Watch how we learn through play everyday

Nature Based Philosophy

Risky Play

Quality Environments

Meaningful Relationships

Celebrating 30 years of early education on Awabakal land.


Growing A Love For Learning.

Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool is 39 place community based early education and child care service which caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

As a community based not for profit service, our building premise is owned by Newcastle City Council and operates as an Incorporated Association. The management structure consists of a voluntary parent committee who are responsible for the viability and managerial aspects of the business and who employ a qualified service director responsible for the day to day operations of the service.

We have three age specified learning environments; Nursery 0-2 years, Toddlers 2-3 years and Preschool 3-5 years, which support children’s strengths, needs and interests. Our highly qualified and experienced team implement an emergent curriculum based on the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF, 2009).


Hours and Days
of Operation

7:30am - 5:30pm

Office Hours
8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed Public Holidays

Our 43 place community based service, caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

ACELP was the winner of the 2019 Hesta Award for their innovative practitioner research project on Building children’s risk competence.

The centre research team conducted the research including analysing the data alongside academics from the University of Newcastle and implementing a unique change project with educators and children.

From this research, the service was able to validate the importance of including risky play into their curriculum as when children were supported through a series of specific intentional teaching strategies, they were able to better perceive, assess and manage risk in their play. The research project gained a lot of media attention which was evident on Channel 10’s The Project, ABC radio and in various educational blogs.

Our Policies

Get in touch if you would like to hear more about what our service can offer your child.

Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool Inc. would like to acknowledge the Awabakal people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present of the Awabakal people and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people present.

Our aim at Adamstown Community Early Learning and Preschool
is to maintain a holistic approach to high quality, community based
early education and care for the children and families
at our service and within the community.