Welcome to Kindy Patch Narara
Kindy Patch Narara child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in Narara, Wyoming, North Gosford and Niagara Park on the Central Coast. Our Narara child care centre offers long day care and preschool for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM.
Kindy Patch Narara has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
Our Narara 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.
Welcome to Kindy Patch Narara!
More than just long day care, our beautiful Narara centre on the Central Coast 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 Narara, 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 and iPads 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 Narara
Our Narara centre features two open-plan rooms, large, natural outdoor environments and plenty of on-site parking for your convenience.
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, a late snack and Halal meal options) to support the development of their bodies and minds
- Dance, music and yoga/relaxation program to stimulate creativity
- Water play area to cool off on hot days, develop fine motor skills and more
- Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet.
Meet the centre manager
I started working in early learning before I started University in 2008. I hold a double degree in Education; a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary).
I completed my university internship at Kindy Patch Narara. I have been lucky enough to stay at Kindy Patch Narara working full time in the preschool room. I was the Educational Leader of the centre as well as the Assistant Centre Manager. I have worked at this amazing centre since 2012.
When I was growing up, I knew I wanted to work with children. I knew the education of young children was my calling in life. Every day I am so humbled and grateful to be in a career that I love, even on the harder days. I love encouraging children to take on challenges and learn new things! It is so rewarding being a part of children’s lives and learning about their world with them.
With many of our team having children of their own, we have all been or are going through the process of child care and early learning. We are proud to offer support where possible – from helping our families with enrolment, applying for the Child Care Subsidy or even tips to help with fussy eaters. It is so important to us that every person that walks in our doors feels a connection to the centre and sense of belonging in our space. We build strong relationships with our families so we can work together to create high quality, positive outcomes for all our children.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
0 – 3 years
3 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Courtesy bus – Offering morning and afternoon drop off and pick up service
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Late snack
- Pin code entry
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Dance program
- Music program
- Yoga/relaxation program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – iPad
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Cater to any dietary requirement
- 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 Narara
- 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.