Welcome to Educare

Our paediatric clinic is filled with highly skilled professionals and experts across many fields who are committed to helping any child in need. Our specialised services and facilities can be utilised to accommodate a whole array of needs and requirements as well, making us your first point of call, should an issue ever arise.

EDUCARE serves Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, as well as the Lower and Upper Hunter Region and the Mid-North Coast of NSW.

View our specialist services above, use the form below to request a consultation or call us on: (02) 4943 4444

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School Holiday Programs

Just for Kicks

Soccer group for 7-11 year olds

When: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July 2019

Where: Attunga Park, Charlestown

(Across the road from Charlestown Public School Can be accessed either by Dickinson Street or Milson Street)

Why: Learn how to be part of a team, have fun, Improve confidence and learn new skills

David Pearce
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
AHPRA Registration: PSY00002032569

Member Australian Psychological Society

David completed his Bachelor of Psychology degree at the University of Newcastle. Following on from his degree, David has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working with complex children and adults...

Drew Cowen
Child & Adolescent Psychologist

Bachelor of Science (psychology)
Graduate Diploma of Health Science (counselling)
Masters of Psychology
AHPRA Registration: PSY0001239439
Member Australian Psychological Society

Drew Cowen has worked with children, adolescents and families for over 25 years and brings substantial experience to EDUCARE and to his respective clients. His specialist areas include attachment, childhood anxiety, the impact of violence and other trauma on children, addictive behaviours, personality disorders, substance use and co-morbidity.

Megan Pumpa
Clinical Psychology Registrar – Adolescents and Adults

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
APHRA Registration PSY0001957804

Megan Pumpa completed her Psychology degree at the University of Queensland with a research focus on self-harm in young people. She subsequently completed her post-graduate clinical training at the University of New England.

Aimee Blacker
Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Newcastle 2014
Qualified Surf-Therapeutic Instructor
AHPRA Registration: OCC000194967
Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
Medicare, Private Health Fund and NDIS Provider

Aimee Blacker graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2014 with specialization in OT Paediatrics. Aimee is a warm and engaging therapist who readily builds strong rapport with the children and their respective parents.