Nine years ago Shellharbour Community Church had a dream of providing an early education and care service in the local community. The church recognised a need for families who had to return to work and believed that by having a place where children would be nurtured to grow and thrive was an excellent way the church could serve the community.
Sprouts is a Christian long day care centre and will be open from Monday to Friday (7am – 6pm) and will close only for two weeks over the Christmas break. We provide healthy meals throughout the day that are planned to meet 75% of children’s nutritional recommended daily intake.
Sprouts is proudly a not-for-profit organisation. Any surplus that is made at Sprouts is invested straight back into the service, facilities, staff and community outreach programs. This means that at Sprouts we ensure that we invest first in providing high-quality education and care for the children and families within our service. We also prioritise in connecting with, supporting and serving our community. Through close connections, we advocate for children and their families within our community.