About Redfern Cottage Child Care Minto
Redfern Cottage – Early Learning Centre and Preschool is a NSW Department of Education registered child care centre located at the historical Redfern Cottage (Campbellfield) site at 20 Lind Street Minto NSW 2566. Our Early Learning Centre is located on the hill overlooking Sarah Redfern Public School, Minto Marketplace and Ron Moore Community Centre.
Large purpose-built centre across 4 rooms. Highly knowledgeable and experienced educators. Highly experienced and talented centre chef. Experienced and motivating Director with a passion for strong relationships with families.
Built on the Historical home of Dr William Redfern in 1812 our newly designed and renovated centre offers a cosy and warm feel for all. Large outdoor area to cater for children of all ages with a large sandpit, cubbyhouse, climbing equipment’s and hilled grass areas. Regular events happening at the childcare centre from dentist visits, cultural events and so much more. Our educators are committed to children’s learning and development and ensure the experiences and environments they create work towards children goals, milestones and support their interests.
Our Minto Early Learning centre core values
Our core values are around enhancing educational outcomes for young children in the Minto and surrounding suburbs community including Leumeah, Ingleburn, Bow Bowing, Raby, Woodbine, Claymore, Eagle Vale, Eschol Park, Kearns and Raby. We believe that learning starts from the moment a child enters into the world and never stops even in adulthood.
We have a strong focus on servicing families and are always open to having discussions with parents on any matters that they would like to raise with us. Our key duty is to the children who attend our daycare service and their families. We strive to exceed quality standards in early childhood development and education.
Our Minto childcare centre history
Dr William Redfern, one of Australia’s most distinguished Australian medical practitioners, arrived to this country over two centuries ago. He came as a convict yet rose from the depths to an honoured place in our history. He was a pioneer of Australian medicine, agriculture and husbandry, and a citizen who contributed greatly to the welfare of the early colony. He was the first medical practitioner to receive an Australian qualification, and our first teacher of medical students.
Redfern Cottage was built on a grant made to Dr Redfern in 1811 for his home. Our early learning centre seeks to honour the legacy of Dr Redfern – of the potential to rise to greatness, regardless of where one started, through perseverance and principles.
The proud and rugged figure of Dr Redfern stands out in added importance as the years pass. He was rich in the attributes that men admire. He was stalwart in adversity, a helper of the weak, a spokesman for the oppressed, a great citizen, and a good doctor.
–The Life and Works of William Redfern, By Edward Ford 1953.