Arthur Street Childrens Centre

About Us

Nurture One Arthur Street Children’s Centre is conveniently located close to the CBD and is open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Our care and education centre is large however has been designed to create an intimate homelike feel to encourage children to feel comfortable in their learning environment.

Our outdoor playscape encourages interaction and growth through different experiences.All children are given the opportunity to help out in the centre’s vegetable & herb garden, helping with planting, watering and harvesting the produce. The produce is then used in our daily meals. This is a fantastic sense of belonging and identity that gives the children a true sense of pride and achievement .

Nutritious homemade meals are prepared on the premises on a daily basis with specific food requirements catered for.

We strongly believe in and value the benefits of play-based learning, and have adopted the Early Years Learning Framework at our centre. We also value the interaction of families with their children, and support families in their role as the child’s first teachers.

Nurturing our children and helping them to grow and learn during their time with us is what we really love doing and is why our centre is such a happy place.

We welcome you to contact the centre or drop by at any time to meet the team and learn more.


Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become ready for school. 

Director Profile

Melissa Alford

My name is Melissa and I’m the Centre Director here at Arthur Street Children Centre. I hold my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) as well as my Diploma of Children’s Services. I have been working in the Early Childhood industry for many years and have held many roles including floater, leader Educator, Preschool Teacher and Centre Director.

I have a very strong passion for working in the early childhood industry and developing an atmosphere that fosters a strong sense of belonging for families, children, and team members. I see myself as a partner with families and the community in supporting each child’s growth and development, offering an inclusive curriculum that fosters children’s natural interests and curiosity.

I am very fortunate to have a team working with me who strive for excellence and are very passionate, dedicated and understand the importance of providing a safe, supportive, nurturing environment for children and families.

Thank-you for taking the time to learn a little more about me.

We all look forward to meeting you and your family!

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

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0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years 4 – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • On-site parking
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Early Childhood Teacher

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our NurtureOne Childcare and Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Arthur Street Childrens Centre, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.