Child Care

Where the children come first

Central Coast Council operates eight child care centres across the Central Coast. The focus of Council’s Education and Care section is to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential to develop a foundation for future success in learning. This is done through the provision of an enriching and nurturing care environment  where our highly-qualified educators deliver educational programs that fosters the individual requirements of each little personality.

Our child care centres offer quality care and a learning program that is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework. The programs are play based, and recognise the importance of a child’s social and emotional development as well as communication and language (including literacy and numeracy).

Our childcare centres are:

Our childcare centres promote:

Quality: Our centres are supported by Central Coast Council and their commitment to providing quality care, teaching, learning and a sense of belonging. We offer excellent child ratios, employ highly qualified educators, and supply nutritional meals.
Uniqueness: We promote an inclusive curriculum that acknowledges the values and diversity of our community.

Aesthetically: Child friendly, nurturing and secure environments that encourage your child’s curiosity, inventiveness, creativity and play in ways that raise their awareness of the importance of the natural world.

Life: Learning and reflective practice facilitated by child care professionals. Our educators are regularly provided with the opportunity to update their skills and knowledge to deliver best practice for your child.

Individual: Needs and strengths are acknowledged. Our centres facilitate and enhance children’s confidence, resilience and sense of identity.

Time: For children to play and relish in the joy of being a child. We recognise the importance of a play-based approach in enhancing children’s learning and skill development.

Yes, we are a not for profit service; your fees are directed back into the child care centre’s resources. All of our child care centres are regularly upgraded, providing children aged 0-6 with positive, stimulating environments, so that they can learn, grow and be confident in their transition to school.

We are active participants in our local communities, and promote a strong relationship with the wider community of the Central Coast.
 

Our childcare centres feature:

  • Meets the National Quality Standards
  • Free access to StoryPark app for all parents and carers - FIND OUT MORE
  • Low teacher to child ratio
  • Separate areas for babies and toddlers
  • Meaningful education program to prepare children for school transitions
  • Excellent relationships with local schools
  • Well established relationships with local area communities
  • Natural, creative and inviting play areas
  • SunSmart Certified
  • Cooked nutritional meals
  • Bush Kindy Program - FIND OUT MORE
  • Friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff
  • Safe, convenient drop-off/Pick-up areas
  • FREE Speech pathology service at select Centres (NSW Health funded) - FIND OUT MORE

               
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