91 North East Road
Collinswood, SA 5081

Ph (08) 8344 3880

Thank you for your interest in Precious Cargo Collinswood. Please fill out and submit the enquiry form on the right of this page so that we can send you a Parents Information Pack outlining our unique approach to Montessori Early Education. The Parents Information Pack includes a waiting list application form. Once you have returned this form to us with a $67 processing fee, your child will be placed on our waiting list and we will keep in touch regarding the availability of a position.

Donna Brine : Director, Collinswood

Donna Brine

Director, Collinswood

My name is Donna Brine and I have worked in the childcare industry for over 20 years.

I have 3 children of my own and it was becoming a mother that inspired me to begin my own Family Day Care business from my home. After 17 years of this wonderful experience and when my children had grown, I embarked on a new phase of my career which began at Precious Cargo in Westbourne Park.

Precious Cargo encouraged and assisted me in gaining my formal childcare qualifications and within 12 months, I went from my role as Childcare Assistant to Team Leader. I spent 2 years as Team Leader in the Pre-Kindy room at Westbourne Park until I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime – to become Centre Director at Precious Cargo Lockleys.

So here I am! On the next exciting step in my childcare journey.

Educating children from a young age has always been important to me as a mother and as an educator. Joining Precious Cargo and working with the Montessori philosophies has broadened my understanding of early childhood education. It is an amazing experience standing in a classroom watching children scrape their own bowls, wash their faces, put on their sunscreen - the list is endless. What independence, at such a young age! I wish I had known all this information when my children were younger.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future and watching your children grow into confident and independent individuals.