Kindy Patch Emma's - Child Care and Preschool in East Maitland

Welcome to Kindy Patch Emma's in East Maitland

Kindy Patch Emma’s child care and early education centre is conveniently located for families living in East Maitland, Maitland, Metford, Ashtonfield, Tenambit and Chisholm. Our East Maitland 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 Emma’s child care centre in East Maitland 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.  

More than just long day care, our beautiful East Maitland 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 Emma’s in East Maitland, 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 early childhood teachers. This program delivers critical learning experiences and is enhanced with smartboard technology 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 Emma’s

Our child care centre in East Maitland features large, open rooms and natural outdoor environments. The centre piece is a boat that offers plenty of opportunity for exploration. 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
  • Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
  • Plenty of programmed experiences, centre events, excursions, multicultural days and more, to foster a sense of community and adventure.

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 Emma’s we are passionate about fostering encouragement and kindness! Our longstanding educators create an inclusive, educational environment that feels like a home away from home.

Our East Maitland team can’t wait to meet you! Get in touch today.

Brittnie Heaney

I started working in the Early Education sector in 2018. I started at Kindy Patch Emma’s in 2023. I hold a Diploma in Early Education and Care Services with a specialty in developmental psychology.

I fell in love with education and care for young ones after completing a course in developmental psychology at university. The way children learn and grow within their first few years is so important that I just had to know more to help foster growth and knowledge for our future generation.

Through my learning, I have come to see how capable young ones are in their drive to explore and take on new challenges. I want to be an advocate for all their little voices, and this has helped guide my teaching style to strive for agency and independence.

As the old adage goes “It takes a village to raise a child” nothing can be truer, especially in childcare. We all play an important role in helping to teach our little ones and I am just one of many who help each other to raise one.

Adults have already gotten all the tools and been through the trial and error of life bouncing off their peers. Children need and deserve to have their voices heard by their peers and begin the journey of finding where they fit in society. Without age-appropriate interactions, we fail to give all the tools necessary to handle life such as negotiation, empathy, kindness, and socially appropriate interactions.

Kindy Patch Emma’s values community, family, and relationships. This is evident in how they support each other every day to be the best they can be. I am so very proud to be a part of this family.

I am incredibly dedicated and committed. I strive to build relationships with all my families by honouring their lifestyles, their families and following through on actions brought to my attention. I take pride in knowing my family’s names, their dynamics, their pets, and how they spend their time outside of the service. The first step to great care is having a trusting relationship with our families.


Our centre provides care for the following age groups:





0 – 2 years

2 – 3 years

3 – 4 years

4 – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – snacks
  • Pin code security
  • Animals/centre pets: Chickens
  • Sustainability program
  • Developing veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computers
  • In-house cook
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water Play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progress, development and daily learning

Our families love Kindy Patch Emmas

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  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024



  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024



  • 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.