The Childcare Centre that Creates Happiness

Welcome to Creative Childcare

Founded in 2016 by a group of parents who had a shared vision of providing a new and innovative approach to early education, Creative Childcare offers the very best of care in a fun and creative environment. Run by a qualified team of Educators, Creative Childcare is a place where children’s curiosity is inspired, their creativity fostered and sense of discovery nurtured.
“Our aim here at Creative Childcare is to provide a happy and welcoming environment for your children where they can learn, laugh, play and grow through the use of various creative and sensory rich resources”, said Creative Childcare’s Co-Founder and Father of 3, Craig Neil.
With lovely earthy toned finishes throughout, bespoke floorplans to support physical and cognitive programs and fantastic outdoor play space, Creative Childcare custom designed centres will ensure your children are provided with numerous enriching opportunities for play based learning, exploration, socialisation and most of all….. enjoyment!
Learning Centre Philosophy

Our Philosophy

At Creative Childcare we believe that:
  • All children have the right to experience quality child care
  • Each child is an individual with unique abilities and interests
  • All children should be treated equally and each child’s social and cultural background acknowledged and respected
  • Children learn through their play, interests and meaningful interactions
  • Early education programs should allow for opportunities and experiences for each child to play, explore, imagine, experiment, enquire, research, investigate and make decisions in a resource-rich, fun, natural, play-based environment

Creative Learning

The impact of creative learning on children is enormous. As their imagination is still developing, children typically enjoy expressing ideas and exploring their world through songs, dress-ups, art materials, language and movement. 
Our learning programs are designed to: 
  • Foster and develop creativity
  • Help your child express their feelings and support development of their communication skills
  • Assist in building all aspects of developmental skills
  • Assist in developing and improving coordination and fine motor skills
  • Nurture problem solving and thinking skills.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Maya Angelou

Creative Music

Music is everywhere! We find it exists in many aspects of our lives, whether it’s on TV, the radio, a wedding, a birthday, background at the supermarket, elevators, celebrations, movies and much more. Music provides an outlet for artistic expression and at Creative Childcare, specialized educators in this field help build on these natural instincts of children. Music has the ability to impact all areas of child development including intellectual, social, emotional, motor, language and literacy, by helping the mind and body work together. The Creative Music program delivers a dynamic social learning experience and most importantly, is loads of fun!

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Creative Art

The Creative Art program includes a range of experiences that help children develop their cognitive, social, and motor abilities. There is a great sense of emotional satisfaction when involved in artistic endeavours, whether it be modelling clay, drawing with crayons, or making a collage. This satisfaction comes from having control over what materials to use and the independence in making your own decisions. Whatever the age, this does not change! Creating art helps build self-confidence and self-esteem by giving an outlet to express what you are thinking or feeling. Engaging in artistic activities also provides children with a sensory exploration – they experience the feeling of a crayon moving across paper, paint in their hands or the stickiness of glue. Our educators guide the children through various activities whilst at the same time, nurturing each and every child’s individual expression and interpretation

“Every child is an artist”

Creative Dance

Children move naturally. They move to achieve mobility, they move to express a thought or emotion and they move because it’s enjoyable and feels wonderful. When children’s movement becomes consciously structured and is performed with awareness……it becomes dance! Regardless of skill or experience, dancing gives children the freedom to move in a way that reflects their uniqueness. It helps them develop coordination, build motor skills and spacial awareness, while also allowing them to practice self-expression and improve kinaesthetic memory. At Creative Childcare, we have skilled dance educators who regularly attend the centre to run popular age appropriate dance activities that our children just adore. Even our most shy little students enjoy and benefit from our Creative Dance program. Being part of a group activity, such as learning dance steps, helps promote teamwork and a sense of belonging. The process also helps a child learn patience, listening and leadership skills. But most of all, it’s super fun!

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful”
Agnes De Mille

Creative Food

At Creative Childcare we believe it’s never too early to start building healthy habits that will last a lifetime. That’s why we have incorporated a wonderful Creative Food program that encourages children to be involved in growing, cultivating, preparing and the best part….tasting delicious healthy food! We foster healthy food choices and behaviours in children to help them connect with nature – the source in which our most important foods come from. Few things are more powerful than the act of planting a seed, watching it sprout and then grow into something edible – a beautiful process our children have much delight and appreciation in seeing. In addition to our full time chef offering delicious and nutritious meals daily, our educators assist the children in helping to care for the plants in our very own vegetable garden, pick the herbs and vegetables when they’re ready and even prepare some foods where suitable. The program allows the children to learn about food in a fun, interesting and interactive way

“Cookery is not chemistry. 
It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.
 Marcel Boulestin

Creative Childcare take great pleasure in giving back to our community. We are currently sponsoring:

Edgeworth FC Arnett's is an inclusive and supportive football club for children with special needs and disabilities. We are here to provide the opportunity for children to play sport, be healthy, have fun and make friends in a caring environment.

Formed in 1911, members of Cooks Hill Surf Club have been patrolling Bar Beach, Newcastle for over 100 years. One of the largest Surf Life Saving Clubs in NSW, Cooks Hill is a proud and welcoming club of dedicated members that prides itself on high levels of training and patrolling. Thanks to many selfless volunteers, Cooks Hill has a large and successful Nippers program with many hundreds of children enjoying surf lifesaving instruction on the beach every Sunday through summer.

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