Free pre-school options *T&C
A friendly atmosphere, a welcoming space for every child.
Only LDC in Byron Shire to receive overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards.
Providing preschool and long day care options to best meet your families needs
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Welcome to
Federal Community Children’s Centre

Federal Community Children’s Centre is committed to providing the highest quality care and education for children aged 2-5 years of age. As a response to the needs of the community we offer care for toddlers and have a preschool option. We pride ourselves in being the only service that provides a tailored ` best fit for families’. You can choose a combination of Long Day care and preschool.

Our Centre has been assessed and rated by the NSW Department of Education and Communities as Exceeding national Standards. The assessment process covers the seven quality areas of educational program and practice, children’s health and safety, physical environment, staffing arrangements, relationships with children, collaborative partnerships with families and communities and leadership and service management.

We place a great deal of emphasis upon connection. Connection with each other, connection with community and connection with nature. Our nature based program encourages a love of and respect for nature. Children are enabled to explore our bush tucker garden/outdoor environment building deep knowledge, skills, respect and a sense of wonder in the natural world. Our experienced and qualified educators not only share their knowledge and passion for the natural world but also delight in learning alongside the children. We model and encourage scientific processes such as careful observation, prediction, investigation, hypothesising and testing, as well as encouraging dispositions such as patience, persistence, respect and the disposition to look closely at the world. Children develop both factual and heuristic knowledge and skills, enhancing their confidence and self esteem.

Storypark: We utilise this platform to communicate with families.

Storypark Families app

We use this safe platform to share your child’s learning and collaborate with families. Storypark was designed to help you to record and share your child’s milestones and activities. Share moments with the whole family or as a private message. Begin a record of your child’s life you will cherish forever.

Our Standards and Aims

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We are rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard. read more…

We aim to partner with parents and the wider Federal community to provide a service where children can experience diverse social, cultural and educational activities in the context of learning through play.

We offer an opportunity for your child to learn through play with our qualified staff, and have fun with children from the local and wider community.

Capacity, Hours, Fees and Enrolment

Federal Community Children’s Centre is a 35 place service with a toddler and 3-5 year old room. We also provide a school transition program for 4-5 year old’s.

We Provide.

  • Long Day Care for 2-5 year olds.  8.00am -4.30pm. Monday to Friday, 48 weeks a year
  • Preschool  for 3-5 year olds. 8.00am -3.30pm during the school terms. Aimed for low income families and who have a health care card.
  • After hours care is available till 5 pm.


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Long Day Care $0-$110 per day dependent on your Child care Subsidy eligibility.

Preschool – We offer two days per week – $0-$93

Educational Program

Quality Care and Education for children aged 2-5.

Our hours are 8.00am – 4.30pm, (extended hours 4.30 – 5:00pm available when prior booked for the term) Monday to Friday.

The program provides a learning environment that encourages children to discover, create, imagine, construct and initiate. 

Nature Pedagogy is the practice of teaching and learning with and in nature, it is an understanding of our sense of belonging to the land, our senses or working with nature. 

It is especially important for younger children that new experiences are built on what is familiar. When a child makes the transition from preschool to school,

She aims to provide quality creative learning experiences that fit in with the Early Years Learning Framework. She provides a space where your child feels welcome and included,

  • Music and Movement
  • Fundamental movement
  • STEM
  • Sustainability & Excursions



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We offer an opportunity for your child to learn through play with our qualified staff, and have fun with children from the local and wider community.


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“We’ve loved being within the arms of your collective care! Reuben is one of your biggest fans (and so are we!)”

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Reuben, Meg, Julian and Tobhiyah.

“To all staff at federal Community Children’s Centre,  for some time I have been waiting to write to you all to express my sincere gratitude to you all. My son Will has been attending your wonderful school for a while now and he just loves it. He enjoys going to school every day that he attends and he seems to be integrating well with his peer group.

As a parent I am blown away by how professional and caring the preschool is managed by Mandala, Donna and the team. You have created a beautiful nurturing environment for our children and I couldn’t think of a better place for our son to go.

So once again I would like to thank Mandala, Donna, Monique, Mel, Julie, Kylie, Susan, Rose, Tanya and Lorraine. You have all made a wonderful contribution to my sons experience at the centre.”


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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am – 4.30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed