Copperfields Preschool

80 Copperfields Drive Delahey VIC 3037

About us

At Copperfields Preschool we’ve created a nurturing, trusting and caring environment that focuses on celebrating and encouraging each child’s uniqueness and creativity.

We provide a high quality and innovative educational program for your child. Play-based learning is at the heart of our programs. Play helps children understand their world by “playing out” what they have seen in the real world. Play also assists children in learning and discovering in an interactive environment that’s responsive to their needs. This enables children to communicate with peers comfortably.

We collaborate with families to ensure a smooth transition from home to kindergarten and the journey to school.

Copperfields Preschool

80 Copperfields Drive Delahey VIC 3037
Open Hours
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday
8:15 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday
8:15 am – 4:00 pm, Friday

Centre Philosophy

We acknowledge and respect the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land where Copperfield Preschool stands, honouring past, present, and future Aboriginal Elders. We uphold children’s rights to equal education opportunities free from discrimination, emphasising a balance between their interests and intentional teaching in a safe and inclusive environment.

Stakeholders are valued partners in guiding children’s learning, promoting independence, and respecting diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each child is seen as a unique knowledge-builder and encouraged to develop relationships, resilience, and social skills through play, exploration, and mastery of various competencies in a supportive and natural preschool environment.

Participation in various groups fosters children’s interdependence and growth, underlining the significance of respectful relationships in their development.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Blue 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
4YO Green 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-Age Orange 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Red Rotational 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Blue 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
4YO Green 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-age Orange 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Red Rotational G1 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Red Rotational G2 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Red Rotational G3 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Roni Keegel, the Nominated Supervisor at Copperfields Preschool. I have worked in several roles throughout my career including as an Early Childhood Teacher and an Education Leader. I find fulfilment in guiding and supporting the team to achieve the best outcomes for children and families. Our service, located in a diverse community with the majority from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, focuses on maintaining our exceeding rating, particularly in cultural diversity and acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. We welcome you to take up your early learning journey at our service.

Roni Keegel

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

Frequently asked questions

Your child will need a backpack or bag, a refillable water bottle, a change of clothes, a wide-brim sun hat and their favourite toy, which can help them settle in.

Children love community visits. Experiencing different environments and groups of people helps them learn. You’ll get plenty of information in advance and have opportunities to ask questions. The centre will also need your written permission before your child can take part.

Germs spread quickly, and home is the best place when we’re unwell. Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if they show any of these symptoms.

• 38C and higher temperature

• Vomiting or diarrhoea

• Rashes that can’t be explained

• Red, swollen and discharging eyes

• Unusually lethargic, irritable or not eating and drinking

When your child is feeling better with no symptoms for 24 hours, they’re welcome to return.

Infectious diseases

If your child has an infectious disease, please keep them at home and let us know straight away. Whatever you tell us is confidential.

See the list of infectious diseases at

If your child becomes unwell while at the centre, teachers will make them comfortable and ask you to pick them up. If you’re not available, they’ll call one of the other contacts listed on your enrolment form.

Whether it’s a one-off issue or requires ongoing care, talk to your teachers if your child is on regular medication or has food allergies or intolerances. The team is there to support your family, and the more you can tell them, the better they can help. They will ask you for information from your doctor about how much your child takes and how often. Also, let the team know when anything changes. They will set up a new plan to support you, including any necessary training.

ECMS is a Child Safe organisation. We rigorously follow the child-safe standards set out by the Victorian Government. These standards guide us to drive a child safe culture, provide appropriate strategies and actions to put the interests of children first, keeping them safe from harm. We are committed to involving families and communities in our efforts to keep children safe.

Engaging in risky play is vital for children’s learning and development. Our teaching teams plan for and support opportunities for children to explore their environment and challenge themselves within play. Navigating risk promotes problem solving, persistence and resilience, and in a safe environment, is lots of fun!

Explore a day in the life

Immerse yourself into what a day at our service could look like for you and your family.

Questions about enrolling?

Get in touch and one of our team will help you.

    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.