About Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest

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Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest is a purpose built 90 place long day care and before and after school care service. Our centre provides quality programs in line with the new Early Learning Years Framework as well as a nurturing and engaging environment for your children to grow and develop.

Our outdoor learning spaces have large shade sails making this area accessible all year round and our large indoor rooms provide our children with lots of space to explore, and areas to develop their own personal sense of identity and self-confidence.

Headstart Early Learning Centre Norwest is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday and caters to children from birth through to six years old as well as a program for children from school age to 12 years old. We are located in the Norwest Business Park, right off Lexington drive and are very close to the different bus routes in the area.

Our experienced educators are warm and friendly, many holding relevant certifications and working within the childcare profession for many years.

Our commitment to providing a balanced nutritional menu is one of high priority easily catering for the individual dietary requirements of each child including allergies or cultural needs.

We value our families and the local community and encourage them to participate in many events throughout the year including Mother's and Father's day celebrations as well as helping us support charity fundraisers such as Red Nose Day. Opportunity to input into our programs is available and we appreciate any thoughts or ideas you may have regarding any aspect of our centre.

At Headstart Norwest we also offer before and after school care and vacation care programs that are interest based to accommodate your child's personalised needs and curiosity.

A dedicated team of qualified and caring early childhood educators cater to children from school age through to 12 years old.

Our programs allow for time for fun with friends, assistance with homework and offer a courtesy bus service for Before and After School Care.

We look forward to meeting you and starting your child's early learning adventure.

Flexible Hours

Our centre is offering Flexible Hours to support families to make the most out of the government’s Child Care Subsidy. Consisting of nine-hour, ten-hour, and full day options, the new Flexible Hours model will give families the freedom to choose which hours best suit their individual circumstances. Families will not be limited by start and finish times like other models from competitors, and there will be no associated fees or conditions around the minimum amount of flexible hours days they are able to access. To learn more watch our Flexible Hours video by clicking the video button above.

National quality standard rating: Meeting National Quality Standard.

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Pre-school
  • Before School Care
  • Vacation Care
  • After School Care

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    • Long Day Care
    • $150 /day
    • for ages 6wks to 2yrs
    • Long Day Care
    • $142 /day
    • for ages 2yrs to 3yrs
    • Long Day Care
    • $136.50 /day
    • for ages 3yrs to 5yrs
    • Before School Care
    • $36 before school
    • for ages 5yrs to 12yrs
    • Vacation Care
    • $93.50 /day
    • for ages 5yrs to 12yrs
    • After School Care
    • $40.50 after school
    • for ages 5yrs to 12yrs

Use our Child Care Subsidy Calculator to learn how much government support your family may be eligible for.


National quality standard rating

Overall Rating - Meeting National Quality Standard (MORE)
Quality Area Rating
Educational Program and Practice Meeting National Quality Standard
Children's Health and Safety Meeting National Quality Standard
Physical environment Meeting National Quality Standard
Staffing Arrangements Meeting National Quality Standard
Relationships with children Meeting National Quality Standard
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Meeting National Quality Standard
Governance and leadership Meeting National Quality Standard

NQS Rating last updated: 20-Jan-2021

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  • Environment & Facilities
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  • Health & Safety
  • Learning & Developmental Programs
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  • Warmth & Empathy towards children

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Headstart is excellent. After being rejected from 3 other afterschool services in the Baulkham Hills area due to my child's disability and associated additional needs, Headstart did not have a problem with accepting our son into its before and after school program. Our son does not require any additional support now as he is integrated into the routine and is included as just one of the kids!! Inclusive, caring, understanding, providing access to children with disabilities, great Vacation care activities willing to make adjustments to "standard operating procedures" and generally giving all kids a go!!!! Raised the expectation and fulfilled the dream and realisation of access and true inclusiveness, which should be a given in today world. Excellent attitude of management and staff, Highly Recommended :)
my daughter is in the nursery and she absolutely loves her time with these experienced and caring educators! She learns new skills each week, is well feed, always clean, participates in stimulating activities and adjusts well when picked up. I highly recommend this centre!