Poets Corner Pre-School is located at 55 Morehead Street, Redfern, on the ground floor of what is a 16 storey public
housing block. Operating hours are from 9am – 3pm during school terms, and enjoys full numbers of children with a
waiting list for this year and next. The centre is fully licensed by the NSW Dept of Community Services, with places for
20 children. Extensive renovations have just been completed, including a new toilet block and additional space, allowing for additional places. Plans are now underway to improve the outside playground.
The pre-school is committed to providing a high quality, developmentally appropriate program for children aged
between 3 and 5 years. The dedicated staff, who continue to update their knowledge in early childhood education, provide a unique pre-school environment of ‘belonging' and acceptance, and in being part of the larger extended community family, despite the ongoing pressures that they experience in life in this part of South Sydney. Camperdown Health Services and Tumberton Clinic Randwick provide support the staff and children's additional needs.
Sydney Day Nursery work in partnership with The Factory Community Centre Management Committee in support
families and improve outcomes for children at the pre-school, especially in the area of readiness for school. With this
provision of individual support, a trusting relationship is built with the parent, leading to hearing what the obstacles are and finding ways and means to remove them.
The Centre is enriched by the diversity of families with their many different cultures and backgrounds. Various
performers come to our school each year, excursions undertaken on The Factory Bus, and celebrations include
Harmony Day, Reconciliation Day, Aboriginal Children’s Day and NAIDOC with lots of great activities and family
involvement. For further info and bookings, phone 9699 3175