Northmead

Christian Early Learning Centre
in partnership with Parramatta Baptist church

84-94 Kleins Road, Northmead NSW 2152

 

(02) 9683 1938

 

northmead@integricare.org.au

 

Mon-Fri, 7:30am-6:00pm

 

$111-116 (as of 2020)

 

Offering 39 places

 

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Early Learning Centre at Northmead

Integricare’s early learning centre at Northmead, in partnership with Parramatta Baptist church, provides a preschool program perfect for busy families. The centre offers extended hours from 7:30am-6:00pm and remains open during school holidays. Places are available for children aged 6 weeks old to 6 years old. Northmead 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.

 

Northmead 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, Northmead 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. This includes shared activities with Parramatta Baptist Church.

 

Hot lunches and healthy snacks are provided – with dietary needs catered for. 

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The giving of love is an education in itself.

 

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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About us

Integricare’s early learning centre at Northmead is located on the grounds of Parramatta Baptist church, and the long day care is directly supported by the churches ministry activities. The church contributes a Christian influence to the early learning and development of the children, with regular visitations from ministry staff as well as sharing in collaborative community events.

 

Vanessa and her team cater for 39 children and work closely with the church to offer families a holistic and engaging experience. The team of professionals at Northmead Early Learning Centre provide a long day care environment that is warm, nurturing and inviting to all families within the community. Dedicated and experienced staff provide individualised programs that foster each child’s interests and enhance their personal learning journey. We encourage parental involvement alongside actively seeking to work collaboratively with Parramatta Baptist Church.

Get to know our wonderful manager Vanessa!

When did you start in early learning?

I spent a great deal of my childhood in and around early education services as my mum also works in the sector. I formally began working and studying in ECE in 2012.

 

Why did you get into early learning?

I have great satisfaction being able to help others, so becoming a teacher was a given. As a teacher, I can positively influence a child’s way of thinking or doing.  You get the opportunity to contribute to making their future, one that is bright and productive. Although the early years are recognised as being the most important time for learning, it is still an area of education that is greatly undervalued. I continue to enjoy working and studying in this field, advocating for my colleagues, being all educators and early childhood teachers, and the importance of the work they accomplish with young children.

 

What gives you the most amount of satisfaction?

Seeing progress and change in children, my team, myself, the service and in the sector. This can be from small successes like a productive meeting with a work colleague, or watching children interact in a transformed learning environment.

 

What is most important to you?

I have wonderful memories as a child attending pre-school. I remember my educators, the experiences, excursions and my friends – many of whom I still have contact with. I hope that I’m able to offer the same opportunities and memories for the children in my care.

 

What is your favourite early learning quote?

“Our task is to educate their whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it” -Sir Ken Robinson

Why Choose Integricare?

At Integricare Northmead, we are committed to providing excellent learning and care for your child. Families entrust their children to us because:
  • We are inclusive: We welcome all families from various backgrounds, diverse cultures and many faiths.
  • Of our staff: Our families consistently rate our passionate educators highly, who are known for going the extra mile for children.
  • Our size is just right: Our network of early learning centres is not so extensive that we are too large, and we are not so small that we don’t have the resources to provide an excellent learning environment. We have a healthy balance that easily enables the sharing of knowledge amongst our network of educators, which translates into the quality of our programs.
  • We are not-for-profit: Our commitment to excellence is driven by exceptional educational outcomes first and foremost, without compromising our need to also operate a business responsibly.
  • We see parents as first educators: We believe that families are children’s first educators and that our role is to work closely with them as co-educators.
  • Of our Christian identity: We have a strong Christian ethic and a rich history, having served families since 1882. It’s in our DNA to reflect the Christian faith in a way that is valued by families.
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Find out more about how to enrol your child.

Call today (02) 9683 1938