Welcome to Eikoh Seminar Australia
Early Childhood Learning Programs & Childcare in Sydney
Welcome to Eikoh Seminar Australia - we're a subsidiary of Eikoh Inc. in Japan, and are one of Sydney's leading providers of childcare. We have centres on the lower north shore in Normanhurst, St Ives, Roseville, and West Ryde, our main goal is helping local families educate and nurture a compassionate and caring environment for their children.
Childcare offers the opportunity for children to learn, play, socialise, and grow, under the watchful eye of trained childcare educators. Particularly in Sydney where a lot of families will struggle to find quality childcare in their local area, Eikoh Seminar centres aim to provide a welcoming and inspiring early learning experience for children between the ages of three and six.
Eikoh Seminar Australia ensures the effective implementation of our Child Safe Policy and the NSW Child Safe Standards, ensuring that the policy is appropriately reviewed and updated within all three centres. As early childhood educators, we are passionate about ensuring that all children are protected, and their rights respected and valued.
It's our job to make sure that every child feels safe, secure, and supported when they come into daycare - we do everything we can to provide a child-safe environment where they are able to confidently express themselves, feel respected, and have their needs met; all while having fun!
Our Centres in the Lower North Shore
Normanhurst Child Care Centre opened in October 1997 and is a purpose-built centre. It is a 48 place centre which caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. The centre is open 7am – 6pm, 50 weeks per year and is located close to Normanhurst train station.
St Ives Chase Kindergarten opened in August 1991 and is a licensed Centre catering for up to 40 children aged between 2.5 - 6 years. The centre offers Long Day Care and Preschool hours, and is open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year.
Roseville Kindergarten opened in January 1992 and is a 40 place centre which caters for children aged 3 - 6 years. We offer Pre-school hours from 9am to 3pm or extended hours from 8am to 5:30pm for those families who require more flexible hours. The centre is open Monday to Friday for 48 weeks per year.
West Ryde Long Day Care Centre opened in February 2007 and is a 79 place centre which caters for children from 6 weeks to 6 years.
The centre is open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year.
Our Approach to Early Childhood Learning
We believe that early childhood learning takes place through connected relationships and active engagement with the physical world. The play-based curriculum—implementing the Early Years Learning Framework—at our early learning centres in Sydney allows little ones to construct their own identities and understandings of the world around them, promoting positive self-awareness and self-confidence. Our job is to foster the right environment that encourages and nurtures this active engagement!
Our Philosophy on Family Involvement
We believe that family involvement is an integral part of our centres' everyday running. We welcome the sharing of family experiences, cultures, and ideas within our learning environment to enrich children's development, learning, and understanding of the world around them. Our staff and parents work together to foster mutual respect and support through open and regular communication.
Our Commitment to Quality Care
We are dedicated to providing the highest level care of care for each child. At each of our childcare centres across Sydney's lower North Shore, each experienced team works together to provide a positive and engaging learning environment. Our staff are extremely passionate about delivering this level of care - we believe that continuous professional development is essential for providing quality care and education for the children in our care.
Our Learning Environment
Our learning environment fosters secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships. Our early learning centres support diversity and promote respect for all people, recognising the importance of similarities and differences between individuals and families. Each childcare centre, kindergarten, and preschool in Sydney will provide an environment that is challenging and stimulating, supporting and extending the skills and abilities of each child.
Our School Readiness Program
We help prepare children for life beyond our Sydney childcare centres and homes by providing a school readiness program in an environment that promotes positive attitudes to learning. Our early learning centres in Sydney will prepare your child for all the exciting learning and experiences that come next.
Our Commitment to Health and Safety
Eikoh Seminar’s staff ensure the health, safety, and well-being of each child by providing a safe and secure environment and promoting healthy living and food choices. Every one of our childcare centres, preschools, early learning centres, and kindergartens in Sydney is regularly cleaned to provide a hygienic, safe, and healthy environment to learn and enjoy.