Waranara Early Education Centre

Artist's render of Green Square Childcare Centre

The City is breathing new life into the old outpatients building at the historic South Sydney Hospital site.

Heritage features such as roof cowls will be reinterpreted as skylights, offices will become light-filled playrooms, a new U-shaped building will create safe play spaces while a wrap around veranda will encourage individual or group play protected by large shade trees.

We’ve made sure all the elements essential for early childhood learning are included. An inventive nature play area will offer children a sensory path featuring raised veggie gardens, fruit tree groves and timber balance challenges.

Passive, active and messy play spaces will include an outdoor kitchen and digging patch extending into a lively water and sand play area.

Staffed by qualified educators who’ll focus on preparing your child for school, the Waranara Early Education Centre will provide 74 places for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years.

“Waranara” is an Aboriginal word meaning “to seek”.

Waiting list

The City is currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Register your interest.

Artist's render of Green Square Childcare Centre's reading room

Waranara Early Education Centre

3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Designed by Fox Johnson Architects

Construction begins: 2015

Expected completion: late 2017

Artist's render