Scallywags redevelopment underway

We are changing…
2019 is an exciting year for Children’s Services. Bathurst Regional Council is investing $1.5 million in the re-development of our facilities and from late August 2019, Bathurst Family Day Care, Scallywags and Little Scallywags will be co-located in the redeveloped facility in the heart of the CBD.

The former Scallywags child care centre is currently being renovated and re-developed to become our new home.

Council has been actively involved in the provision of education and child care services for almost 30 years and the redevelopment of the Scallywags site will allow Council to consolidate all of our facilities into one central, CBD location.

The new centre will provide 60 places catering for 0 – 6 year olds. We will have:

• Two 0 -2 year old class rooms
• One 2 – 3 year old classroom
• One preschool - transition to school class room

The refurbished facilities will result in an upgrade to the kitchen, meeting spaces and modern classrooms that provide a quality learning environment, yet still maintain the Scallywags/Little Scallywags homelike/lounge room feel.

While we are changing, you will find Scallywags and our Family Day Care team at 7 Lee Street, Kelso.

Little Scallywags continues to operate from its Havannah Street location.

We are also changing our Facebook account. Follow Bathurst Family Day Care on Facebook – and keep up to date as we make the change to Children’s Services and bring our new home to life.

Want to know more, call our team on 6338 2800

New Development



Bathurst Regional Council has commenced work on the $1.5 million redevelopment of Scallywags Child Care Centre.

Deputy Mayor Cr Bobby Bourke said demolition work had commenced on site at Scallywags in the first stage of the redevelopment of the centre.
“The contractors moved onsite in the New Year and work has started on demolishing parts of the building in readiness for the extension of the building.

“Once completed the building will be home to all of Council’s child care facilities – Scallywags, Little Scallywags and Family Day Care services.

“While the work is undertaken children attending Scallywags are utilising Council’s Lee Street facilities, the current home of our Family Day Care services. Little Scallywags is operating as usual.

“The new centre is scheduled to open in July,” Cr Bourke said.

Council has been actively involved in the provision of education and care services for almost 30 years and the redevelopment of Scallywags allows Council to consolidate all of its child care facilities into one location in the CBD.

Council has received $100,000 from the State Government from the Stronger Country Community Fund towards the project.