We know how hard it can be to find child care so here’s the Newy with Kids Child Care Centre Guide which lists child care centres by different suburbs in Newastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. Whether it’s long day care for a baby, preschool or early learning centres for toddlers or preschoolers, there’s a centre for your child. Save time and reduce stress by looking through the list to see what’s available near you.

We recommend visiting the Australian government website Child Care Finder to do more research on potential child care facilities including looking up their rating in the National Quality Standard. Also check out the Newy with Kids article on how to secure child care which contains useful tips on finding a child care centre or preschool for your baby or child.

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KU Children’s Services

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Newcastle Region

Adamstown

Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool
210 Gosford Road Corner, Glebe Road
02 4952 9972

Adamstown Pre-School
13 Date Street
02 4952 2118

Kinda Kapers Adamstown
5 Buxton Street
02 4956 3433

Broadmeadow

Broadmeadow Montessori Children’s House
138 Broadmeadow Road
02 4961 1884

Goodstart Early Learning Broadmeadow
142 Broadmeadow Road
02 4965 3400

The Little Unicorn Early Education and Preschool Centre
78 – 82 Brunker Road
02 4962 1788

The Rumpus Room Chatham Street
121-123 Chatham Street
02 4940 8686

The Rumpus Room Children’s Centre Broadmeadow
125 Chatham Street, Darling Street Entrance
02 4940 8686

Callaghan (University of Newcastle)

KU Kooinda Work Base Child Care Centre
University Drive, University of Newcastle
02 4921 7171

KU Kintaiba Children’s Centre
University Drive, University of Newcastle
02 4967 3475

KU Wonnayba Children’s Centre
University Drive, University of Newcastle
02 4967 6488

Carrington

Go Kindy Carrington
26 Cowper Street North
02 4962 1482

Elermore Vale

Elermore Vale Early Learning Centre
129 Croudace Road
02 4951 8102

Kindy Patch Elermore Vale
56 Jubilee Road
02 4955 8366

Fletcher

Fletcher Early Learning Centre
1 Minmi Road
02 4951 4202

Outlook Early Learning Centre
5-9 Arbour Avenue
02 4951 5325

Sanctuary Early Learning Centre
37 Tibin Drive
02 4950 2983

Garden Suburb

Imagine Early Learning & Childcare – Garden Suburb
58 Prospect Road
02 4920 9178

Hamilton

Creative Childcare Hamilton
69 Tudor Street
1300 002 929

Frog Stomp Preschool
80a Jenner Parade
02 4969 2124

Hamilton Child Care Centre
207 Denison Street
02 4962 1334

Kotara

A Magical Time Childrens Centre – Kotara
306 Park Avenue
02 4957 6124

Kotara Montessori Childrens Centre
19 Joanne Street
02 4952 1172

Lambton

Blinkies Early Education Centre
5 Hawkin Street
02 4952 6269

Elder Street Early Childhood Centre
136 Elder Street
02 4593 9300

Lambton Early Learning Centre
14 Pearson Street
02 4052 6568

Maryland

Glendore Child Care Centre
4-8 Glendore Street
02 4965 6590

Kindy Patch Maryland
Corner Minmi Road & Maryland Drive
02 4955 8633

Maryland Care & Early Education Centre
34 – 36 Boundary Road
02 4951 7783

Maryland Drive Preschool
179 Maryland Drive
02 4950 2916

Mayfield

The Hub Preschool & Early Education Academy
121 Hanbury Street
02 4967 3713

Imagine Early Learning & Childcare Mayfield
Lot 32 Murray Dwyer Circuit
02 4967 6222

Mayfield Early Learning Centre
55 Dora Street
02 4967 5633

Mulberry Cottage Nursery
221 Maitland Road
02 4967 4682

Play Learn and Grow Early Education Centre
168 Maitland Road
02 4967 1800

Six Hats Early Childhood Service
58 – 60 Industrial Drive
02 4967 4991

Merewether

Go Kindy Merewether
25 Llewellyn Street
02 4077 3810

Merewether Heights

Imagine Early Learning & Childcare – Merewether Heights
156 Scenic Drive
02 4963 5557

Newcastle

Samaritans Early Learning Centre
41 Darby Street
02 4949 2093

The Little Unicorn on Honeysuckle
24 Honeysuckle Drive
(02) 4929 4451

Newcastle West

Creative Childcare Hunter Street
946-954 Hunter Street
1300 002 929

Go Kindy Newcastle City
745 Hunter Street
02 4069 1815

St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West
845 Hunter Street
02 4979 1136

New Lambton

Goodstart Early Learning New Lambton
199 Lambton Road
02 4952 9863

Rankin Park

Cambridge HIlls Pre-School
2 Elbrook Drive
02 4952 6719

Sandgate

Nurture & Develop Early Childhood Centre
23 Rural Drive
02 4905 0641

Shortland

Imagine Early Learning & Childcare – Shortland
360 Sandgate Road
02 4965 6366

Tighes Hill

Kinda Kapers @ Tighes Hill
22 – 24 Bryant Street
02 4961 3420

Newcastle TAFE Children’s Centre
1 Maitland Road
02 4923 7253

Stockton

Mission Australia Early Learning Stockton
2 Barrie Crescent
1800 757 343

The Junction

Imagine Early Learning & Childcare – The Junction
28 Farquhar Street
02 4940 8996

Wallsend

Macquarie College Preschool
182/222 Lake Road
02 4954 9449

Merindah Children’s Centre
28 Bunn Street
02 4958 9533

Warabrook

Mulberry Cottage Early Learning
5 Rosegum Road
02 4960 8355

Ripples Early Learning Centre
23 Rosegum Road
02 4044 3135

Waratah

Bright Buttons Early Learning Centre
36 Kahibah Road
02 4967 3035

Narnia Christian Preschool and Early Childhood Centre
55 High Street
02 4960 6695

St Philip’s Christian College DALE Early Learning Centre
98 Georgetown Road
02 4949 2949

The Hub Preschool & Early Education Academy Pty Ltd Waratah
37 Station Street
4954 8866

Tillys Play & Development Centre – Waratah
2 Platt Street
02 4960 2802

Tillys Play & Development Centre Waratah 2
40 – 42 Station Street
02 4967 7399

Wickham

KU Wickham Preschool
18A Albert Street
(02) 4961 3304

Lake Macquarie Region

Bolton Point

Bolton Point Child Care Centre
158 Bay Road
02 4959 3410

Cameron Park

Cameron Park Early Learning Centre
62 Harris Street
02 4953 0707

Goodstart Early Learning Cameron Park
77 Northlakes Drive
02 4958 9533

Cardiff

Cardiff ELC
37 Munibung Road
02 4956 6222

Harrison St Early Educaiton
54 Harrison Street
02 4956 5296

St Nicholas Early Education Cardiff
17 Kelton Street
02 4944 0750

Cardiff South

Cardiff Busy Bee Preschool
4 Maud Street
02 4954 7985

Cardiff Child Care
16 Fifth Street
Cardiff South
02 4954 6244

Charlestown

Charlestown Child Care & Early Learning Centre
17 Mulbinga Street
02 4943 7099

Kinda Kapers Long Day Care
28 Tiral Street
02 4947 8479

Edgeworth

Edgeworth Child Care Centre
2a Durham Drive
02 4958 6282

Eleebana

Eleebana Children’s Centre Service
63 Burton Road
02 4947 2499

Kindy Patch Eleebana
80 Cherry Road
02 4947 3233

Floraville

Kindy Patch Floraville
1 Maximillian Drive
02 4946 6115

Garden Suburb

Imagine Early Learning & Childcare – Garden Suburb
58 Prospect Road
02 4920 9178

Highfields

KU Kahibah Road Children’s Centre
14A George Street
02 4943 1306

Gateshead

Goodstart Early Learning Gateshead
62 Felton Street
02 4942 4411

Glendale

Glendale Early Education Centre
4 Stockland Drive
02 4954 7755

Goodstart Early Learning Glendale
32 Oakland Street
02 4956 7311

Mount Hutton

A Magical Time Children’s Centre
72 Tennent Road
02 4947 3988

Lake Macquarie Educational Preschool
7 Davies Parade
02 4948 2255

Lake Macquarie Kinda Kapers Long Day Care Centre
298 Warners Bay Road
02 4944 5888

Mission Australia Early Learning Mount Hutton
5 Tennant Road
1 800 757 343

Mount Hutton Child Care Centre
Wilsons Road, Lake Macquarie Fair
02 4947 1700

Speers Point

Great Beginnings Speers Point
193 Main Road

Valentine

Community Kids Valentine Early Education Centre
34 Connaught Road
2 4942 7051

Valentine Long Day Preschool
41a St Johns Drive
02 4965 9999

Warners Bay

Honeybee Preschool
4 Queen Street

Little Beginnings at Hillsborough Road
5/363 Hillsborough Road
02 4954 9500

Little Beginnings at Warners Bay
14/363 Hillsborough Road
02 4954 5588

Ripples Early Learning Centre
5/311 Hillsborough Road
02 4953 7665

Warners Bay Early Learning and Care Centre
Cnr King & Charles Street
02 4947 1300

Warners Bay Little Learners
270 Hillsborough Road
02 4953 6745

Whitebridge

Birralee Long Day Care Centre (Whitebridge)
55 Lonus Avenue
02 4943 5165

Whitebridge Preschool Kindergarten
8 Tumpopa Street

Woodrising

Woodrising Natural Learning Centre Inc
80 Hayden Brook Road
02 4950 4212

Hunter Region

Aberglasslyn

Go Kindy Little Legends Education Centre
49 – 51 Richard Road
02 4932 9022

Hunter Valley Alphabet Academy
Cnr Myrtle & McKeachie Drive
02 4932 1329

Kindy Patch Aberglasslyn
4 Fernleigh Avenue
02 4932 9588

Ashtonfield

Kindy Patch Ashtonfield
17 Norfolk Street
02 4934 1934

Shamrock Hill Early Learning and Long Day Care Centre
19 Galway Bay Drive

Bolwarra

Mother Goose Day Nursery
13 Paterson Road
02 4930 3311

Tillys Play and Education Centre – Bolwarra
84 Paterson Road
02 4930 0832

Chisholm

St Nicholas Early Education Chisholm
Cnr Tigerhawk Drive and Settlers Boulevard

Waterford Early Learning Centre
2 Duskdarter Street
02 8880 3536

East Maitland

Fieldsend ELC
34 Fieldsend Street
02 4933 7976

Kindy Patch Emma’s
61 Narang Street
02 4933 1844

Mini Minors Early Learning Centre
24 Mitchell Drive
02 4933 1532

Over the Moon Early Learning Centre
4 Brisbane Street
02 4933 3435

Maitland

Ken Tubman Drive Early Learning & Kinder
2/50 Ken Tubman Drive
02 4709 6008

Kinda Kapers Maitland
526 – 528 High Street
02 4934 4831

Metford

Chelmsford Drive Early Learning Centre
41 Chelmsford Drive
02 4933 2397

Metford Child Care Centre
110 Chelmsford Drive
02 4934 2442

Rutherford

Busy Bees at Heritage Parc
125 Grand Parade

Goodstart Early Learning Rutherford
42 Dunkley Street
02 4932 5611

Kookanurra Korner Early Education Centre Inc
12 Woodberry Street
02 4932 7780

Little Miracles Rutherford
61 Aberglasslyn Road
02 4934 4831

Maitland Baptist Church Preschool & Long Day Care
81 Weblands Street
02 4939 1820

Rutherford Playtime Pre-School
75 Regiment Road
02 4932 6332

Tillys Play and Education Centre – Rutherford

71 Mustang Drive
02 4932 6072

South Maitland

Learning for Life Childcare & Preschool
80-82 Devonshire Street
02 4934 5540

Tenambit

Kindy Patch Tenambit
66 Maize Street
02 4933 0869

Thornton

Community Kids Thornton Early Education Centre
2 Darlaston Avenue
02 4013 6112

Goodstart Early Learning Thornton
4 Sandalwood Avenue
02 4966 3322

Somerset Early Learning Centre
1 Avard Close
02 4028 6460

Thornton Child Care and Pre-School Centre
2 Welwin Crescent
02 4966 5975

Thornton ELC
14 Hartley Drive
02 4966 8806

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