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Our vision is to develop a centre that has happy and resilient children who find learning fun. A space that they can call their own as they will have a strong sense of belonging
Our children are creative who have the time, the right environment and the support to develop their talents and pursue their interests; being confident and having a strong sense of identity
A Centre that focuses on fun learning through music and art and all areas of STEAM: science , technology ,literacy and numeracy. Play activities at Sea Urchins help children develop their social and emotional skills.
Sea Urchins Childcare Centre is a Long Day Care situated in Harrington Waters, a development on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales set in an idyllic location amongst National Parks and beautiful beaches and the magnificent Manning River. It is bounded by Crowdy Bay National Park, the township of Harrington and the glittering shore of the Pacific Ocean.
We believe in a culture of listening to the child, acknowledging their beliefs and thoughts, thereby developing their self-esteem and a belief in themselves and their abilities.
We value the knowledge that families bring in about their child and we work in partnership with them to achieve the best outcomes for children.
We value and respect the history, culture and traditions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
We believe in capacity building, consistency of core beliefs across the centre, and sharing of knowledge, skills and ideas.
We believe that children’s innate curiosity and the subsequent questioning should be encouraged as inquiry leads to in-depth knowledge building.
We believe that happy children learn better and we strive to provide the environment where children can feel safe and secure.
We embed sustainable practices by encouraging children to respect and care for all living things and the environment
We believe that the child is curious and is ‘strong, capable and resilient’ and we provide a challenging environment and the provocations to guide the children’s interest and to engage them in their learning.
Sea Urchins Childcare Centre is licensed for 44 children and has three rooms.
0 to 2 year old room, Ratio 1:4
Our educators build strong and trusting relationships with the babies following their interests and needs whilst providing them opportunities to explore their...
2-3 year old room, Ratio 1:5
Our educators help your children develop their growing sense of independence and they are encouraged to express themselves by developing their...
3-5 year room, Ratio 1:10
Our educators help your children develop their innate curiosity and confidence by providing them opportunities to explore the environment, be...
Sea Urchins Childcare Centre is open from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm. The centre is open for 50 wks of the year, closing for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year Period.
The following information is to help parents and carers to understand more about early childhood education and care and provides links to important resources.
The dispositions and attributes that we endeavour to develop in our children so that they can be confident learners who are socially competent and emotionally strong.
Abha is the Nominated Supervisor and the Director of our Centre. She has a Master of Education, Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood Leadership).
Abha has been working with little children for a long time.She has very diverse work experience including teaching in Melbourne, working as a Language and Learning Support teacher in Manchester, U.K and has over 35 years of experience as a generalist teacher, Junior Area coordinator and teacher in-charge of a primary school. Before moving to beautiful Harrington she worked as the Acting Director and Assistant Director at one of the best preschools in Canberra with over 130 places.
She loves the natural curiosity and creativity in children and wants to develop it further. Besides literacy and numeracy Abha would also like the children to be engaged further in the arts and music and she is currently working towards enhancing the existing program at Sea Urchins. She wants to make learning ‘fun’.
She is keenly interested in brain development in early childhood and its association with resilience and success in the future and how early intervention can affect giftedness and learning difficulties as well.
She also enjoys reading, drawing and painting and taking long walks along the river’s edge.
Rebecca completed her Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care and began working at Sea Urchins as a casual educator.
In her own words:
“I have had a passion for working with young children ever since I was a little girl. I enjoy reading books based on what the children are learning, singing songs and encouraging the children to join in at group time and also making sure transitioning runs smoothly for the child. My first priority is the safety of each child. In the upcoming years I hope to continue my career at Sea Urchins and hope to meet you and your child so we can learn and have fun together.”