Early Education Centre

Northmead Early Education Centre was officially opened on the 17th of April 2012, by the then Honourable Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Early Childhood. Located at 182 Windsor Road Winston Hills, it is an architecturally designed purpose-built centre and features a Preschool Centre and an Early Learning Centre. Our Preschool is located in the beautiful heritage Santa Rosa building and offers a home-like atmosphere for the children. The Preschool Centre provides a preschool program with high educator/child ratios for two learning groups of children aged 3 to 6 years. The children have access to two outdoor garden play areas with an abundance of inspiring spaces for them to explore, create, challenge and make meaning of the world.

Our Early Learning Centre has three small learning groups (aged between 6 weeks to 3 years) and high educator/child ratios ensuring individual care and learning. The facilities are spacious and well-resourced with a separate beautiful garden learning environment specifically designed for our Early Learners. An al fresco dining area joins our Early Learning Centre to our Preschool where our in-house cook serves fresh healthy meals that she has prepared daily in our kitchen.

Our caring educators place an emphasis on developing positive and trusting relationships with the children and their families and encourage family feedback and participation continually in our programs. We would like to invite you to visit Northmead Early Education Centre to see and experience the difference.


Hours: 7am to 6.30pm
Monday to Friday

182 Windsor Road, Winston Hills
(enter Northmead in GPS)
Phone: 02 8095 7999

Safe & secure environment

Northmead Early Education Centre has strict policies and safety checks to ensure our environments are safe, secure and well maintained at all times. NEEC environments are designed for optimal safety and supervision of children and have a security access system permitting only authorised people to enter.


To make life as easy as possible for busy families, our centre provides as much as possible of your child’s daily needs including: nappies, meals, sun hats, sunscreen and bed sheets. We also provide our families access to Storypark which is a secure online system that helps us to record, share and extend the children’s learning.

Health & well-being

NEEC protects the health and well-being of all children, educators and families at all times with robust policies and practices. Our environments are regularly cleaned throughout the day and daily by professional cleaners. Our staff all have Working with Children Checks and are trained in child protection, first aid, anaphylaxis and asthma.


NEEC’s program includes a Mandarin language program supported by Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) and various educational extra-curricular experiences to support our curriculum, such as animal (native, farm and zoo) and science incursions. Multisport and fitness programs run in-house are offered by specialist companies for small additional fees.

Nutritious menu

NEEC’s in house cook daily prepares and serves nutritious meals using seasonal and fresh ingredients. Our menu allows for many different choices and follows the Australian Dietary Guidelines as well as the cultural and health needs of our children.


NEEC is accessible by public transport with a bus stop outside on Windsor Road. There is also plenty of onsite car parking available for ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ of children.

Antonela Sala

Antonela is a qualified early childhood teacher with over 11 years’ experience working with children and babies. Antonela joined the team at Northmead Early Education Centre when it opened in 2012 and has helped NEEC maintain its high-quality reputation and ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’ rating throughout this time. Antonela is passionate about developing respectful, strong relationships with children and their families, and has actively researched and promoted the RIE, Pikler and Circle of Security approaches in SEEC’s policies and practices. Antonela also has a keen interest in embedding STEM and inquiry-based learning into the curriculum and supporting each child to develop the skills and passion for life-long learning.

Please feel free to drop into Northmead Early Education Centre to meet Antonela and her exceptional team. You are sure to be warmly welcomed.

I have two daughters who have been attending NEEC for 5 years now and our family just love the centre. The staff are always so welcoming, warm and caring and work so hard to ensure the kids have fun and learn on a daily basis. I’m always impressed with the new things they come home with. I know they are in good hands when I’m at work and I never have to worry. Thank you to all the staff that helped raise our daughter to become a confident, fun loving, caring Kindy kid that she is today.