FROEBEL St Leonards
Our Centre at a glance
- Offers exciting learning environments on three levels plus a rooftop playground
- Immersive language learning with German as a second community language
- Certified Little Scientists House for early years' STEM education and inquiry-based learning
- Regular excursions to the local area and beyond
- Caters for 99 children, aged 6 months to 5 years of age
- Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 6:00pm, 51 weeks per year (closed on public holidays and for a one-week closure period at the end of the year)
- Located at 454-456 Pacific Highway, St Leonards - only minutes from the train station and city bus stops
- For fee information please click here
FROEBEL St Leonards caters for 99 children from approx. 6 months to 5 years of age and facilitates children's learning and development on many different levels – immersive language learning with German as our second community language, science & maths (particularly through our Little Scientists program), health & nutrition (fresh, nutritious meals are prepared daily by our own centre chef) as well as appropriate risk-taking and education for sustainable development.
Together with our architects, Silvester Fuller, we have been able to create extraordinary and exciting play and learning spaces for children on four levels (including a rooftop playground), an exceptional workplace for early childhood teachers and educators, and contemporary communal spaces for families and guests.
Some of the highlights of the Centre include
- themed, custom-built timber Activity Pods (inspired by the Froebel Gifts) which won a Commendation in the prestigious 2017 NSW Architecture Awards of the Australian Institute of Architects,
- climbing walls,
- rope climbing equipment,
- a semi-open kitchen with kitchen theatre where the children can participate in our chef's cooking and baking experiences.
FROEBEL St Leonards is located in the heart of the St Leonards-Wollstonecraft-Crows Nest triangle, only a short walk from St Leonards train station and city busses. Permanent and casual on-site parking are available to families in our on-site car park (subject to availability). If you are interested in leaving your car at FROEBEL after dropping off your child please contact us for more details or click here.
Would you like to see our Centre?
We would love to show you around! Weekday centre tours can be booked online, tour slots are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If a weekday tour is difficult to organise for your family please watch out for our next Open Haus event on a Saturday morning. We will share the date on our website and Facebook page.
As we were looking at other ways to show our centre to families we have created our very first virtual centre tour which is a wonderful way to get a feel for our centre and program! Please email us if you would like to receive a virtual tour.
For more information on our enrolment process please click here.