Warragul, Victoria


We cater for children aged 6 weeks up to 5 years, including our fully accredited, Government Kindergarten Program and our Before & After School Program.


We recognise that constructive partnerships between parents & carers lie at the heart of quality care. Parents, carers & management must work together, sharing information and creating a program which is developed through productive, pro-active teamwork. We encourage parents to come into the centre at any time to participate or simply to observe their children at play.


Whilst aiming to provide a service of excellence at all times, we acknowledge that our beliefs & philosophies will inevitably change as new insights are gained and practice is evaluated. We again further encourage all families to contribute to this ongoing process for greater quality of improvement.



Hello, my name is Emma.  For the last 16 years I have dedicated my life to the Early Childhood Industry, from working in every job role imaginable to finally be where I am today, leading a team of passionate early childhood educators here at Waterford Rise ELC.  I am a mother of two boys and live locally on a small farm with the desire to increase their worldly views and passions wherever they will take them. 

Being a mother has only increased my passion to my career, wanting to foster the same passion I give my children as I do to everyone else’s, while we learn together in life and through curiosity. 


I believe that children learn through play and established relationships with consistent educators who value all children’s wellbeing as their top priority.  I also believe that fostering relationships between children, families and our community, allows us to seek the very best care, knowledge and advice we can for the children we are entrusted with.  We strive to establish strong family and local community relationships to enhance our believe that we are all in this together. 


Contact Waterford Rise Early Learning Centre to book a tour today

1 Crole Drive

Warragul VIC 3820

Ph. 03 5611 0334






Monday to Friday

6.30am to 6.30pm



  • High quality learning programs for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years

  • A fully accredited, government 4 year old kindergarten program with school readiness program

  • A gourmet, 4 weekly rotating, nutritional menu which takes into account the likes, cultures, and dietary requirements of each child

  • All meals, milk, water, nappies, linen and daily consumables, e.g. wipes, sunscreen

  • Large outdoor recreational playgrounds

  • Highly qualified & experienced educators

  • Annual calendar of events including a range of incursions & special celebrations



Meeting the National Quality Standards

  • We promote an open door policy where families can visit the centre at any time during operational hours and are offered a walk through and an overview of what we provide and offer as a centre.

  • Once families have completed a tour they will receive an enrolment pack with all necessary paperwork.

  • Once enrolled, the orientation process begins.

  • The orientation process is an arrangement made between families and staff that supports the family's needs.