Kindy Patch Manly

About Us

Welcome to Kindy Patch Manly!

Manly Child & Day Care Near Me - Kindy Patch Early Learning CentreKindy Patch Manly is just minutes to Manly station, with convenient opening hours of 6am – 6pm and and provides care and education for children aged 15 months to six years, with all meals and nappies provided. We focus on play-based learning, and offer a Government Approved Kindergarten Program, plus extra-curricular activities such as tennis and music. Our centre is the perfect centre for your children to learn and grow.

We offer a wide variety of learning tools for the children that include programmed experiences, excursions and incursions including the Ginger Sports Kinda Dance program, Tennis classes and Dance Along classes to assist in getting your child up and active in a comfortable, fun and exciting environment with their friends.

Your children will be encouraged to learn through programs based around the Early Years Learning Framework by our team of experienced and qualified early childhood educators including a specialised Pre-Prep program which covers a range of subjects with an aim to prepare our children for their school years and beyond.

For any enquiries, please contact the centre today or drop in and talk to one of our friendly team members.

Manly Kindergarten & Preschool - Childcare and Daycare

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.

Centre Director Profile

Jacelyn Finden

Manly Childcare Centre Manager

I began my early childhood education and care career in 2008 and started working at Kindy Patch Manly in early 2021. I currently hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and studying for a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

My children have been my inspiration throughout my career, and after having my first 2, I wanted to return to work where I could be close to them while working. I started in the nursery and found a passion for working with children in the early years. Over the years, I have watched and learnt how children learn through play and how it benefits all children for their future education.

As an early educator, I have learnt how children learn and develop. Our interactions with children can inspire their learning through play-based curriculums, following their interests and finding their strengths.

I believe in teaching children how to build their self-esteem and confidence to ensure successful transitions into Prep and future schooling. I believe the best way to do this is to ensure children are set up for success by teaching strategies that build on social and emotional development.

I believe that children benefit from same-age peers and being in an environment that encourages social interactions where children can learn from their educators and peers.

Our team at Kindy Patch Manly is a long-standing team with many team members employed here for more than 5 years. Our team is committed and passionate about working with children and families. We acknowledge our families as children’s first teachers and like to build partnerships with all our families.

Here at Kindy Patch Manly, we support our families by ensuring they feel secure in dropping off their children in our care, and we use the Xplor app to keep them up to date with the events of the day.



Our centre provides care for the following age groups:


Pre Kindy Kindy Preschool
 15 months – 3 years 2 years – 3 years 3 years – 6 years 3 years – 6 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sustainability program
  • On-site parking
  • Tennis and Soccer Program
  • Dance Along classes
  • Classroom technology (computers)
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • Kindy Now – an app related to your child’s bookings with our centre


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centres:

Both my boys have attended Kindy Patch Manly since they were each 15 months old and I couldn’t be happier with the care they receive. They are known by ALL staff, not just their room leaders/ assistants, they have made great friends there and are constantly coming home with new skills and experiences they want to tell us about and practice at home. They are currently just 2 and just 3 and I am looking forward to them continuing their time at Kindy Patch until they go to school! The staff and facilities are excellent and I am constantly asked if they can go and play in the playground, even on they days they aren’t there. Thanks to all involved in their care and keeping them (and me!) happy!”

– Katie


“We’re glad we chose Kindy Patch Manly. Level of service, care and staff are commendable. Our 4 year old daughter has attended since she was 2 and now our 2 year old son recently started. They just run in the centre with enthusiasm. Lots of activities for the kids and snacks/meals/nappies are provided which is nice and convenient for us parents. Staff and management are friendly and easy to approach.”

– Jenelyn


Our daughter first started at Kindy Patch at the age of one. She has enjoyed her time there, and seems to be growing in confidence with every week passing. The facilities always looks inviting and fun as well as educational. The food is healthy and nutritious. Very importantly, the staff are always go above and beyond when required. We will be enrolling our second child into Kindy Patch.”

– Ken


Our son Oliver started at Kindy Patch Manly when he was 3 after we had relocated to Australia from the UK. He was shy at first and struggled settling in. The staff at The Kindy Patch were amazing and in no time at all Ollie was really happy, now he can’t wait to go. The centre is a friendly and caring place and I never worry about him when he is there. They took the time to really get to know Ollie and helped him with this transition. I would recommend this Kindy to anyone who is looking at a childcare facility for their children. The activities are fun and educational and there is always something different going on. The staff are kind and friendly and are always willing to discuss your childs development with you either in person or on the phone.”

– Rebecca


After moving here from Sydney our son had a rough time at another centre settling in so we decided to try Kindy Patch Manly and he has loved it ever since. He is happy to go to “school” in the mornings and happy when we pick him up. For us that is the most important thing.”

– Andrea

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 Manly, 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.