St Nicholas Early Education
St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West has 52 spaces for children aged 0 - 5, including a 12-place nursery, a 10-place two-year-old program, a 10-place three-year-old program and a 20-place preschool program for children aged between four and five.
In line with our commitment to providing individualised care and education, St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West maintains a high staff-to-child ratio, allowing educators to provide all children with personalised support and care.
Located in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West is one of the few centres in the city’s centre which features a natural, open-air outdoor environment, rich with natural and man made play equipment.
Our stimulating indoor environment extends to a shared outdoor play space designed to support each child’s curiosity, social interaction and group play. We believe a connection with nature is a vital part of early education and child development. With this in mind, we provide wondrous gardens and green spaces for the children to enjoy and explore.
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 Newcastle West, we understand that the transition from early education to primary school is an incredible step in each child’s journey, which is why our Transition to School Program is a standout feature of the preschool curriculum.
This program provides children with the opportunity to become familiar with primary school life by introducing routines they will continue into primary school. To further assist the transition, children are given the opportunity to embark on excursions to their local primary school where they attend assemblies, interact with school-aged children, explore the primary environment and more.
Newcastle West is expanding in 2020
Due to increased demand, St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West will be expanding its service from a 52-place centre into a 92-place centre by January 2020.
The expansion will allow for small group nurseries, with the program growing from a 12-place to a 32-place program. The programs will be separated into small groups, which will allow educators the opportunity to further accommodate the needs of each individual child.
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Careers at St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West
An exciting opportunity is currently available for an Early Childhood Teacher / Educational Leader at St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West.
St Nicholas Early Education is looking for casual Certificate III and Diploma qualified Early Childhood Educators on an ongoing basis.
Co-Director, St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West
Brittney is the Co-Centre Director of St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West, along with Emma.
She’s been in the Early Education industry for 12 years now, with six of those spent working as a Centre Director.
Her favourite part about working at St Nicholas is the service’s focus on the value of children through a play-based approach to early education.
For Brittney, the thing that sets St Nick’s Newcastle West apart from other services in the area is its expansive outdoor play environment - a feature not common to other CBD early learning centres.