Active Kids Newtown
Learn About Active Kids Newtown
Established in 2008, Active Kids Newtown is located in the busy suburb of Newtown, about a 10 minute walk from Newtown train station. At our child care centre in Newtown, we are committed to working with you to provide the ideal Early Learning curriculum and learning environments for your child.
Our day care centre has been rated Exceeding the National Quality Standards. Our devoted, qualified Early Childhood professionals aim to provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment, full of stimulating experiences and discoveries for our children.
The safety of our children is of paramount importance for us. The front entrance is secured by an electronic security system meaning that only parents and authorised caregivers can access the building. We also have onsite parking for drop offs and pickups and have a designated area for pram storage.
Our educational program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and is tailored to meet the needs and interests of each and every single child. The educators work in partnership with families and allied health professionals to set goals for every child. Our play-based program focuses on using the children’s interest and strengths to scaffold on their learning. At Active Kids Newtown, we believe that school readiness starts from nursery age. Play based Early Education provides opportunities to continuously cultivate the social skills to enter and exit play and to create and maintain friendships. To successfully navigate life at school, children need to be confident in managing small conflicts, asking questions and seeking support from a trusted adult. In our Early Childhood Education program, children have the opportunity to work both independently and in small groups, exploring their interests and learning through play.
We also currently have the ELLA program running. Early Learning Languages Australia is a fun, digital, play based language learning program for children in Preschool. It helps children to become more comfortable with different languages early in life so that they can stay engaged with learning languages in later years.
Here at Active Kids Newtown, we aim to open the door to the wonder and excitement of learning, discovering, exploring with peers and being guided by an educated professional. A key part of our continuous improvement is that we are continually empowering our educators to build on their knowledge and skills through our in-house monthly professional development and training opportunities.
Our child care centre in Newtown is equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning/heating. All rooms are comfortable and receive adequate natural lighting, heat and ventilation. Our learning areas have been designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and encourage independence and inclusion. Resources are displayed on shelving units to encourage self-selection and ownership of their own learning. Our natural indoor environments are equipped differently so they are interchangeable and offer further discovery.
Our large outdoor learning environment offers open spaces for creative and imaginary play, sandpits, mud kitchen, chalkboards, veggie garden, compost bins and worm farms.
With families as our primary day care partner, we actively seek the participation of all families to become involved in all our events which reflect the surrounding communities and families within our centre to encourage community networking and building relationships with other families within the organisation. We aim to create a shared learning environment where families and our early childhood professionals can collaborate for better outcomes for the children and the broader community.
At our Newtown child care centre, we have a strong sense of community, donating often to local charities which assist those less fortunate, such as Food Bank and Gift for Good. We also hold fundraising events to support numerous causes such as The Bandaged Bear Appeal, The Big Red BBQ and The Pink Ribbon Breakfast amongst others. Our pre-schoolers connect with the community and go on excursions to the local library, shops and parks.
Active Kids Newtown is proud to be rated Exceeding the National Quality Standard
What Our PARENTS Are Saying
Our cheeky and energetic son, Elijah, has attended Active Kids Newtown since he was eleven months old. Now at almost four we have gotten to realise how lucky we are that such amazingly caring and talented child care educators are in charge of his wellbeing. Days are planned with educational yet engaging activities and Elijah is always coming home with new information which he learnt at day care. I never have to worry about his wellbeing as his childcare educators know Elijah incredibly well and always greet him each morning with a smile. The excursions to the library and the local park have been an absolute highlight and we have all enjoyed as a family the various parties and events that Active Kids has organised to help families meet others within the community. I am in awe of the energy and commitment of the wonderful team at Active Kids and am very happy that our son is in their care each day. Thanks for all the amazing work you all do at all your child cares in Sydney. Sorry that we don’t say it enough!!
Heidi and Jude (and Elijah)
My daughter has been attending Active Kids in Newtown now for 2 years. She started in the nursery and is now in with the preschoolers. Active kids in Newtown is a fantastic child care centre, my daughter has really thrived there and adores all the educators. The child care educators are all very passionate and really care for the children, they really provide the children with a wide variety of daily activities to keep them stimulated and engaged in learning. I thoroughly recommend Active Kids, we honestly couldn’t be happier sending our daughter to this day care in Sydney.
We recently moved to this area in Sydney and I am really impressed with the child care and early education provided by all the staff at Active Kids Newtown to my 4 year and 2 year old sons. It was especially gratifying seeing the cognitive leaps my 4 year old is making at daycare … a large part I think due to the kindy preparedness program!