Early Learning Centre Newcastle

Samaritans operates an Early Learning Centre in Darby St, Newcastle.

Samaritans Early Learning Centre is a fully accredited, non-profit, community based child care centre located in the Newcastle CBD.

Licensed to care for 53 children daily; 10 babies, 15 toddlers and 28 children aged 3-5 years, the centre is open from 7:30am – 6pm, Monday to Friday, 49 weeks per year.

The centre has three play rooms with children grouped (for most of the day) according to age, as this allows for a more flexible environment for preschool children and a safer, more secure environment for babies and toddlers. Family grouping in the early mornings and late afternoons provides time for siblings to play together.

The centre is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals; Early Childhood Teachers, Diploma and Certificate III Educators, a qualified cook, trainee and Administration Officer. It incorporates the Early Years Learning Framework into all aspects of the daily program, with children able to choose from a range of activities that follow their own interests to maximise their natural curiosity and development. In addition, the centre provides a school readiness preschool program to ensure children have the opportunity to develop skills required as they move forward in their education and learning.

Please contact the centre for additional information and/or to arrange a time to visit and meet the team.

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