Early Learning & Care Centres

Our Early Learning Centres are purpose-built preschools and long day childcare centres on the grounds of our local Catholic primary schools. All community members are welcome to enrol – children, nor their families, need to be Catholic nor is it a requirement to attend or want to enrol at the Catholic school.

Warm, home-like atmospheres of inclusive play-based learning is at the core of our philosophy and practice. We believe that children thrive and learn best when they feel safe, supported and respected for who they are, and when their learning is guided by their own interests and choices.

We pride ourselves on providing services that are distinctively welcoming. Our learning environments are naturally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. We create positive environments where children develop trust, feel safe, and are happy and content. Our centres are havens for creativity, fun, laughter and enjoyment!

We respect and value all children for their unique qualities, individuality, diversity, interests, abilities and characteristics. We aim to support children as they begin their educational journey so they can grow and develop into strong and confident beings and our experienced staff deliver a program that is designed to maximise each child’s learning through a play-based approach that is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

We currently have five Early Learning Centres located at:

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Forestville

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St Brendan’s, Lake Munmorah

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Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal

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Waitara Early Learning Centre

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St John the Baptist, Woy Woy

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Childhood is a time to be, to seek and to make meaning of the world.

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