Armidale Dumaresq: Families



Child Care

Armidale and District Family Day Care
Armidale Montessori Pre-school
Armidale Out of School Hours Programme
Armidale PCYC Kidzcare
Boongaiai Preschool
Challenge Disability Services Schools Out
Galloway Children’s Centre
Hobbit Preschool and Child Care Centre
Kurrawatha Avenue Early Learning Centre
Little Bear Child Care Cottage
TG’s Child Care
Tiny Town Child Care Centre
Yarm Gwanga Child Care Centre

Playgroups

Armidale Montessori
Armidale St. Marys
Armidale and District Baptist Church

Special Interest Groups

Armidale Boys Brigade
Armidale Scouts Group
Armidale Girl Guides
Mini Minstrels

Armidale Family Support Service

Address: 89 Rusden Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 7243
Website: wwww.familysupport.org.au

Armidale Family Support Service (AFSS) is a non-government, not for profit organisation that assists all families with dependent children. AFSS is funded by the Community Services and the community. AFSS staff assist families with parenting and living skills, emotional support, accessing other services and advocacy. The AFSS staff work with families to achieve goals such as:

  • Improving family relationships
  • Parenting skills
  • Living with more stability and less crisis
  • Feeling better about themselves
  • Making new friends
  • Finding better housing
  • Obtaining information on education, drug, alcohol or legal issues
  • Sorting out money worries

Whatever your situation, we will work with you to bring about positive change for yourself and your family.


Child Care

Armidale and District Family Day Care

169 Miller Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 5300
Website: www.armidaleanddistrictfamilydaycare.com

Providing affordable, flexible care options for Families (including Out of Hours School Care, Vacation Care and In- Home Care). 24 hour support to registered Educators who provide high quality care and education in home based settings.

Armidale Montessori Pre-school

Address: 1 West Avenue, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 3628
Hours: Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 6:00pm
Website: www.armidalemontessori.nsw.edu.au

Armidale Montessori Pre-School is a community based early childhood service specialising in education for ages 2-5 years. The Pre-school has been in operation for over 30 years and across this time we have encouraged and supported young children by following the motto: help me to do it myself! The pre-school operates a daily Montessori program using specialised equipment developed by Dr Maria Montessori. The Pre-School is open 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year and offers both Pre-School and Long Day Care positions. Armidale Montessori Pre-School is conveniently located in Central Armidale located near by the Hospital.

Armidale Out of School Hours Programme

Address: Drummond Memorial Public School Rusden Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6771 3202
Hours: Monday to Friday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Website: www.armidaleanddistrictfamilydaycare.com/

Armidale PCYC Kidzcare

Address: 176 Rusden Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 1023
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Website: pcycnswkidzcare-armidale.hubworks.com.au

Armidale PCYC KidzCare offers After School and Vacation Care to children from Kindergarten to Year 6 inclusive. After School care operates from the time school lets out for the day until 6pm during school terms. Vacation care runs from 8.30am until 5.30pm during school holiday periods.

Boongaiai Preschool

Address: 176 Rusden Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 1023
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm
Website: www.waldorf.nsw.edu.au/Boongaiai_Preschool.html

Boongaiai Preschool is a community based Steiner Preschool caring for a maximum 20 children per day. A warm supportive environment is ensured with such a group size allowing staff to develop strong relationships with each child. At Boongaiai helping young children to grow socially is a strong part of our daily program. Providing clear boundaries, gentle guidance and positive role modelling children learn to care, share, express themselves and listen to one another.

Boongaiai preschool activities offer children a balance of opportunities for self initiated play, adult directed activities, song, movement, puppet stories, cooking, gardening and crafts. The rhythm of the day flows easily helping children relax and settle into their activities and play.

Challenge Disability Services Schools Out

Address: 2/6 Grills Place, Armidale
Phone: 1800 679 129
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 9:00am and 3:00pm to 6:00pm and Vacation Care
Website: www.challserv.org.au/Disability-Choices/Day-Choices/Schools-Out/

School’s Out is Challenge Disability’s out of school hours service for 5 – 18 year olds with a disability, including intellectual, physical and mental illness. Their service will provide a fun and exciting program including a variety of crafts, games, indoor and outdoor activities, outings to local
attractions and day outings during vacation care. Your child will be able to form great friendships and learn a wide variety of new skills all under
the supervision of qualified and experienced staff.

Galloway Children’s Centre

Address: 90 Galloway Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 8600
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.45am to 5:45pm
Website: www.gallowaychildrenscentre.com.au

Galloway Children’s Centre are a community based not-for-profit organisation and have been providing child care in Armidale since 1985. Their clean, modern centre has extensive outside play areas and two well equipped rooms, Possums and Koalas. Our qualified and experienced staff will ensure your child has a safe, caring environment to learn in.

Hobbit Preschool and Child Care Centre

Address: 44 Martin Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 4746
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm

Kurrawatha Avenue Early Learning Centre

Address: 4 Kurrawatha Avenue, Armidale
Phone: 02 6771 2399
Hours: Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm
Website: www.kurrawathaelc.com.au

Our aim is to make sure that you feel welcome at our Centre and that your child receives the very best in developmental growth, encouragement and learning so that they can reach their full potential. Kurrawatha Ave Early Learning Centre is a place where children feel safe, secure, challenged and stimulated. A place where children look forward to coming and where families feel welcome at all times. Kurrawatha Ave Early Learning Centre employs highly qualified and experienced staff who demonstrate excellence in the field of Early Childhood Education. Our staff are committed and dedicated in helping each child thrive and grow in their development as they become confident and competent individuals.

Little Bear Child Care Cottage

Address: 86 Taylor St, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 1651
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm

TG’s Child Care

Address: 11 Samuelson Crescent, Armidale
Phone: 02 6772 7810
Hours: Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 6.30pm
Website: www.tgschildcare.com.au/armidale.html

TG’s Child Care Armidale is a Preschool and Long Day Care service that caters for children 0 to 5 years. TG’s Child Care Armidale is a family owned and operated Preschool and Long Day Care Centre – catering to the need of families in the Armidale and surrounding districts. TG’s Child Care Armidale is conveniently located close to the University of New England and is licensed with 75 places, with hours to suit the modern family. Our service provides nutritious meals -morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Operating all year round, we provide quality, professional child care services, aiming to assist the parents and children in Armidale to make life as easy as possible to raise a modern family.

Tiny Town Child Care Centre

Address: 51 Kirkwood St, Armidale
Phone: 02 6771 4373
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TinyTownChildcareArmidale

Tiny Town help children develop confidence through play-based learning, investigation of the world around them, and provide materials to inspire each child. We understand that supporting positive social and emotional growth, is the key to early learning. Tiny Town have a wonderful team of experienced and dedicated staff, and our carers and teachers are devoted advocates of quality early childhood education. They have a large outdoor play area with lots of educational play spaces and vegetable gardens which the kids adore! Understanding where their food comes from is another integral part of nurturing healthy eating, and future health & wellbeing.

Yarm Gwanga Child Care Centre

Address: University Of New England Trevena Rd, Armidale
Phone: 02 6773 3173
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Website: www.une.edu.au/campus-life/campus-information/child-care-facilities


Playgroups

Armidale Montessori

Meets: Monday 10:00am
Meets At: Montessori Pre-School, 1 West Avenue, Armidale

Armidale St. Marys

Meets: Monday 10:00am
Meets At: St Mary’s Primary School Gymnasium, Jessie Street, Armidale
Website: stmarysarmidale.catholic.edu.au/playgroup.htm

Armidale and District Baptist Church

Meets: Thursdays 9:30am
Meets At: Armidale Baptist Church Hall, Corner of Rusden and Jessie Streets, Armidale
Website: http://www.armidalebaptist.org.au/cgi-bin/engine.pl?Page=page.html&Rec=59


Special Interest Groups

Armidale Boys Bigade

Website: boys.brigadeaustralia.org

The Boys’ Brigade Australia is part of a worldwide network that has been successfully operating children and youth programs for 130 years. Providing young people with a mix of fun, adventure and challenge, BB mentors and empowers each member to reach for their potential, building their resilience and enabling them to find their place in leading and impacting their world today and into the future. With a Christian foundation, Boys’ Brigade has a proven track record for reaching out to the local community providing balanced 4-sided developmental programs (Physical, Spiritual, Educational and Social) for young people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests, BB broadens their horizons and skills with local, national and international recognition for their achievements.

Armidale Scouts Group

Website: www.nsw.scouts.com.au

Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for more than 100 years. Scouts are in every part of our community, and Scouts is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia. More than 20,000 thousand boys, girls, and adults in New South Wales from wide cultural or religious backgrounds or with an intellectual or physical disability enjoy an almost unlimited range of activities.

Girl Guides

Website:www.girlguides.org.au

Girl Guides Australia is one of the largest organisations in Australia for girls and young women. It provides leadership and personal skills development to its 30,000 members, including 22,000 youth members.They provide a non-formal educational program that is dynamic and flexible while offering values based training in life skills, decision making and leadership. The Australian Guide Program is delivered to girls by trained volunteer leaders.

Mini Minstrels Program

Website: necom.une.edu.au/index.php?id=24

New England Conservatorium of Music’s Early Childhood Music Program, the Mini Minstrels Music Program is an exciting and fun filled introduction to music for children from as young as 6 months to Year 2 at school. Mini Minstrels provides an outstanding music education that gives children a life-long love of music and is the ideal springboard for their future instrumental or choral studies. NECOM currently offers Mini Minstrels classes in Armidale, Inverell and Walcha.