As adults we focus on play as a break from the seriousness of work and responsibilities. In the world of a child, however, play is filled with the seriousness of learning, discovering, experiencing and understanding. Through play, children begin to develop an understanding of their surroundings and their place within life, their community and their family.
With the seriousness of play in mind, St Nicholas Early Education offers a play-based, child-led early education experience with a focus on nurturing curiosity in order ignite the flame of life-long learning in every child.
The largest St Nicholas Early Education centre, Lochinvar is a 124-place centre featuring a dedicated nursery catering to children aged 0 - 2 years. As with all St Nick’s centres, our Lochinvar centre provides all nappies and cot linens.
In addition to the nursery, St Nick’s at Lochinvar includes two 15-place two-year-old programs, two 15 -place three-year-old programs and two 20-place preschool programs suitable for children aged 4 - 5 years.
Included in St Nick’s at Lochinvar’s delivery of age-appropriate, play-based and child-led early education is a full menu which includes: a breakfast bar, morning tea, a nutritious lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
The Lochinvar centre also features a full-scale barista bar so parents can place their coffee order, drop their little ones off and grab their delicious coffee on their way out.
As our largest early education centre, Lochinvar also features our largest preschool program. Our Transition-to-School program is an important element of our curriculum, particularly for children who will be making the journey to primary school.
The Transition-to-School program at St Nick’s at Lochinvar offers children the chance to familiarise themselves with the routines of school life as well as the primary school setting. Being on campus with St Joseph’s Primary School we enjoy an immersive experience for children as they frequently visit the school environment. Visits to the school to have lunch in the playground , read stories in the library or even order from the school canteen encourage our young learners to feel confident and comfortable in the school environment.
If you would like more information about enrolling your child at St Nick’s at Lochinvar, please fill out the contact form on this page and select Lochinvar as your centre of choice. A friendly member of our Lochinvar team of educators will get back to you shortly.