About Us

River Street Early Learning Centre is owned, managed and staffed by a wonderful team of dedicated and passionate early childhood professionals. Katherine and Robert Wilson have owned the centre since March 2014 with Katherine managing the centre in the role of Director until late 2019 when the family relocated to opened their second centre in the Central West.

Patrice Bullen has taken on the role of Centre Director and is supported by her fantastic team, who all share a passion and vision of providing children with excellence in both education and wonderful childhood experiences.

A child’s participation in quality early childhood education will lay the foundation for future success in learning and in life. At River Street Early Learning Centre, We focus on natural, outdoor pedagogy were the potential in all children to learn and make meaning of their world is supported.

Our Team

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    Patrice Bullen

    Director at River Street Early Learning
    I have my Diploma in Children’s Services.
    I have 5 children and my hobbies are quilting, fishing, going to the beach and spending time with my family.

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    Keria Wallis

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    Hannah Chappell

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    Kelly Stephenson

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    Jess Forche-Baird

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    Colby Mcmurrugh

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    Montana Metcalf

Clients’ Testimonials

Just wanted to thank you guys for the great work you put in with Dennis last year. The development over the 12 months is outstanding & has really prepared him to go into the big room up here.
Just wanted to let you know that Dennis has settled into his new preschool very well including fully toilet trained YAY ?.
There were a few tears at the start of the year from both Dennis & I, has we missed the wonderful staff at ELC. Thankfully am happy to report he is making great friendships with his new teachers & peers, however every now & again he still looks for Miss Brittany.
Hope all is well, Keep up the fabulous work!

Malena Smith

Outside play is fantastic, the chookies, the bunny, gardens, mud pies and water activities in summer on those stinking hot days. Encouragement and learning through actually helping with gardens. I know when they are dirty they have had a great day!

Jane Clarke

What an awesome team you have Katherine… Best pre- school I’ve been to for feeling the welcome every morning and feeling as part of a family So Thank you to you and Rob and the rest of the team for providing such love and care to our children

Kate May

Just a special message to say thank you to you all.Thank you for the pictures, friendly faces at drop off and pick up, awesome communication, nurturing of Kai’s development as well as the safe and positive environment that you all create.I feel so lucky that Kai got a place at River St Early Learning Centre.From a happy parent who knows that a message like this can make one’s day. Smile Your efforts don’t go unnoticed

Amanda Watson