Welcome to Kindy Patch Forresters Beach
Kindy Patch Forresters Beach child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Forresters Beach, Bateau Bay and Wamberal on the Central Coast. Our Forresters Beach 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 Forresters Beach childcare and preschool centre provides families with 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 Forresters Beach, 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 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 Forresters Beach
Our centre is located near beautiful beaches on the Central Coast and features open-plan rooms and large, natural outdoor play environments. 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 and a late snack) to support the development of their bodies and minds
- Sandpit and cubby house to develop fine motor skills and a sense of exploration
- 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 Forresters Beach 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 Forresters Beach team can’t wait to meet you! Get in touch today.
Meet the centre manager
I started working in the early childhood education sector at the age of 16. I hold a diploma in early childhood education and care. I have many years’ experience as a room leader until the opportunity came up to be a Centre Manager.
I have now been involved in the childcare and education sector for over 21 years and have loved it every day, especially having a fantastic team of educators that have helped our centre grow and improve with our programs and opportunities we offer for the children and families. Offering a warm, nurturing and safe environment comes naturally as we make sure each child and family member feels a sense of belonging in our centre.
What I love about my job the most is that I get to play a huge part of the children’s lives and an important part of our local community by helping the children explore all aspects of the environment we offer them. We learn new things every day and as a team we provide the best quality of care to each and every child allowing each learning outcome to be achieved.
I welcome you to drop in any time to find out more about our centre and the quality of care we offer.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
6 weeks – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other meals (late snack)
- Swipe card security (pin code)
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- 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 Forresters Beach
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
- Fees effective from 10 July 2023
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.