Nicky’s Kids Town Lane Cove – Connecting with Nature

Finding a child care centre is daunting.  Nicky and Frazer Upfold know this.  They opened Nicky’s Kids Town in Lane Cove over 25 years ago. It’s a family-owned, hands-on business.   They know they are doing something right as a high percentage of their enrolments are referrals or sibling enrolments.  This is a testament to the quality of the programs and facilities offered at Nicky’s Kids Town.

Nicky’s Kids Town provides care for children from birth to 6 years. They pride themselves on their low staff turnover, educator to child ratio and staff education.

Nicky’s Kids Town offers educational programmes, school readiness programmes and co-curricular activities. They have a focus on promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Bushcare and Sustainability Programme

Nicky’s Kids Town is the only early learning centre in Lane Cove offering a dedicated Bushcare programme. It does help that Nicky’s Kids Town is located in a beautiful bushland setting.  They are thrilled to be able to provide an educational program that allows their children to learn and connect to their natural world. Outdoor play fosters children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. By being outside and surrounded by nature, children experience an ever-changing and free-flowing environment that stimulates all the senses.

That is why at Nicky’s Kids Town, their nature playground is not merely an area to run and play; it’s a classroom.

Research about outdoor and bush early childhood programmes has shown many benefits, such as:

  • Increased confidence, motivation and concentration, increased social, physical and language skills, deeper conceptual understandings and respect for the natural environment.
  • Increased social and imaginative play.
  • Teachers understandings of and relationships with the children are deepened, while families and wider community attitudes towards natural places for play and children’s risk management can be enhanced.
  • Positive outcomes for many diverse communities, including disadvantaged and children with disabilities.

Nicky’s Kids Town also has a big focus on sustainability. Just this year they organised a container collection and taught children about the benefits of recycling. Some of their early educators attended a course at Reverse Garbage, providing information on how to reuse and repurpose items into their everyday activities.

Little Scientists Certification

Nickys Kids town is a certified Little Scientists Child Care centre. All early childhood services participating in the Little Scientists Program are committed to inquiry-based learning and early STEM.


Just recently a member of ITC Lane Cove Chat asked for information on Nicky’s Kids Town – this is what was said:

“My son loves NKT. He has been there since he was six months old. He has grown with a lot of the other children and educators. My one-year-old daughter will be transitioning there soon too” – Sue

“My kids went to NKT from 6 months to school age. They loved it, and we loved it too. They were an awesome extension to our family and made my return to work so much easier. I highly recommend them ❤️”  – Elaine

“Absolutely love it there. She is so happy and has really come along way. I could not recommend them enough. They are and always will be an extension of my family.” – Kylie

Visit and Ask Questions

​If you’re seeking childcare in Lane Cove, Nicky’s Kids Town are always happy for you to arrange a visit to answer questions, take you on a tour and discuss their programs and give advice.  You can email them here to book a tour.

Contact Details

Ages: 0 to 6 years
Hours of Operation: 7 am to 6 pm
Email: [email protected]
Address: 18-20 Orion Road Lane Cove, NSW
Phone: (02) 9427 9280
Facebook PageNickysKidsTown
ITC Business Community Supporter: Nicky’s Kids Town

Nicky’s Kids Town is an ITC sponsor.