Kindy Patch Manly

About Us

Welcome to Kindy Patch Manly!

Manly Child & Day Care Near Me - Kindy Patch Early Learning CentreKindy Patch Manly early learning and long day care centre is ideally located just minutes away from Ernest Street Manly Station for families living or commuting through Wynnum, Lota, Manly, Tingalpa, Ransom, Gumdale and Lytton. The childcare centre provides high-quality early education and care for children aged 15 months to six years and is open from 6am to 6pm weekdays.

Spacious play areas and nutritious meals

Inside, you’ll find open and spacious rooms, with play-based educational programs and tools to support each child’s development. The natural outdoor play areas encourage free play with water play, sandpit, swings, veggie garden and more.

We provide nutritious meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and cater to your child’s dietary requirements.

Dedicated educators and high-quality programs

Educators strive to create a calm, comfortable environment where each child feels safe. The highly trained team of long standing educators are hand-picked to support the children and their learning. The centre is well resourced and each area is specifically designed with young learners in mind. You will receive daily updates and photos detailing children’s learning and development on our parent App – Xplor.

The children enjoy a rich and varied educational program incorporating a sustainability program, music, physical education, STEM and cooking. We offer a wide variety of learning tools for the children that include programmed experiences, excursions and incursions. Our centre is the perfect childcare centre for your children to learn and grow and to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way.

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 Kindergarten/Preschool program which covers a range of subjects with an aim to prepare our children for their school years and beyond. We focus on play-based learning, and offer a Government Approved Kindergarten Program.

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

Centre Director Profile

Sarah Greenwood

Manly Childcare Centre Manager - Kindy PatchI began my career in early childhood education in 1997, and I started at Kindy Patch Manly in 2021. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and am about to complete my Bachelor of Psychology majoring in Educational Psychology. I began my career as an unqualified assistant and worked in all service positions before moving into a management position.

I have always had a passion for working with children. Having a large family of my own with a lot of personal experience to share, I love being able to support families and children in various ways.

I have learnt that children are more capable and adaptable than many people realise. A child that may be struggling can blossom with new skills almost overnight. Children can demonstrate great perseverance with tasks and succeed beyond even their own expectations. Knowing this has guided my approach to teaching—by supporting every child in developing their agency and autonomy in making decisions and performing tasks. Every success develops a child’s confidence, self-esteem and independence and instils mastery-related behaviours.

Children are lifelong learners who are a product of numerous environments. Our responsibility is to instill a love of learning in our environment through play that supports security and confidence to approach new or challenging tasks with joy, curiosity and enthusiasm.

It is well known that research shows the benefits of quality preschool programs. By engaging in these programs, children are more likely to develop school readiness skills and the social, cognitive and emotional skills they need to help them succeed in learning.

The Kindy Patch team are dedicated and long-serving team members who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the service, families and children. The team provide consistently high-quality care and education by engaging in ongoing professional development opportunities. This ensures their practices and skills are informed by research-based best practices and up to date knowledge.

Our families are welcomed from their first visit to the service by meeting the entire team and encouraged to ask questions and engage in the program. In addition, we support ongoing communication and feedback through our online platform Xplor and actively seek parent feedback and input to guide our service.




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
  • Classroom technology (computers)
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Xplor a parent communication app that connects
  • families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centres:

“Great and friendly educators and management and always keep you informed of whats going on at the centre. My kids love it here.” Lynda Maher


“Best little daycare centre in Manly. Staff are so friendly. My son just loves going here. Couldn’t think of a better centre to send my son for 5 days a week. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a new daycare. My son comes home each day with a smile on his face.” – Nicole Gault


“Great environment for the children. My daughter has been going there since she was 16 months old. I feel the children are valued and heard and typically enjoy going every day. Staff are kind and compassionate. Feel safe and secure and happy to leave my daughter there.” – Paula Kotb


“Excellent Kindy that provides all healthy meals, good learning practices and the staff really try to bond with your child so that it makes it that little bit easier to day good bye to them each day.”Cass B


“We love Kindy Patch, our son has been going there for 3 years, it will be sad to say goodbye at the end of this year when he starts school. The centre is very well run and operated and they have wonderful committed staff who have been consistent throughout our time there. The centre is small and welcoming and has a family feel as everyone there knows your name when you come in. They provide all meals and nappies within the daily cost. Highly recommend.” Nadia Feeney

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.