Welcome to Northern Rivers Children’s Services Limited (NRCS). From humble beginning over 40 years ago, we have grown into the largest community owned organisation in the Northern Rivers that provides a range of care, welfare and education services. NRCS is a non-profit Company funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education and parent fees.
The Association was formally incorporated in 1986, but has been operating since February 1980 (as Lismore District Family Day Care Inc). Beginning with a few FDC Educators in Lismore, we now operate the following services:
Northern Rivers Family Day Care
Northern Rivers Family Day Care, one of the largest FDC schemes in NSW with around 170 Registered Educators providing care for up to 2000 children per week from Tweed Heads to Coraki south of Lismore.
Long Day Care & Occasional Day Care
An innovative long day care centre in Nimbin also funded by DEEWR. Low child/adult ratios, a high proportion of under 3’s, and a maximum of 15 children make this centre unique.
In Home Care
In Home Care is an approved child care service type created under the Australian Government’s new child care package commencing on 2 July 2018.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)
Several Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services based in local public primary schools.
Parent Support (Ready, Set, Go)
An early intervention program called Ready Set Go (RSG), funded by FaHCSIA, providing Behaviour, Speech Therapy and Family Support in participating Lismore childcare services.