St Nicholas showcases its newest Early Education Centre IMAGE Early Education

St Nicholas showcases its newest Early Education Centre

September 25, 2018 Jessica Ward

St Nicholas Early Education’s open day - held last Friday - was a staggering success.

Tag your St Nick's Kid on Instagram IMAGE Early Education

Tag your St Nick's Kid on Instagram

September 18, 2018 Britten Thompson

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.

Giving back to the community: The importance of building a sense of community in early education IMAGE Early Education

Giving back to the community: The importance of building a sense of community in early education

August 21, 2018 Britten Thompson

Each St Nick’s centre is woven into the local community and each centre plays an important role in building bright futures and creating positive outcomes for the children we teach and care for each day.

St Nick's Early Education takes a NAIDOC week excursion IMAGE Early Education

St Nick's Early Education takes a NAIDOC week excursion

July 10, 2018 Kate Berry

The children of Mowane Room at St Nick's at Newcastle West attended the NAIDOC Week community day held at Newcastle foreshore. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

A day of development: St Nick's educators unpack cup theory and learn about wellbeing IMAGE Early Education

A day of development: St Nick's educators unpack cup theory and learn about wellbeing

July 10, 2018 Britten Thompson

Imagine it is possible to see the needs of those around you. Imagine you could see these needs as different cups: fun, power, freedom, survival and love and belonging.

Nurturing curiosity: the importance of play-based learning IMAGE Early Education

Nurturing curiosity: the importance of play-based learning

July 03, 2018 Britten Thompson, Kerri Armstrong

There is an innateness to the curiosity of young children. It is this natural curiosity which drives children to explore, experience and discover as they learn about the world around them and their place within it, all with a sense of wonderment and abandon.

St Nick’s kids enjoy framing their own experiences IMAGE Early Education

St Nick’s kids enjoy framing their own experiences

June 25, 2018 Joanne Isaac

St Nicholas Early Education at Lochinvar only opened recently, but already visitors to the centre can see the ingenuity and creativity of both the children and their educators on display. There are fairy gardens set up outside windows and three-year-olds solving the problem of how to retrieve dinosaurs from hard to reach places.