Childcare Centre Canberra – St Nicholas Preschool

St Nicholas Greek – Australian Preschool & Childcare Centre Canberra is nestled in the heart of Yarrulumla. Our philosophy is simple, we love creative learning. Whether it be through language exploration, creative expression or understanding sustainability. Here at St Nicholas, we aim to encourage children’s natural intelligence and curiosity of their
environment through four key areas of learning:

Language Classes

At St Nicholas’ we provide daily Greek language classes to stimulate the early development of your child’s brain

Sports Classes

At St Nicholas’ we provides weekly sport classes held by external Sports coaches – Ready Steady Go!

Understanding Sustainability

We demonstrate the importance of sustainability through gardening, composting and water conservation.

School Readiness Program

St Nicholas’ School Readiness Program will give your child all the building blocks to excel in their first year at school.

  • We are open from 8.00am – 6.00pm

  • Now enrolling children aged 1 – 5 years

  • Our daily rate is $142 which include home cooked meals, nappies and extracurricular experiences

What makes us different?


Using cutting edge interest based learning techniques, our experienced educators will shape your child’s early years.


Community involvement is at the heart of St Nicholas’. We conduct regular community events and fetes for the children and their families.


Play based learning expands on interests your child already has and adds new dimensions to foster their natural curiosity.


Interactive smartboards, skyping other schools and ipad driven learning are just a few examples of St Nicholas’ tech driven curriculum.

Meet Our Teachers

Athena Zappia
Athena ZappiaOwner & Director (currently on maternity leave)
Tarni Cassidy
Tarni Cassidy Director & Educational Leader
Anastasia Constant
Anastasia ConstantLead Greek Teacher & Assistant Director
Cathy Cotis
Cathy CotisOffice Administrator
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Check out what’s happening at St Nick’s!

National SunSmart Program

  • St Nicholas Preschool has been awarded National SunSmart Status 

  • We provide sunscreen and teach children how to be safe in the sun

  • In partnership with Cancer Council ACT