Quality not-for-profit childhood education and care
Samaritans operates two not-for-profit Early Learning Centres, one in Newcastle and another one in Woodberry, with a specific focus on quality and excellence in early childhood education and care.
Samaritans is a charitable organisation invested in supporting the local community.
In our Early Learning Centres, this means a commitment to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn, develop and grow in an environment that is safe, nurturing and designed to ensure that we meet the changing needs of children and families as they join our growing community.
Our philosophy embraces a holistic and welcoming centre-based approach through the development of programs that enhance children’s learning and development while promoting inclusion and respect.
We foster trusting and respectful relationships with children and their families by investing in the development of a strong rapport with all who attend the centre.
Learn more about our Early Learning Centres in our Family Handbook.
In 2023, the NSW Government announced fee relief for children attending Long Day Care. This means if your child turns 4 years old on or before 31 July 2023 you will receive up to $2,110 in fee relief. More information can be found in this NSW Government document.
The mission, vision and values of Compassion, Integrity and Justice are the cornerstone that guide all Samaritans services.