Welcome to Kindy Patch Largs!
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 Largs, 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 Largs
Our beautiful centre features large, natural play environments and is located in a semi-rural setting. Our preschool building is a beautiful old church, complete with a courtyard and tree that was planted in 1862. 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 and a late snack) to support the development of their bodies and minds
- Water play area to cool off on hot days, develop fine motor skills and more
- Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
- Extra-curricular activities and excursions such as grandparents’ days, fathers’ night, discos and sausage sizzles, as well as visits from reptile handlers, musicians and more.
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 Largs 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 Largs 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.
What is your name?
How long have you been working in childcare?
I have worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 11 years. I have worked in many different roles such at Assistant, Room Leader and Educational Leader so I understand just how vital each role is within the Early Childhood setting.
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
I have always believed in life-long learning and this is something I have always strived for. I love seeing the children’s passion for learning evolve as they discover a new fact that they can’t wait to share or bring their own learning with them to the centre.
What qualifications do you hold?
Diploma of Children’s Services.
What are you most proud of at your centre?
I am proud of the old charm nature of Kindy Patch Largs. The educators have really embraced the farming culture of Largs and have embedded sustainability practices within the centre. Kindy Patch Largs is a true representation of the community within which it resides and shows wonderful ties to those surrounding residents.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela.
What is your philosophy about educating children?
I believe that every child is a unique individual. All children learn in different ways, and educators, children and parents should work together in order to develop the best ways of joyful learning for each child. Every child should progress at his/her own rate.
I believe that children learn best in an environment where they feel safe, secure and stimulated and are comfortable to be a part of the learning that takes place. Learning is also about taking risks and children will do this and assessing situations of play. Children will do this if they have these feelings of security in their educators and centre.
I believe that play is a very important part of a developmentally appropriate program. Play is a child’s work. It is the young child’s way of reaching out to learn about the world around them.
My role as an educator is to be a facilitator and provide enriching activities so that children are supported as they learn about their strengths and work on their weaknesses. As a facilitator, I support children as they embark on a journey to make discoveries about themselves and learn to recognise and name their feelings.
My goal as an educator is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
Kindy Patch Largs is a beautiful centre with many home like qualities and educators who are passionate in their roles. As a centre we strive for a high quality educational program all the while providing a nurturing and supportive environment for your child.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 4 years
||4 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Late snack
- On-site chef
- Nappies and Wipes provided
- Animals – chickens
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- Classroom technology (computers)
- 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 centre:
“Kindy Patch Largs is a fantastic centre, the staff are very friendly and accommodating, and provide a wide variety of educational and life skills programmes for the kids. I enjoy receiving regular feedback from my child’s teachers. I could not be any happier with the service they provided. The most important thing is my child is happy to attend and you can tell she has formed a bond with her carers and is comfortable in the environment which makes me very happy.”
“Kindy Patch Largs provides really family and community orientated programs. M my children love their teachers and they bring home a variety of artwork. They are also teaching good school skills. Happy to recommend.”
“I have had children attending Kindy Patch Largs for 5 years. The staff are lovely, warm and caring. I feel happy leaving my children at daycare knowing they will have fun and be well cared for.”
“The educators at Kindy Patch Largs go out of their way to make the centre feel like home! It is a beautifully clean and home-like environment and I would highly recommend it.”
“Lovely Centre with caring staff and a commitment to providing activities that encourage the children to learn about and interact with each other and with their environment. The Centre is always clean and well organised.”
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 Largs, 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.