Our service provides education and care for 2 - 5 year olds. We are open 730 am - 6pm, Monday - Friday. We are conveniently located on Styles Street, Leichhardt, Gadigal and Wangal land. We are close to Norton Street and Public transport, with ample spaces for drop off/pick up by car. We are proud of our beautiful outdoor space with an abundance of trees and natural light. Our high quality preschool program prepares children well for school. To apply for an enrolment, submit a waiting list application.
OUR PHILOSOPHY, VISION & VALUES
Our educational program has a strong emphasis on play-based learning and is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Take a deeper look by reading our philosophy, vision and values.
We believe that children’s learning is built on a solid foundation of strong relationships. Our educators are committed to forming meaningful connections with every child and their family.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY
Styles Street Children’s Community Long Day Care Centre is committed to the safety and empowerment of every child in our care and wider community. At our core, we value social, emotional, and physical wellbeing as the ultimate foundation for quality engagement in learning and life and maintain respect within all of our relationships and interactions. Our service is committed to providing an environment that fosters, health, development, culture, spirituality, self-respect, and dignity, free from violence and exploitation
Director & Educational Leader
Radha is thoughtful, friendly and fair. She is dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of staff, children and families. She is particularly interested in how educator wellbeing impacts on children’s learning and wellbeing and loves to teach children’s yoga.
Early Childhood Teacher
Funny, exuberant and a has great sense of humour. Neda has high expectations for children, she encompasses the belief that children will achieve their full potential.
Early Childhood Teacher
Rhonda is passionate about building relationships with families & children and has a keen interest in storytelling and children’s literature. She enjoys reading crime stories, participating in gentle exercise and seaside holidays with her family.
Acting Director & Nominated Supervisor
Cherie is organised, thoughtful and has an eye for detail. She is passionate about building strong relationships with children and their families. She is dedicated to building connections to support a sense of collective wellbeing.
Tracey enjoys building strong connections with children and families, being in a creative environment and the wonderful staff and supportive culture at Styles Street. In her spare time, she loves music (rock, blues, folk, pop), gardening and reading in her spare time. She says one day she will learn to play her guitar!
Currently on maternity leave
Claire is kind, friendly, funny and loves a good laugh. Claire’s passion lies in helping children see that they are capable and to know that their voices are valued and matter.
Susan is passionate about building strong relationships with children and their families and sharing her interest in nature with the children. She encourages a love of nature with the children through planned and spontaneous experiences, such as fossicking for natural materials in our environment or bringing them to the centre for the children to explore and enjoy.
Jason cooks fresh and delicious meals the children love. He is also a musician and has been playing the drums and guitar since 1984. He has English/Norwegian background and is also a huge EPL fan and supports West Ham United F.C. He loves cycling, walking, watching movies and having a beer with mates.
Early Childhood Teacher
Creative and calm. Ces loves creating experiences/moments for children which bring out children’s natural wonder, curiosity and joy. Ces also believes in creating calm, beautiful and natural spaces for children and families.
Mita is a kind, caring and friendly person. Mita is passionate about building positive connections with children and feels rewarded to see them flourish in a safe and nurturing environment.
Educator & Room Leader
Passionate, excitable and goofy, Matthew can sometimes be difficult to tell apart from the children. He loves seeing children grow and develop and marvels at how far they come in short periods of time. Matthew enjoys reading stories with children and encouraging a sense of wonder and imagination in them.
Educator & Room Leader
Saima is dedicated and passionate about art and craft. She is friendly and loves to sing and dance with children. Saima strives to form positive relationships with children and families ensuring that the learning environment is safe, inclusive, welcoming and nurturing for them. Saima’s passion is to support children become more independent and self-empowered each day.
Early Childhood Teacher
Melissa has a caring personality with strong interpersonal skills. She embraces the uniqueness of each day and how it brings unexpected learning into the classroom. She also gains a great sense of achievement from seeing the children develop and grow as individuals.
Tania is loving, caring and a calm personality. She loves working with children and is passionate about building positive relationship with them. Tania strives to create a safe and secure environment for the children so they can thrive, grow, learn and take challenges.
Multi - Age Specialist Educator
Caring, warm and thoughtful, Chika is passionate abou creating safe environment that brings out children’s curiosity and interest in learning and developing both physically and emotionally. She values children’s individual personalities, making every day unique and special.
Thoughtful and caring. Sara loves to sing with the children well as read and tell stories. She strives to make sure children reach their full potential as independent learners.
Annalaura is warm, vibrant and full of energy. She loves to be involved in children’s play and is always happy to be around children. Passionate about children’s interests and interested in how children use their interest to develop new skills. Anna also has a love for outdoor play, sports, music and dance.
Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal
To be nationally recognised for our work in supporting children’s social and emotional development.
At Styles Street Children’s Community Long Day Care Centre we are a community of learners that strive to provide a welcoming, caring and stimulating environment where all children, families and staff feel a sense of belonging and connectedness.
We value play as children’s work and believe that it is through this medium that children learn and grow. We support children to do this with thoughtfully planned and spontaneous play-based learning experiences.
We place a high value on developing respectful and reciprocal relationships with children, families, each other and those within our community and the wider world, as we know relationships are the foundations of wellbeing and learning.
We know social and emotional skills to be important for all children to develop as it is through these skills that children connect with others. learn and grow, both now and in the future.
We celebrate diversity in all its forms and challenge biases, striving to create a community where everyone can be themselves and we can make a positive difference in the world.
We respect and value the traditional custodians of the land, developing our knowledge of our first nations culture and building connections with First Nations people to help build a more inclusive and respectful Australia for everyone.
We love and respect the natural world and see it is an essential part of our lives in Australia. Sustainability guides our curriculum and influences the evolution of our centre. By working closely with children and families we are empowered to take responsibility to care for the environment and country we learn and play on every day.
We view early childhood as a unique time to be respected and celebrated in the here and now, while also acknowledging the great importance this time has in laying foundations for future learning, health and wellbeing.
We value children as competent and capable learners who are active and informed citizens that contribute to their world and enjoy positive relationships with others. We strive to support them to grow up with the understandings, skills and dispositions to be confident, caring and creative individuals.
Our Vision and Purpose
Our vision is for Styles Street to be the home of collaborative relationships that form the basis of learning and wellbeing for children, families and educators in a safe and nurturing environment. Through these relationships we will strive to become a community of learners where we are all supported to thrive, feeling safe, secure, valued and respected.
At Styles Street we have a deep care for the world around us. We envision ourselves as a community that fosters all our members to be involved global citizens to grow a more respectful and inclusive world. We hope to greatly reduce our ecological footprint and support the natural environment to thrive. We aim to create beautiful, natural learning environments for children which inspire them to connect to the natural world, to learn and grow alongside it.
Our Core Values
We believe social, emotion and physical wellbeing are the ultimate foundations for building quality engagement in learning and life and thus, strive to support this with all our children, families and staff.
We are a community of playful learners where children can explore, wonder and create through play and enquiry. We constantly seek opportunities to develop ourselves, our service and our community.
We value community, as it is these relationships that are foundations of wellbeing and learning. We build rich and respectful relationships with children, families, each other, and those beyond our walls and believe in the value of heading out into our wider community regularly.
We bring respect into all our relationships and actions. We maintain a deep respect for the diversity of each individual, the natural world and communities around us. We strive for everyone to feel confident to be themselves.
Commitment to Child Safety
Styles Street Children’s Community Long Day Care Centre is committed to the safety and empowerment of every child in our care and wider community. At our core, we value social, emotional, and physical wellbeing as the ultimate foundation for quality engagement in learning and life and maintain respect within all of our relationships and interactions. Our service is committed to providing an environment that fosters, health, development, culture, spirituality, self-respect, and dignity, free from violence and exploitation.
All children have the right to experience quality education and care in an environment that promotes opportunities to thrive with adults who safeguard and advocate for their health, safety, and wellbeing. Our service has a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that the rights and best interests of the child are paramount and provides training, resources and information and guidance to support this to all stakeholders. We have a zero tolerance of child abuse, and all educators, teachers and volunteers of our service are mandatory reporters who are required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to Government authorities, including the Department of Communities and Justice Child Protection Helpline (Phone: 132 111). All allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and in alignment with our policies and procedures.
Styles Street supports a partnership approach with families and acknowledges our shared responsibility for children’s health, safety, wellbeing, and development. We advocate for families to have active communication and participation in our programs. Along with families, Styles Street values the voice of the child. We aim to provide children ample, ongoing opportunities to express their views and perspectives around matters which effect their lives and consider these in a respectful, serious matter. Together, we create a culture and environment which has the best interests of children at heart.
We are committed to the cultural and linguistic safety of all children, with acknowledgment and recognition of the gap of access to early education and care effecting Aboriginal children. At Styles Street we are also committed to providing and maintaining safe environments for children who experience disability. We promise our children and the wider community that we will celebrate all children for the differences and put immense value on diversity.