• Brand new Lochinvar child care centre opening early 2018!

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Brand new Lochinvar child care centre opening early 2018!

St Nicholas Early Education Lochinvar will be an architecturally designed, purpose built 124 place centre located next to St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Lochinvar. Our design creates age defined indoor learning areas with shared outdoor areas for all ages to enjoy.

Operating from 6.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; St Nicholas Lochinvar will provide:

  • two nursery programs designed for 12 children under 24 months of age
  • two toddler programmes for 15 children each
  • two dedicated 3-year-old programmes for 20 children each
  • a dedicated preschool wing which will provide two learning areas for children 4-5 years of age – located close by to St Patrick’s Primary School, offering an invaluable school transition program for families.

Our learning areas will include educational resources and age appropriate learning environments to promote child focused, integrated programs. Our 4-5-year Preschool will also boast an interactive Smart Board resource that enhances our intentional teaching moments and provides an investigation tool for spontaneous learning.

The outdoor area has been designed to create challenging and diverse play opportunities for all ages. We have respected the rural surrounds of the Lochinvar area in our planning, and aim to promote natural play spaces for our young explorers.

The outdoor area at St Nicholas Lochinvar will include:

  • a large sandpit complete with large shade structures and water pumps
  • dry river beds complete with bridges
  • cubby houses that incorporate a farm house feel
  • bike tracks
  • mud pits
  • interactive vegetable and flower beds  
  • ample outdoor play areas to explore
  • an amphitheatre to provide opportunities for dramatic play and group learning.

The centre will have a fully functioning kitchen with all meals and snacks catered for children 0-3 years.

Our pre-schoolers will have morning and afternoon tea provided, but as part of our school readiness programme, they will bring their midday meal to “school” each day.

As a unique service to parents, at St Nicholas Lochinvar we are also pleased to offer a Café service each morning – allowing parents to order a coffee on the way in for drop off, ready for collection on the way out to the car.

Waitlist applications are now open, apply today!

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Cnr New England Highway and Station Lane, Lochinvar
NSW, 2321.

P: (02) 4979 1110

F: (02) 4923 0699

E: enquiries@stnicholasmn.org.au

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