Between 2004 - 2016 St Nics' Playroom (run by St Nicolas Anglican Church) had a simple goal; to provide the best program, materials and support to local families. Following a highly successful and very popular twelve year run the church opened St Nics' Christian Preschool in 2017, maintaining that original vision of providing our community with the best education and care, for the love of Coogee, and our desire to serve God.
The Preschool caters to children aged 2 - 5 years with capacity for 59 children per day to attend. The physical space has been purpose built and we boast some of the best educational resources and materials on the market, also sea views and breezes and an indoor-outdoor program that encourages organic learning.
Our staff team are close-knit (both with one another and with families!) and maintain regular shifts, so you always know which teacher will be there for drop-offs or pick-ups.
We have an onsite chef and kitchen, food is prepared daily and our menu has been designed to encourage fruits, vegetables and whole foods and is free from refined sugar or excessively processed foods.
Our Preschool program will have the Early Years Learning Framework embedded and be delivered with Christian Character and Values being forefront. Ali Mak BAEd, our Preschool Director, Educational Leader and committed Christian, says
“I have a love for music, literacy, numeracy and science in the early childhood setting, which along with my interests in cooking and sport make for great foundations for quality School Readiness education.”
About our community...
We have a regular staff team who are committed to maintaining positive and warm relationships with parents and children alike. This is demonstrated in our communication style with families, our willingness to go the extra mile and our regularity with casual staff and shift timetable for permanent teachers.
Our families are made up mostly of Coogee and Maroubra locals who enjoy friendships and welcoming newcomers. Our children similarly share fantastic relationships with one another and their teachers and we do all we can to maintain a close, healthy community!
Where and when
We are located just a stone's throw from the relaxed setting of Coogee Beach and up the road from the bustle of Coogee Bay Road. Parking is located opposite St Nicolas' Anglican Church or on Carr Street, park on the right hand side as you face the beach if you want unmetered parking!
We open at 7:30am and close at 6:00pm, your child is welcome to stay for as little or as much of the day as you wish however we recommend a six hour block for maximum benefit.
St Nics' uses an online booking and waitlist management program called QK Enrol and within it a secure parent portal 'My Family Lounge' you can request bookings via the waitlist, accept offers and then complete enrolment form for your child.
It's as easy as 1,2,3...
We are licensed with the NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate, Department of Education and registered for the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.