Christian Early Learning Centre
National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Integricare’s early learning centre at North Strathfield provides a preschool program with extended hours, perfect for busy families – from 7:30am-6:00pm and remaining open during school holidays. North Strathfield Early Learning Centre offers 59 places for children, and teaches a preschool curriculum operating in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This provides crucial early learning development and a School Readiness Program for attending children.
North Strathfield 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, North Strathfield staff endeavour to equip and care for families holistically – going the extra mile to engage and support children and their families. Thirdly, North Strathfield Early Learning Centre prioritises community engagement, regularly partnering with local initiatives in the Inner West.
Hot lunches and healthy snacks are provided – with dietary needs catered for.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
– John Dewey
Our Christian early learning centre at North Strathfield is located adjacent to the historic Ardill House, the former residence of our founder George Ardill. We offer a preschool program with a long day care service offering extended hours, convenient for working parents.
Our friendly team of educators at North Strathfield Early Learning Centre have a passion for working closely with families. Highly qualified and experienced, they provide an individualised educational program that aims to meet the diverse needs of all children who attend. Parents are encouraged to participate in the program by volunteering at the centre and communicating the expectations for their child’s learning to the educators. The children learn through play and interest based activities that are developmentally appropriate for each child’s age. Our programs are designed to build on children’s home and community literacy experiences and includes literacy practices that are relevant to children’s everyday lives as well as familiar texts from their homes and communities.
The staff are attentive and aware of each child's personality, interests and needs.
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.
My 4 year old used to cry hysterically, in just a month he overcame this all thanks to loving and caring 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 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!
The learning is organic and spontaneous which I love.
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.
Staff are very caring and nurturing. I feel confident leaving my child with staff even when he is upset with separation anxiety.
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.
The staff care for my children like family. I can’t speak highly enough of them!
My child learnt to eat new foods, socialise with friends and grew in confidence during her 3 years at Integricare!