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Welcome to Kindy Patch Maryland

Kindy Patch Maryland child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Fletcher, Minmi, Wallsend, Stockrington and Shortland. Our Maryland 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 Maryland 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.

Well-designed spaces for curious minds

Our Maryland child care centre offers a homely and welcoming environment for your child where you’ll find open and spacious rooms with leading-edge, play-based educational programs and tools to support each child’s development.

Our newly-renovated outdoor environments feature bike tracks, Mud kitchens, trickle streams, an open-ended shop front, and a fairy garden. We also have our own construction zone for loose parts play to develop creativity and fine motor skills. The centre is well resourced and each area is specifically designed with young learners in mind.

Dedicated team of educators

At our Maryland child care centre, educators strive to create strong bonds with the children through providing a calm and comfortable environment where each child feels safe. The highly trained team of educators are hand-picked to support the children and their learning. Hands-on learning is encouraged through messy play experiences. Our Maryland early learning centre is well-resourced and each area is specifically designed with young learners in mind. 

Nutritious and inclusive menu

Our unique meals dining area provides a home-like environment for the children to enjoy meals prepared by our qualified in-house cook. Our menu is inclusive and we are able to alter all meals to be suitable for individual dietary requirements. Nappies, wipes, and sunscreen are also provided at our Maryland early learning centre.

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.

We also pride ourselves in our specialised preschool program taught by degree-qualified 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.

Thrive in a nurturing and homely setting

At Kindy Patch Maryland, we are passionate about fostering encouragement and kindness! Our longstanding educators create an inclusive, educational environment that feels like a home away from home.

As members of our Kindy Patch community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.

Our Family Support Team is happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 517 052 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.

Rachel

I started my early learning career as a trainee at Kindy Patch Maryland in 2017 then completed my cert 3 and my diploma. I was appointed assistant manager in 2022 and then stepped up as the centre manager in 2023.

During my years of working in the sector, I have never failed to return home fulfilled, happy, and joyful, as this sector is so rewarding. There is nothing like seeing each child grow into a beautiful little person and building strong relationships with all the families.
At our centre, children develop their curiosity, problem-solving, confidence, and resilience. We carefully plan play-based learning experiences around their interests and learning goals. Over time, you will see your child develop abilities such as language, motor movement, memory, concentration, and social relationships by partaking in these experiences. Kindy Patch Maryland offers children a home away from home feel, we have dedicated staff who are committed to helping your child be the best that they can be! Our natural learning environments offer endless opportunities for learning and laughter.

We understand that starting at a new centre can be overwhelming and that is why from the very first enquiry, we make sure that we address all your questions one by one. We walk families through all the forms and administration that need to be done, this includes enrolment forms, Child Care Subsidy (CCS), explaining subsidies, government caps, centre schedules, our centre menu and more.

Rooms 

Our Maryland centre provides care for the following age groups:

Arctic Nursery

Farm Nursery

Garden Nursery

Jungle Room

0 – 2 years

1 – 2 years

0 – 2 years

2 – 3 years

Rainforest Room

Under the Sea Room

The Space Room

2 – 3 years

3 – 5 years

3 – 5 years

Facilities

Our Maryland service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – late snack
  • Pin code access
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Classroom technology (iPads)
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water Play area
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Suncreen and Aeroguard
  • Xplor – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progress, development and daily learning

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Nursery

$153.50

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Toddler

$151.50

  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024

Preschool

$149.50

  • 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.

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.