The Shoalhaven has a well serviced and growing education sector offering a wide range of education and training opportunities. In the Shoalhaven you can continue lifetime learning with all levels of education catered for from child day care to private and public schools, vocational, TAFE and University courses - to the University of the Third Age.
The vocational education sector is oriented to industry requirements integrating student work experience through to business training courses to improve staff capability.
Approved Education and Care Services
There is a range of community based pre schools, privately operated child care facilities and early childhood centres on offer throughout the Shoalhaven. At present there are over 40 day care facilities within the Shoalhaven, with a number catering for vacation care. You can search for individual child care facilities at ACECQA.
Shoalhaven City Council also coordinates Family Day Care. Family Day Care is an alternative to centre based care. Children are cared for in the homes of registered careres. Offices are in Nowra and Ulladulla. The carers nurture and develop each child's learning potential in small group settings, and cater for children from birth to twelve years.
Parents can make flexible arrangement for full, part time, occasional or after school care, including vacation care.
Shoalhaven Family Day Care is always looking for carers to work in the Shoalhaven region. If you are looking for a career in child care and want to open your own small business then contact the co ordination unit and find our about the requirements to become a carer in our professional team.
For more information contact Shoalhaven Family Day Care on (02) 4421 7314.
Noah's Inclusion Services
Noah's Inclusion Servicesoffers flexible, high quality services to children and young people with special needs and caring support to their families.
Over more than 33 years, Noah’s has grown from a toy library operating from the verandah of a small cottage to a vital centre for the Nowra community, providing services for around 900 children per year. It supports families and listens to its community. Noah's strive to provide family-centred, evidence-based intervention for children and young people and their families, and to celebrate the diversity and dignity of children of all apparent levels of ability.
In 2015 Noah’s moved to a new premises located at Building 303, Shoalhaven Campus, University of Wollongong, George Evans Road, Mundamia (West Nowra) and in 2016 opened the Noah’s Mundamia Early Learning Centre offering extended hours placement for all children in the Shoalhaven.