St Nicholas Early Education

St Nicholas Early Education

About us

St Nicholas Early Education provides high quality care and education for children aged eight weeks to five years. Children attending St Nicholas are placed in an age appropriate group to provide an environment conducive to their needs and safety, whilst providing personalised care to enable them to develop and excel.

Our centres are staffed by dedicated teams of qualified early childhood professionals and supported by the Early Education resources of the Catholic Schools Office. St Nicholas complies with all national regulations and licensing requirements, and is Child Care Subsidy approved, giving parents and carers access to government support.

Encouraging inclusion of children from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, St Nicholas operates 51 weeks of the year, closing only between Christmas and New Year.

Our philosophy

We are committed to supporting family life as the foundation of society and of the Church. St Nicholas Early Education provides educationally sound and professionally staffed centres as part of this commitment. 

Our goal is to apply best practice guidelines in early education to facilitate each child’s optimal social, intellectual and physical development and education in partnership with parents and carers. Our aim is to welcome one and all into our centre.

We recognise that a safe, secure and consistent environment encourages the development of confidence, skills and friendships.

Our children

Our curriculum is based on children’s interests and needs, reflecting the vision of the Early Years Framework and National Quality Standards. We support a play-based curriculum within an enriching environment, offering both open-ended and group learning.

For children approaching school age, we place a strong emphasis on programs which challenge and extend their abilities and confidence, aiding their transition to primary school.

Our staff

St Nicholas is staffed by dedicated and qualified educators who are committed to providing the highest quality child care and education.

We support and actively encourage staff of St Nicholas to continue their professional development, keeping pace with early education requirements and trends.

Our families

Parents and families are welcome at any time. Parent participation sends strong positive messages to your child that you support him/her and are part of the child care environment. There are many levels of parent participation and we appreciate any form of involvement you may desire to assist you and your child, which ultimately benefits the whole centre. Involvement can include:

  • Attend special activities and functions
  • Make suggestions for programming
  • Offer feedback regarding service
  • Attend parent/teacher nights
  • Share your hobbies or occupation with the children
  • Advise St Nicholas staff of any celebrated events relevant to your culture
  • Share any languages spoken at your child’s home

Our locations


39-45 Station Street, Branxton NSW 2335

(02) 4931 1220 


17 Kelton Street, Cardiff NSW 2285

☎ (02) 4944 0750      ✉


Cnr Tigerhawk Drive & Settlers Boulevard, Chisholm NSW 2322

☎ (02) 4015 2850      ✉

Gillieston Heights

Redwood Drive, Gillieston Heights NSW 2321

☎ (02) 4931 1200      ✉


Cnr New England Highway & Station Lane, Lochinvar NSW 2321

☎ (02) 4015 2840      ✉


24 Hunter St, Maitland NSW 2320

(02) 4931 1210      ✉


Medowie Road, Medowie NSW 2318

☎ (02) 4068 1050      ✉


Skellatar Stock Route, Muswellbrook NSW 2333

☎ (02) 6542 4420      ✉

Newcastle West

845 Hunter Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302

(02) 4979 1136

Raymond Terrace

20a Kangaroo Street, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324

(02) 4988 5200


Cnr Market & Boundary Streets, Singleton NSW 2330

☎ (02) 6572 3792      ✉

Why choose St Nicholas?

St Nicholas Early Education centres are supported by the Early Education team at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Our organisation prides itself on core values of care and compassion, and ensures quality management and practices throughout our centres.

We aim to provide an environment that recognises the value of family and developing secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships.

Visit St Nicholas Early Education website for more information.


Contact Us Today

Head Office

841 Hunter Street
Newcastle West
NSW 2302

Call 02 4979 1110

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