About Us

GEMS Preparatory School is a local, family business operated by Monique and Kent Vollprecht. They are parents to two children, Charlie is 11 years of age and Olive is 8. Monique is an Early Childhood and Primary teacher, having won an Excellence in Teaching Award whilst teaching at a prestigious Perth school. Kent is a Secondary teacher with nearly 20 years of teaching experience. GEMS has been operating in the South West region since 2006, first as a pre-kindy program and then into Long Day Care in 2010. Monique and Kent were very excited to expand in to Bunbury in 2015 and offer their personal, caring and educational approach to childcare.

At Gems Prep School, we provide a childcare and daycare that is a developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Education program specifically designed for babies and children up to 5 years of age. Your child can expect to be involved in a variety of educational activities where the emphasis is on learning through play. Each child's interests, cultural and family background, needs and development help form the basis of our curriculum.

The teaching and learning program will consist of many learning centres that will evolve from the interests of the children. All children will be given the opportunity to make their own decisions as to which learning centre to explore. Activities will be hands on, with children able to manipulate, explore and learn through concrete materials. There will be a strong emphasis on both indoor and outdoor learning environments.

GEMS Prep School Bunbury will be providing morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and snacks to all children who attend. We aim to provide nutritious, homemade and wholesome food, whilst ensuring we cater for individual allergies, religious, cultural and lifestyle choices. Action Plans and special diet record forms are available upon request. We look forward to working with you to provide your child with an amazing, healthy and varied menu.

Opening hours in Bunbury are 6.15 am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.