Newtown Kids' Cottage

Newtown Kids Cottage (NKC) is an on-site, quality before and after school care service for children aged 4 – 12 years who attend Newtown Public School. We are housed in a self-contained cottage at the back of the school and operate throughout the school term.

A parent based committee manages the Centre and employs a team of staff , who facilitate a range of child focused activities that include art and craft, sport, cooking, games, drama, dance and free play. 

At Newtown Kids Cottage, we are committed to providing a safe, supportive, friendly and fun environment for the children attending the Centre. We recognise the importance of the care we provide to the ongoing development of each child. The services we offer and our Centre's policies and procedures have been developed with these objectives in mind.

Our Services

We provide the following care on a permanent or casual basis, subject to availability:

Before school care: from 7.30 - 9.00am, with breakfast provided; and
After school care: from 3.00 - 6.00pm, with afternoon tea provided.

Our Philosophy

 At Newtown Kids Cottage our mission is to provide children with the opportunity to grow and be enriched through a diverse range of activities, experiences and relationships.

 We aim to provide staff, families and children with a supportive and safe environment that works towards understanding, respecting and meeting children's individual needs and requirements.

We value appropriate play in all its forms, so that children can engage in meaningful, out of school leisure activities, assisted by motivated staff.

We value creating an inclusive, welcoming service in which we celebrate diversity in our community.