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Hands and Hearts Early Childhood Education and Care

Welcoming and nurturing

HeartCo Ltd (part of the Blue Sky family) operates three ‘Hands and Hearts’ not-for-profit long day care centres, in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Kempsey.

All three centres provide a welcoming and nurturing early years learning environment for children to explore, discover and learn through play.

Our Coffs Harbour centre welcomes children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age, our Kempsey centre welcomes children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years, and our Bellingen centre welcomes children from 2 to 5 years of age.

We harness, build upon and extend children’s capabilities and interests. By strengthening our children’s sense of belonging, inclusion and wellbeing, they create safe, positive, and trusting relationships with staff, other children, and others in the community.


  • Our children participate in educational programs that are tailored to children’s learning and developmental stages. Our educational programs and practice are underpinned by the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • We view children as unique, capable, creative and successful individuals, whose lives are characterised by belonging, being and becoming.
  • We harness, build upon and extend children’s strengths, capabilities and interests by engaging in inquiry, wonder and play-based educational experiences. Our approach supports children to become curious, enthusiastic and successful life-long learners.
  • We strengthen children’s belonging, inclusion and wellbeing through nurturing, safe, positive and trusting relationships with staff, other children and others in the community.
  • We value our physical environment as our ‘third teacher’. We believe physical spaces influence how children learn and develop an understanding of the world around them and how their actions impact the environment.
  • We partner and engage with others in our community to strengthen our children’s learning and development, to meet individual needs and achieve positive outcomes, and to increase community awareness.

Where to find us

To enrol your child or find out more about our centres, call or email our staff via the contact details below.


9 Gardiner Avenue
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
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Email: director@heartco.org.au
Tel: (02) 6652 2121


51-53 North Street
Kempsey NSW 2440
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Email: connect@heartco.org.au
Tel: (02) 6562 8144


1 Elliott Close
Bellingen NSW 2454
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E: directorbellingen@heartco.org.au
Tel: (02) 6655 2304