An Exciting Development

Exploring Tree Macarthur:
Early Learning Centre

The building works for the new long day child care centre are well and truly underway. Exploring Tree Macarthur: Early Learning Centre is to be operated by an independant company under special lease arrangements covering both the operations and the building. The centre doors are most likely to open in March or April 2018.

Exploring Tree Macarthur will be a long day care centre for children from six weeks old to five years old.  It will provide full child care facilities and programmes, initially from 6.00am until 7.00pm each weekday for approximately 50 weeks of the year.  Before and After School Care will be made available to Macarthur students only with Vacation Care also available for both Macarthur students and those from other schools. It is anticipated that once the facility is fully functioning, the After-School Care programme currently operated by the School will be closed and parents will need to enrol their children with Exploring Tree Macarthur: Early Learning Centre directly.

It is expected that demand for places in the new facility will be high, as will Before and After School Care places.  A website is already available with further information being progressively updated as time progresses.  This website is also the place to register interest in future enrolments at the child care centre.  If you would like to make contact with the Centre Director, Mrs Robyn Legge, please feel free to call the School switchboard; the centre directly on 4629 6796; or email her directly.

It is important to note that children who secure a place at Exploring Tree Macarthur will not have automatic enrolment into Transition or Kindergarten at Macarthur Anglican School.  Parents are required to enrol their children in the School in the usual way by contacting the Registrar, Mrs Karen Alchin.  The current Transition 2-Day, 3-Day and 5-Day programmes will continue to operate unchanged.  Some parents may chose to have their children share their week between the School’s Transition Programme and the child care centre programme.

Exploring Tree Macarthur is keen to hear from any suitably qualified Christians who would be interested in working at the centre to consider applying for a position.  If you are interested, please make contact with the Centre Director on the contact details above.

The child care centre is a wonderful addition to the programmes on offer at Macarthur and it is a delight that this programme has finally come to fruition after a great deal of planning.