Integricare’s early learning centre at Homebush West, traditionally known as “Kurralee” (the aboriginal word for “where the children stay”) offers a Christian preschool program with extended hours service.
Located in a serene suburban location, Homebush West Early Learning 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, opened in 1977, provides a long day care service perfect for busy families, offering a preschool program with 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 Early Learning Centre 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 Early Learning Centre 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.
The staff are attentive and aware of each child's personality, interests and needs.
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.
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.
My 4 year old used to cry hysterically, in just a month he overcame this all thanks to loving and caring staff.
Staff are very caring and nurturing. I feel confident leaving my child with staff even when he is upset with separation anxiety.
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.
I love the teachers! How they care so much for my child. One of them takes extra effort to put my baby to sleep which is I think very exceptional!
My child learnt to eat new foods, socialise with friends and grew in confidence during her 3 years at Integricare!
The learning is organic and spontaneous which I love.
The staff care for my children like family. I can’t speak highly enough of them!
Both my kids with autism spectrum disorder have been through Integricare Drummoyne and have had wonderful experiences, and I myself have experienced great friendship and comfort from staff.
We would like to thank you for all your hard work, support and encouragement that you have given in the rainbow group. My son loved every minute of preschool and always came home full of enthusiasm and stories to tell. I want to take the opportunity to say "thank you" for your kindness, friendly behaviour, patience and discipline.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the staff at Integricare Parramatta. My son, up until the last couple of months in 2018 had absolutely no interest in holding a pencil, drawing, doing craft or anything to prepare him for school. The changes in him through the last few months of 2018, under the school readiness program were remarkable; through the school holiday break he has been happily sitting down and colouring or drawing and I honestly don't think this would have been possible without the dedication of Poonam and the teachers in the Wallaby room.