Community Kids Waterford Early Education Centre is a quality child care facility that provides education and care for children aged 15 months to six years through a range of tailored long day care and school-age programs designed to promote each child’s individual development.
The centre is run by a dedicated team of educators who are passionate about their important roles within the centre and who are committed to providing a caring, educational and fun environment.
Community Kids Waterford is open from 6:15 am to 6:15 pm and provides nutritious meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as modern age appropriate toys, furniture and resources. We are located next to Waterford West State School.
The centre boasts development programs based on the Early Years Learning framework including a specialised Kindergarten program; aimed at preparing children for school and beyond. We offer a transition program to Waterford West State School.
For the convenience of working families the centre runs Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs for school aged children up to 12 years. These programs provide age appropriate activities and excursions, giving children a fun, interactive and social experience while providing families with flexibility surrounding their work hours and during the school holiday periods.
Community Kids Waterford Early Education Centre has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!
The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.
Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
How long have you been working in early education?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
Being able to build lasting and effective relationships with children and families.
What qualifications do you hold?
Certificate 111 in Children’s services and Diploma in Early Education and Care.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. – Dr Seuss-
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a child I wanted to be a teacher
What are your hobbies?
I love the outdoors, camping, 4wding, and most importantly spending time with Family and Friends.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
As soon as you walk through the front door you will feel a sense of belonging and comfort. We have a great connection with our wider community. The centre is based around the children’s interest and needs. Our environments are well maintained and valued by the children. Our team of Educators are passionate about the childcare industry and work in collaboration with each other and families to create an environment where all children and their families feel safe, secure, respected, supported and comfortable.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|15 months – 2.5 years
||2.5 years – 3.5 years
||3.5 years – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Before and After school Care and School Holiday Club program
- Dance program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology – computer
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
- Transition to Prep program for Waterford West Primary School
- Library visits
- Ganyjuu Family Centre visits
Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“It’s not what a childcare can teach our children, it’s how they care for them. These educators are amazing. They are great at providing confidence and are lovely in all respects. Cannot recommend this group enough!”
“Would recommend to any parent that is looking to not only have their child or children well looked after and cared for but to also develop and grow to learn new things, prepare them for school all while enjoying everyday they are attending. My son has been here almost 4 years now and he absolutely loves it. Always coming home with a smile on his face saying how he has learnt something new. Thank you to all the teachers also as they are always inviting and friendly. My 1 year old will be attending in a few months and cannot wait!!”
“My Daughter has been attending for 2 months now and she loves it, she is always asking to go to see all her friends and teachers, which is really good. The Staff are just so pleasant and will go out of their way to help you out with anything. There are very kind-hearted bunch of ladies, couldn’t ask for any better. Love this place and will recommend it to everyone.”
“Thank you so much for everything you have done for my child. I recommend this daycare centre to anyone. To all the teachers a big thank you. You not only cared and taught my child, to get him ready for school but have been good friends. You are all very friendly and help when needed. “
“Staff members at this center are lovely and super caring. I would recommend this centre to everyone as my two girls have loved learning here during the last few years.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our Community Kids centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Community Kids Waterford, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.