Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay

About Us

Welcome to Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay!

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 Bonnells Bay, 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 and computers 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 Bonnells Bay

Our centre features open plan large, natural outdoor environments. We also have plenty of on-site parking for your convenience. Your child’s day will be enriched with our:

  • Veggie garden and petting zoo to encourage healthy eating and outdoor play
  • Nutritious meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) to support the development of their bodies and minds
  • Water play area to cool off on those hot days, develop fine motor skills and more
  • Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
  • Dance and music program to foster creativity and a healthy lifestyle.

Discover lifelong learning

Childcare, day care, preschool and kindergarten centre in Bonnells BayWe 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 Bonnells Bay 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 Bonnells Bay team can’t wait to meet you! Get in touch today.

Centre Manager profile

Char McAllister

Hi, my name is Char McAllister and I have been working in early education for 15 wonderful years. I began my early childhood journey in 2004 as a Trainee working towards a Certificate III in Early Childhood. I then went on to complete a Diploma in Early Childhood and became a Lead Educator. With the eagerness to learn and become a better educator, I continued my education and studied a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood.

One of my favourite things about working in our centre is interacting and engaging in meaningful play experiences with the children in each room and developing strong relationships with them and their lovely families. I am very passionate about early childhood care and education. I believe that both nature and nurture influence a child’s development. Children learn through play and learn best when receiving quality care and meaningful programmed experiences. As a child learns through play they develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual and self-help skills. All of these skills have a direct effect on each child’s overall development and on the adult they will become.

The educators and I at Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay value what is best for each individual child and their family. Joining them on a journey where each and every child can learn and grow through play, discovery, exploration, imagination and investigation.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”  – Dr Seuss.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher and a Mummy.

What is one of your hobbies?

My family and I enjoy taking part in Parkrun every Saturday. We love to volunteer, walk and jog. 

I welcome you to contact me or drop in at any time to learn more about our centre.



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

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0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years 4 – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals
  • Petting zoo/animals (chickens)
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Dance program (Happy feet fitness)
  • Music program (Happy feet fitness)
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computer/s
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centres:

Exceptional! Amber started going one day a week when I returned to work and she was 18months old. This increased to 2 days a week when she was 2 yrs. Initially didn’t like the idea of sending her to long day care but we are now glad we did. Her social skills, knowledge, and speech development have been aided by the various educational play activities the staff involve her in. Very impressed and thankful. Like how a record of various activities is kept during the year and presented in a portfolio. Amber looks forward to attending Kindy Patch and has made some little friends. The staff are professional and considerate to childrens individual needs. A Highly Recommended Service!”

– Jodie


“My son has been at Kindy Patch for almost 12 months. The staff are genuine, kind and caring, and are great with the kids. The centre has had some changes of management and the current manager is very interested in hearing parent feedback and suggestions. My son loves attending day care at Kindy Patch and I think that’s a great testament to the work they do. I’m also very impressed that they employ two male staff.”

– Danielle


“Both my kids have attended Kindy Patch. The centre is spacious, clean and well set out with a seperate outdoor play area for the smaller kids and big kids. Educators are always lovely and keep you updated with your child’s progress and what is happening in the centre. Have recommended Kindy Patch to friends.”

– Shannon


Both my boys (Isaac and Oliver) have attended Kindy Patch at Bonnells Bay. I have found the centre to be a fun place to leave the boys while I have been at work. Oliver my three year old has come home singing last week: Wash your face with orange juice, clean your teeth with bubble gum… So I am sure he is loving it!”

– Leeann


“Highly recommend this facility my daughter loves going to school here. The set up and the equipment but most of all the teachers are very involved with the children’s activities.”

– Kylie


My eldest daughter has been attending this centre since the age of 3 months. She is now four and a half and finishing at Kindy Patch this year ready to start Kindergarten. Over the years she has been in the best care. The staff are wonderful and listen to your concerns. It didn’t matter what room Kyla was in she enjoyed going to school and has developed great friendships. Kyla has developed and grown so much due to the care and learning experiences that were provided for her at Kindy Patch. The teachers listen to the parent and the child and use the information to extend on her interests. Kyla has develop strong bonds with the teachers and it will be extremely sad to see her go. However my youngest daughter is now at Kindy Patch and is on the same path as Kyla enjoying going to school and the activities, friends and teachers she is interacting with. Thank you Kindy Patch for your wonderful care over the 5 years that Kyla has been attending.”

– Hayley


My 3yr old started at Kindy Patch this year. We are so happy with the Kindy. My daughter has learnt to sing songs in music, learning her shapes, and had a lot of help with toilet training. She LOVES her teachers, thank you so much to Bjorn and Tiarne for their caring and fun teaching skills – she talks about them everyday! She can’t wait to go Kindy every week. Thank you Kindy Patch”

– Kathy


“I’m very happy with the service and care Kindy Patch provide for my Jarrod, he has attended Kindy Patch since he was 6mths old till 1yr old then I had to take him out due to health issues. Jarrod was re-enrolled at 3yrs of age and we have watched Jarrod go from a bub to a delightful intelligent curious 5yr old. As Jarrod’s parents and family, we are so eternally grateful for all the efforts, care and education service Kindy Patch staff have given to Jarrod and I would recommend Kindy Patch to anyone who needed a childcare service and preschool service.”

– Kerri

Enquire Now

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 Bonnells Bay, 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.