About Ganeinu Long Day Care and Preschool, St Ives, Sydney

Ganeinu Long Day Care and Preschool


Ganeinu, pronounced ga-nay-nu is an early learning centre based in St Ives on Sydney's North Shore, established in the community since 2008, initially in Killeaton Street and now in our new location in College Crescent. Every family and child is warmly welcomed, regardless of cultural background. We offer long hours (7:30 am – 6:00 pm) with flexible fee and care arrangements for working families, providing daycare and preschool for children from 2 months to 6 years.


We aim to maximise the future potential and opportunities available for every child through our educational program, focussing on each child's physical, emotional and cognitive needs using a Whole Child approach. 

Jewish traditions and values are embedded into our educational program in a culturally diverse and inclusive “home away from home” environment where we connect and unite families of all backgrounds as a community.


Ganeinu is located in the heart of St Ives at 27 College Crescent. We have a wide range of toddler and preschool equipment and our playgrounds are provisioned with equipment that encourage development of both fine and gross motor skills, while our grassed open playground  gives children the opportunity to burn energy, develop their imagination or just be one with nature. We also have two smaller fenced playgrounds  offering safe outdoor experiences for our youngest children.


In addition, we provide a safe and secure environment with automated front entry gates for cars.

Depending upon health advice, Preschool children have opportunities to get out and about in the community with excursions planned to broaden their understanding of the world in which they live. Younger children benefit from Incursions, when we invite special visitors to share their skills, knowledge and experience to our centre.


Fresh, Kosher (Chalav Yisrael), meals are cooked on site daily by our qualified chef, covering all nutritional requirements.