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Welcome to Kindy Patch Manly

Kindy Patch Manly early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Wynnum, Lota, Manly, Tingalpa, Ransom, Gumdale and Lytton. The childcare centre provides high-quality long day care and an approved kindergarten program for children aged 15 months to six years and is open from 6am to 6pm weekdays.

Our Manly childcare centre provides 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 Manly provides a nurturing and enriching early learning environment that fosters exploration and curiosity.

The expansive outdoor environments at Kindy Patch Manly child care centre include a brand new playground, worm farm, a yarning circle, and more. Our outdoor learning program focuses on the development of your child’s strength, balance, and self-confidence. Our spacious indoor learning spaces offer a variety of engaging resources including an interactive whiteboard 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 Manly child care centre is our longstanding team of early childhood educators and teachers. With their extensive experience in early childhood education, they create a warm and inviting environment where children thrive and grow every day.

Our qualified educators are passionate about fostering the holistic development of each child, focusing on their educational, emotional and social well-being. They understand that children learn best when they feel safe, loved, and supported, and they go above and beyond to create a caring and nurturing atmosphere.

The educators at Kindy Patch Manly prioritise open and effective communication with families, ensuring that they are kept informed about their child’s progress and daily experiences. We value the partnership between the family and the centre, and recognise the importance of collaboration and support in a child’s early years.

Health and Nutrition

Our child care centre in Manly has a dedicated cook who understands the importance of nourishing young bodies. Our Our menu rotates every four weeks and ensures that all meals are prepared with fresh and nutritious ingredients. We strive to offer a variety of foods that cater to different dietary needs and preferences, including vegetarian or allergy-friendly options.

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.  

At Kindy Patch Manly early childhood education 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: Encourages children to interact with and discover their local community. We often have visits from community services, and we go out on adventures to teach the children about their local environment.
  • Sports Program: Allows the children to be active and learn about different sports and movements.

Our Kindergarten programs are tailored to meet your child’s individual learning needs across numeracy, literacy, emotional and social development, resilience, and self-regulation.

We offer a QLD Government-approved Kindergarten enhanced learning program, supporting your child’s development and well-being from now, at school and beyond. In Queensland, 4-year-old children are able to access a funded Kindergarten program that fosters play based learning, led by a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. If eligible, your child will be able to participate in the Government-approved Kindergarten program, at no cost, up to 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year. Talk to us about how this reduces your out-of-pocket costs.

The added benefits of our Kindergarten program include:

  • QLD ‘Free Kindy’ 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

Maxine Underwood

I started working in early learning in 2007. I joined the team at Kindy Patch Manly in 2022. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, a graduate Diploma in teaching and a Diploma in business management.

I chose to work in early childhood education as I want to be a part of shaping the journey for our future generation, by providing an environment that allows for children to grow in their development, where they are cared and nurtured for. Being a part of children’s learning and development and seeing the joy it brings to them make my job incredibly rewarding.

Over the many years of working with children, I understand that each child has their own unique way of learning. This prompts me to reflect daily to ensure I am providing an inclusive learning environment for everyone.

Our team is like a family. We respect each other’s values and the unique personalities and qualities that each member brings. This allows the team to work collaboratively to provide rich and meaningful learning experiences to the children.

Communication is key in building successful relationships with families. We have an open-door policy, and I am always available and ready to help.


Our Manly child care centre provides education and care for the following age groups:


Pre Kindy Kindy Preschool
 15 months – 3 years 2 years – 3 years 3 years – 6 years 3 years – 6 years


Our Manly service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sustainability program
  • On-site parking
  • Classroom technology (computers)
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water play area
  • Xplor a parent communication app that connects
  • families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning

Our families love Kindy Patch Manly

4.4 /5
35 reviews

Our pricing



  • 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.