Maitland Childcare Centre exterior facade

Our Historic Child Care Centre

Set on over 1 acre of land our beautiful historic building encourages every child to explore a piece of Maitland history.

History of St Paul’s Church

St Paul’s Church South Maitland was dedicated for service in 1858. The original structure was built in cruciform style with wide aisles and large transepts. The porches at the western and northern doors were added in 1885 and the lychgate in 1919. The bell tower was erected in 1888 as a separate building with plans to link the tower and church at a later date.  St Paul’s was perhaps best known for its bellringing. The first peal was rung on Easter Monday in 1898 and continued until the church deconsecrated on 20th October 2012.

A new life as a child care centre

Our beautiful and wonderfully historic centre incorporates this lovely old church, yet with a full complement of modern facilities, offering children a safe environment in which they have maximum potential to grow, learn and experience the world in a secure, stimulating, healthy and enjoyable setting.

We have a refreshingly ‘organic’ outdoor environment which allows our children to experience the natural environment. They can feel the grass between their toes, and explore the sensory wonders that only natural environments can offer.  Our playgrounds have been designed to be a wonderland of discovery.

Story House Maitland Child Care aerial view showing St Paul's church and grounds