Margaret Ives Community Children's Centre

Our Centre, established in the mid-70s, is named after Margaret Ives, an Early Childhood Educator, Director of St Giles Crèche in Norwood and a friend to many families in the community. Located on Kaurna Yerta in a beautiful, tranquil park setting in the near-city suburb of Norwood, South Australia, our Centre has an outstanding reputation for providing an enriched, inclusive and welcoming environment.
The Centre and staff are fortunate in being nominated for several awards over recent years, including:

  • National winner of the ‘2022 NEiTA Seed Award for Early Childhood Team Excellence’
  • State and National winner in the ‘Australian Family Child Care Awards’ in 2011
  • State winner in the ‘Australian Family Child Care Awards’ in 2018

We are extremely proud of these acknowledgements and continue to strive for excellence.

At Margaret Ives Community Children's Centre we embrace the philosophy that each child is unique, developing at his or her own rate and with individual needs and interests. Our curriculum is inspired by many Early Childhood principles including Reggio Emilia, Maria Montessori, Marte Meo, and like our philosophy holds the child as the central focus. It reflects the childrens’ strengths and interests, and includes their voice in all areas of planning. We collaborate with families to ensure our program is respectful and inclusive to all.

Hours of Operation

Childcare sessions
7.30am-6.00pm Monday-Friday
Preschool Sessions (during school terms)

Children are entitled to 15 hours preschool per week. We offer the preschool entitlement over 2 days - 8.30am-4pm.

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