Community Kids Tamworth Early Education Centre

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Welcome to Community Kids Tamworth Early Education Centre

Welcome to Community Kids Tamworth Early Learning Centre. We provide care and education for children aged six weeks to six years and are open 7.30am to 6.00pm. For your convenience all meals and nappies are provided as part of your fees.

Our centre is proud to have qualified, caring and professional early childhood educators who work with the children to build and foster each of their individual qualities and developmental needs. We have authentic connections with our local community and a strong sense of cultural identity. We pride ourselves on providing a warm, nurturing home away from home in which each individual child feels valued and respected.

We provide education and care for children through a range of specialised programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework, including a range of educational programs, excursions and family activities designed to promote each child’s cognitive and social development.

We welcome the opportunity for prospective families and parents to contact the centre to speak to our friendly staff and why not organise a tour? We would love to see you soon!

Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready. 

“I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and pay respects to the elders, past and present for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of indigenous Australians”

 

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Meet the Centre Manager

Barbara McHugh

How long have you been working in early education?

I have worked in the Early Childhood sector for 20 yrs. I have been at Community Kids for 17 years I have spent my time here developing my skills to my current position. Over the years I have seen many families through our door and to see some of those children today bring their families in because I have been an influence to them just puts in prospective as educators how our influences on education  is so important to the minds our the younger generations. It has been a pleasure sharing and learning from those around me and cannot wait to see what the future holds.  

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

I am very happy working along side a dedicated team and working along side our community to provide a quality care for all children.

What qualifications do you hold?

I hold a Diploma in children’s services

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about making sure everybody has the right to an education and embedding our cultural practices along side quality care  no matter who or where you come from. If I can provide Quality care and education to every child who walks into our centre I will do my utmost to provide it for them.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

Community Kids have a passionate team who are dedicated in providing a welcoming, nurturing environment in which each child is valued. We have  large indoor and outdoor areas to help us provide an environment ready to be explored.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about dancing in the rain”’.

What inspired you to become an educator?

I have always wanted to be work with children. It wasn’t until I experienced a variety of positions in the sector that I realized Child care and education was where I needed to be.

What values are most important to you in your team members?

Having a strong team with a strong sense of family, community and cultural values.

What is your philosophy about educating children?

As Community Kids Centre Manager I am guided by the early learning framework The Early Years Learning Framework is an early childhood curriculum framework, which will guide early childhood educators in developing quality, early childhood education programmes. I also believe all children have the right to an education not matter where they are from.

What makes your team/centre special?

I believe that our educators are unique they each bring a vary of skills, knowledge and experience to the team. These differences is what helps creates our safe, respected learning environment for each child’s stage of learning.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I have always wanted to work with children. It wasn’t until I work in the different areas of child care that I decided the Long Day education was for me.

What is one of your hobbies?

I enjoy spending as much time with my family exploring the world around us. We are often found deep within the great outdoors four wheel driving, bush walking and camping. I also enjoy snuggling into the blankets and reading a good book.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

Please call at any time and experience yourself what the dedicated team at Community Kids can provide for your family.

 

“I would like to  acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and pay respects to the elders, past and present for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of indigenous Australians”.

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Facilities

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Toddler Preschool
0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 5 years

Facilities

  • Our children are exposed to a local indigenous culture, including indigenous educators, regular Elder visits, yarning circles and Gamilaraay language in everyday practices!
  • Local excursions and involvement with events such as NAIDOC week, Reconciliation week and the Indigenous Games!
  • High quality programs including digital technology, Zumba music and yoga included in fees for children from birth to 5 years!
  • Five nutritious meals a day provided to each child including breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea and late snack.
  • Our facilities include Pin pad security , On site parking and fully air-conditioned rooms
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning

Testimonials

“My children have all grown through Community Kids so we have been members of the Community Kids family now for over 5 years. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. The staff are brilliant, amenities spotless and best of all the kids love going there. Recommend to anyone looking for a nurturing, safe long daycare with awesome hours.”

  • Samantha

 

“My child has been going to Community Kids Tamworth for 2 years now and has loved every moment of it. The staff are so nice and friendly. They are absolutely amazing with him, they have helped and supported him to get ready for Kindergarten next year. For a child who struggled to make friends, since attending Community Kids Tamworth he has made so many new friends with the encouragement of the staff. He looks forward to going every day that he attends so that he can see all his friends and teachers and to learn lots of new things. I would recommend this centre to anyone who is looking for a friendly and caring learning environment for their child.”

  • Julie

 

“My daughter has been going to Community Kids since the beginning of the year and is happy to see her friends and educators when she arrives. The environment is a loving family feeling and the centre has recently got a new kitchen as well as being freshly painted.”

  • Linda

 

“Well equipped centre with improvements happening all the time. Lovingly prepared meals provided everyday. The wonderful educators offer a diverse range of experiences that are both educational and fun.”

  • Erin

 

“The care, fun and adventures experienced by my children at this centre are second to none! The educators are professional and always go above and beyond to provide educational, culturally inclusive, family centred activities. Community Kids Tamworth provides peace of mind and healthy snacks too!!”

  • Emma

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Community Kids Childcare & Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Community Kids Tamworth, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.