“Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture”


Why The Hub?

The Hub Preschool & Early Education Academy provides early childhood with purpose:

  • Purposeful spaces
  • Purposeful programs

  • Purposeful intentions that are both meaningful and thoughtful

Raylee Davies

Approved Provider

Kerri Armstrong

General Manager – Operations

A bit about us

The Hub was founded in 2016, with a passion to provide high quality Early Childhood Education and Care to the Newcastle and Hunter Valley community.

This passion was driven by years of experience working with and alongside our local people, educating children, supporting their families, with a vision to see the face of early childhood changed, to be one of PURPOSE.

We are family owned, family operated and supported by a team of highly qualified early childhood professionals who boast decades of experience working with children and their families.

We recognise that play is not just a pastime for children, but a vital tool for their belonging, being and becoming as individuals, and as active participants in their communities.

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, our curriculum is designed to foster children’s innate curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Our spaces are dynamic learning laboratories, where children engage in hands-on activities, projects, and collaborative experiences. Through these experiences, they develop problem-solving abilities and communication skills.

We are guided by many theorists and early education professionals both in Australia and abroad who are passionate about the advocacy of children and their learning. Our carefully crafted curriculum ignites children’s imagination as it is designed by the children, for the children. We listen to children’s ideas, visions and curiosities and we use these to plan and implement experiences and projects that inspire them to extend these ideas into programs that provide wonderment.

Our values, aspirations & vision

A few more reasons to choose The Hub

Play is fundamental to the healthy development and wellbeing of children. Play is freely chosen, self-directed, pleasurable, meaningful, symbolic and intrinsically motivating. 

Our programs are built on those fundamentals. 

Play based learning is a context and a process for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage activity with people, objects and representations. 

  • We allow children to take risks, 
  • We provide children with multifaceted resources, 
  • We encourage loose parts play, and 
  • Give children the autonomy to be constructors of their own learning. 
‘Every child is an artist’ – Pablo Picasso

Every Hub service has the inclusion of dedicated art space or ‘atelier’ where creativity and forward thinking is encouraged. 

Ateliers are environments promoting knowledge and creativity, suggesting questions and generating evocations. It is a place where children can have agency and lead their own creative endeavours, in a space that is aloft with creative resources available at all times. 

Children are afforded the opportunity to select their own equipment and are given the time and space to pack down and reset their resources. 

At The Hub, we take a holistic approach to introducing your child to the school environment, recognising that this transition is unique for each child. Planning for this begins well before their first day of school to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Holistic Approach: We ensure we tailor to each child’s unique transition needs.
  • Collaborative Effort: Involves families, educators, and teachers sharing all vital information.

Our guiding framework, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), employs the term ‘transition to school’ as opposed to ‘school readiness’.

Unlike traditional ‘school readiness’ which focuses on future preparation, ‘transition to school’ values each child’s present and past experiences, emphasising full engagement in the now.

We value play-based learning, which builds children’s resilience, self-help skills, confidence, and communication skills, ensuring a positive start to formal schooling.

To learn more about what Transition to School looks like at The Hub, click the button to read our Transition to School document.