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Community Directory

Services and information for people in the Ryde and Hunters Hill regions

These services are within a few kilometers of Fullers Bridge.

Meeting House Inc.

Phone: 02 9427 1841; 02 9008 5549

Fax: 02 9418 8321

Location: 23A Stokes St, Lane Cove North NSW 2066



Description: Provides activities for senior citizens (community bus service, social bus outings, shopping service, morning teas and special interest groups), Preschool for 3 - 5 year olds (at 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove opp. Coles); Children's playgroups (all children's services run by qualified and experienced Early Childhood educators), inclusive playgroups including support and information for families with additional needs (supported by Early Ed North Sydney –early intervention service and run by qualified and experienced staff), school holiday programs, community activities (Cove Club, Toastmasters), special interest groups (crochet, yoga, meditation), community café, community garden and counselling.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm Preschool 8:30am - 3:30pm

Transport: Seniors Community Bus

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Volunteering Note: Availability for volunteers for children's services, home visiting, special interest groups.

Keywords: Broad Community; Children and Families; Vacation Care; Social Clubs and Groups; Playgroups; Community Transport; Preschools; Older People

© Lane Cove Council [13659] Last Full Review: 7Sep17

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Fullers Bridge.

Happy Kids Early Learning

Phone: 02 9427 2202

Location: 670 Mowbray Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066



Description: Happy Kids Kindy is a long day care centre which has been operating since 1987 and provides quality care and education for children 2-6 years. We provide an extensive, varied educational program, and a stimulating environment for each child. We promote and value the importance of play and the development of the "Whole Child".

Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm

Fees: inclusive of all meals, nappies, incursions and movement program


Transport: Close to buses

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Lane Cove, North Sydney, Willoughby

Languages (other than English): English, Armenian, Arabic.

Volunteering Note: Yes.

Keywords: Children and Families; Armenian; Arabic; Long Day Care; Preschools

© Lane Cove Council [12372] Last Full Review: 1Sep17

Birrahlee Preschool

Phone: 02 9427 5900

Fax: 02 9418 9329

Location: 70 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Mail: PO Box 599, Lane Cove NSW 1595



Description: Sessional pre-school 2 or 3 days per week catering for 4 and 5 year old children. There is a waiting list and children are taken in order of position on waiting list, with preference going to children in the year before school and those with low income or Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander background. Special consideration is given to children with additional needs. Extra Support is provided for these children with the employment of a additional needs teacher and aide.

Hours: 9am-3pm (8am-4pm extended hours available) before and after school care for enrolled children during school terms

Fees: Please contact for Fees.

Disability Access: No

Area Served: Lane Cove

Languages (other than English): English, Spanish, Bengali, Greek, Serbian, Austrian

Volunteering Note: Parents are welcome to help with activities in class and positions on Parents Club and Board of Management

Keywords: Children and Families; Preschools; CALD

Alternative Names: Lane Cove Children's Centre

Parent Organisation: Birrahlee Board of Management and Birrahlee Parents Club

© Lane Cove Council [12381] Last Full Review: 29Sep17

Goodstart Early Learning Lane Cove

Phone: 02 9418 7011

Location: 17 Austin St, Lane Cove NSW 2066



Description: Rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard by the regulatory authority ACECQA in July 2014. Provides long hours and preschool care for children aged 2-5 years with an educational curriculum. No before or after school care offered.

Hours: 7.30am - 6.00pm Mon - Fri

Fees: On application

Contact: 1800 222 543

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Keywords: Children and Families; Long Day Care; Preschools; Vacation Care

Alternative Names: Previously ABC Learning Centre - Lane Cove Central

© Lane Cove Council [12422] Last Full Review: 17Oct17

Stringybark Day Care Centre

Phone: 02 9427 3584

Location: 2 Landers Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066



Description: Child care for children 2 - 6 years. Hot food and school readiness program is provided.

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm

Fees: 2-6 years old $120 per day

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Languages (other than English): Persian,Hindi,Tagalog,Mandarin,Japanese

Volunteering Note: Voulnteers welcome, please contact.

Keywords: Children and Families; Preschools; Long Day Care

© Lane Cove Council [12471] Last Full Review: 5Sep17

KU Osborne Park Preschool

Phone: 02 9427 5653

Fax: 02 9427 9608

Location: 2 Osborne Plce, (Off Richardson St East)., Lane Cove NSW 2066



Description: Provides an educational preschool programme for children aged 3-5yrs in a natural bush setting. Places for 60 children.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm.

Fees: 2016 4yr $65 per day 3yr $77 per day

Transport: Bus from Lane Cove

Disability Access: Yes (Ramps)

Area Served: Lane Cove LGA

Languages (other than English): Armenian, Mardarine

Keywords: Children and Families; Preschools; Out of School Hours Care

Parent Organisation: KU Children's Services

© Lane Cove Council [12536] Last Full Review: 1Sep17

Currambena Preschool and Primary School

Phone: 02 9427 0644

Location: 205 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066



Description: Provides independent community schooling that emphasises cooperative learning.

Hours: 9am-3.00pm(Preschool), 9am-3pm (Primary), 3pm-6.30pm (After School Care)

Fees: Contact for details

Contact: School Administrator

Disability Access: Yes (Access to some levels)

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby; Mosman; Hunters Hill; Ryde; Ku-ring-gai

Keywords: Children and Families; Preschools; Primary Schools; Non-government Schools; Out of School Hours Care

© Lane Cove Council [12813] Last Full Review: 1Sep17

HeadStart Early Learning Centre - Roseville

Phone: 02 9417 0633

Fax: 02 9417 0944

Location: Unit 51, 28 Barcoo St, Roseville NSW 2069



Description: Provide care and education to children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years. Educators create and teach programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework, with a focus on the environment, family and community ties as well as developmental learning outcomes. The centre also provides nappies and meals for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Hours: Mon - Fri, 7am to 6pm

Eligibility: Children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.

Fees: Contact the service.

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Languages (other than English): Mandarin

Volunteering Note: Volunteers welcome, but must have a valid Working With Children certificate

Keywords: Children and Families; Preschools; Long Day Care

© Willoughby City Library Services [65932] Last Full Review: 9Apr18

Kids World Therapy

Phone: 02 9418 9995

Fax: 02 9418 9990

Location: 469 Mowbray Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066



Description: Kids World provides a family centered play based approach to their clients. We assist the parents in understanding the developmental level of their child, the child’s individual processing strengths and weaknesses,, and how to enhance and develop their relationship with their child. In doing this we follow the DIR® Model developed by Dr Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, PhD.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

Eligibility: Parents, educators, therapists of children with a disability or developmental delays

Fees: Yes, contact for details

Contact: 02 9420 0071 Second Office

Disability Access: Yes (wheelchair accessible and toilet)

Area Served: Sydney Metro

Keywords: Preschools; Children and Families; Assessment and Referral Services; Early Intervention; People with a Disability; Family Support; Speech Pathology; Occupational Therapy; Mentoring; Autism; Developmental Delay; Education Aids

© IDEAS [72056] Last Full Review: 25Jan18

KU Chatswood Community Preschool

Phone: 02 9419 7173

Location: 9 Victor St, Chatswood NSW 2067



Description: Pre-school, offering play-based educational programmes. Licensed for 40 children each session. All KU centres are encouraged to develop an area of special interest. At KU Chatswood Community Preschool, our special interest is literacy learning. Staffed by two Early Childhood trained teachers and 2 experienced childcare workers. Spaces for children with additional needs, support staff employed according to need. From 3 to 5 years, priority given to 4 year old children.

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 3.30pm

Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years. Some priority of access guidelines apply.

Fees: Contact organisation for fees

Contact: Email via website

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Languages (other than English): Korean

Keywords: Children and Families; Preschools; Halls and Meeting Rooms

Parent Organisation: KU's Children's Services

© Willoughby City Library Services [12390] Last Full Review: 8Aug18

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