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Welcome to Kindy Patch Largs Child Care Centre in Maitland

Kindy Patch Largs child care and early education centre is conveniently located for families living in Largs, Bolwarra, Bolwarra Heights, Woodville, Phoenix Park, Hinton and Maitland. Our Largs 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 Largs child care centre in Maitland area is located in a beautiful heritage-listed chapel with lots of nature elements. We provide families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.  

Our Early Learning Environments

Kindy Patch Largs is located in a beautiful heritage-listed chapel, providing a nurturing and enriching early learning environment that fosters exploration and curiosity.

The newly renovated outdoor environments at our Kindy Patch Largs child care centre include a bike track, a boat, sandpits, softball yard, and more. Our indoor learning spaces are well loved and boasts a beautiful and historical feel. We offer a variety of engaging resources including natural and recycled resources for all age groups, and a smartboard in the school readiness room for children to learn and grow. 

Longstanding team of Educators and Teachers

At the heart of the centre in Kindy Patch Largs is our longstanding team of early childhood educators and teachers with some team members at the centre for over 20 years. We have a dedicated, qualified and experienced team of educators who are passionate about early childhood education. We work together with families to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children.

Health and Nutrition

Our Largs child care centre provides children with nutritious, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods. We have a diverse menu that offers different hot meals each day, and exciting variation of fruits, baked goods, charcutier platters, and slices for morning and afternoon tea. Our menu rotates every four weeks to cater to diverse dietary requirements and preferences. We actively involve children in food preparation to promote healthy eating.

Our diverse menu offers different hot meals each day, a variety of fruits, baked goods, charcutier platters, and baked slices for morning and afternoon tea. All meals are assessed and compliant as rated by the good for kids program.

At Kindy Patch Largs early learning 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. We have a worm farm and compost, recycling bins in every room and use recycled materials for play-based experiences.
  • Community Engagement Program: Encourages children to interact with and discover their local community. We often have visits from community services, and we go out on adventures, picnics, zoo visits and walks to teach the children about their local environment.
  • Sports Program: Allows the children to be active and learn about different sports and movements. Toddlers, Kindy and Preschool room children engage in Little Kicker sessions every Monday.

Our Largs child care centre offers the NSW Government-approved, ‘Start Strong’ Program.

At Kindy Patch Largs, 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:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • 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

Kindy Patch Largs Centre ManagerRory

I began working in Early Education in 2014 as a certificate III whilst simultaneously studying my diploma of Early Education. I previously worked for Community Kids Cessnock, one of our G8 Education’s sister centres, where I work through many roles including lead educator, educational leader, and assistant centre manager, before taking on the centre manager role there in mid-2020. I took on the opportunity in May 2022 as the centre manager here at Kindy Patch Largs to be closer to my home and my family.

Originally, I was considering teaching within the school setting, but decided to take a chance and to explore Early Education. This has been very fruitful for me allows me to incorporate many of my own hobbies such as building, design, planning, landscaping, and gardening.

At Kindy Patch Largs, we encourage and support children to explore, to investigate, to work both independently and collaboratively. This allows children the chance to build meaningful relationships and to build independence and agency; as well as to develop their social and emotional health and wellbeing.

Our team is a group of passionate educators who live for what they do. We have team members that have been at our centre for 20 years or more. We strive to create an environment filled with inspiration and support and it is something our team does well. They have years of experience, years of knowledge to share and years love and support given.

The best way I can support our families as the centre manager is by being approachable and available. I believe the most important aspect of being a great leader is to be kind.

I look forward to welcoming your family to Kindy Patch Largs.

Rooms 

Our Largs centre provides care for the following age groups:

Nursery

Toddler

Kindy

Preschool

0 – 2 years

2 – 3 years

3 – 4 years

4 – 5 years

Facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Late snack
  • On-site chef
  • Nappies and Wipes provided
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • Classroom technology (computers)
  • 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 Largs

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Our pricing

Nursery

$167.50

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$165.00

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Preschool

$164.00

  • 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.