Welcome to Kindy Patch Elermore Vale
Kindy Patch Elermore Vale child care and early education centre is conveniently located for families living in Elermore Vale, Glendale, Cardiff Heights, Wallsend, Rankin Park, Jesmond and Birmingham Gardens in Newcastle. Our Elermore Vale child care centre offers long day care and preschool for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Our child care centre in Elermore Vale provides families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app. Meals, sunscreen, nappies, wipes and bedding are all included in the fees.
Our Early Learning Environments
Kindy Patch Elemore Vale early learning centre provides a nurturing and enriching early learning environment that fosters exploration and curiosity.
The outdoor environments at our Kindy Patch Elemore Vale child care centre include a bike track, a climbing forte, worm farm, and more. Our outdoor learning program focuses on the development of your child’s strength, balance, and self-confidence. Our indoor learning spaces offer a variety of engaging resources including an interactive white board for children to learn and grow. Our experienced educators and teachers use these to design various age-appropriate play-based experiences.
Longstanding team of Educators and Teachers
At the heart of our child care centre in Kindy Patch Elemore Vale is our longstanding team of early childhood educators and teachers with some team members at the centre for over 12 years.
Our team of passionate and qualified early childhood teachers and educators are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early education journey.
Health and Nutrition
Our Elermore Vale child care centre provides children with nutritious, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods. Our menu rotates every four weeks to cater to diverse dietary requirements. We actively involve children in food preparation to promote healthy eating.
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-Based Early Learning Curriculum
At Kindy Patch Elemore Vale child care centre, we recognise the importance of play in a child’s learning and development journey. Our team tailors play-based learning activities in line with national standards, specifically the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), helping prepare them for kindergarten and school readiness.
We also offer the following enriching learning experiences:
- Sustainability Program: Helps children develop and understand the importance of embedding sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of protecting our planet.
- Community Engagement Program: We often have visits from community services, and we go out on adventures to teach the children about their local environment. We have a 6-seater pram so our nursery children don’t miss out on community walks.
- Sports Activities: Allows the children to be active and learn about different sports and movements. We utilise the schools oval for sports activities, such as the colour fun run.
- Music & Movement Program: Designed to develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory, and concentration.
- ELLA program: helps children to learn a second language and embrace another culture.
NSW Government Approved Preschool Program
Our Elermore Vale early learning centre offers the NSW Government-approved, ‘Start Strong’ Program.
At Kindy Patch Elemore Vale, your child will benefit from the NSW Start Strong program as part of our enhanced learning program. Our Preschool program will support your child’s learning, development, and well-being for now, at school and beyond. We tailor our Preschool program across:
- Emotional and Social Development
- Self regulation
- Healthy minds and bodies
The added benefits of our Preschool program include:
- NSW’s ‘Start Strong’, Government-approved program
- Extended opening hours
- Open all year round (excl public holidays)
- Programs developed and delivered by our Early Childhood Teachers
- Exclusive music and movement program for self-regulation
Meet the centre manager
I have been working in early learning for 25 years. I hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education).
I am passionate about providing high-quality care and education in a respectful and welcoming environment.
I am most proud of the fact that I have passionate and dedicated staff members who make every child and family feel welcome and special every day.
We are a centre that values the importance of relationships. We strive to provide the highest quality of staff who embed our Early Childhood Philosophy into everything they do.
Our Elermore Vale early learning centre provides care for the following age groups:
0 – 2 year
0 – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
3 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other meals
- Sustainability program
- Community veggie garden
- 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
- 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 Elermore Vale
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
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.
Do I have to be on a waitlist?
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.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
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.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
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.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
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.
What if my child gets sick?
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.