Children's Services Works Program

Project addresses:

  • Globe Wilkins Preschool, 17 McRae St, Marrickville

  • Deborah Little Early Learning Centre, 1 Macarthur Pde, Dulwich Hill

  • KU Petersham Preschool, 92a Brighton Street, Petersham

  • Leichhardt Park Children’s Centre, 68 Mary Street, Lilyfield

Program description: 
Council’s Children’s Services operates childcare centres across the LGA. Council also manages properties run by private childcare providers. This program involves works to provide quality childcare and early learning environments for the community, keep facilities in good condition and meet safety and compliance requirements.

Current projects

Deborah Little Early Learning Centre

Description: Refurbishment of indoor spaces and roof work.
Budget: $300,000 
Expected completion date: June 2023

  • Concept design complete
  • Tender documents for Christmas/New Year shut down works being finalised.

Stage 1

Building repair works for shut down period is in procurement.

Stage 2 

Access upgrades: concept designs being developed in consultation with stakeholders for the preparation of the development application submission. Completion of this work will be subject to future funding.

Contact:   David Di Biase  (02) 9392 5946

Globe Wilkins Preschool


The Department of Education has completed construction of a new purpose built preschool at Wilkins Public School. Council will complete the fit out of the new building and design and construction of a new outdoor play and learning environment. The existing preschool service will then relocate to the new building. The new building fit out and play space will utilise many favourite items from the existing preschool.    

Budget $220,000
Completed: July 2022

  • Internal and External fit out  works  are completed


Enquiries about the Globe Wilkin’s Preschool: Maria Pappas (02) 9392 5392

Enquiries about the works project: Lojine Frost (02) 9392 5472

Internal Fit out Photo's April 2022

  Globe internal fitout room showing desks and reading areaGlobe internal fitout rooms Picture Empty room Globe internal  Looking out to YardGlobe internal fitout rooms cosy


KU Kindergarten Petersham

Description:  Structural rectification and building condition works.
Budget: $563,000
Expected completion date: June 2024


  • Concept design issued to stakeholders for comment.
  • Stakeholder comments issued to architecture & design being amended.
  • Flood level data being collected - floor mitigation measures being developed.
  • It is envisioned that works on the site will commence in first quarter 2023.


Contact: David Di Biase  (02) 9392 5946


Leichhardt Park Children’s Centre

Description: Installation of new shade sails in the outdoor play space
Budget: $20,000

Progress: Completed: Sept 2022

Contact: Julian Oon  (02) 9392 5692

Final External Photo's October 2022

Leichhardt CS Sail 1 finished

Leichhardt CS Sail 2 finished

Sustainability projects 

Council is undertaking energy efficiency projects such as solar power installation and LED lighting upgrades at a range of childcare and community buildings. These works are helping to implement Inner West Council strategies for Climate and Renewables and Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Council.  Read more here

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Page last updated: 19 Dec 2022