The Beresfield Community Children’s Education Centre is a fully accredited long day care centre, providing quality baby, toddler and pre-school programs for 59 children. The Centre caters for children with special needs and is operated by Newcastle City Council.
The centre is closed on Public Holidays and for three weeks over the Christmas break. No fees are charged for Public Holidays or during the Christmas closure.
Please contact the centre for availability and complete the application form
Parent Information Booklet
Parent and Caregiver Satisfaction Survey Results
A parent and caregiver survey has been conducted over recent years to determine Beresfield Community Children’s Education Centre (BCCEC) satisfaction levels. The Centre will utilise this information in order to improve current practice and the centre as a whole. Participation was encouraged by having parents complete the survey through contact with the engagement team to encourage participants to share honestly.
Policies and Procedures
The Centre has a comprehensive set of policies and procedures governing its operations, as required by the legislation relevant to childcare providers. The information booklet includes summaries of the information contained in some of the key policies. Please contact the centre of 4966 3150 if you would like a copy of an individual policy. There is a policy folder at the centre which is available for viewing at anytime.
The Centre has full kitchen facilities and provides a two course meal for lunch and morning and afternoon tea for each child. This often includes children with specific dietary requirements.
Allergies and Medical Conditions
Beresfield Community Childcare caters for the individual needs of all children. To assist us in ensuring that your child’s individual needs are met we ask that families who have children with medical conditions and allergies become familiar with our medical conditions policy. As per centre policies and legal requirements children with asthma and anaphylaxis must have an action plan which is updated yearly. Alongside of this a risk minimisation plan and allergy forms must be completed.
Message from the Centre Director
Welcome to the Beresfield Community Children’s Education Centre.
Beresfield Community Children’s Education Centre provides a safe space for children to learn and grow. We embrace the early years of a child’s life and give the children in our care the confidence they require to foster relationships, develop communication skills, and acquire the autonomy and independence required for the successful transition to ‘big school’.
From an early age we extend on each child’s interests through play-based learning experiences that are both spontaneous and intentional. We strive to create environments that foster learning and enhance life, skills such as sustainability and resilience.
Since 1978 our educators have provided thousands of children from our local community with high quality early education. We continually strive to improve our service and endeavour to keep costs as low as possible to ensure our service remains accessible for our families. As a community based service, managed by The City of Newcastle Council, we recognise and value the roles our families and the wider community play in the lives of our children and promote this philosophy throughout our program.
We look forward to being a part of your child’s early education and welcome you to the Beresfield Community Children's Education Centre family.