Our Ambarvale Centre
In 2020, the Open Arms Family grew and we opened our 2nd centre in Ambarvale, NSW, 2560.
Ambarvale has grown over the past 2 years and is proudly a highly sought after centre in the local community. With incredible educators, extensive learning programs, all inclusion fees and our exclusive K4K program incorporating many excursions on our school bus - it is easy to see why!
Our Centre Bus
In 2022, Open Arms was very excited to introduce our Centre Bus 'Bertie' (named by our Goannas).
We enjoy exploring our local community - visiting local sports fields, building relationships with local companies, supporting local events and attending venues specific to our learning experiences. We also have a strong support network for our inclusive program - Including excursions to the Shine Shed in Campbelltown.
If you see us around town, give us a big wave!
122 Dickens Road, Ambarvale, NSW, 2560.
Open Arms EEC Ambarvale is an 86 place centre catering for children from 6 weeks to 6 years.
With an expansive premises, Open Arms Ambarvale caters to every child's needs. We currently operate 6 rooms.
Turtles - 0-2 years
Emus - 2-3 years
Wombats - 3 - 4 years
Kangaroos - 4 - 5 years (K4K program)
Goannas - 5 years (K4K program)
All OAEEC children are provided with a warm, welcoming, home away from home style centre. Combined with a highly qualified and long standing team; children are in the very best of hands.
Saturday Childcare Program
We are excited to be offering our local community the opportunity to enrol in Saturday Care.
This program includes:
✅8:30am-4:30m - opening hours
✅Childcare Subsidy applicable
✅Run by our existing Open Arms Educators
✅Exclusive Saturday program and events
✅Inclusive of Nappies and Wipes
✅Exclusive 1 day enrolment available
Kickstart for Kindergarten Program
Our K4K program has been exclusively designed by our 3 Early Childhood Teachers - Miss Alyssa, Miss Naomi and Miss Cara.
The program encompasses all learning aspects, social support, emotional regulation and self-help skills. These support our Open Arms children to ensure they are prepared for Big School.
This program includes:
✅Exclusive Facebook Group for Families
✅Program run by our ECT's
✅Weekly activities and events
✅Excursions - featuring our custom made polos
✅Connection visits to the local schools children attend
✅Daily activities that support the learning of the alphabet
✅K4K Lunch Ordering Program
✅Incursions to support children's knowledge of 'Big School'
Our all-inclusive fee offers our Open Arms Children the opportunity to experience many incursions throughout the year.
Our children often showcase interests or new 'explorations' through our play and learning opportunities. As early childhood educators, extending children's learning opportunities is at the forefront of our philosophy. We also ensure intentional teaching moments are offered to excite children and support their understanding of events and world missions. We enjoy being able to offer events, experiences and incursions to support these.
From backyard farm visits, to the mobile dairy, the dentist, indigenous performances, magician, reptile zoo, parents and grandparents visiting to cook with us, dance classes, acrobatics, multi-sports, book week, fundraising events and so much more… our Open Arms children always have a fun week to look forward too.
At Open Arms we believe in celebrating the big triumphs in a child's early education journey. And that includes graduating from our Open Arm's K4K program and beginning a new adventure - BIG SCHOOL!
In January we run our exclusive K4K Holiday program which includes fun excursions, exciting events, uniform showcase day, dresses and fun activities, lunchbox ordering and so much more.
In the last week of January, we also host our very special Graduation.
Bring tissues - because it is an emotional time for our families and educators too! Watching our OA children share songs, showcase their dances and most importantly - walk the red carpet.
An exclusive event to share our excitement with families as our next generation of Open Arms children are ready to embark their new adventure.
At Open Arms, we love connecting with our local community.
We support local foundations such as JunctionWorks and Shining Stars Foundation, we visit local parks and play areas, enjoy educational programs, have fun at the local tennis courts and learn all about Indoor soccer. We are bound to have a week filled with fun, excitement and many learning opportunities.
Building relationships with local businesses and sharing their passion for sports with our Open Arms Children is very rewarding.
✅The Shine Shed
✅Campbelltown Indoor Soccer Arena
✅Dance Magic Academy
✅Bicycle Education Centre
At Open Arms, we support children with all Abilities.
We believe in offering a supportive, well-rounded and child-led learning environment. We work closely with families to ensure each child is supported to reach their highest potential.
Open Arms has Inclusion Support available in all rooms which ensures children are supported to build relationships, gain confidence and learn at their own pace.
We also visit the Shine Shed each fortnight where our Inclusion Group participate in fun activities based on the EYLF and the goals our educators are supporting the children to achieve.
Burra is a beloved part of the Open Arms Family.
He is cared for by Miss Michelle, Miss Jade and our Wombat's.
Burra enjoys his crickets and worms, visiting the backyard for a walk, playing with the children, dressing up on occasions and greeting our families during drop off and pick up!
Come and say HI! Burra loves a pat.