Sub-brand - Child care - Intro

Our mission
To encourage all children to develop a life-long love of learning through activities and teaching approaches that nurture children’s curiosity, creativity and sense of wellbeing.

Childcare Centres - Introduction

Welcome to TAFE NSW Children’s Centres

Early learning for the best start in life

At TAFE NSW, we have 15 friendly and inclusive Children’s Centres designed to create a welcoming place where your children are encouraged to learn and play.

Children are natural learners, and we carefully select programmes that fire up their imaginations, allow them to be curious and to discover their interests. Our positive learning environment is based on the National Early Years Learning Framework, which guides our practice through its focus on the concepts of children ‘being’, ‘belonging’ and ‘becoming’.

All of our Children’s Centres are licensed to provide long day care for children aged from six weeks to under six years under the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

You don’t have to be a TAFE NSW student to apply for a childcare place. Join us and relax knowing that your child is learning and playing happily.

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Safety matters
Covid-19 measures are now in place

  • Parents and carers can drop their child to the front door/foyer area
  • We have strict protocols to ensure hygiene, such as daily disinfection using natural, biodegradable, non-toxic cleaners. All our staff are double vaccinated and are certified to perform CPR and First Aid.

Childcare Centres - Why choose a TAFE NSW Children’s Centre?

Why choose a TAFE NSW Children’s Centre?

Our team

Our team of early childhood educators have qualifications ranging from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education to Master’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Care, and we’re at the forefront of innovative, child-centred and child-led programs that are led in healthy, happy and stimulating settings.

We understand that families play a vital part in the education experience. We’ll work with you and adapt to your child’s interests and specific learning needs. Working together helps us create a consistent and reliable environment where your children can thrive.

At TAFE NSW Children’s Centres, we also guide the next generation of educators and support practical learning through student work placement opportunities. We always have fully qualified permanent staff on hand to demonstrate best practice.

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Childcare Centres - Our educational program

Our educational program

Our educational program fosters self-esteem in young children. It is inclusive, based on your child’s interests and development as an individual, and involves allowing children to learn by self-directed experience.

We believe that children are individuals who have instincts and interests that drive them to direct their own learning. Our qualified teachers are trained to listen, observe, and encourage children’s curiosity by stimulating guided play that is focused on the interests of each child.

Transition to school is embedded in our program, each and every day. We value social and emotional skills as some of the most important aspects in preparing your child for a successful transition.

Childcare Centres - How to apply

How to apply

  1. Discover the places available by enquiring or calling your preferred centre
  2. Apply for Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
  3. Pay your bond to the centre
  4. Fill out enrolment forms and provide documentation

Places in centres are limited, especially for children aged under three years, and certain priorities apply.

All families must provide an updated copy of their child’s immunisation history statement. Your child can’t be enrolled until an up-to-date document is provided to us.

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Childcare Centres - What to expect

What you can expect

From drop off to pick up you can expect the best for your child.

A typical day involves coming together for different hands-on learning activities that are based off the children’s interests and development as individuals. We involve the children in collaborative language, social, emotional, intellectual, physical and creative activities and experiences in a fun-filled and nurturing environment that they’ll love.

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Sub-brand - Children's Centres - What to expect

Childrens Centres - Locations

Our facilities

Our centres include communal spaces that encourage multiple ages to play and explore, using the areas together and alongside each other to evolve their social skills.

Our communal space has been specifically designed for children to explore freely and safely, experience and encounter everything around them. It encourages children of multiple ages to interact, learn and play together so they can socialise with one another, feel safe to express their ideas and become confident in exploring the ideas of others.

All our toys are made of non-toxic and high-quality materials that develop the curiosity and creativity of each child. We also use recyclable materials to embed sustainable practices that educate and encourage sustainability within our settings.

Our facilities include:

  • Babies room
  • Infant and toddler room
  • Preschool room
  • Outside play areas

Your local children's centre

All TAFE NSW Children’s Centres are currently licensed under the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority Regulations. Each campus centre undergoes the full licensing process individually, with a separate licence being issued for each centre.


Other childcare options

Places in TAFE NSW children's centres are limited, especially for children aged under three years. However, there are some alternatives you can pursue. To learn about other childcare services available to you, please visit the Australian Government Childcare Finder.