Who we are
Annette’s Place is a Community Based Not-For-Profit Centre with a strong emphasis on providing authentic learning experiences, listening to the voices of children and following their ideas in learning and play.
We nurture and value the relationships we form with our children and families and are actively involved within the local Young community. We value the role nature plays in the overall development of the child and actively encourage exploration and supported risk taking.
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Our structure and space
Nursery Section (Banksia and Wattle)
We have a nursery section with plenty of inside and outside space for age appropriate experiences that encourage children to explore, supporting their natural curiosity, and challenges them to extend their developmental skills.
In our nursery section we focus on building attachments with children and their families, using principles from the Circle of Security approach. The nursery is made up of two groups, the Banksia group has children aged up to 2 years and the Wattle group has children ranging from approximately 18 months to 3 years of age.
Preschool Section (Waratah, Kurrajong and Blue Gum)
The Preschool section is made up of three Preschool groups, a university qualified Early Childhood Teacher oversees the educational program, ensuring strong attachments are formed with families and children.
The educators use a range of teaching strategies to engage the children in exploring and thinking, extend their investigative skills to build their knowledge bank and guide children as they negotiate the complexities of social play. At Annette’s Place we provide an interest based curriculum that is planned in response to children’s interests and strengths, while providing a balanced range of developmentally appropriate activities and experiences which prepares children for school and further learning.
Out-Of-School-Hours Care (Jarrah)
We also offer out-of-school-hours care for primary school students, both after school and during school holidays.
Annette’s Place was named after Annette Robertson who was tragically killed in a car accident on 5 August 1992, two years prior to the official opening of Annette’s Place.
It was the persistence of Annette that secured for Young one of only 7 multi-purpose children’s Centres in New South Wales a joint funding venture between New South Wales Government and the Australian Government.
This innovative model encompassed casual and full time childcare, and early childhood education linked together under the one roof on a trial basis. It was thought to be a sustainable model for the delivery of children’s services in rural and regional New South Wales.