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Welcome to Narnia Waratah

Positioned in the heart of Newcastle, on Awabakal land.

Here at Narnia we believe in partnering with each family to provide their child with the best start in Early Education and Care. We place Christ as the core of everything we do and experience great joy as we journey together with each child. Our experienced and dedicated team are all active Christians in their local church community.

We follow the Early Years Learning Framework and we strive to provide environments both indoors and out that allow children to be individual learners;

to experience joy, wonder and fun in all they do; to be immersed with new ideas and discovery; to follow their interests; to be the very best they can be; and to learn more about who they are as created by a loving God.

At Narnia Waratah we are passionate about getting to know each child enrolled and we value building positive relationships with both the child and the family. Our team are available to discuss concerns or to hear new ideas. Together we can build a community that is unique to Narnia and encourages everyone to do great things.

Find out more about our Program

Meet the Director

Karen Garred

I have been teaching in Early Childhood Education since 1994 and I still love it each and every day. I am passionate about providing an environment where each child feels valued, is able to develop their full potential, and where each child's voice is heard. I view children as capable individuals who can achieve great things. My passion for inclusion and supporting families on the journey of discovery through Early Childhood Education resulted in my completion of my Graduate Diploma of Special Education in 1999. I feel blessed to be in a role where I can connect with families, educators and children to make a real difference.

For general enquiries please contact our Centre on 02 4960 6695