Integricare’s early education centre, in partnership with Christchurch St Ives Anglican church, offers an extended hours preschool program. It is ideal for for children aged 3-5 years, teaching a 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 – ensuring that the transition to primary school is smooth both socially and academically. St Ives Preschool operates from 8:45am-3:30pm and offers 40 places for children.
St Ives Christian Preschool 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, St Ives staff endeavour to equip and care for families holistically – going the extra mile to engage and support children and their families. Thirdly, St Ives Preschool prioritises community engagement, regularly partnering with local initiatives and maintaining close ties to Christ Church St Ives.
Our qualified educators help to provide children with every opportunity to thrive. This includes extending their language, literacy and numeracy, teaching them to be creative and to take initiative, bolstering their confidence and independence as well as their social aptitude amongst their peers. All of this sets children up for a successful transition into primary school.
Play is the highest form of research.
– Albert Einstein
Our early education centre at St Ives provides a Preschool service with close ties to Christ Church St Ives. Our dedicated team of educators are passionate about ‘going the extra mile’ for children.
Highly qualified and experienced staff provide an individualised educational program that aims to meet the diverse needs of all children who attend. An inclusive curriculum aims to ensure that each child in the centre is fully involved in the program. Parents are encouraged to participate in the program by volunteering at the centre and communicating with staff the expectations for their child’s learning. The children learn through play and interest based activities that are developmentally appropriate for each child’s age. Our literacy program is 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.
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.
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.
The learning is organic and spontaneous which I love.
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.
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.
The staff care for my children like family. I can’t speak highly enough of them!
Staff are very caring and nurturing. I feel confident leaving my child with staff even when he is upset with separation anxiety.
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 4 year old used to cry hysterically, in just a month he overcame this all thanks to loving and caring staff.
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 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 child learnt to eat new foods, socialise with friends and grew in confidence during her 3 years at Integricare!
The staff are attentive and aware of each child's personality, interests and needs.