Welcome to Kindy Patch Medowie!
More than just long day care, our 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 Medowie, 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 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 Medowie
Our centre features open-plan rooms, large natural play environments and we offer plenty of extra-curricular adventures. Your child’s day will be enriched with our:
- Nutritious meals (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) to support the development of their bodies and minds
- Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
- Water play area to cool off on hot days, use fine motor skills 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 Medowie 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 Medowie 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.
How long have you been working in childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
I would have to say working with families and establishing those relationships that support them and their families.
What qualifications do you hold?
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
- Bachelor of Education/Primary Teaching
- Diploma in Leadership and Management
- Child Protection
- First Aid and CPR Training
What are you most proud of at your centre?
Over the past two years since I have started we have seen a lot of change. I had a vision for my centre and it is fantastic that it is now coming together with the help of a fantastic team.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
‘We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience’ – John Dewey. Educator and Philosopher
What inspired you to become an educator?
I wanted to be a teacher from a young age, I wanted to help children and have an impact on their lives and the direction it may take. I now have three children of my own and it is fantastic seeing children grow and thrive in front of your very eyes.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
Our centre has a great feel as soon as you walk through the front door. This is the feedback we get from parents all the time. My staff are a dedicated team that provide high quality care. We are a well-resourced centre that caters for varying interests and individual learning styles.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
||0 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 4 years
||4 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals
- Swipe card security
- Petting zoo/animals
- Sustainability program
- 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
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centres:
“Having a child with additional needs, I found that the transition to school would not have gone so smoothly if it was not for the access he had to such a solid Early Education program to prepare him for school. The basic tasks such holding a pencil, unwrapping his lunch to the more important areas such as basic numeracy and letter recognition which I would not been able to prepare as a fulltime working mother. I am a firm believer of pre- school learning and feel it is a vital step for all children and believe my son would not have thrive without it. The staff at Kindy Patch ensured a wonderful transition to Kindergarten for my son.
“Both of my girls been attending Kindy Patch Medowie since around 10months of age. Having a teaching background I do have huge expectations regarding their care and believe that Education is one of the most important factors that is going to influence their future in this ever changing world.
I believe their motivation towards learning and being successful in learning is developed right from the onset. If a child constantly fails they will simply give up and develop a negative attitude, not only of learning but also themselves.
Kindy Patch Medowie has been nothing but supportive and nurturing towards developing both Ebony and Evelyn as individuals. The dedicated educators and careers in the centre go above and beyond to continue our beliefs as parents regarding learning and instilling a sense of right and wrong, sharing, positive communication strategies, healthy practises and learning about the world.
Ebony amazes me each day with what she learns at Kindy Patch. From ‘getting down low and go go going’ if there is a fire, to ‘Stranger Danger’ and Snow Leopards. I often pick her up at the end of the day and she is engrossed in a learning activity at the SMART board.
I have every faith that she will be fully prepared in order to be successful at big school next year. As an affectionate little person she is very excited but has already expressed she will miss the friendly faces and she has had caring for her since starting as at the center as little bubba. A definite sign of a great child care center and preschool provider.”
“Both of our children attend Kindy Patch Medowie and have done since 6 months old with our eldest being 4 and 1/2. I couldn’t be happier with the care they receive. The Staff at Kindy Patch are amazing and have helped develop who my children are today.
The programs provide help to promote children’s development and learning and are second to none.
We are extremely pleased with the curriculum, activities, themed days and variety for the kids as well as communication with the parents which is excellent. The centre provides a warm and friendly environment for the children. The staff show care and compassion for all children and it’s almost like being able to send our children to there other family.
Highly recommend Kindy Patch”
– S & M Northcott
“With our deepest gratidude to all the KINDY PATCH STAFF: Thank you for all the wonderful work that you are doing for all the children. It is hard not being able to look after our darling every day. I am one of the mums that NEVER wanted to put her child in daycare. I completely changed when I realised how much love and care you and all the educators put into my little girl and all the other children. It has been noted and very much appreciated. I fully trust that Tillie is safe with you, loved and cared for. This gives me great peace of mind and allows me to do what I need to do when I can’t look after my darling girl. Thank you with all my heart!”
– Daphne and Andrew
“I have had all 3 of my children attend Medowie’s Kindy Patch and am thoroughly content with my choice. The staff are genuine in the provision of their care and truly interested in each child’s development. The centre’s school readiness program has been fantastic in preparation for commencement at “big school” and I know my children are blessed to have received such wonderful education and attention. The centre provides nutritious meals, fantastic play facilities, hands on learning experiences, lots of fun times (!) and has implemented a highly important sun safe policy.The centre provides continual feedback, regular reports, and a yearly portfolio for each child with artwork, photos and stories of the child’s interactions and development from throughout the year – it is something we look forward to receiving each year and a pleasure to read. My middle child is off to school next year and it will be sad to see her leave Kindy Patch as I know how much it has benefited her and how many lovely friendships she has made. I highly recommend Kindy Patch Medowie.”
“My child has some special needs, and the team at Kindy Patch show us nothing but compassion and professionalism as well as reassurance. The team are always welcoming and helpful on every arrival and departure, the grounds are fantastic, facilities are clean and I always feel that my child is in good hands. I can not recommend the Kindy Patch team enough. Thank you for all you do for our family.”
“Great Centre, modern, clean and well equipped. Staff are highly qualified and really bond well with the children. Often there are events that happen (i.e photos, farm visits, magician etc) that the kids love. Everything’s done by the book and the policies are excellent. Easy payment options and the availability of half fees whilst away is a good benefit. Highly recommended.”
“I have had two children come through Kindy Patch Medowie since they were babies. Over the years, Karen, Judith and Hayley have been such amazing teachers. These ladies have been so awesome with both my girls, helping with toilet training, wiping tears and always encouraging. More recently, Pippa, has been fantastic for Isla. Spending two years in Preschool 2 has been difficult for her watching her other friends leave to go to big school, and there were many mornings Isla would cry having to go to Kindy Patch this year and she would cling to my leg not wanting me to leave her there. Pippa was there every morning, looking after her, encouraging her and helping her find her place again, for which I will always be grateful.”
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 Medowie, 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.