Northside operates four Early Childhood Centres located in Civic, Dickson, Turner and Harrison. All Northside Centres operate under the National Quality Framework, and are committed to supporting the Early Learning of young children through high-quality, play-based educational programs and professional practices in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Located right in the heart of the City and right next to the ANU, Civic Early Childhood Centre is a 53-place centre for children that prioritises a strong sense of community and shared approaches with families.
Located in the young Gungahlin suburb of Harrison, Harrison Early Childhood Centre is a 104-place centre for children that has a strong focus on developing strong relationships with children and their families.
Located centrally in Dickson, Majura Early Childhood Centre is a 45-place centre for children that focuses on being strongly connected with the local community to support children’s learning and wellbeing.
Located in the beautiful bush suburb of Turner, Treehouse in the Park Early Learning Centre is a 53-place centre for children that has a strong focus on outdoor learning and supporting children to be independent and creative learners.
In partnership with CIT Yurauna, Yurauna Early Childhood Centre provides high-quality, culturally-safe and on-site early education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Commitment to Quality
Northside Community Service Early Childhood Centres operate under the National Quality Framework. Northside is strongly committed to continuous improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for young children and their families.
Northside staff utilise contemporary research and knowledge about how young children learn and develop to provide a modern perspective on Early Learning. As well as supporting fundamental learning around literacy and numeracy, Northside staff work closely with each child and family to support the important skills and competencies they will need for life-long learning: self-regulation, resilience and independence.
Organisational policies and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that children’s’ needs for health, safety, learning and wellbeing are being met at all times. Northside approaches policy development and review as a collaborative process between organisational professionals, early childhood professionals and families.
Northside staff members work together to meet the highest standard of children’s health and safety, including regular training on all Educators’ Mandatory Reporting responsibilities in the A.C.T. Northside has a robust internal process to ensure that all Educators understand their legal, ethical and organisational responsibilities regarding keeping all children safe from harm.
Northside is committed to not just meeting the minimum standards of compliance with regulatory frameworks, but exceeding them.
To join the waiting list for one or more Northside Early Childhood Centres click here. To arrange an opportunity to meet with one of the Centre Directors and learn more about the Northside approach to Early Childhood Education , please call 02 6171 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.