We’re part of your village at Community Kids Cessnock Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Hunter Valley, Black Creek, Bellbird Creek, Aberdare Road, Nulkaba. We are conveniently located just down the road from TAFE NSW Cessnock and Bunnings Cessnock. We are open from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
Community Kids Cessnock Early Education Centre
Natural outdoor classroom for curious minds
At Community Kids Cessnock, we have a firm stance on environmental impact and a love for the world around us. This is seen, explored and educated in many ways. We have an extraordinarily lush and vibrant outdoor space filled with an abundant of fully established trees, plants, vines and herbs. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoor spaces to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Our space attract many amazing creatures and we often see birds nesting with their eggs in our dense and shady grape vine. A dry creek bed, a water play area, sandpits, a cubby house, and a vegetable garden help children engage all the senses. We participate in the bin trim program, we compost food wastage in our worm farm and we utilise extracted water from the dryer to water our gardens. By educating children on the importance of the natural world, we can leave a brighter future for generations to come.
Our indoor environments invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers.
Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house
You won’t need to worry about packing lunch and snacks for your child. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements including halal meals. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. Allow us to treat you to a hot coffee and a snack during your morning drop-off.
Community-based early learning
Each day is a brand-new adventure at Community Kids Cessnock. Your child will have full access to a rotating schedule of specialised programs including sports. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our parent app - Xplor.
Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments. Throughout the year, educators and children venture out on excursions to our local Cessnock community visiting nearby parks, the local performing arts theatre to watch plays and Woolworths for a behind the scenes look at nutrition and cooking.
As members of our Community Kids community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call 1800 411 604 to enquire or book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.
Why you’ll love Community Kids Cessnock Early Education Centre
These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.
Take a walk in your child’s footsteps
Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at our Community Kids early education centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.
Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!
|Monday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Thursday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
Even more reasons why families love our centre:
- We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a school-readiness program to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey.
- You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates.
Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 411 604 to chat through your child care needs!
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The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from.
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Note: fees effective from 10 July 2023.
Your family’s daily out-of-pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.
If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process. Call 1800 411 604.