Welcome to Kindy Patch West Gosford
Kindy Patch West Gosford child care and early learning centre is a convenient choice for local families living in West Gosford, Gosford, North Gosford, Wyoming, Kariong and Point Clare. Our West Gosford child care centre offers long day care and preschool for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM.
Our West Gosford 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.
More than just long day care, our Gosford childcare 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 West Gosford on the Central Coast, 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 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 West Gosford
Our centre features open-plan rooms, large, natural play environments and offers plenty of extra-curricular activities and excursions. Your child’s day will be enriched with our:
- Nutritious meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and Halal meal options) to support the development of their bodies and minds
- On-site parking to make drop off even easier for the whole family
- Sustainability program to teach each child the importance of caring for our planet
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 West Gosford we are passionate about fostering encouragement and kindness! Our longstanding educators create an inclusive, educational environment that feels like a home away from home.
The Kindy Patch West Gosford team can’t wait to meet you! Get in touch today.
Meet the centre manager
I started working in early childhood education over 15 years ago. Once I finished my Certificate 3, I starting working at Sandcastles Chatswood, another G8 sister centre, since January 2011. I worked across all the rooms up until receiving my role as Centre Manager in 2015. I joined the team as the Centre Manager at Kindy Patch West Gosford at the end of 2018.
I hold both my Certificate 3 & Diploma in Children’s Services. I am also up to date with my first aid, CPR, asthma and anaphylaxis and child protection as well as being trained to support children with additional needs.
During my years of working in the sector, I 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 and maintaining strong relationships with all the families.
An enthusiastic group of educators is what brings happiness and smiles to all the children and families every day. Having a strong and dedicated team of early childhood educators helps keep the vibe upbeat and passionate throughout the whole centre.
I am always available for a chat and to answer any questions or queries you might have. The team at Kindy Patch West Gosford strives to make everyone; children, parents, grandparents, and friends, feel part of the family. We are always inclusive and maintain respect for everyone who comes through our doors.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
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Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Sustainability program
- On-site parking
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computers
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Preschool program
- Extra-curricular activities
- Caters for children with additional needs
Our families love Kindy Patch West Gosford
- 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.