Welcome to Kindy Patch West Gosford!
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 West Gosford, 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 West Gosford
Our centre features open-plan rooms, large, natural play environments and offers plenty of extra-curricular activities and excursions. Your child’s day will be enriched with our:
- Nutritious meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and Halal meal options) to support the development of their bodies and minds
- On-site parking to make drop off even easier for the whole family
- Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
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 West Gosford 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 West Gosford 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 Early Childhood Education?
I started working as a nanny for beautiful 6-week-old twins over 10 years ago and absolutely loved it! Once I finished my Certificate 3, I began working at Sandcastles Chatswood and continued my studies by completing my Diploma. I had worked at Sandcastles since January 2011 and have worked across all the rooms up until receiving my role as Centre Manager in 2015. I am so excited to be starting my new role as the Centre Manager at Kindy Patch West Gosford at the end of 2018 and to share my knowledge and experience with a new team of educators and families.
What is your favourite part of working in Early Childhood Education?
Being greeted each morning with a giant smile and an enthusiastic “Hi Sam!” from the children and families will always start my day off positive and happy! I never fail to return home fulfilled, happy and joyful, as this industry is so rewarding! There is nothing like seeing each child grow into a beautiful little person and building and maintaining strong relationships with all the families.
What qualifications do you hold?
I hold both my Certificate 3 & Diploma in Children’s Services. I am also up to date with my first aid, CPR, asthma and anaphylaxis and child protection as well as being trained to support children with additional needs.
What inspired you to become an educator?
My main inspiration to become an educator was my Dad. He returned, after more than 20 years, to University and became a teacher while my sister and I were at school ourselves. He showed me that it’s possible to follow your dreams and do what you really want to do. He has continued to show me how important being an educator for young children is and the benefits of mindfulness, especially to be an inspirational leader myself.
What values are most important to you in your team members?
A strong, innovative, and enthusiastic group of educators is what brings happiness and smiles to all the children and families every day. Having a strong and dedicated team of early childhood educators helps keep the vibe upbeat and passionate throughout the whole centre.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
I am always available for a chat and to answer any questions or queries you might have. The team at Kindy Patch West Gosford strives to make everyone; children, parents, grandparents, and friends, feel part of the family. We are always inclusive and maintain respect for everyone who comes through our doors each and every day!
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 4 years
||4 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Sustainability program
- On-site parking
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computers
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Extra-curricular activities
- Caters for children with additional needs
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centres:
“My sister recommended this centre to me and I haven’t looked back. The staff are excellent at handling my daughters separation anxiety in the mornings and when I pick her up she always has smile on her face. She knows who her teachers are and always talks about them. They have been great in the knowledge of my 8 week old son starting soon and have been very supportive.”
“My children started at Kindy Patch with Bel and her team a few months ago and they love it. My 8 month old son loves his carers and smiles every time he sees them. Everyone has made us feel very welcome and supported with the start of his journey in day care.”
“After a recommendation from a friend, my son started attending Kindy Patch West Gosford from around 12mths of age. Now at 3yrs old he LOVES going to pre-school each week. He has lovely friends and loves his teachers, always giving them a cuddle hello and goodbye. Their program is great, with him learning many things and surprising me often. The facilities are excellent and I love knowing that its a purpose built facility. Highly recommend it to anyone.”
“Kindy Patch West Gosford is a wonderful, warm, friendly, caring, loving, inspiring, challenging, (I could list many more!) day care centre. The staff are beautiful. I believe the staff really make the centre what it is. They are commited educators and above all, have a HUGE love of children and this is evident throught their relationships they form with their students. We have been involved with Kindy patch for four years now and we have never had any reason to complain. Our boys LOVE thier teachers and always have so much to share after a day at Kindy, filling us in on their teacher’s stories, exciting activities, yummy lunches and what they got up to with their little mates. I have no hesitation in recommending this school to anyone. We have been more than pleased with the care offered to our boys. Our children are happy to go to day care each week and often don’t want to come home. That’s what every parent wants!”
“Being a first time mum choosing a preschool is a sometimes very stressful decision to make. My daughter was six month old when she first attended this preschool, she is now five and ready for big school. All I can say is my husband and I don’t have a bad word to say about this preschool. My daughter loves everyday she attends. My second daughter also attends this school. The staff are amazing and very approachable. Please if you are looking for an amazing preschool on the coast Kindy Patch West Gosford should be the first on your list.
I cannot praise this child care centre high enough. My child has been in this centre since she was seven months old and has flourished into a happy, vibrant, considerate little girl. The staff are very caring, well trained and have the best interests of the children at heart. The children are encouraged to learn, play and be part of a very special community. Boundaries are set for the children which they are taught to respect and in turn learn to respect each other and their belongings. I have no hesitations with trusting the care of my child with the staff at this centre and would recommend this centre to anyone.”
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 West Gosford, 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.