Kempsey Centre

The Cubbyhouse Preschool and Long Day Care Centre
address: 41 Polwood Street
Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 6562 8591
Fax: 6562 1709
email: kempsey@cubbyhousepreschool.com.au

Opening Times – The centres hours are from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Open all year round (except public holidays).

The centre is located on a double block conveniently located near Kempsey Tafe and Kempsey Hospital and a few minute drive to the Kempsey CBD. We have a large outdoor learning area and expansive playground with plenty of shade which allows for outdoor exploration, social interaction, and skill development.

The centre is comprised of 3 large purpose built and well-equipped rooms catering for 0-2, 2-3 and 3-5 year age groups. The children spend time interacting and developing friendships with others in mixed age groups, family grouping and also in their own age group where they are provided with age appropriate activities and experiences that interest and challenge them.  The children’s learning is supported by Tafe and University trained educators with a wealth of knowledge and experience between them. Our qualified staff recognise the importance of developing strong partnerships with families through open communication in order to create a smooth transition between home and the long day care setting.

At The Cubbyhouse we believe all children learn in their own individual way and at their own pace, and we feel that they learn best through play based education. Our educational programs meet the practices, principles and learning outcomes of the EYLF and the quality standards determined by the NQS, which are essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

The Cubbyhouse is committed to working with families to provide a caring and positive learning environment. The Cubbyhouse Preschool and Long Day Care Kempsey was purchased in 2010 by Robert & Kristan Hartup, a family with 2 children of their own, Kristan began in the preschool industry in 1992 and holds a Diploma in Children’s Services, Bachelor of Early Childhood and is a workplace trainer and assessor. After working in a variety of settings, Kristan wanted to extend on her career by using her knowledge and passion by operating her own centre to ensure quality childcare and education. Robert who is a qualified economist, accountant, workplace trainer and assessor, who also has a wealth of experience as a business coach. They make a great team in working together for a combined dream of quality education. After having operated The Cubbyhouse Taree since 1998, and the Cubbyhouse Wingham since 2005 they now have a wealth of experience to ensure a centre of quality childcare and education in the Kempsey area.

Kempsey Centre Educators

  • Cindy – Nominated Supervisor/ Director – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, First Aid Certificate, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training, Industry experience since 2001. At Cubbyhouse since 2010.
  • Jenny – Certificate III in Community Services (Children’s Services). First Aid Certificate, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training. Industry experience since 1993. At Cubbyhouse since 1993.
  • Brooke – Certified Supervisor – Diploma in Children’s Services. First Aid Certificate, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training. Industry Experience since 2003. At Cubbyhouse Since 2011.
  • Liz – Certified Supervisor – Diploma in Children’s Services. First Aid Certificate, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training. Industry Experience since 1992. At Cubbyhouse Since 2011.
  • Faz – Certified Supervisor/ Educational Leader – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) First Aid Certificate, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training. Industry Experience since 2004. At Cubbyhouse Since 2010.
  • Mary-Ellen – Certified Supervisor – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) First Aid Certificate, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training. Industry experience since 1983. At Cubbyhouse Since 2014.
  • Jess – Certificate III in Childrens Services. Working towards Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, . First Aid Certificate. Industry experience since 2013. At Cubbyhouse Since 2013.
  • Alanah – Working towards Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care, Industry Experience since 2016, At Cubbyhouse since 2016.

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