May 27, 2014

Looking for a local day-care or after-school care? Then you can’t go past Pitt Town Pre-school. We sat down with Daniella Kitchener, the pre-school’s new director, to find out what makes her school one of the best.

A welcoming community, experienced staff, age-specific pre-school programs and a spacious playground for all sorts of pre-school adventures are just some of the ingredients for quality childcare. And Pitt Town Pre-school, which originally opened in 1985, is known for all this and more.

“I came here back when I was three,” says Daniella Kitchener. She says many of the carers also attended the pre-school as children, and the family-oriented atmosphere they create attracts families from as far as Wilberforce.

“We’ve never had to advertise, we’re just known as the place to come, and our staff also always return.”

The Pre-school takes babies from six weeks, and caters for children up to 12 years, with before- and after-school care and vacation care.

“We pick up children every day from Pitt Town Public – it’s just down the road – and we’re open from 6.30am to 6.30pm so we’re able to support the needs of most families in the area,” says Daniella.

The large playground, with sandpit, bike track and hidey-holes, also nurtures friendships that last for life.

“I think our children are ready to learn once they start kindy,” says Daniella. “We focus on developing confident little people with social skills for school, and our room set up – with six-month age groups – helps with this.”

There are currently spaces available for most age groups. To find out more, visit pitttownpre-school.com.au.

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