Our Story

Canning Vale Prekindy began when a local early childhood teacher and a group of enthusiastic parents got together to share their vision for a place for the children of the community to play and learn together. After 2 years of meetings and sausage sizzles Canning Vale Prekindy opened its doors to children in April 2008 with parents in attendance until a licence to operate was granted in June the same year.

Starting with 2 morning sessions numbers grew quickly and 2 more sessions were opened in July the same year. The play based and child centred focus of the program proved highly successful and the word spread. In 2009 a fifth session was opened.

The Prekindy is now in its 13th year of operation. It has been nominated for numerous national awards for excellence in Early Years education and became a finalist twice – including Early Childhood Service of the Year and Early Childhood Educator of the Year (Lisa Vreeken).

Canning Vale Prekindy has been assessed against the National Quality Standard twice – 2014 and 2019 and has achieved the rating of “Exceeding” the National Standard on both occasions. Exceeding National Standards is achieved when a service is deemed to go “above and beyond” what is required to meet the National Standard.