St Ives Preschool

in partnership with Christ Church St Ives Anglican church

Exceeding National Quality Standard in:

Physical Environment

Relationships with Children

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My two children attended Integricare St Ives over a 5 year period. I would like you to know that without the support and dedication of your staff members at this preschool they would not be where they are today. Both of my children were diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum. It was the keen eye of a staff member who suggested that we should get them tested and subsequently gave us access to a whole realm of support. It was never a problem for staff to attend meetings at the Preschool on days that they did not work, as well as go above and beyond their job roles to help accommodate, best manage and understand the behaviours of my children.

A parent testimonial from Melissa (St Ives).

Christian St Ives Preschool

Welcome to Integricare Christ Church St Ives Preschool


Integricare’s early education centre, in partnership with Christ Church St Ives Anglican church, offers an extended hours preschool program. It is ideal 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 8:30am-4pm and offers 40 places for children.


Integricare St Ives 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 educators endeavour to equip and care for families holistically – going the extra mile to engage and support children and their families. Thirdly, Integricare 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.

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Play is the highest form of research.

– Albert Einstein

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About us

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.

Why choose Integricare?

At Integricare St Ives Preschool, 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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Get in touch to enquire about enrolment!

Contact us today on (02) 9144 3067