Welcome to Kindy Patch Ashtonfield!
More than just long day care, our beautiful centre provides early education for children from six weeks to six years. We offer flexible hours to support your family’s busy lifestyle and to ensure you make the most of your childcare subsidy.
At Kindy Patch Ashtonfield, we foster your child’s individuality in a safe and nurturing environment. When you walk through our doors you’ll find:
- Leading-edge, play-based educational programs and tools, to support your child’s development at every stage
- A specialised preschool program taught by degree-qualified teachers. This program delivers critical learning experiences and is enhanced with smartboard technology to ensure children aged three to five years are ready for the challenges of school
- Regular updates and photos about your child’s experiences, progress and learning directly to your mobile or email via our parent communication app.
We learn through play at Kindy Patch Ashtonfield
Our centre features open-plan rooms and large, natural outdoor environments, including a sandpit, climbing fort, dramatic play areas and new nursery play space. Your child’s day will be enriched with our:
- Veggie garden to encourage healthy eating and outdoor play
- Nutritious meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, a late snack and meal Halal options) to support the development of their bodies and minds
- Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
- Centre events and excursions, including trips to the local school, library and park.
Discover lifelong learning
We believe that every child is unique and will thrive in an environment that focuses on personalised, age-specific learning and play.
Our experienced educators deliver excellence in early education via programs that are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework. Their focus is on helping your child develop the foundations for a positive, lifelong learning experience.
Thrive in a nurturing and homely setting
At Kindy Patch Ashtonfield we are passionate about fostering encouragement and kindness! Our longstanding educators create an inclusive, educational environment that feels like a home away from home.
The Kindy Patch Ashtonfield team can’t wait to meet you! Get in touch today.
Our childcare centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
How long have you been working in childcare?
I finished my degree in 2014 and went straight into child. Since then I have spent some time working in primary schools as well which has only helped develop my passion for early childhood education and the importance it plays for children to be successful through their schooling and later in life.
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
My favourite part of working at the centre is my interactions with the children. I love spending time with the children and seeing their exciting expressions when they are challenged and learning new things. I enjoy the conversations had and the children’s curiosity about the world they live in as they discover new things daily.
What qualifications do you hold?
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
What are you most passionate about?
To put it simply, I am passionate about children’s education. Whether it is early childhood, primary or secondary I feel that all children deserve the right to quality education which meets their individual needs. My role as Centre Manager of Kindy Patch Ashtonfield allows me the privilege to directly influence the quality of education and care provided to the children attending our service. I feel this is a great honour when parents and carers entrust the lives of their little people and leave them in our care.
What are you most proud of at your centre?
I am proud on the strong relationships staff have with all children and families who attend our centre. The staff are continually working hard to build strong, secure relationships with all children and make KP Ashtonfield a very welcoming and friendly environment. This is so important when children are starting care for the first time or even moving centres. I know that all staff understand the importance of the decision made by parents, when choosing where their child will spend time learning new skills for their schooling and life ahead. We endeavour to make the process the most enjoyable for the child and ensure parents feel confident in us as a team, always communicating with you 100% through your child’s journey.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Dr Suess
I love this quote because it can apply to anything. It reminds me that each individual is in control of their choices and what surrounds them. This applies greatly to children being capable to make their own choices and influence the world in which they live.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
Here at Kindy Patch Ashtonfield we have the pleasure of having a very large playground which incorporates natural grass, garden areas and large trees which provide wonderful shade. Our playground encourages all kinds of adventures for the children in our care. All staff at our centre promote risky and messy play as we understand the positive impact this has on children’s development. We pride ourselves on providing a homely environment in all three rooms of our centre and all educators work hard to build strong relationships with all families attending.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies and wipes
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other meals
- Swipe card security
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – iPads
- In-house cook
- Halah meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centres:
“My son is in his second year of attendance now at Kindy Patch Ashtonfield and in all this time I can not fault the staff or the center. All members of staff are welcoming, caring, and nurturing with the children. It didnt take long for my son to bond with his carers and he looks forward to his days there. The center has a high level of communication with families and there is always something exciting and new for the kids to do.”
“Our 3 daughters have all attended Kindy Patch Ashtonfield in the last 3 years and we have found it to be a wonderful centre. The staff are lovely and take a real interest in our girls. I find them approachable and helpful, and our daughters enjoy being there. Over the last few months there have been some great changes made to the centre (painting, new furniture, the outdoor boat) and there are plans for more, which is great! I’m also really enjoying the fact that the centre now provides morning and afternoon tea, which are healthy options like fresh fruit, yoghurt, custard, or a treat that the staff make onsite! I would definitely recommend Kindy Patch Ashtonfield for quality childcare.”
“My son has been here for 6 months and not only has he become very fond of the staff so have I. I feel like it has become a second family the girls all really care for the children and are only too happy to accomodate our family needs. The centre is amazing so much space and things for bub to do.”
“As a parent of 2 children who have attended this facility for over 5 years I am more than willing to recommend both the staffing and management of Kindy Patch Ashtonfield. Nothing has ever been a drama, the staff are always kind and courteous to my children and myself. Always there to offer suggestions when I was experiencing problems with my childrens behavioural issues, sleep patterns, healthy eating etc. Kindy Patch Ashtonfield has recently made some changes to the layout of their rooms and new play equipment outside which my little girl looks forward to playing on & with on the days she attends pre-school.”
“My Son has been at Kindy Patch Ashotonfield since he was 4 months olds. The staff have all been wonderful in looking after him. Communication has been good and I have confidence that he is getting the best care. He has a great relationship with all the staff members from all the rooms. He is always learning new things and has so much fun. Its a home away from home for him. My daugher also attended in the pre-school room before she started school. She loved it and by the time she started Kindergarden, she was well prepared and knew much of what they learn at school in the first year.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Kindy Patch centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Kindy Patch Ashtonfield, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.