Integricare’s early learning centre at Homebush West, traditionally known as “Kurralee” (the aboriginal word for “where the children stay”) is a Christian early learning centre first opened in 1977.
Located in a serene suburban location, the Long Day Care centre offers an expansive and challenging outdoor environment perfect for children to engage in play – the highest form of learning for young minds. Each child has a developmental portfolio that documents their learning, interests and friendship groups, and families are invited to participate actively in their child’s journey at the centre through engagement with the portfolio. Staff work with families, incorporating expectations and goals for their child’s learning and skill acquisition into the learning curriculum and environments.
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
– Bob Talber
Integricare’s early learning centre at Homebush West provides a Long Day Care service perfect for busy families, offering extended hours from 7:30am-6:00pm and remaining open during school holidays. Places are available for children aged 6 weeks old to 6 years old. Homebush West Long Day Care offers a preschool curriculum operating in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), providing crucial early learning development and a School Readiness Program for attending children.
Homebush West Long Day Care champions Integricare’s purpose to enable children, families and communities to experience the love of Jesus, as well as Integricare’s core mission objectives. Firstly, the pursuit of excellence in early learning to ensure that these most crucial developmental years for the children are full of learning opportunities. Secondly, Homebush West staff endeavour to equip and care for families holistically – going the extra mile to engage and support children and their families. Thirdly, engagement with the local community is important to the centre, which has been a constant in the local area for over 40 years spent providing care and education for hundreds of children.
Hot lunches and healthy snacks are provided – with dietary needs catered for. For babies and toddlers, nappies are provided.
01Labour Day (centre closed)
03Community Nurse Visit
16Kindy Farm visit (10am-12pm)
30Transition to School Excursion to Homebush West School
09Graduation Day for Preschool Children (4-5pm)
14Christmas Party for Children & Families (4-6pm)
21Last Day for 2018
08First Day Back 2019
The staff care for my children like family. I can’t speak highly enough of them!
North Strathfield Integricare have the most beautiful, cared for, treasured by teachers, children and Families garden. The outdoor is a pleasure to be in and my toddler finds it fascinating and inviting. Natural play materials are inviting and challenging. Such a great space to learn and develop in.
In this day and age, it’s great to have a child care centre that promotes traditional family and Christian values. I feel that my child is in safe hands.
Thanks for letting us know about our child’s development at Integricare. We also appreciate the observation notes you’ve provided regarding her speech. We are so grateful that she has such a patient and companionate teacher. You really put the “care” in “daycare”. Please extend our thanks to the team for all the wonderful things you’ve taught our daughter.