Early Childhood Centre

Welcome to A.B. Paterson College Early Childhood Centre, a place where children from two years old learn in a dynamic and caring environment. With rooms that are full of smiles and laughter, our children overcome challenges and act out possibilities through their play. Every day becomes a highlight, as children and staff participate in fun and exciting learning opportunities designed to bring the programme and their imaginations alive.

Our programme is based on life and learning skills, allowing each child to reach their personal potential. Children learn from: Larry the Lifeguard, Woof the Pat and play mascot, Barnyard Babies, Aboriginal elders, Bravehearts child protection educators, as well as the in-house programmes designed and guided by our teachers. Children have swimming lessons, tennis, soccer or computer classes as optional extras.

Many families and staff members have been a part of this Early Childhood community for over 15 years and have experienced the Centre evolving, while maintaining a sense of community and extended family that our service is known for. All staff have qualifications and experience above that required by legislation, and are a part of a caring and dedicated professional team.

Our facilities are clean, well-resourced and well-maintained with a strong emphasis on order, hygiene and nutrition. All our meals are nutritionally balanced and cooked fresh daily, overseen by an onsite food safety supervisor.

Our oversized back yard boasts extensive well-designed shade areas covering play spaces for children to be active, or find a quiet place to read. The flower and herb gardens become a hive of activity in the growing season, but also provide a perfect place for a picnic.