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Our child care centre in Thornton provides the

highest quality care for your children

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We put your child at the centre of everything we do, which is why it’s always so easy for our team to become another part of your family! We make sure your child is loved, nurtured and cared for.

We pride ourselves on an equitable and balanced learning program that’s rich in creative and cognitive learning opportunities, indoors and out.

During their day your child will experience an enriching program that promotes total development, individuality and wellbeing, inviting intrigue and investigation based on a hands-on approach to learning.

Our nurturing environment enables your child to grow in confidence and let them explore, achieve and develop at their own pace.

Thornton ELC is about your child – and giving them the best head start to their learning and education.

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Most Outstanding Early Childhood Centre in the Hunter

We are honoured to have won the award for the Most Outstanding Early Childhood Centre in the Hunter for 2021
at the Hunter Local Business Awards.

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We Offer

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High quality care & education in new modern centre
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Qualified, experienced and professional staff
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Spacious outdoor environment
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Opening hours 6.30am to 6pm
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education resources
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Fresh nutritional meals & snacks provided

Helping you to be flexible!

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