St Nicholas Early Education
Drawing upon a Reggio Emilia-influenced approach to early education, St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm places children at the centre of their own learning journey so they are able to form an understanding of themselves and their place in the world through their interactions with others and the environment.
St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm boasts a 20-place nursery program for children aged 0 - 2, a 12-place two-year-old program, a 20-place three-year-old program and a 25-place preschool program catering to children aged four to five years.
The centre’s stimulating and wondrous outdoor play area consists of both natural and man-made materials to provide challenging and diverse play opportunities for children of all ages.
This play area includes a large sandpit, complete with shade structures, water pumps, dry river beds with bridges, cubby houses, tipis, bike tracks, mud pits, and interactive vegetable and flower beds for the children to nurture.
Play-based early education
A child’s play is the foundation of their learning journey and reflects how children experience, explore and examine the world around them while developing social and cognitive skills.
At St Nicholas Early Education, educators work with each child on an individual level to gain an understanding of their wants, needs, interests and strengths in order to extend their learning through play.
Click here to learn more about St Nicholas Early Education’s play-based curriculum.
Transition to School Program
At St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm, we understand that the transition from early education to primary school is an incredible step in your child’s learning journey - so we have our Transition to School Program, a stand-out feature of our preschool curriculum.
Because St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm shares a fence line with St Aloysius Primary School, the children become very used to the sights and sounds of the school children at lunch time and, if they’ve got older siblings enrolled at St Aloysius, the preschoolers can speak to them through the fence. In this way, the Transition to School Program is part of the daily experience for our preschoolers.
Enrolling your child at St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm
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Careers at St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm
Director, St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm
Selena joined the St Nicholas Early Education team in January 2018 and helped get the Chisholm centre ready for opening in February of the same year.
With 15-years of experience in early education, Selena has also worked in long daycare and after school care settings. She came to St Nicholas Chisholm from the Central Coast because of St Nick’s child-led approach to early education which allows the child to play an active role in their learning journey.
Early Education and working with children is something that has always been close to Selena’s heart. She couldn’t imagine a more rewarding career.