch Ave

Riverside TAS 7250

Latest News

July 12, 2018

Exciting news today with the arrival of our Service Approval meaning we are a licensed Childcare facility.  We have approval for 21 places.  This is one of several distinguishing qualities of Patersonia Early Learning - we are a small centre offering long day care and preschool for ages 3-5.

Some of the other disti...

October 26, 2017

I'm excited to report that we are in negotiations with two potential community partners who are willing and able to share facilities that they own for both our Early Learning Centre and Primary School.  It is exciting times.  While I can't tell you who they are yet, and there is plenty of work to be done to gain counci...

August 22, 2017

Our new Launceston Playgroup is starting in Windsor Community Garden with the support of Playgroup Tasmania to give families an opportunity to grow and play outdoors. At Patersonia Outdoor Playgroup participants will enjoy a range of experiences including weeding, planting, potting, outdoor crafts, socialising and free...

August 22, 2017

We met with Viv White from Big Picture Australia to discuss the possibility of developing a Big Picture primary school.  There are just a few examples in Australia at the moment but we could see how Big Pictures philosophies seemed consistent with our own.  We like the focus on personalised learning, families and commu...

July 4, 2017

Our inspiration to start a school is all about the kids.  We want to give kids the best start to life, and give parents more options.  It's great to join the community of alternative schools doing great things around Australia.  Here is another example.


June 11, 2017

When we originally started talking about a new school, one of the first things that came up was the UK's inspiring forest school movement. While the regulations and requirements here mean that we have to meet the Australian Curriculum requirements, we aim to do so from the great outdoors as much as we can. Here's a lin...

June 3, 2017

We recently visited Peregrine School south of Hobart at Nicholls Rivulet.  Peregrine have been kindly assisting us in the establishment of our new centre for learning. Peregrine is a progressive school with a fabulous hands on outdoor education approach which puts the child first. We a fabulous day observing all the fa...

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