The Children's Seaside Hotel was located at Narrabeen in the 1940s, with a branch at Wentworth Falls opening in 1943. It was for children aged from one month to 15 years of age and offered care from a single day to periods of years. It was used during school vacations and by mothers for respite from young children.
The Children's Seaside Hotel advertised in the boarding school and college pages of publications like The Farmer and Settler. According to the advertising, it was staffed with trained nurses and students of child psychology. Both the seaside at Narrabeen and mountains in Wentworth Falls were promoted as offering fresh milk and cream and home grown vegetables, with activities in the 'health-giving surroundings of mountain air'.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Seaside Hotel: Happy holidays for children', The Farmer and Settler, 5 December 1940, p. 24, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117493913; 'Holiday Hotels for Children', The Farmer and Settler, 8 December 1944, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117382876.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 10 April 2014, Last modified: 1 June 2021