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Kindy Patch West Ipswich

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Welcome to Kindy Patch West Ipswich

Our child care centre is located 8 minutes’ drive from Riverlink Shopping centre. We provide long day care and preschool for families living in West Ipswich, Brassall, Wulkuraka, North Ipswich, Ipswich, North Booval, Silkstone, Leichhardt, One Mile, Churchill and Yamanto area. Our West Ipswich child care centre offers early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6:30am to 6:00 pm.   

Our child care centre in West Ipswich has an amazing 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.   

Spacious and resource-rich environments   

Kindy Patch West Ipswich is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.   

Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless ways and opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include separate outdoor yards for each age group and an environmental for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play.  

Dedicated and passionate team of educators

Our educators of passionate educators make up the heart of our West Ipswich child care centre. We know each child has unique talents and interests. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy and resilient learners. The educators are all long-term team members and always go above and beyond for families.  

Delicious and healthy meals prepared on site   

We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal whole foods created to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates every four weeks, with our chef catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child. Our chef also incorporates different cultural foods and encourages input from parents around different foods that she could make for the children. We also prepare all purees from scratch in a variety of different flavours.  

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. Enquire now to start your journey with us today. 

Play is essential to every child’s learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our West Ipswich child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.  

Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:

  • Music and movement programs: Our music programs have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory and concentration. 
  • Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community librarians, local police, and other community services in West Ipswich to help familiarise the children with their local community. We also have excursions to our local primary school West Ipswich State School to assist our Kindergarten/ Preschool children with their transition to ‘big school’. 

Kelsey Pettersen

I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2011 and started working at Kindy Patch West Ipswich in 2020. I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services and am currently studying towards my Bachelor of Early Education.

I have always loved working with children and helping them develop their emerging personalities and skills. I enjoy building relationships with the children and families within the childcare centre and really making it a home away from home.

Every child is different in the way they learn, you have to be adaptable and be able to change your approach on the spot to suit their emerging needs. I have worked on furthering my knowledge and skills regarding children through studying and hands-on experience. I work directly with the children and families as we navigate their time within the centre to create a safe place where strong connections can be built to help them develop the skills they need for life.

Sending your child to an Early Education centre can be taboo or scary for some people but the learning that the children experience is 100% worth it. We use the developmental checklists to ensure children are socially and emotionally ready for their next journey. The Kindergarten Room ensure they are ready to tackle the challenges of Prep with confidence and at ease all while building secure relationships within a home away from home setting.

All of our staff are long term educators who take pride in their relationships with all children and families. The educators work hard and are very dedicated to the centre and are available for any of your needs! Our educators hold a wealth of knowledge and enjoy getting involved in their community.

Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Kindy Patch has extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care.

We support families simply by being always available to them, having an open-door policy. We hold breakfast in the car park once a month for all children and families. We take the time to get to know them and their individual needs.

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.

Welcome to Kindy Patch West Ipswich.

Nursery Room (6 weeks – 1 year) 

Learning starts from before birth. Our nursery Educators have created a welcoming and nurturing environment where each baby feels safe to explore and discover new things – through their senses, their communication, cues (body language, facial expression, and sounds) and by experimenting.  

On any given day you can see the nursery children engaging in all types of meaningful play, such as water play, music time, story time and more. Each day provides a brand new, exciting opportunity for our nursery children.   

Toddler Room: (1 – 2 years) 

Our Teachers and Educators encourage the toddler children to learn through play to help enhance their sensory-motor development. This learning happens through carefully planned music, dance, games and reading experiences. 

Children in our toddler rooms are encouraged to participate in group play. Group play is important, as it helps our toddlers develop important social skills such as, turn taking, developing self-confidence and emotional self-regulation. Our team helps children through talking, planning and role modelling.   

Junior Kindy (1.5 – 2 years)

Our educators encourage the Junior Kindy children to start taking ownership of their items and where they belong, they focus on the children’s emerging independence with toilet training, putting their own items in their bags, etc. 

Senior Kindy (2 – 3 years)

Our Senior Kindy room is run by our Bachelor qualified early childhood teacher to help ensure children are socially and emotionally ready for the move into the kindergarten room. The educators plan different learning experiences to help children enhance their fine motor, gross motor and self-help skills.

Kindergarten (4 – 5 years)

Kindergarten is a unique time for learning with peers and developing skills for later learning.  Our play-based Kindergarten program encourages active engagement in learning and supports a range of positive developmental outcomes including resilience, independence, critical thinking, and creativity. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more, your child will become school ready. 

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Our pricing



  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024



  • Fees effective from 29 January 2024



  • FeFees 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.