Magical Narnia comes to Port Stephens

 

Back row: Zara Van Heythuysen (child) Kirsty Van Heythuysen (teacher) Kelly Wallis (director/teacher) Laurie Coleman (educator) Amy Ross (educator) Destiny's mum, Amy Lee Demech.
Back row: Zara Van Heythuysen (child) Kirsty Van Heythuysen (teacher) Kelly Wallis (director/teacher) Laurie Coleman (educator) Amy Ross (educator) Destiny’s mum, Amy Lee Demech. Front Row: Kudzai S Joseph (trainee) Zanele Zoe Ndipange, Dylan Smylie, Bethany Coleman, Bronte Dickinson, Gustav Eckstein, Destiny Burgmann-Demech.

MANY have read about ‘Narnia’  through the fantasy novels created for children by C. S. Lewis, but did you know that we have a doorway into our very own Narnia here on the Tomaree Peninsula?

The new Narnia Port Stephens is the newest long day care centre and preschool in Port Stephens.

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It is a special centre that has been created for the little people in our community and steps into its third week with outstanding feedback from the community.

Four year old Destiny Burgmann–Demech started preschool last week at Narnia and is settling in beautifully.

“This is Destiny’s first year at preschool and she is all smiles,” Amy Demech told Bay News Of The Area.

“My daughter looks forward to going to Narnia and I put that down to the beautiful atmosphere that is created at the centre and because of the kindness of the staff,” Ms Demech added.

Inside Narnia are three rooms, set up to promote a calm and comfortable atmosphere with natural timber furniture and the cosy touches of home.

Each room are named in line with the Narnia Theme.

“Lucy’s Room” is for children 0-2 years.

“The Dancing Lawn” is for children 2-4 years and “The Great Woods” offers a unique transition program.

The Great Woods caters for children in the year before school and has a comprehensive transition to school program in conjunction with St Philip’s Christian College.

“We are blessed to be in a location overlooking natural bushland, where we have an abundance of space outside with the children enjoying the gardens, our oversized sandpit, the water pump, bike track and other facilities,” Kelly Wallis, Director of Narnia Port Stephens, told Bay News Of The Area.

“It’s an amazing design that incorporates the natural beauty of our surroundings while giving the children a sense of space, fun and adventure,” Ms Wallis said.

Narnia Port Stephens has limited vacancies but since opening places are filling up quickly.

An Open Day is planned on Saturday 11March from 10am to 12pm for the community to have a peek at this magical centre with an opportunity to meet the educators and teachers.

Contact Narnia for more details  on 4919 5435.

 

 

By Jewell DRURY

 

Back row: Lucy McCall (educator) Dyan Brown (educator) Jessica Margan (educator). Front row: Bronte Dickinson, Gustav Eckstein, Dylan Smylie, Destiny Burgmann-Demech.
Back row: Lucy McCall (educator) Dyan Brown (educator) Jessica Margan (educator).
Front row: Bronte Dickinson, Gustav Eckstein, Dylan Smylie, Destiny Burgmann-Demech.
Destiny Burgmann Demech is all smiles in her second week at Narnia with her Mum, Amy Demech. Photos by Jewell Drury
Destiny Burgmann Demech is all smiles in her second week at Narnia with her Mum, Amy Demech. Photos by Jewell Drury

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