New centre ticks all boxes

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED: Families can leave their children at Nurture and Develop Early Childhood Centre at Sandgate confident in the knowledge they are safe and secure.
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED: Families can leave their children at Nurture and Develop Early Childhood Centre at Sandgate confident in the knowledge they are safe and secure.

Nurture and Develop Early Childhood is a new family owned and operated long-daycare facility at Sandgate providing convenient, quality childcare and an all-inclusive fee.

The impressive 74-place centre  located just off Sandgate Road is accessible by major arterial roads into and out of Newcastle, offering a low-fuss drop-off and pick-up option for busy parents commuting into and out of the city.

The business is fully government subsidised and caters to children aged six weeks to six years, 6.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

“The centre has been designed to produce a natural, home-like environment, welcoming and non-intimidating, that gives children a sense of calm and belonging,”  spokesperson Absharina Holmes said.

“Peace of mind for parents and their children is forefront in our minds and part of this is we offer an  all-inclusive fee that covers all meals, nappies, wipes, and selected brand formula. Parents just provide a change of clothes or personal items depending on their child's needs."

The centre’s educational approach is deeply inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy with a strong emphasis on child-led learning, with  infant rooms inspired by the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarer) and Pikler philosophy.

“The key focus is  to create capable, strong, competent, creative, curious children, armed with the skills to explore their world effectively,” Ms Holmes said.

“Our centre provides an environment where children can express ideas and pursue curiosities through a variety of project-based learning, individually or in a group.”

Nurture and Develop Early Childhood was established in November 2018 and   draws children from Newcastle, Maitland, Raymond Terrace and the Upper Hunter.

“Many more people these days are commuting into Newcastle for work or univeristy, or vice versa working up the valley, and our easy accessilbility near the Inner City bypass and Pacific Highway is really appealing for busy parents on the move,” Ms Holmes said.

“We believe that families can leave their children knowing that they are safe and secure.” 

“Our learning spaces and philosophies  facilitate learning at the child’s pace with the emphasis on play, investigation, research and analysis both by the child and the educator. Children’s learning is documented through floorbook and individual portfolio so that the families can see the process."  

Nurture and Develop Early Childhood, located at 23 Rural Drive, Sandgate,   is fully accredited and currently has vacancies in all age groups.

Please call to arrange a centre tour or for more information on (02) 4905 0641, or visit www.nurtureanddevelopchildhood.com.au.

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