Early Learning Centre Newcastle

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

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

We are licensed to care for 53 children daily; 10 babies, 15 toddlers and 28 children aged 3-5 years. We are open from 7:30am – 6pm 5 days per week and 49 weeks per year. The Centre caters for permanent enrolments and also occasional care enrolments.

Our centre has three play rooms and children are grouped according to age. This allows for a much more flexible environment for the older children and a safer environment for the younger children. We family group the children in the mornings and the afternoons to allow siblings to play together.

Our centre provides a caring, challenging, and stimulating environment with activities that allow children to develop to their full potential.

We provide children with nutritious meals which are prepared in our kitchen by a qualified cook. We follow the “Good for Kids, Good for Life” guidelines, providing for 50% of the recommended daily intake.

Our centre is staffed by a dedicated team who are committed to providing high quality child care for your children. We incorporate the Early Years Learning Framework in our daily programme, where children are free to choose from a range of activities following their own interests. In addition, our centre provides a school readiness programme where we offer children the opportunity to develop skills which will take them forward to their next step in their education.

We look forward to the opportunity to show you through our centre and explain in detail what we offer. Please contact the centre to arrange for an appointment.

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Contact Details

Phone Number
4929 2093
Contact Email
41 Darby Street, Newcastle NSW 2300