About Us

Who We Are

Welcome to Whitford Family Centre!

We are a community-based facility founded in 1988 and offer  several different programs for children and adults, within the Hillarys and surrounding suburbs.  

We have a small team of friendly staff who are dedicated to provide a nurturing experience for your children’s pre-kindy education, as well as experienced Administrative staff who ensure your involvement with Whitford Family Centre is an enjoyable one. 

The Whitford Family Centre is funded by the Department of Communities. The Centre is a non for profit organisation providing Pre Kindy Programs, Out of School Care, Toy Library, Play Group and many more child and adult based activities. The Centre offers information sessions such as First Aid, Parent Information Sessions, Cyber Safety, Child Protection and much more. We offer low room rates to small community groups and businesses for classes and meetings. Whitford Family centre proudly supports local charities.

Whitford Family Centre is licensed by the Education and Care Regulatory Unit and the programs comply with the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012.

What We Do

Pre-Kindy for 2 to 3 year olds

Whitford Family Centre provides a Pre-Kindy program for children who are turning 3 years old. These programs support age-appropriate learning and help children develop their gross and fine-motor skills, language ability and cognitive processing. Click here to find out more.

Pre-Kindy for 4 year olds
Creative Kids Playgroup
Out of School Care
Classes
Toy Library

                                  

Our Team

Here at Whitford Family Centre we aim to offer a safe, home like environment which supports the individual needs of children and families. Our staff are dedicated to providing an inclusive curriculum following The Early Years Learning Framework which reflects the diverse values of children, families, staff and the wider community.

Our educators are an integral part of our team, with each educator dedicated to providing individual care in a supportive, nurturing environment. All staff currently hold a Diploma in Children’s Services and Working with Children’s check.

Next time you drop in, make sure to say hello to our friendly teaching staff. Everyone is always welcome at Whitford Family Centre!

Jenny is Diploma Qualified, has worked with children for over 30 years and has been at the WFC since 2003.

Jemma is Diploma Qualified, has worked with children for over 27 years and has been at the centre since 2009.

Carolyn Halleen & Tracey Horrocks

Tracey is our Finance officer and began at the centre since 2011. Carolyn is our Centre Co-Ordinator and has been with us since 2014.

Caroline Blake

Caroline is Diploma Qualified, has worked with children for over 14 years and has been at the centre since 2006.

Rhonda Peace

Rhonda is Diploma Qualified, has worked with children for over 23 years and has been at the centre since 2007.

Rose D’Alesio

Rose is Diploma Qualified, has worked with children for over 7 years and has been at the centre since 2010.