Castle Hill Childcare & Preschool

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Shelley Gong Shelley Gong 1713139788
Daddy and I want to express our deepest gratitude for the exceptional support and care the team at Castle Hill OAC have provided to our son over the past year. From the nurturing environment to the dedicated educators especially Kristen and Veronique in nursery. Every aspect of Leon's experience at the campus has been wonderful from the morning book time, to the sing a longs, arts and craft, outdoor play, dress up and the various activities that the campus provides. We will forever cherish the special memories and photos. A special shout out to Mel for being an awesome and most approachable campus director. It is your passion and encouragement that have shaped Leon into the bright and cheeky little man he is today.

Prasun Shakya Prasun Shakya 1694753474
OAC Castle Hill was my first childcare in Sydney after we relocated to Sydney from overseas and I must say, it was one of my best decision as parent to choose OAC Castle Hill. From the tour of campus, to first day of my son who was not English speaker to making friends, learning and communicating confidently with others and actually enjoying center so much that we were sad when we have to relocate him to another childcare after moving to another place far from center. Due to some unfavourable scenario, we missed the last day of his childcare which my son was so gutted. All of educators were so good and welcoming and my son missed them all. THANK YOU OAC Castle Hill Team.

Crystal Crystal 1669869686
Great experience. Super friendly staff and my kids have loved it here. Moving interstate so sorry to be leaving this place! Has set the bar high.

K Zell K Zell 1665777852
Castle Hill campus continues to exceed any expectation we had for day care. The Director is open and approachable and the team continues to provide the utmost care and enthusiasm for our kids. I could never have imagined day care becoming part of our family like OAC Castle Hill has. I thank Mel and their team for their ongoing effort and dedication to our children and us.

Jessica Kingi Jessica Kingi 1630716407
Oac Castle Hill is a beautiful well run campus that is like a second home for us. I currently have two boys in attendance and am incredibly happy with many of the aspects Oac offer. Their menu and cook is superb, the curriculum is well adapted to include children’s interests and voices alongside intentional teaching creating a love of learning and most importantly, the Educators are nurturing, passionate and happy! As someone who use to work as an Educator in the Early Childhood industry, I am incredibly happy with Oac Castle Hill and wouldn’t hesitate to tell others about my experience after 3+ years.

Campus Overview

Only About Children Castle Hill Preschool and Childcare Centre is located on a unique, expansive rural property with plenty of space for children to explore, discover, create and lead their own play. The rural setting helps promote an appreciation for the natural environment amongst our children.

Families at our Castle Hill campus enjoy –

  • A spacious outdoor area that is divided into two, each with its own dedicated sandpit and herb and vegetable garden, under both natural and man-made shade.
  • A mud kitchen in our preschool playground that is home to our five resident chickens which the children help care for, including recycling food scraps for our chickens, worms and compost bins!
  • Our five age-based indoor spaces which are designed to encourage children to learn and grow.  
  • Getting out into our local community through planned excursions and community activities that build on our educational curriculum and the children’s interests. At our Castle Hill childcare centre these include visits to our neighbouring Fire Brigade and supervised exploration of our large rural property.
  • Many community events including chicken hatching, STEM activities, reptile shows, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day functions as well as our annual Christmas Party and graduation ceremony for our school leaver

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  • Passionate educators and allied health specialists who are focused on creating a learning space where families and children can learn and grow together.
  • A leading nutritionhealth and wellbeing offering which includes a Dietitian designed seasonal menu and fresh meals prepared daily in-house by our campus cooks
  • All-inclusive offering including our daily app diary updates, nappies, formula, bedding, sunscreen and more.

At Only About Children Castle Hill, we offer More Than Childcare. Our unique approach to early years learning goes beyond education to encompass the health, social development and wellbeing of every child in our care. We call it The OAC Way.

Our innovative play-based Grow Curriculum gives Nursery, Toddler and Preschool children the best opportunity to develop their growing minds during their early years. It includes:

  • Left Brain Logic – Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) and Sustainability
  • Right Brain Creativity – Music, Dramatic Play and Art
  • Health and Wellbeing – Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Social Development – Trust, Respect & Relationship and Resilience & Mindfulness

Our Grow curriculum is delivered via intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments where children’s successes, skills and challenges are monitored on an ongoing basis. 

OAC Flexi (occasional care) is available at our Castle Hill Campus. This option is for families wishing to utilise occasional or back up childcare at short notice. OAC Flexi is available in 2 sessions, full day or part day and is available for children aged 12 weeks – 5 years old.

Where to find us

Only About Children Castle Hill childcare centre is situated on a large rural property at 569 Old Northern Road, Glenhaven, just across the street from our local Castle Hill Fire Station.

With plenty of onsite parking, families can enjoy a smooth drop off and pick up every visit. We are a short drive or a 15-minute walk from the gorgeous Castle Hill Heritage Park which offers a fantastic BBQ area, playground and some wonderful walking tracks. We are a four-minute drive from Oakhill Drive Public School and a seven-minute drive from Castle Hill Public School and Samuel Gilbert Public School.

Interested in learning more? The best place to start is with a tour or call us today on 138 622.


Castle Hill Nursery (6 weeks – 2 years)

At Only About Children Castle Hill Nursery, our passionate educators focus on laying a foundation for enduring curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. Our Caste Hill Nursery caters to the care and development needs of infants aged 6 weeks -2 years.

The Castle Hill Nursery focuses on safe sleep practices developed by qualified Family Health Nurses and Consultants. Our nursery is a safe and stimulating environment that encourages your child to explore and play and implements both structure and a nurturing environment with our exceptional caregiving and play routines.

Our Castle Hill Nursery Program includes:

  • Age 6 weeks -2 years appropriate indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Sleeping rooms with a focus on positive sleep practices.
  • Dietitian designed baby menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Baby essentials such as nappies, cots, linen, and sunscreen.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum

For more information, download the Only About Children Nursery Room Guide

OAC Nursery Room Guide

Castle Hill Toddlers (2-3 years)

Our Only About Children Castle Hill campus is focused on giving your child a calm and welcoming environment that balances play, exploration, and learning. Our Toddler rooms are led by passionate educators who create play-based learning activities designed to provide toddler-aged children with nurturing experiences that encourage growth and development.

Our Toddler rooms are safe, supportive spaces that facilitate creative exploration. Each space is expertly designed to encourage younger children to explore, solve problems, create, construct and interact with peers.

Our Castke Hill Toddler program includes:

  • Age 2-3 years of appropriate learning and playing environments.
  • Balanced structured and unstructured play-based learning – Grow curriculum
  • Small group learning activities.
  • Dietitian designed menus with all meals and snacks included.
  • Calm sleeping and resting rooms.

For more information, download the Only About Children Toddler Room Guide

OAC Toddler Room Guide

Castle Hill Preschool (3-5 years)

Only About Children Castle Hill Preschool is focused on creating quality experiences that place your child in the best position to begin school. Our nurturing kindergarten educators give special emphasis on building school-ready skills, such as Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math), Sustainability, Music, Dramatic Play and Art. We aim to make your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible by providing balanced, small group learning activities that build independence and resilience along with academic skills.

Our team of highly-skilled educators and health specialists work together to create an integrated journey that enhances your child’s learning and development. Individual learning plans are created to empower each child with skills that will help them reach their full academic and social potential.


Castle Hill Preschool program

  • Provides an innovative curriculum focused on left brain logic and right brain creativity
  • Includes both structured and unstructured play-based learning that considers the child’s individual interests and development
  • Provides an ‘Individual Learning and Development Plan’ for every child with 6 monthly check-ins with families
  • A learning focus from 9am to 3pm to prepare children for typical school hours and routine whilst providing the flexibility of long hours for social development and play
  • Is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) for childcare.
  • Includes Health and Social Development support in preparation for school, including complementary Vision Screening
  • Is eligible for NSW Start Strong Preschool Funding

For more information, download the Only About Children Preschool Room Guide

OAC Preschool Room Guide

Helpful Information

Castle Hill Campus Educators

Melissa Kidd Melissa Kidd

Melissa Kidd

Campus Director

Melissa has worked at the Castle Hill campus for nearly 14 years and is a proud local of the area.

Melissa believes that each child is an individual and as an educator, she is committed to valuing and developing each child’s strengths, interests, skills, abilities and knowledge to extend their learning. She is a strong believer that children learn through play and wants to provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine.

Childcare Subsidy

For more information, visit our Childcare Subsidy Information (CCS)

Contact Us

  • Open hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Phone: 138 622
  • 569 Old Northern Road, Glenhaven, NSW 2156

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