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Kindy Patch Chelsea

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Early Learning Centre in Chelsea

Kindy Patch Chelsea child care and early education centre is conveniently located for families living in Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens Waterways, Edithvale, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Bonbeach, Carrum, Patterson Lakes and Bangholme in Melbourne. Our homely Chelsea child care centre offers long day care and kindergarten for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm.  

Our child care centre in Chelsea has a team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years’ education journey. We provide families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.  

Spacious and resource-rich environments  

Kindy Patch Chelsea is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.  

Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include sandpits, a climbing fort and cubby houses for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play.

Dedicated and passionate team of educators

Our team of passionate educators make up the heart of our Chelsea child care centre. We know each child has unique talents and interests. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. We are a multicultural early learning centre with several languages being spoken across our team including Italian, Mandarin, Punjabi and Hindi.

Delicious and healthy meals prepared on site  

We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal whole foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child.

Here at Kindy Patch Chelsea, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation (such as growing & harvesting the fruit and vegetables, preparing, and helping cook the meal) – children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating.

For added convenience, we also offer our families a grab-and-go breakfast snack and coffee.

We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.

Play is essential to every child’s learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Chelsea child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.  

Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:

  • Real life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as harvesting the veggie garden, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.
  • Sustainability program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that helps children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet.
  • Music and movement programs: Our music programs have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration.
  • Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community librarians, local police, and other community services in the Chelsea area to help familiarise the children with their local community. We also have excursions to Bicentennial Park and Chelsea Primary School to assist our Kindergarten children with their transition to ‘big school’.

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery Toddler
6 weeks – 18 months 18 months – 2.5 years
Pre-Kinder Kinder
2.5 years – 4 years 4 years – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner
  • Veggie garden
  • Music program
  • Sports program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program

Melissa

I started working in early learning in 2013. I first worked at Kindy Patch Chelsea in 2017 and came back to join the team here in 2023. I hold a Diploma in Children’s services. I am a Nominated Supervisor, Food Safety Supervisor. I hold First Aid, Anaphylaxis and CPR certifications. I have been with G8education since 2013 and have had the opportunity to take on the roles of Assistant Centre Manager, WHS Officer, and Educational leader. I have led Nursery, Toddler and Pre Kinder Rooms.

I have always loved working with children. I love being a part of a family’s early learning journey and making a difference in children’s lives. I am dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to play, learn, and thrive holistically. I believe that it’s important for children to learn through play and to have fun.

It’s important for children to be engaged in an Early Childhood Education program that supports them in developing lifelong skills that will help them with the transition into school and give them the best start to life. We have a long-standing team at Kindy Patch Chelsea. Our team is passionate about providing quality care built upon years of experience, passion for working with children and working alongside families to provide the best possible start for our small friends.

I believe it’s important to build a respectful relationship with families, to assist in supporting children in their Early Childhood journey. We have an open-door policy and we love families’ feedback and suggestions. I am always available to support our families as much as I possibly can.

Our families love Kindy Patch Chelsea

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Our pricing

Nursery

$169.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$169.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Kindergarten

$162.50

  • 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.