About Jacaranda Preschool

Jacaranda has provided quality care and education for young children for over the past two decades and during this time the family owned preschool has transitioned from family day care, then long day care, to the present day preschool, meeting the changing landscape of the area.

Hours 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Closed for two weeks in July
Closed for two weeks in December

The preschool occupies the ground floor of the family home, specifically designed to create an environment that is warm, safe and enhances and stimulates children’s creativity and curiosity.

Jacaranda’s white washed floors and sandy hues are enhanced by is luscious garden which wraps the playground in rich foliage, offering a green zone to explore and discover nature at it finest.

To set the stage and construct opportunities for children to think, act, and create.

passionate, caring and supportive

Jacaranda’s Philosophy

It is our aim to actively encourage and support children to be capable and resourceful.

To be effective educators that sometimes lead, sometimes follow, and sometimes to simply act as participant in children’s experiences.

But always wise about which role is appropriate.

Our great team at Jacaranda Preschool

Laura Rupert

Laura Rupert is the Owner & Director of Jacaranda Creative Play Centre established in 1996. Starting out as family day care Laura has gradually built up a well respected centre now a preschool catering for 28 children.

She has over 28 years’ experience in the childcare industry and as a working mum she understands the huge responsibilities faced by young families trying to juggle family and a career.

With a combination of international childcare knowledge and a constant update of innovative teaching methods, she has effectively established a successful, high quality childcare business. The preschool is both creative and fun emitting a sense of warmth and peace.

Liese  Rupert

Liese  Rupert (Master of Teaching Birth to five years and Performance Arts Degree)

Liese joined the Preschool over 10years ago and is the Preschool Programming Director responsible for the enrolments and overall coordination.

Liese’s theatrical and artistic talents and her creative co-curriculum approach inspire children’s confidence and sense of identity and wellbeing in our 4-5 year old room.

Craig  Rupert

Craig Rupert (Studied Sports Management at ICMS and currently studying  Early Childhood.

Craig joined Jacaranda as the Sports Coordinator and room Leader for the 3-4’s room.  Craig provides a dynamic authentic learning environment for children, creating a freedom and passion through learning experiences. The entire preschool benefits from his innovative sports activities



Lovely quiet centre nestled in beautiful surrounds with friendly informed staff with years of experience – highly recommended


Jacaranda is fantastic….children love going…staff are excellent


Director and staff have a true passion they came highly recommended from a number of friends


A homely atmosphere and very safe.    Jacaranda provides care above and beyond my expectations


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