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The campus that the Centre is situated on has been a special place for children since the middle of the eighteenth century when Captain Coram opened the Founding Hospital. The present Centre was formed by bringing together St. Leonard’s Nursery School and Coram Community Nursery in 1998 and opened on September 1st 1998.
We are committed to the Every Child Matters Agenda and we seek to promote the best outcomes for all children. The Centre is committed to the belief that learning starts at birth and continues throughout life. The Centre’s aim is to provide high quality, fully integrated care and education and to work in partnership with parents and carers.
The Centre provides for children from two years to five years and is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm(closes at 3.30pm on Wednesday for centre development) 46 weeks a year.
The children come from all sections of the local community and reflect the cultural, religious and linguistic richness of the Kings Cross area. The Centre reserves up to twenty percent of the available places for children with Special Educational Needs or those deemed to be need according to the Children’s Act criteria.
The Centre is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team and draws on a wide range of expertise.