Coming to Charlestown in 2022

The Rumpus Room Children’s Centres has meticulously built a reputation for excellence in design in early childhood environments. Drawing on its experience in both early childhood education and child care centre operation, the owners have crafted the design features of this new centre to provide optimum experiences for children and staff. By masterfully integrating the flat areas and the beautiful natural valley and water course, this centre will be second to none in the region for nature-play and adventure opportunities for children within their very own play space!

In an era when an increasing number of centres are building playgrounds indoors, The Rumpus Room recognises and offers children critical outdoor and nature play experiences in their generous outdoor play spaces. We stand on the belief that children must have regular experiences in natural settings and this beautiful new centre will immerse children in nature every day!

We invite you to follow the exciting journey over this next 18 months as we see this fabulous child care centre become a vibrant reality.

Quick information:

  1. DA has been lodged.
  2. Anticipated completion of new building and potential opening will around mid-2021
  3. Five rooms and 79 places 
  4. Beautiful bush setting
  5. Hallmarked design to match the unique Rumpus Room Centre design
  6. Perfect northern orientation with picturesque outlook onto leafy valley
  7. Just 5-minute walk to Charlestown Square
  8. Promising to have Newcastle and Lake Macquarie’s premier nature playground

The 5 room names will be confirmed soon but the rooms will be set out as outlined below:

  • The 0 – 12 month old room will have 12 places
  • The 12 month- 24 month old room will have 12 places
  • The 2- 3 year old room will have 15 places
  • The 3 – 4 year old room will have 20 places
  • The 4- 5 year old room will have 20 places


To be added to our waiting list, please complete the below application form to be added to the waiting list.  We will contact you if we have are able to confirm a position is/will be available for the requested start date. 

Please note that our waiting list feeds into the Darling St, Chatham St, Pelican and Charlestown centres and places are offered based on availability. When a place becomes available for your child, you will be contacted with an offer of enrollment.



Places available


Operating hours

7.30am – 5:30pm (50 weeks per year)


02 4940 8686


2-4 St Albans Close, Charlestown