Thornton Child Care and Preschool

Thornton Child Care and Preschool

About Us

Thornton Child Care and Preschool Centre has been in operation since 1987. Our service has a long standing reputation in the community for providing high quality education and care, by long term dedicated team members. We are very proud to offer a natural and home like environment. Our gardens have been designed with creating areas of interest for the children to encourage exploration and choice making.

Our service is a 39 place, 2 room centre. We operate for 50 weeks of the year, closing down for two weeks at Christmas time. We also close for public holidays. Our hours of operation are 7.30am-6pm. We have many excursions around our local community and also incursions from travelling shows such as “The Reptile Man”.

We encourage community and family involvement and participation thru visits from and to the local library. We also visit the local primary school as part of our transition to school program. Parents are invited to attend our Family Forums once a term and to assist with fundraisers. Parents are invited to also share any special skills or knowledge they may have with their child’s group.

Our Philosophy

At Thornton Child Care and Preschool Centre our philosophy reflects the knowledge’s, beliefs, and values of our early childhood educators, children, families and our community including current research and practice. Our philosophy consist of five components including:

  • The Child
  • The Relationships
  • The Environment
  • The Curriculum and Practice and
  • The Community.

Our Staff

Suellen BoydSuellen Boyd

Director and Early Childhood Teacher

Suellen has over 26 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, in long day care, pre-school, family day care and schools. Suellen has experience in both teaching and directing roles and has a strong commitment to quality education and care for children and their families.



Contact Us

2 Welwin Cresent, Thornton NSW 2322

Phone: 02 4966 5975  |  Fax: 02 4966 5985