Kindy Patch Ashtonfield - Childcare and Preschool in Ashtonfield

Kindy Patch Ashtonfield

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Welcome to Kindy Patch Ashtonfield

Our child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Ashtonfield, Metford, East Maitland, Tenambit, Thornton and Chisholm. Our homely Ashtonfield child care centre offers long day care and preschool for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Our Ashtonfield childcare centre has a team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators that are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years’ education journey. To ensure our families feel connected to their child’s learning and development, we provide daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.

More than just long day care, our beautiful centre in Maitland 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 Ashtonfield, 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 Ashtonfield

Our centre features open-plan rooms and large, natural outdoor environments, including a sandpit, climbing fort, dramatic play areas and new nursery play space. 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, a late snack and meal Halal options) to support the development of their bodies and minds
  • Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
  • Centre events and excursions, including trips to the local school, library and park.

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 Ashtonfield 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 Ashtonfield team can’t wait to meet you! Get in touch today.

Christiarne Jameson

I began working in Early Education in 2010 at Kindy Patch Ashtonfield as a trainee and never looked back. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

I have always wanted to work with children. It has been a privilege to watch the children in my centre strive to be the best they can be and grow into capable and confident individuals.

Children learn through observing, listening, exploring, experimenting, and asking questions. Developing positive and meaningful relationships with children is key to supporting their growth and development in their early years.

Early childhood education gives children the best start in life. It provides important opportunities to learn and develop. Early childhood education and care can help your child make friends, develop independence and learn new routines. It also supports their transition to school.

Here at Kindy Patch Ashtonfield, we want the children to feel safe, secure and supported. We encourage children to explore, investigate, and work independently and collaboratively. This allows children to develop their social and emotional health and well-being.

Most of my team members have been at Kindy Patch Ashtonfield for 5 to 22 years. We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment filled with love and support. They have years of experience and knowledge to share.

I like to support my families by always being willing to help whenever and wherever I can. I build good relationships with my families by always being approachable, and having an open-door policy allows us to achieve this.

Rooms 

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery

Toddler

Preschool

6 weeks – 2 years

2 – 3 years

3 – 5 years

Facilities 

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Other meals
  • Swipe card security
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – iPads
  • In-house cook
  • Halah meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progress, development and daily learning

Our families love Kindy Patch Ashtonfield

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Our pricing

Nursery

$169.50

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$166.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Preschool

$163.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Kindy Patch also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.

On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.

Kindy Patch’s Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.

Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Kindy Patch centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care centre together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.

Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.

Most of our Kindy Patch care and early education centres offer the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook

Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.

It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

Kindy Patch uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Kindy Patch is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.