New owners of Preschool building indicate attempt to save preschool places and staff jobs Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago Williamtown, Salt Ash by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 26, 2018 SEAN Scanlon, the CEO of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, has announced that the Diocese is in the process of buying the centre at Raymond Terrace which comprises a pre-school and an early education facility. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE “Our aim is to ensure childcare services now on offer will continue to be available to RAAF families at Williamtown and to other families in the Port Stephens area. “We will do this by operating the centre under the St Nicholas Early Education banner from January 2019.” “Our aim is to ensure childcare services now on offer will continue to be available to RAAF families at Williamtown and to other families in the Port Stephens area. “We will do this by operating the centre under the St Nicholas Early Education banner from January 2019.” The Diocese is in discussion with the RAAF at Williamtown and Mission Australia to transition children currently enrolled at the childcare centre across to what will become St Nicholas Raymond Terrace in January 2019. “We are also in negotiation with Michelle Curtin from Williamtown Preschool to extend the lease of the pre-school by 10 months,” he said. To ensure continuity of childcare services, the Diocese is also exploring with Mission Australia the possibility of transferring employees who are currently working at the existing early education facility to St Nicholas. “Our aim is to enable RAAF families – who are now using the childcare services at Raymond Terrace – to continue to enjoy childcare services once the facility is open in January 2019,” Sean said. St Nicholas Early Education is already taking applications for the Raymond Terrace centre ahead of the January opening. Among the many new St Nicholas Early Education Centres to be opened in the next two years in the Port Stephens area will be one at Medowie where the Diocese is aiming to build a new school – the Catherine McAuley Catholic College – and open it in 2020. The $26 million development application for this new school – which comprises the college, a primary school and a new St Nicholas early education centre – has been submitted to the Port Stephens Council.