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Childcare in Hurstville


Hurstville (2220) is a Southern Sydney suburb located in New South Wales. Situated approximately 16km south of Sydney’s CBD, Hurstville is the Georges River Council’s administrative centre.

Hurstville’s name is derived from the old English word “hurst”, which means “a wooded eminence,” and “ville”, which means “town.” The area was first inhabited by Indigenous Australians of the Eora tribe.

As the central business district of St George, Hurstville features several commercial buildings as well as high-rise residential apartments. The St Clair Recording Studio, which operated from 1965 to 1966, recorded several well-known musicians including the Bee Gees.

The area features primary schools, high schools, colleges, and early learning centres. Childcare facilities offer out of school hours care, long daycare, occasional care, and family daycare.

Food and activities

Childcare centres in Hurstville encouraging healthy eating and regular activity for all children in their care. More than 90 centres in the area offer afternoon tea, while many others offer morning tea, breakfast, lunch, and other meals. At least 27 centres provide transport, while at least 49 centres take children on incursions and excursions.

Community involvement is important in Hurstville—and its childcare centres are no exception. Some centres participate in fundraisers to support local businesses, while others encourage regular visits from community role models like firefighters and police.

Education

In Hurstville, early learning centres focus on school readiness and fostering a lifelong love of learning in children. Based on the Early Years Learning Framework, Hurstville centres allow children to embrace their interests and strengths in an inclusive, safe, and stimulating environment similar to home.

Some centres offer computer literacy programs, which prepare children for the changing technological future. Children interact with age-appropriate apps and programs through touch-screen devices and traditional computers.

Sustainability is strongly embedded in every aspect of Hurstville education, ensuring future generations will work hard to protect and respect the environment.

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Goodstart Early Learning Hurstville - Millett Street

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Hurstville - Millett Street is a beautiful heritage listed child care centre located in the Hurstville Community, close to buses and train lines, as well as shops, schools and community facilities. Our dedicated and passionate educators work hard to ensure that your child has the best support and education while in our care. Our educators along with management support and create an environment that both ensures they feel safe and develop their knowledge on each visit we share. Our play based, stimulating curriculum is based on the Early Years' Learning Framework and our rooms ' from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool ' are all geared with this in mind. We also develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child's individual interests, needs and strengths; and with each step we are ensuring the children are ready to take the big step into schooling. This is made simpler through our intuitive Storypark platform, which enables us to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. That means we are better placed to support a child in their learning journey, ensure parents have peace of mind, and time stamp the children's developments, milestones and achievements. Outside, we have age appropriate play spaces and equipment, all geared to enhance the children's awareness of their surrounds and the greater environment, as well as their understanding of the importance of sustainability. Our three areas have sandpits, garden beds, herb and vege patches, worm farm, mud pit, water tanks, compost bins, decks, a gazebo and lots of shade. We also have a cook on premises five days a week and we provide breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. The meals that we provide are healthy and nutritious and we also cater for children who have allergies to certain foods. Community is also important to us and through visits to the centre and participation in events and activities throughout the year we are able to enrich the learning experience. Art and music experiences are provided on a daily basis which allow the children to freely express their creativity. We encourage all our families to share their cultures and talents with us to ensure we receive the benefits of our community. Come in and say hello - we would love the chance to explore how we can set your child on a pathway of lifelong learning.

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