Hill Street Children’s Centre

About Us

Nurture One Hill Street Children’s Centre is located close to the northern distributor in Orange and nearby to the adventure playground and the North Orange Woolworths.

We are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and provide quality long day care and education for children aged six weeks to six years. For your convenience, We provide all food, sunscreen, nappies and linen.

Our centre has seven rooms and each room has been designed to create an intimate homelike feel to encourage children to feel comfortable in their learning environment.

Our experienced and qualified educators provide programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework including a specialised School Readiness program taught by a bachelor qualified teacher, aimed at preparing children for school and beyond.

We welcome you to drop in at any time to learn more and meet the team.

 

Preschool Program

Our Preschool program is taught by a Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher and qualified educators who offer a range of programs and learning skills to support your child’s transition to school.

All Early Childhood settings follow the National Early Years Framework and work very closely on your child’s interests and strengths to encourage a rewarding year ahead.

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 Big School Ready.

We regard our Preschool program to be one of high quality where your child’s best interests are considered to create a healthy and enjoyable educational experience.

Download our Preschool Brochure here!

Meet the Centre Manager

Rika Cain

What is your name?

Rika Cain

How long have you been working in childcare?

14 years

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Watching the children and families develop and grow and being a part of their lives.

What qualifications do you hold?

Diploma in Community Services (Children’s Services).

What are you most passionate about?

Providing quality education and care to the children and families at Hill Street.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

The high quality education and care we provide to the children and families of Hill Street.

What inspired you to become an educator?

The impact the care I have of the children can have on their lives. The first five years are the most vital in brain development.

What values are most important to you in your team members?

Caring nature, eager to learn with the children and ability to meet the needs of the individual children.

What is your philosophy about educating children?

All children are unique and need to be treated with respect and shown love and affection in order to grow and learn.

What makes your team/centre special?

Large natural outdoor environments, sun filled indoor environment.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

A mother .

What is one of your hobbies?

Reading, water skiing, spending time with families and friends.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

To come and have a look and get a feel for child care and education. Talk to other families about what they like about Hill Street.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery 1

Nursery 2

Toddler 1

Toddler 2

0 – 9 months 9 – 18 months 18 months – 2 years 2 – 2.5 years

Junior Kindy

Kindy

Preschool

2.5 – 3 years 3 – 4 years 4 – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – Late afternoon snack
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • SMART Interactive Whitebaord
  • In-house cook
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Excursions

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“I have had two children attend Hill Street Child Centre over the past 5 years. The thing I love the most about this centre is the Staff. Every time I walk in there I am looking at the same faces and I know this gives my children comfort. They are the most caring and compassionate women and they take the time to talk to my kids. Even though my son has left to attend school he always gets a hello from his old teachers and asked how he is going. The centre manger Rika is fantastic. She knows all the kids names, all the parents names and what is happening with the families. She is very organised and always has a smile on her face. I have no hesitation in recommending Hill Street Child Centre to anyone who is looking for a caring, responsible and loving group of people. I wouldn’t trust my children with any other centre. Thank you to all the girls and Rika for all that you do for my family.”

– Anne-Marie

 

“We have had children enrolled at Hill Street for the last 4 years and recommend the centre highly. Our boys have thrived in the family atmosphere created by the caring staff. They enjoy the learning activities provided in the class programs and have made close friendships with both staff and classmates.”

– Michelle

 

“My daughter has learnt new skills, made new friends and most importantly is growing into a happy and kind young girl – thanks to Hill Street Children’s Centre.”

– Lyndall

 

“We are a very busy family and with no family in the area rely heavily on child care. We have nothing but praise for the support we receive and the care that our two boys (1yr and 3yrs) receive. It is a very friendly, caring and safe environment and we could not ask for anywhere better to leave our boys.”

– Katie

 

“The staff at Hill St are professional, friendly and love the kids! I have nothing but praise for them all and would recommend it as a service to anyone.”

– Maddison

 

“Fantastic centre in every way!”

– Andrew

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Pelican Childcare centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at NurtureOne Hill Street, 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.