Margaret Ives Community Children’s Centre was built in 1978, adjacent to a large park in Norwood. It was originally built as a childcare centre and preschool. In 1996 we added the Jacaranda Room, specially designed to facilitate high quality care for babies.

We are licensed to educate and care for 82 children and have spacious, well-designed rooms to provide an ideal setting for young children to grow and develop. Each room is well-appointed with comfortable furniture and appropriate equipment, and a wide, shady veranda which can be used in all weather. We have a modern kitchen and equipment to ensure the provision of nutritious meals and the safe storage of food.

Each section of the Centre has a large playground developed to meet the needs of the particular age group of children, with appropriate challenges and stimulation, as well as beautiful trees, plenty of shade in summer, areas for active play and quiet relaxation. All of our outdoor spaces create opportunities for children and staff to connect with nature through sand, water, garden beds, bird feeders and plants. Children learn about sustainability and caring for their environment.

The Centre is fortunate to have a Library with excellent resources and books, including a range of books on relevant topics for parents.

There is a small off street car park with a covered walkway to the Centre. Staff and parents ensure the building and grounds are safe and secure, well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing to promote a high standard of care.

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