Kindy Patch Emmas

About Us

Welcome to Kindy Patch Emmas!

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 Emmas, 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 Emmas

Our centre features large, open rooms and natural outdoor environments. The centre piece is a boat that offers plenty of opportunity for exploration. 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
  • Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
  • Plenty of programmed experiences, centre events, excursions, multicultural days and more, to foster a sense of community and adventure.

Discover lifelong learning

Kindy Patch Emmas - East Maitland Childcare & Day Care Centre Near MeWe 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 Emmas 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 Emmas 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.

Meet the Centre Manager

Shar-May Searle

Kindy Patch Emmas Centre ManagerI hold a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and a Diploma in Leadership and Management. I have worked in early education since 2014 and began working at Kindy Patch Emmas in 2021.

I aim to empower educators to implement an educational program and environment that reflects the children’s interests, developmental stage and individuality through play, allowing them to be active participants in their learning. When families’, educators’ and children’s perspectives, insights and information combine, everyone benefits, especially the children. Each day I aim for our early learning service to be a happy place, where children and educators can laugh, play and have fun on their journey of discovery in “learning to learn.”

When children attend an early education and child care centre, they are provided with a stimulating environment, opportunities to create relationships, build knowledge and skills, reach and exceed key milestones and have a whole team of educators cheering them on along the way. Our passionate educators ensure families feel their child is safe, secure, loved and educated when in our care. Most of all they can learn through play!

Educators maintain a high cleanliness standard within their rooms to ensure we reduce the risk and spread of germs. This means regular documented cleaning of rooms and bathrooms. We have regular cleaners that service the centre throughout the week.

We have a series of outdoor play spaces where all children can play. Children can play indoors or out throughout the day and also gives children the opportunity to interact with siblings and peers of ranging ages. We have a great team of educators to deliver quality educational programs and support to all children and families on their learning journey.

Kindy Patch is an educational service that provides children with a nurturing environment, with opportunities to grow and develop from a very young age right up until they begin school. Our educators provide a play-based learning approach to ensure we create curious and confident learners. We use activities within all classrooms to support children to learn, explore, discover and negotiate.

To support families with the enrolment process we provide a detailed enrolment pack, guides to complete tasks and we are available via phone and email if required to complete the enrolment process. We offer a play and stay prior to your child commencing at the centre and allow families to remain onsite in our parent room.

A fun fact about me is that I have three boys; Jaxtyn, Bodhi and Boston, a male dog called Odin and a male Bearded Dragon called Spike!



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Discovery Explorer Endeavour Investigator
0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years 4 – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – snacks
  • Pin code security
  • Animals/centre pets: Chickens
  • Sustainability program
  • Developing veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computers
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water Play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings with our centre


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centres:


Emmas daycare provides top quality care. Kristy the educator is so friendly and helps you with any concerns you have. The teachers are so well trained and love the children. I cant recommend this daycare enough! The best!”

– Emma


I couldn’t recommend the staff at Kindy Patch Emmas enough! I consider them apart of my extended family – they have taken excellent care of my four children over the past decade. I would not take my children anywhere else, thank you Kindy Patch Emmas!”

– Cristen


My daughter has been at Kindy Patch Emma’s since she was 3 months old so we have experienced each stage of care at the centre. I have always been comfortable in leaving my daughter in the care of the centre and found the teachers to be a wonderful mix of caring, empathy, kindness, genuine interest and positive attitude to provide a well structured and interesting framework of learning and fun for all of the children. I would not hesitate to recommend the centre to anyone wanting a high quality, caring and personal environment their child can thrive in.”

– Leigh P

Enquire Online

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 Emmas, 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.