The centre is located in a semi-rural area. we have extended hours to cater for the needs of families in this area. We have a large covered outdoor learning area and expansive playground with plenty of shade which allows for outdoor exploration, social interaction, and skill development in all types of weather.

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 Wingham was established in 2005 by Robert & Kristan Hartup, a local 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 they have a wealth of experience to ensure a centre of quality childcare and education in the Wingham area.


Tony Pike

Early Childhood Educator

Bachelor of Education, First Aid Certificate, Industry Experience since 1992, At The Cubbyhouse 2019

Tonia Collier


Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, Industry Experience since 2015, at Cubbyhouse since 2015.

Stacey Davies


Certificate III in Children’s Services, First Aid Certificate, Motherhood experience since 2011, Industry Experience since 2008, At The Cubbyhouse 2008

Robert Hartup


Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, At Cubbyhouse since 1998

Kristan Hartup


Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, Associate Diploma in Social Science, Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, First Aid Certificate, Former NCAC Validator 10 years, Industry Experience since 1994, At The Cubbyhouse since 1998

Jarrah Bastin


Certificate III in Children’s Services, First Aid Certificate, Industry Experience since 2018, At The Cubbyhouse 2018

Faralee Kelso

Area Manager

Bachelor of Education, First Aid Certificate, Industry Experience since 2004, At The Cubbyhouse 2011

Chantel Kinnear

Centre Director

Diploma in Children’s Services, First Aid Certificate, Industry Experience since 2007, At The Cubbyhouse since 2010



1316 Gloucester Road

Wingham NSW 2429


On site parking provided


P: (02) 6553 0111

F: (02) 6553 0999


Opening Hours

Monday: 06:15am – 06:15pm

Tuesday: 06:15am – 06:15pm

Wednesday: 06:15am – 06:15pm

Thursday: 06:15am – 06:15pm

Friday: 06:15am – 06:15pm