Charlestown Centre

4 St Albans Close, Charlestown



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For parents
Charlestown Centre

Charlestown centre

A brand new centre is designed and now under construction in the heart of Charlestown. This centre boasts a hidden rainforest yard where children can adventure through the trees and along the creek, and purpose built facilities designed to be a place that children love to come to throughout the week.

We are expecting to open mid 2022 and are now taking names on the waiting list.

  • 0 - 2 years $130 per day
  • 2 - 3 years$127 per day
  • 3 - 5 years$122 per day
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A Brand New Centre

Things are really taking shape now!

A Brand New Centre

Things are really taking shape now!

A Brand New Centre

Things are really taking shape now!

A Brand New Centre

Things are really taking shape now!


When is the Charlestown Centre Opening?

We are very close to completion and we are very hopeful for an opening date somewhere around mid-late 2022.

Construction projects are impacted by a variety of factors out of our control, so we will keep all prospective families up to date as the project progresses and invite you to visit as soon as we can.

How do I enrol my child?

To be added to our waiting list, please complete an application form HERE. 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, Marks Point 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 enrolment.

Can I book a tour?

As soon as our centre opens we would be delighted to show you around. We know you are going to love it!

In the meantime, you are more than welcome to book a tour of one of our other centres, please contact your preferred centre.

We encourage families considering sending their children to The Rumpus Room to come visit us. This gives you the chance to see the centre in person, imagine your child here and ask any questions you may have.

We are here to help you make the best decision for your child.

How do I get the Child Care Subsidy?

The Child Care Subsidy is a payment made by the government to help families cover childcare fees. We recommend visiting Centrelink to find out more on Child Care Subsidy and how you can apply to reduce your child’s daily fees. You can find out more by clicking HERE.

Approved Service Providers are governed by National Law and National Regulation standards and you can view this link for more information

Will I need to provide lunch for my child at The Rumpus Room?

Yes, the Rumpus Room is a lunchbox centre. We encourage parents to provide a variety of healthy foods for their lunches each day to supplement morning and afternoon tea, which is provided by the centre. We aim to provide a serve of fruit and vegetables for every child each day, sometimes even from our own garden! In providing fruit and vegetables to the children each day, we are helping them to develop a foundation for future healthy eating.

We ask parents to join along with healthy snacks, sandwiches, and easy to eat meals that can be enjoyed by children while eating with their peers.

Each room has a different approach to mealtimes, and we encourage families to reach out to discuss how to best support their children as they transition into care and from room to room.

Where can I find the centre’s policies?

All policies for The Rumpus Room Charlestown Centre are available to view and download HERE. If you have any questions about our policies, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your centre.

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

The Rumpus Room is committed to providing a child safe environment. The safety and protection of children is our highest priority and we have zero tolerance for any abuse or maltreatment of children.

We recognise the importance of our role in a child’s life, to respond, record and report incidents, disclosures or suspicions regarding child abuse or misconduct.

We are committed to ensuring that children’s voices are heard and that they are included in decisions that affect their lives. We recognise their right to privacy with regards to their care and communication.

We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We value diversity and will not tolerate discriminatory practices. We believe every child is created in the image of God for a purpose and is of great value.

Our Educators

Tom Pascall

Director & Nominated Supervisor

Tamara Kerr

Early Childhood Teacher

Molly Daly

Diploma trained educator

Erin Jones

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care

Nikita Holmes

Diploma trained educator

Courtney Bruce

Certificate III in Early Childhood Care & Education

Sharna Stephenson

Diploma Trained Educator

Alana Smith

Early Childhood Teacher

Alexandra Haywood

Certificate III in Early Childhood Care & Education

Amy Bruce

Diploma Trained Educator

Breanna Power

Certificate III in Early Childhood Care & Education

Emma McCluskey

Trainee - Certificate III in Early Childhood Care & Education

Rebecca Newbold

Actively working towards Early Childhood Teacher

Skye Pannowitz

Certificate III in Early Childhood Care & Education

Victoria Stafford

Diploma Trained Educator

Stephanie Rummery

Parent Liaison & Admin