Childcare in Bathurst
Bathurst is a fascinating and diverse region, with many heritage listed buildings and stunning natural attractions. 24 child care centres provide a home away from home for local Bathurst families, and vacancies are available. The town is home to no less than eight world class museums such as the Bathurst Rail Museum, Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, and National Motor Racing Museum and several art galleries besides. Historic locations, Abercrombie House and St Joseph’s Heritage Centre draw visitors as do the fascinating Jenola Caves. It is the oldest settlement in NSW, though is now a youthful regional centre with a median age of 35. Industry is robust in the area with agriculture and forestry supported by manufacturing and distribution. Bathurst is also famous for its motorsports, hosting the Bathurst 12 Hour motor race every February and Bathurst 1000 each October.
Food and activities
Bathurst childcare centres, such as Jenny’s Kindergarten exceed national quality standards and have centres in diverse locations. Some centres cover early learning and childcare, with the added component of kindergarten and after school care, which provides great convenience to multi-age families. Outdoor play areas are spacious allowing children to free range, with plenty of opportunity to let their imagination to roam. Extra-curricular lessons such as sport and art provide a balance with activities that use play to introduce literacy and numeracy.
Many Bathurst childcare centres retain their own chef in house, who ensures all children receive nutritious meals and snacks and the recommended daily intake of all food groups. All centres are mindful of allergies and cultural diets. Mealtimes are a time for socialisation and eaten in a relaxed fashion – many centres have outdoor piazzas for dining.
Specialised early learning ensures the design of a curriculum that will lay a sound foundation for every child’s learning journey. Bathurst child care centres are devoted to caring for the whole child, and ensuring they develop and grow in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Rooms are designed to cater for nursery, toddler, preschool and often vacation care, with enticing and engaging activities, to make learning fun.