For the last three years, St Nicholas Early Education has been providing child-led, play-based education to families throughout the Hunter. What began as two centres operating in Singleton and Newcastle’s CBD has grown to six centres with the opening of Raymond Terrace, with two more centres scheduled to open in 2019.
Each child is driven by a natural desire to explore, experience and discover all the wonders of the world around them. This inbuilt drive is intrinsic to the growth and development of young children and plays an important role in early education.
“We believe our educators are our best resource in all of our services.” These are the words of Kerri Armstrong, the General Operations Manager of St Nicholas Early Education - and it is an understanding which underpins St Nick’s driving philosophy.
Building a sense of community in each child is an important part of early education. At St Nick’s, we work to develop community engagement by embarking on excursions out into the surrounding neighborhood, inviting local community members to visit our centres and supporting local initiatives such as the recent drought appeal.
More than 400 people have perished and an estimated one million have lost their homes as India’s southern state, Kerala, continues to battle the worst monsoon flooding the region has seen in more than a century.