Cessnock Kids is a privately owned and family run service. The Adneys have over 40 years experience in the early childhood education and care sector.

Erin, Laurence, Chris, Chantal, Melissa and Michelle all enjoy playing an active role in different areas of the service.

Extensive research has shown that the environment of a child’s earliest years has effects that last a lifetime. The first five years in child’s life are crucial to their development. The experiences children have in their formative years can set children up for a positive primary school experience. Eventually these experiences  may ultimately shape them into the adults that they will become.

Our goal for Cessnock Kids is to be a service that provides the highest quality early childhood education and care for young children in our local community. We seek to develop a strong sense of belonging in children, allowing them to enjoy play based experiences encouraging a lifelong love of learning.

To meet this goal, we believe that we must create meaningful relationships with every child in a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment empowering them to reach their full potential. We look forward to partnering with families to achieve this goal!

About our Service

Our Mission Statement
To provide the highest quality early childhood education and care service for young children in our
community that instils a lifelong love of learning.


Our Service Philosophy
At Cessnock Kids Preschool & Early Learning Centre we aim to create a warm, welcoming, family
orientated and inclusive environment for all children, families, team members and the community as a

In relation to Children
Children’s holistic development and self-worth will be fostered in a safe, positive, nurturing, stimulating
and interactive learning environment.
Children will be provided with meaningful experiences and be presented with opportunities to explore
their interests, expand their knowledge while developing new skills through planned, spontaneous and
child-initiated experiences.
Educators aim to build strong respectful and reciprocal relationships with all children, acknowledging
the importance of children’s sense of belonging.

In relation to Families
Acknowledge the importance that families are, and always will be their child’s first teacher and primary
influence over their child.
We aim to form respectful partnerships with families built on mutual trust and respect while embracing
each family’s values, beliefs and cultural backgrounds and practices.
We aim to work collaboratively with families and strive to be supportive to their needs while being
informative in providing relevant updated information associated within all areas of the early childhood

In relation to Colleagues and Profession
We aim to model quality practices while valuing each other’s strengths and experienced while building
an abundance of professional knowledge and multiple perspectives.
Additionally, we will engage in reflective practices both critically and professionally as a whole and
individually, also providing a mentoring initiative regardless of one’s experience, qualification and
professional competence.
All stakeholders will continually be encouraged to be actively engaging in ongoing review and
modification to our service delivery.

In relation to Community
We aim to form respectful partnerships within our local community while collaborating with community
agencies and services to develop a lasting and supportive network for all stakeholders. We will work in
unison with the community to form a better understanding of different cultural beliefs and aim to
embed these in our teaching practices.
Children’s connectedness and different ways of belonging with people, country and communities helps
them to learn

  • Warm, friendly, family owned and run service
  • Qualified and passionate educators
  • TWO BEAUTIFUL PLAYGROUNDS! Safe age appropriate places for children to explore & develop
  • High quality educational care for children 6 weeks to 6 years old
  • Full Preschool Program (i.e. school readiness and transition to school program)
  • Child centered emergent curriculum inclusive of art, music, language, literacy, self-help, maths, sustainability, science, sports and so much more!
  • Delicious seasonal menu following the Munch and Move guidelines, prepared onsite by our own cooks
  • Family access to online individual child portfolios
  • Nappies, wipes and cot linen provided for all infants under 2 years old
  • Use of educationally appropriate resources on our INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD and other technologies