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 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:

  • State Winner in the Australian Family Child Care Awards 2018
  • Amy Clarke being the National Winner of the Hesta Early Childhood Education and Care Award - Outstanding Educator in 2012
  • State and National Winner in the Australian Family Child Care Awards in 2011


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 demonstrates respect for and understanding of children and staff. We strive towards a high level of professionalism and family involvement in an inclusive and caring environment.

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.

We are closed on public holidays and for seven days over Christmas/New Year.

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