St Nicholas Early Education
St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace is a 77-place early education centre catering to children 0 - 5 years of age. It features a dedicated 12-place nursery for children aged 0 - 15 months, a generous toddler program, a 2 ½ - 3 ½ year program and a preschool program catering to children aged 3 ½ - 5 years.
Included in the delivery of our early education services at St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace is a full service food menu which includes: a breakfast bar, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
Operating from 6.30am - 6.00pm, St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace offers its services to RAAF families, as well as families of the Port Stephens community.
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, we understand that the transition from preschool to primary school is an incredible step in each child’s learning journey, which makes our Transition to School Program a standout feature of the preschool curriculum at St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace.
This program provides children with the opportunity to become familiar with the school environment and develop the fundamental skills to support them in their transition for preschool to primary school.
Raymond Terrace is expanding in 2020
The centre is currently undergoing an upgrade due to be completed in early 2020, which will bring the centre’s capacity up to 110 places. It will also include an extensive upgrade to the centre’s outdoor environment to provide children with the opportunity to engage in more immersive nature-based activities.
Enrolling your child at St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace
For more information on enrolling your child at St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace, fill out the contact form on this page and a friendly member of our Raymond Terrace team will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Careers at St Nicholas Early Education Raymiond Terrace
St Nicholas Early Education is looking for casual Certificate III and Diploma qualified Early Childhood Educators on an ongoing basis.
St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace
20a Kangaroo Street, Raymond Terrace
P: (02) 4979 1110
Director, St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace
Lauren joined the team at St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace and played an integral role in getting the centre open and ready for families in the Raymond Terrace and Port Stephens community to experience and enjoy.
Lauren has a Bachelor of Teaching and brings more than eight years of experience in early childhood education as both a director and educational leader to her role at St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace. She says it is the passion of the St Nick’s leadership team which drew her to St Nick’s Raymond Terrace as well as the Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum and the child-led, play-based philosophy behind St Nick’s which aligns strongly with her own early education philosophy.