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Raymond Terrace Early Education Centre has been providing high quality early education care to children since 1987. We provide care for 39 children per day.

As a community based not for profit service, our building is owned by Port Stephens Council and operates as an Incorporated Association. The management structure consists of a voluntary parent committee who are responsible for the viability and managerial aspects of the business and who employ a qualified service director responsible for the day to day operations of the service. 

Our centre’s programme is based on the Early Years Learning Framework. The children are encouraged to choose from a variety of activities for development and learning while stimulating and challenging their mind and development skills in a fun and enjoyable environment.

Raymond Terrace Early Education Centre offer a school readiness programme for 3-5 year olds, encouraging their skills and knowledge to further prepare them for school.

At Raymond Terrace Early Education Centre, your child will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout the day, such as:

  • Language activities
  • Physical activities
  • Puzzles and Games
  • Creative play, including arts & Crafts
  • Music
  • Dramatic play
  • Going Green projects
  • And much more

To learn more or to arrange a visit, contact us today!

Community Based Structure- An Incorporated Association

As a community based service, RTEEC is managed by a Voluntary Parent Management Committee. Our building itself is owned by Port Stephens Council.

Our Management Committee consists of 4-5 Executive Members including:

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Officer.

We also support an additional 2-3 General Members who assist in the decision making and general administration or fundraising tasks/ events of the centre.

A new committee is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) usually in March and the committee of the previous year is dissolved within this agenda also. This means that parents may choose to re-elect each year where they decide to continue in a role.

The way the positions are elected is that families of our service enter into membership of the General Association. They are then responsible to attend this annual meeting and vote upon each individual role.

Once the committee have been elected, they are then responsible to the business of Raymond Terrace Early Education Centre.

The service director is responsible for the day to day operation and management of the service. 

Some of the benefits of being a part of a community based service include:

  • Being part of a completely not for profit organisation, ensuring that every cent is spent on quality outcomes for children.
  • As a parent and a potential member of the committee, you have the opportunity to provide input in decision making with regards to important aspects of the centre.
  • The service is solely focused on what is needed for its children, families and the local community. 


We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of this land, on which Raymond Terrace Early Education Centre is located, the Worimi People. We honour and acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australian and Non-Aboriginal Australians to the education of all children and people in this country we all live in and share together – Australia.

Our centre has been independently assessed by the Department of Education NSW under the National Quality Standards, and are proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.

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For the Parents...


88 Benjamin Lee Drive

Raymond Terrace NSW 2324


(02) 4987 1588



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