Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay - Childcare and Preschool in Bonnells Bay

Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay

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Welcome to Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay

Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Bonnells Bay, Windermere Park, Morisset, Balcolyn and Silverwater. Our Bonnells Bay 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 Bonnells Bay 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 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 Bonnells Bay, 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 and computers 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 Bonnells Bay

Our centre features open plan large, natural outdoor environments. We also have plenty of on-site parking for your convenience. Your child’s day will be enriched with our:

  • Veggie garden and petting zoo to encourage healthy eating and outdoor play
  • Nutritious meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) to support the development of their bodies and minds
  • Water play area to cool off on those hot days, develop fine motor skills and more
  • Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
  • Dance and music program to foster creativity and a healthy lifestyle.

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

Char McAllister

Hi, my name is Char McAllister and I have been working in early education for 15 wonderful years. I began my early childhood journey in 2004 as a Trainee working towards a Certificate III in Early Childhood. I then went on to complete a Diploma in Early Childhood and became a Lead Educator. With the eagerness to learn and become a better educator, I continued my education and studied a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood.

One of my favourite things about working in our centre is interacting and engaging in meaningful play experiences with the children in each room and developing strong relationships with them and their lovely families. I am very passionate about early childhood care and education. I believe that both nature and nurture influence a child’s development. Children learn through play and learn best when receiving quality care and meaningful programmed experiences. As a child learns through play they develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual and self-help skills. All of these skills have a direct effect on each child’s overall development and on the adult they will become.

The educators and I at Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay value what is best for each individual child and their family. Joining them on a journey where each and every child can learn and grow through play, discovery, exploration, imagination and investigation.

I welcome you to contact me or drop in at any time to learn more about our centre.

Rooms 

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Little Learners

Engaged Explorers

Inventive investigators

Future Leaders

0 – 2 years

2 – 3 years

3 – 4 years

4 – 5 years

Facilities 

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals
  • Veggie garden
  • Centre animals (chickens and a rabbit)
  • On-site parking
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computer/s
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Preschool program
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progress, development and daily learning

Our families love Kindy Patch Bonnells Bay

4.9 /5
16 reviews

Our pricing

Nursery

$172.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$168.50

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Preschool

$166.00

  • 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.